I’m BACK………Let’s make Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo


• 2 large plum tomatoes -diced
• 1/2 medium white onion -diced
• 1/8 cup finely diced cilantro (more if you desire)
• chopped jalapeños (varies depending on the taste…I do 1-2 Tablespoon jarred jalapenos)
• 2-4 Tablespoons lime juice (I used the bottled stuff)
• 1-2 Tablespoons kosher salt, more to taste
Allow the flavors to develop at room temperature


Pizza Soup

I love pizza.  I will eat it anytime of the day, however my family does get sick of eating it.  To assist with my craving, I attempted this recipe….which I do have to say was good.  Feel free to adjust the ingredients to your liking.

Cook time: 20 minutes plus prep time  Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 small can mushrooms, diced smaller if you like
  • 1/2 c onions, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 c water
  • 1 can (14 oz to 15 oz) pizza sauce
  • 1/2 c pepperoni**
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 c italian sausage, cooked***
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Shredded cheese


  • Saute veggies in frying pan with 1-2 T water for 5 min.
  • Add all of the ingredients except for the cheese into a large pan.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat and cover.
  • Simmer 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with Shredded Cheese before serving.

** To decrease fat and calories, place pepperoni on papertowels and  microwave 20-25 seconds.  Blot additional fat off.  You will still have great flavor without all of the grease.

***To decrease the fat and calories from the italian sausage, after it has been cooked, rinse in colander with hot water to remove excess grease.