Lemon Cake with Whipped Icing

Lemon Cake with Whipped Icing
Lemon Cake with Whipped Icing

Sometimes as a teacher you have these moments where your students transcend. They go up the stairs you’ve built but they don’t just reach the top: they’re suddenly flying, they’ve made their own wings, they’re higher than you knew they could go.

They’re higher than they even knew they could go.

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A Life Update and An Announcement

Today, the Hubster and I are celebrating 14 happy years of marriage! And we’re also celebrating 100 days until we’re homeward bound to our family and friends! Living in Europe for the last three years has been such an incredible adventure and education. It has kept me busy, and although it’s been an incredibly inspiring time, I […]

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21-22 賽季 NBA 適逢 75 周年紀念,外界普遍相信 NBA 和 Nike 將會攜手推出 75 周年紀念球衣以及周邊服飾,因此美國推特 (Twitter) 的幾位球衣界大神最初認為新賽季復古球衣 (Classic Edition) 和獎勵版球衣 (Earned Edition) 將會暫停一個賽季,但數小時前,三支 NBA 球隊發表了新賽季的復古球衣,等同向球迷們宣布: 大家最愛的復古球衣依然不會缺席新賽季!

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Ravioli with Olive Oil Sauce

This easy ravioli with olive oil sauce is a fast weeknight dinner you can make with fresh or frozen pasta that gets a kick from red pepper flakes and garlic. 

white plate with ravioli, garlic and red pepper flakes

I first tried a version of this recipe for ravioli with garlic and red pepper sauce from Martha Stewart. And since then, I’ve been making my own version whenever I need a fast dinner to feed kids or adults. This is a great go-to recipe to keep in your back pocket for weeknight meals. 

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe: This ravioli recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes and uses pantry-staple ingredients. It’s kid-approved and good enough to serve for entertaining. 

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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo, also called Salsa Fresca, is the perfect topping for all of your favorite Mexican dishes! Quick, simple, and fresh recipe.

pico de gallo in bowl with a couple of tortilla chips

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Pico de Gallo recipe

I love Mexican and Tex-Mex food. It’s definitely one of my favorite things.

I enjoy this Pico de Gallo (aka Salsa Fresca) with numerous dishes. It’s great on tacos, burritos, fajitas, tostadas, nachos, quesadillas, and scrambled eggs – or eat it with tortilla chips!

If you’re a fan of the famous restaurant that serves Margarita Chicken – then this is the perfect topper! Of course, this recipe is perfect for my Homemade Mexi-Melts, too! Try a scoop on top of my Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese!

Pico de Gallo is fresh, uncooked salsa. There isn’t the amount of liquid in a normal salsa. You can easily adjust the heat by adding more peppers to suit your preference.

salsa fresca - pico de gallo - on spoon

What is Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo is a fresh uncooked chopped salsa typically used in Mexican cuisine and is used in much the same way liquid salsas are used. This type of salsa is meant to be chunky, and each ingredient is easily recognizable.

The name translates to “rooster’s beak” and alludes to how people originally enjoyed this recipe by pinching the food between their thumb and forefinger. Native Sonoran Mexicans say the dish is named because the serrano pepper used for this recipe looks like a rooster’s beak.

Pico de Gallo ingredients

  • tomatoes – Roma or plum tomatoes are the best for this recipe
  • onion – I prefer white onions but any variety will work fine
  • serrano or jalpeno peppers – for more heat, keep the membranes and seeds
  • garlic – freshly chopped is best, but jarred will work in a pinch
  • cilantro – freshly chopped
  • lime juice – fresh squeezed is best but you can used bottled juice in a pinch
  • salt and pepper

Is Pico de Gallo keto?

Depending on your macros, yes, it can be part of a keto diet. This recipe has approximately 3 net carbs per one-quarter cup serving.

Pico de Gallo FAQs

Can this be made ahead?

You can, but I think it’s best when it’s made fresh. The texture of the tomatoes changes during freezing and thawing. It’ll still taste great, though!

Best way to store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. To help brighten the flavors after storage, you might want to add a splash more of lime juice.

Can I freeze Pico de Gallo?

I do not recommend freezing this recipe. It’s best made fresh with fresh ingredients.

Recipe Tips

  • I prefer to use Roma or plum tomatoes for this recipe.
  • Before using them in the recipe, salt the tomatoes and place them in a fine sieve to drain for about 20-25 minutes to avoid watery sauce. This will also help improve their texture and make the tomatoes taste better.
  • If you prefer, you can also remove the seeds from the tomatoes.
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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Yield:
1-1/2 to 2 cups
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
20 minutes

Pico de Gallo, also called Salsa Fresca, is the perfect topping for all of your favorite Mexican dishes! Quick, simple, and fresh recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 serrano pepper or jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite Mexican foods.

Notes

  • I prefer to use Roma or plum tomatoes for this recipe.
  • Before using them in the recipe, salt the tomatoes and place them in a fine sieve to drain for about 20-25 minutes to avoid watery sauce. This will also help improve their texture and make the tomatoes taste better.
  • If you prefer, you can also remove the seeds from the tomatoes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 7

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 16Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Please note that the nutritional information listed on this page is an estimation based on the products I used. Ingredients and nutritional information can vary greatly between brands. Always be sure to read labels.

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Originally published on January 11, 2013. Updated on July 23, 2021.

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frozen elsa cake with white chocolate drizzle and fondant snowflake cutouts

My best friend Sue’s daughter, Leia, turned four last May, and at the time she was super into Frozen, so she asked me to make her an Elsa cake! Just like the year before, Leia requested a chocolate cake, except this time we decided that I’d make it extra chocolatey and fill it with chocolate mousse (instead of the fresh strawberries and whipped cream filling that I did for her Curious George

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

When birthdays roll around at our house, it’s almost a given that some sort of chocolate dessert is needed for the celebration. These Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes are a perennial favorite for any special occasion!

This Chocolate Cupcake Recipe is always a hit. The cupcakes are moist and tender plus the ganache-based Chocolate Frosting Recipe is to die for!

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Cupcakes on a square white plate with chocolate chips

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