Tag Archives: Salsa

creamy roasted jalapeño salsa

Creamy Roasted Jalapeño Salsa

It is pretty hard to grow up in Texas and not have a thing for salsa. The quality of the salsa can make or break a Mexican dining experience. If I sit down at a Mexican place and the salsa is lackluster it is rather difficult to look forward to the rest of the meal. However, really good chips and salsa can almost ruin the rest of my meal, because I just can’t stop eating the scoops of salsa and I spoil my appetite for the rest of my dinner. Continue reading

Purple Tomatillo Salsa

You know what I love most about fall.  It isn’t apples or crunchy fallen leaves or pumpkins, although they are pretty wonderful.  Its college football season.  For most people, the season got started last week but for TCU, my college alma mater, its this weekend.  We are playing UVA (bring it Andrea) tomorrow and I am very excited.  I knew when I made this salsa a few weeks ago that I would have to tell you about it to mark the beginning of TCU Football season.  I just couldn’t resist picking up a pint of purple (PURPLE!?) tomatillos at the market and I knew that I would turn them into salsa. Continue reading

Chicken Enchiladas

As you may or may not know, even through I write a blog called “Whitney in Chicago”, I am really a Texan through and through (except for my politics). One of the biggest adjustments to Chicago actually wasn’t the long, harsh winter, but the lack of true “Tex-Mex.” Sure you can get plenty of decent mexican and salsa all across Chicago, but really good Tex-Mex can only be found at the source, Texas. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Anyways, anytime that I do go back to Texas for any length of time, I always pack light so that I can bring back lots of Texas things (if only I could figure out how to get some Blue Bell Homestyle Vanilla back), most importantly…SALSA. Continue reading