Weekend Rewind

We started this week with a visit to the State Fair of Texas, where we found several gourmet foods to share with you soon.

Amy Collins and her team at RoRo’s Cinn-A-Rolls have announced their move to a new baking facility.  We love to hear about artisans expanding their businesses!

Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa was on the menu with a quick and delicious chicken dish.  I can’t remember the source of this recipe, but it’s so easy that I’ve been making it without a written recipe for years.  Just use seasonings to your personal taste.

Roasted Salsa Chicken

Preheat oven to 350°.  Sprinkle desired number of boneless, skinless chicken breasts with chili powder and cumin.  Heat a couple of teaspoons of oil (I used olive oil) in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat.  Brown chicken breasts on both sides until golden.  Spoon about 2 tablespoons of Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa over each chicken breast.  Place skillet in oven for 30-35 minutes, or until chicken is done.  Optional:  Top with grated cheese before serving.

Two foods we have shared with you make fantastic partners.  Mary’s Gone Crackers with Full Quiver Farms Garlic-Basil Cheese Spread made a great appetizer while dinner preparation was underway.  It was the perfect combination of crunchy and creamy, and it will go into our regular appetizer rotation.  We had a note from Michael Sams saying that Full Quiver Farms cheese products are available in all Central Markets and Whole Foods in Dallas and Austin, at the Wheatsville/Austin and Dallas farmers’ markets, and every Saturday and Austin’s Cedar Park and Barton Creek markets.

About a month ago, we told you how much we loved Wackym’s Kitchen Margarita Cookies.  We are pleased to report that Paul Wackym’s salted caramel cookies are just as tasty, if not more so.  They are so good we had to quickly share them before we were tempted to eat the entire package!

Chris and Jennifer Dixon of Tricky Dix Mojo  are teaming up with Lifetime Network’s reality program, The Balancing Act, which features women who juggle their jobs and home cooking.  How exciting is that?

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