Collection by Deborah Swanson

Carne Asada Marinade

Rating: 4 stars 96
This simple garlic and olive oil rub is a great way to marinate beef steaks before grilling.

Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 1092
Looking for a refreshing salsa for a warm summer evening? This is our favorite. Serve with tortilla chips. This is also fantastic served on white fish. I often use a canned jalapeno instead of fresh.
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Fajita Marinade III

Rating: 4 stars 48
This outstanding marinade is great with chicken or beef flank and skirt. Fajitas never tasted better!

Super Fajita Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 164
This is best when prepared a day ahead. Makes zesty flavorful fajitas every time. Great for beef OR chicken.

Jen's Fresh and Spicy Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 234
This recipe is bursting with flavor! It is fresh and spicy, and did I mention easy? This is the closest thing to restaurant style salsa you will find. The jalapenos and hot pepper sauce (e.g., Tabasco) add spice to the mix and the cilantro, lime juice, and green onions create freshness.

Roasted Tomatillo and Garlic Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 149
Tomatillos, lots of garlic and spicy jalapenos charred under the broiler give this salsa a rich, earthy flavor. If you like your salsa very hot, added roasted Jamaican scotch bonnets instead of the jalapeno.

Green Avocado Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
This is the ultimate fresh, green salsa. The addition of avocado gives it a wonderful creaminess!

Sarah's Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 194
This is an easy recipe for salsa made in a blender. It is a staple at my house (and everyone I know's houses, too). Remember you can always add to taste. It's good on just about anything.

Shredded Beef for Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 320
This is the easiest meal you'll ever make. Being a mom of 8 and working I wanted to find something I can make for dinner with no effort. Start your roast in the morning before going to work it will be done when you get home. You don't even have to defrost the roast. If it is a defrosted roast, put it in around noon, it will be done at 5pm. I've had so many people ask for my recipe, and this is the first time I've let it out of my kitchen. Serve with corn tortillas, lettuce, cheese, and any other toppings you prefer.

Ruthann's Beefy Bean Dip

Rating: 4 stars 4
This is an appetizer that the guys love. You may get them to take you to a party if they know this will be served. I usually triple the recipe.

Chicken Monterey

Rating: 4.5 stars 257
This is a delicious entree - easy to make and elegant enough for a dinner party!!!

Burrito Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 4109
This is a lot like a lasagna, only Mexican-style! Serve like a pie and garnish with sour cream, salsa, lettuce and tomato. Make sure you like spicy foods before trying this one. It's hot!