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Chipotle Inspired Corn Salsa

Laurie Nguyen:

Making some corn salsa to go along with my Cafe Rio Inspired Beef for dinner tonight!

Originally posted on My Foray Into Food Storage:

This is my last post in my Cafe Rio/Chipotle recipe series.  Once I’d mastered Cafe Rio Beef (recipe here), Cafe Rio Black Beans (recipe here), and Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice (recipe here), I realized that I needed something else to really put these “Burrito Bowls” over the top.  I needed a corn salsa.  I tried a few different versions, and this is what I came up with.  It doesn’t taste like Chipotle’s Corn Salsa, but it was inspired by it.  I hope you love it as much as I do.

And it's ready to serve.

Tomato Corn Salsa

Tomato Corn Salsa

1 16-oz bag of frozen corn (or 1 lb of corn cut from corn on the cob)

1 7-oz can chopped roasted green chiles

Lime juice, to taste (I use about 2 tablespoons)

1 15-oz can petite diced tomatoes, undrained

1/3 jalapeno, diced

1/2 red onion…

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A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned… Or, In My Case, $270 Saved Is $270 Earned

I just saved $270 in about one hour. Not too shabby, huh?


How did I accomplish this amazing feat? I fixed some holes in 3 pairs of my hubby’s jeans.


Basic sewing is an incredibly valuable skill. Being able to sew on a button or to fix a broken seam can save quite a bit of money over the years. Not to mention that replacing simple buttons in a basic blouse with unique ones will give you a one of a kind, expensive looking piece to wear.


Yes, there are less expensive jeans out there, but my husband has a 28 inch inseam. Did you know that almost no retailers carry jeans for adult men with a 28 inch inseam? It’s true! The Gap sells them online, and occasionally in their stores, but that’s it. And Gap charges $90/pair. (Yes, I know you can hem jeans, but that’s another issue in and of itself, so I’m not going into it here.)


Back to my saving money coup, after letting the jeans sit in my closet for a couple of years, I finally bought the thread I needed to fix them. It was quite simple, and I think they turned out well. See?




Have you ever tried your hand at sewing?

If so, what was your most successful project?

If not, what would you like to learn to sew?


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