Sarsaparilla Tiramisu with Caramel Sauce

by Sandy on June 25, 2014

Tiramisu just may be the perfect no-bake summer dessert recipe.  You won’t believe how easy it is to put the Southwest flavors of caramel and sarsaparilla into this creamy, classic and turn it into a summer dessert for the whole family.

Sarsaparilla Tiramisu with Caramel Sauce Recipe
Finally! A dessert fit to wrap up our annual Spaghetti Western Fiesta celebrating Clint Eastwood’s birthday! I know you have been waiting on pins a needles in anticipation.  I  mean really, how do you wrap things up without dessert?  And, what is the most Italian of desserts?  My favorite, tiramisu.

It’s true, it’s true, cowboys do love their coffee but, caramel and sarsaparilla are the perfect Southwest combo to go with the creaminess of the tiramisu. It is a very subtle flavor and not at all as strong as you would think. I also add a little Mexican chocolate to the sarsaparilla to dip the lady fingers into. The chocolate adds some of the “bitterness” of the coffee and actually adds to the sarsaparilla flavor. [click for recipe…]

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Green Chile Pesto Caprese Salads Recipe

by Sandy on May 30, 2014

Green chiles and tomatoes are a perfect pair for a Southwest Caprese Salad.  I’ve used my Green Chile Pesto Recipe to put a Spaghetti Western spin on a salad fit for Clint Eastwood, himself.

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“Salad!  We don’t need no stinking salads!”   Oooops… that was a different western movie.  But, I’m sure many of the wranglers at your house feel the same way.  My boys?  Can’t get them near your average salad.  It wasn’t until my oldest son was old enough (an perhaps brave enough) to sell me it was the lettuce he hated and not the salad.

That little bit of bravery opened up a whole world of fun and inventive salads.  I know this caprese salad looks like your average, run of the mill tomato and mozzarella but, it has one thing that the others don’t… Green Chile Pesto!  Yum!  I use it in all sorts of dishes, pastas, sandwiches, etc.

It is also a great way to “kick up” this salad for Spaghetti Western Week.  Slice the salad “fancy like” and it is fit for a Clint Eastwood birthday celebration or for the “dudes” in your family.

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Green Chiles and warm, melt-y cheese are Southwest flavors that are perfect together. So, I rolled them up in an Italian calzone to celebrate our very own Spaghetti Western Week.

Green Chile Cheese Calzone Recipe
Welcome to our second annual Spaghetti Western Week! We just can’t let the birthday of Clint Eastwood, Mr. Cowboy, Mr. Southwest go by without throwing a party Southwest style! To honor our favorite Western movies (made in Italy), we are kicking off the week full of Southwest-Italian fusion recipes with Green Chile Cheese Calzones. I think The Man would definitely approve!

Last year’s event was such a hit with recipes for Carne Asada Pizza, Big Ol’ Green Chile Ravioli and Orange Habanero Polenta Cake that we have made Clint Eastwood’s birthday an annual celebration of  Southwest style Italian food.

This year’s line-up will be just as fun.  So, get dust off your cowboy hat, put on your favorite Clint Eastwood movie and join the fun! [click for recipe…]


4 of July Summer Fun!

by Sandy May 16, 2014

Most of you know I am away on a short vacation to celebrate my anniversary. While I am away, I will be gathering lots and lots of recipe inspiration and, hopefully, picture or two. In the meantime, we thought it would be fun to share a 4th of July Giveaway with you that is hosted […]

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Kalua Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Hawaiian Kalua Pork Tacos from the Slow Cooker by Sandy May 5, 2014

Who said making healthier and “cleaner” food choices has to be boring? I’ve added this Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Tacos Recipe to this week’s Clean Eating Challenge for a fun way to but healthy back on the table. Hawaii count down begins….. NOW! Yep, we may actually get to Hawaii this month!  Life and business […]

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Grilled Mango with Honey and Pistachios Recipe

by Sandy April 27, 2014

Grilling mangos brings out their natural sweetness. Just drizzle them with a little honey and a sprinkle of chile powder for a fast and easy grilled dessert or side dish. Summertime is not the time for heavy desserts around these parts.  I like to go a little lighter by throwing some fruit on the grill […]

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The Popcorn Factory Mother’s Day Giveaway

by Sandy April 26, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day… just a little bit early.  Here is a fun little giveaway for three lucky winners! We’ve had many requests for more giveaways on Everyday Southwest so, we have joined with some other bloggers to offer some summertime fun. The Popcorn Factory Pin It Giveaway Hosted By: Holiday Contest and Sweeps Co-Hosted By: […]

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Roasted Asparagus Skinny Guacamole

Thumbnail image for Roasted Asparagus Skinny Guacamole by Donna April 19, 2014

Guacamole – minus the avocados!  Join us for week two of our Clean Eating Challenge with Donna’s Roasted Asparagus Guacamole recipe.  You’ve got to see it to believe it… delicious! This is what happens when you are craving guacamole but you have no avocados in your fridge and the ones at the store are rock […]

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