Jul 252014
Morsels of Life - 5 Friday Finds

This week, I've been trying to get a new archiving system set up. It's a pretty tedious process, but I'm nearing the end (at least I hope so)! First, I need to set up the categories. In the past, I've used the materials as the categories. Now, I'm shifting those over to tags, and making the categories more of a type of food listing - breads, sides, snacks, etc. Then I'll need to update the Archives page. I'm still thinking through how I want it, as well as how it would be most useful. :)

Hope you enjoy these Five Friday Finds! And please link up your recipes below. You might even get featured! :) (Images come from the recipes and are pinned on Pinterest.)

Starting off with the most popular!

Naked Italian Chicken Strips
We used to eat similar chicken strips, but it's been a while. Maybe it's time to bring them back!

And continuing with the featured recipes!

Chocolate-covered Cherry Macaroons
Combine chocolate covered cherries with one of my favorite cookies, and how can you not have a tasty treat? :)

Brown Sugar
I can vouch for this brown sugar recipe. It really is that easy! I also prefer the taste of fresh brown sugar (even if it's all just in my head!), and I like being able to adjust the strength of the molasses flavor. :)

Fruit and Nut Clusters
These fruit and nut clusters look like some perfectly tasty bites, especially on the go. :)

Coconut Macaroons
There's just something about these cookies that's so delightful. :)

Hope you all have a fun and delicious weekend!

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Mango Corn Salsa

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Jul 232014
Morsels of Life - Mango Corn Salsa

With the recent sales on corn and mango, I thought a salsa would taste great. Then, I saw this recipe from A Communal Table. Mango corn salsa it was! I also happened to have some fresh cilantro, and the flavor really went well - far better than my usual dried. I know everyone's always commenting on how much better they like fresh, but after eating dried for so long, I think we forget the difference. Now we have to figure out if we want to use fresh normally or just occasionally. I know I could freeze leftovers or dry it myself for better flavor than store bought dried, but even then, I can taste a difference. I'm still not sure what, if any decision we'll settle on.

What about you - do you use dried, fresh, or frozen herbs? Do you think the differences are worth it?

Morsels of Life - Mango Corn Salsa

Combine mango, corn, and some bell pepper for a sweetly tropical flavored mango corn salsa.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: none
Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
76 grams 1/3 cup mango, cubed
54 grams 1/3 cup bell pepper, diced
180 grams 1 cup corn kernels
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon ginger, grated
1 teaspoon jalapeno, diced optional
3 tablespoons green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped


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Morsels of Life - Mango Corn Salsa Step 2 - Combine all materials, mixing until homogeneous. 2. Combine all materials, mixing until homogeneous.

Morsels of Life - Mango Corn Salsa

Jul 212014

Welcome to Share Your Stuff Tuesday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :)

Starting off with what I've been up to this week:

How to Cut a Mango
Find out how to cut a mango easily using this simple slicing method.

Five Friday Finds
Party open until midnight Wednesday - stop by and share some recipes. :)

Now, let's get this party started! Hope you enjoy these posts, and don't forget to link up your posts below, and then link back here. (Images come from the posts.)

Let's start with the most viewed!

Zucchini Espresso Brownies
Don't these brownies look great? Plus, they're healthy and it's about time for zucchini to be everywhere!

And a few of my favorites!

Chocolate Coconut Bars
Bars make a great snack, and you can't go too far wrong with chocolate and coconut. :)

How to Develop Gluten Naturally
Ever wanted to know how you can develop gluten? No need to buy a big package of it just to use a little!

Mango Loaf Cake with Passion Fruit Glaze
Mango and passion fruit are two of my favorite flavors. Combine them in a loaf cake, and there's no way you don't have a winner! :)

Be sure to stop by each host to check out their personal favorites! Link up your posts below, and then link back here. :)

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