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Fresalsa & Cinnamon Chips

Fresa = strawberry in Spanish, so fresa + salsa = fresalsa 

This delicious blend of strawberries, mango and pineapple is a perfect treat for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!  Or a refreshing warm weather (healthy) treat!  Served with flour tortilla cinnamon "chips" and enjoy life sugar crisp cookies for my gluten free friend. 

FRESALSA

INGREDIENTS

1 pint (or 2 cups) fresh strawberries
1 mango
1 8oz can of pineapple tidbits drain & set juice aside
For a “fresher” recipe, switch for one cup fresh pineapple
1 fresh mango, diced
2 tbsp strawberry jam
2 tbsp grade A maple syrup
2 tbsp pineapple  juice


DIRECTIONS

Wash and dice fruit  (if you take the easy route on the pineapple, no need to wash, just dice)
Toss in a bowl and set to the side.
In a small bowl, mix maple syrup, juice, and jam until blended.
Pour the mix over the fruit and toss together.

For best results, chill in the fridge, but can be enjoyed right away!


 

CINNAMON CHIPS

INGREDIENTS

6 small flour tortillas
1 egg
3/4 cup pure cane sugar
4 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a small bowl combine cinnamon and cane sugar, set aside.
Whisk egg in a small bowl or cup
Brush the top and bottom of one of the tortillas with the egg, coat with cinnamon sugar mix.
Repeat brush, stack sprinkle until you have three tortillas piled. Then repeat with the second set of three tortillas.
Slice into 6 triangles
Place on your baking sheet and bake for ten minutes.
Flip them over and bake for five minutes.
Let cool & Enjoy!
 

Old Time Meat & Deli

Old Time Meat & Deli is one of the best treasures in all of Champaign.  They have, hands down, the BEST twice baked potatoes I have ever had.  Seriously, I could eat them everyday.  Not only do they carry the best meat, they offer a pretty amazing service perfect for those "I am too tired to cook" days.  Every (week) day after 4PM Old Time has meat off the smoker. It's the perfect drive-thru alternative (sorry you have to get out of your car though.)  All you have to do is walk up to the counter and let them know how much you want, grab a twice baked potato (or two) on your way to the check out and you are one drive (and thirty minutes cook time for the potato) from the most delicious meal.  They have a pretty decent collection of assorted sides and beef house rolls and spreads, that's right THE beef house rolls.  So, next time you want a "this tastes like it took all day" dinner in under an hour, head to Old Time.

 

pictured: brisket, twice baked potato and coleslaw

pictured: brisket, twice baked potato and coleslaw