Friday, January 24, 2014

Never Fail Homemade Salsa and Tortilla Chips Recipe -- Just in Time for Game Day! #goodcookcom #goodcookkitchenexprt

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Even thought the Pats didn't make it to the Superbowl, my family and a bunch of friends will be gathering at my house to watch the Superbowl, while enjoying great company and food.  Will you be having a Superbowl party at your house, or attending one?  If so, what is on the menu?  You can't go wrong with finger foods and chips, dips and salsas.  And, when it comes to chips and salsa at our house, I find homemade is so much better than store bought.  

Have you ever made homemade tortilla chips?  If not, you will be surprised at how easy they are to make. All you need is a bag of corn tortillas, salt and a cookie sheet.  My girls love to help out by using their favorite cookie cutters and cutting fun shapes out of the tortillas.  Last night we ended up making heart and star tortilla chips to have with the homemade salsa I was making and canning (so that we would be ready for Game Day).  

This is what our homemade tortilla chips looked like after we placed them on a cookie sheet, sprinkled with a little salt (optional) and baked for 5-7 minutes.  

You can also sprinkle grated parmesan cheese or other toppings to the tortilla chips before baking.  If you don't want to make fun cut out shapes, you just have to cut triangle shapes out of the tortillas and bake.

As for my no-fail salsa recipe, this is on the that I make all the time for parties and am asked by friends and family for the recipe.  Everyone is surprised to find that I add cucumbers for an extra fresh bite.  Enjoy!

  • ServesCook TimeTotal TimePrep Time
    8-101 hr. chilled1 hr. 10 min.10 min.
  • Ingredients:

    • 10 plum tomatoes, diced
    • 1 seedless cucumber, skin removed
    • 1 large green bell pepper
    • 1 large red pepper
    • 1 med. size red onion
    • 1 poblano pepper, seeds removed, diced
    • 1 serrano pepper,
    • juice from 1 lime
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
    • salt ( to taste)
    • Optional:
    • Jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, diced -- use only if you are looking for salsa with added heat. :-)
  • Instructions:

    1. 1. Dice up tomatoes, peppers, onion and cucumber. Then, mince up garlic and roughly chop cilantro. Combine in large bowl. Squeeze lime juice over mixture, and add salt to taste.
    2. 2. Chill in bowl in refrigerator for up to 1 hr. prior to serving. Before serving, mix to combine. Serve with homemade tortilla chips.

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When it came to making our homemade tortillas, I reached for my Small Nonstick Cookie Sheet, 13" X 9" (only $6.22) from Good Cook.  

This non-stick cookie sheet does an amazing job at cooking the tortilla chips through, leaving them crisp and golden...and, oh so yummy!  I also used mixing bowls, the non-stick utility knife and a flexible chopping board also from Good Cook. 

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Enjoy Game Day!!!


  1. i have never thought about making tortilla chips like that.. love the idea!! going to go find all my cookie cutters now :)

  2. What a great idea. The possibilities are endless with the shapes of the tortilla chips. Birthday themes, Christmas, Easter.. Thanks for the great post. Pin worthy.

  3. I would love to make these totilla chips they sound super and this salsa recipe is a must for the big game day.
    heather [email protected]

  4. I never thought about making chips either. Those look really yummy! The salsa sounds really yummy too! Thanks for the recipes.

  5. Cutting the tortillas into shapes is a cute idea! And making them this way is much less fat than buying the chips. This salsa recipe sounds so good, I want to try it.