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Those Devils…Riding Horseback! A Derby Day treat…and our new Salsa recipe for Cinco de Mayo!

Today was one of those great ‘Combo’ days… The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo!

No lengthy post today about the history or traditions of either event or celebration…just something to ‘whet your appetite’…


Derby Day….and Roses!

Although I didn’t go to Churchill Downs this year to enjoy the event (Kentucky Derby), there were treats to celebrate the day!

I am sharing a couple of appetizer recipes…

Devil’s on Horseback

in celebration of The Kentucky Derby


Corn and Sweet Pepper Salsa, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo

Both are very easy to make and delicious! 

Devil’s on Horseback

Those little…..’Devil’s on Horseback’!

A popular appetizer from the 70’s…surprisingly good!


1 package whole, pitted dates

1/2 cup cubed Asiago, Jarlsberg or Fontina Cheese (I used Asiago)

10 slices thick sliced bacon, cut into thirds

toothpicks to secure

To Make these ‘Little Devil’s…

Place a small cube of cheese into the center of the date. Wrap with a 1/3 slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

All wrapped up and ready to broil!

Place your ‘Little Devil’s on Horseback’ on a broiler pan with a rack. Place the pan 4 – 6 inches from heat source and broil for 9 – 12 minutes. Turn twice during cook time.

Let stand for 5 minutes…and enjoy!

Tasty Little Devil’s!

A nice balance of sweet and savory!


in celebration of Cinco de Mayo….

this is our newest Salsa recipe that we quite like!

Corn and Sweet Pepper Salsa

Corn and Sweet Pepper Salsa


1 cup frozen corn

1 green pepper, chopped

1/2  red pepper, chopped

1/2 jalapeno chile, finely chopped

3 green onions, chopped

Juice of 1 large lime…or 2 small

1/2 teaspoon salt

a dash of cumin

a dash of chili powder

2 teaspoons olive or corn oil

1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

(Sometimes I add two Roma tomatoes, seeds removed and then chopped.)

Fresh Ingredients for a Fresh and Tasty Salsa

To Make…

Place corn in a small bowl and allow to thaw.

When corn has thawed, combine with all ingredients in a glass or plastic bowl (non-reactive). 


Serve with chips for an appetizer or….

serve over taco salad, as a garnish on

enchiladas or savory waffles.

An excellent garnish!

Very fresh and tasty!

I hope you’ll give these a try. The ‘Little Devil’s’ were a hit at the party today…

and we really love the Salsa.

Derby Day and Roses!

There were many beautiful roses at the Kentucky Derby today. I hope you had opportunity to stop and smell the Roses…wherever you happened to be!

Happy trails to you….

Until we meet again!


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