Mealtime Mama: Mexican street corn

street corn

We’ve really been enjoying the recipes from our Mealtime Mama sponsor, My Brother’s Salsa. And, oh my goodness, this Mexican street corn looks AH-mazing. Can’t wait to try it!

This time Helen of My Brother’s Salsa had a special guest helping her make the how-to video: her sweet granddaughter Caroline :) Watch below:

You’ll need:

Mealtime Mama, My Brother's Salsa8 ears of corn, grilled

2 Tbls. melted butter

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2  Tablespoons of My Brother’s Original Salsa (we like to use HOT)

1 Tbls. freshly squeezed lime juice

1/4 -1/2 tsp. sea salt

Cotija cheese, grated

freshly chopped cilantro

Directions: In small mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise, My Brother’s Original Salsa, lime juice, salt. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Grill corn – takes about 10-12 minutes to grill a freshly shucked ear of corn on your hot grill.  (You can use sauce on any cooked ear of corn if you have a different method of cooking you prefer)

Brush melted butter over cooked corn, spread sauce on each ear of corn, top with cotija cheese and choppped cilantro.

Click here to see more of Helen’s delicious recipes!

Mealtime Mama: Summer Peach Guacamole

peach guac

It’s peach season, so we are excited that Helen at My Brother’s Salsa has given us a wonderful recipe that uses one of our favorite fruits.

She even made a video for us about how to make her Summer Peach Guacamole (the written recipe is also below):

Ingredients:

Mealtime Mama, My Brother's SalsaTwo fresh summer peaches (peeled, diced)

Two ripe avocados (peeled, diced)

4 Tablespoons My Brother’s Tomatillo Salsa

optional:  sea salt, freshly chopped cilantro

Directions: Combine ingredients in small mixing bowl and stir gently. We would also add that you should serve it with My Brother’s Organic Corn Tortilla chips. Yum!

my brother's salsaCLICK HERE to see more of Helen’s recipes and also read about how she got started making My Brother’s Salsa. The website is fun to visit!

Mealtime Mama: Shrimp & Spanish Rice Bowl

Shrimp & Spanish Rice Bowl 2

We love this recipe from Helen, the owner of MyBrother’s Salsa.

We will eat a Shrimp and Spanish rice bowl any day of the week! If you’re craving something a little “different”, try this one soon. Thanks to our Mealtime Mama sponsor for spicing up our menu this week.

Shrimp & Spanish Rice Bowl

Shrimp Ingredients:

Mealtime Mama, My Brother's Salsa24 oz. frozen shrimp (peel off, tail on/ med-large)

2 sticks butter, softened

1 cup My Brother’s Original Salsa

2 Tablespoons. Tony Chachere’s seasoning

2 Tablespoons fresh Lime Juice

½ tsp black pepper

2-3 sprigs fresh Rosemary

Garnish:  fresh jalapeno slices

Crusty style bread or cornbread for serving

Spanish Rice ingredients:

2 cups rice

2 cups water

One 16oz. jar My Brother’s Black Bean & Corn Salsa

salt to taste

To prepare shrimp:

Soften butter, blend My Brother’s Original Salsa, spices and lime juice into butter.  Thaw shrimp under running water or in fridge. Pat dry with paper towels.  Preheat oven to 350.  Place shrimp in large baking pan.  Spoon butter mixture over top and add Rosemary sprigs on top.  Place in oven uncovered.  Bake approx. 30 min. or until shrimp “pinks up”. Stir occasionally.

To prepare Spanish Rice:

Place ingredients into sauce pan, bring to boil, lower heat, cover.  Cook approx. 15-20 min. Remove from heat, season with salt.

To serve:

Spoon Spanish rice into bowls, top with cooked shrimp, then use pan drippings as “sauce” over the shrimp and rice.  Garnish with fresh jalapeno slices and Tony Chachere’s seasoning.  Serve with hot crusty bread or cornbread.

For more great ideas for what to cook this summer, CLICK HERE to see more recipes on the My Brother’s Salsa website.

The best snow cone stands in Northwest Arkansas!

snow cone sliderSummer-Remix4There seems to be a snow cone stand on every corner right now, which makes us HAPPY. We love a sweet, syrupy snow cone in the summer!

That said, we polled our Facebook friends to find the best snow cones in NWA. They suggested several great ones plus we went out and did a little research of our own over the weekend.

We found these cuties at Shave the Planet (in the Hobby Lobby parking lot) on College Avenue in Fayetteville. They are eating Funky Monkey, Invisible Cherry and Root Beer. Isn’t “invisible” cherry a genius idea? Right after we snapped this pic, the little girl in the middle spilled it right down the front of her outfit. Wet and sticky, yes, but not red!

sno cone kids, resized

Shave the Planet has multiple locations in NWA. Here’s a current list of where you can find them:

Fayetteville
744 Joyce Blvd
(In the Mattress Firm parking lot next to Walgreens)

3078 N College Ave
(Next to the Bank of Fayetteville and Hobby Lobby)

Springdale
1308 N Thompson
(Across from AQ Chicken & Kum and Go)

2940 W Sunset Ave
In front of Malco Theater and Harps

Why don’t you join us in eating at as many snow cone stands as possible around NWA?! Here’s a short list of recommended stops (updated for 2015):

Did we miss your favorite? Tell us about it comments so we’ll all know where to find it! We’d also love to know your favorite flavor!

Sam's Snow Cones

Mealtime Mama: No Ordinary Burger from My Brother’s Salsa

no ordinary burger, my brother's salsa

Happy Monday, mamas!

We love a burger in the summer and Helen over at My Brother’s Salsa has a DELICIOUS recipe for one that’s not ordinary! Be sure to watch the how-to video at the bottom for extra tips and tricks!

No Ordinary Burger

Ingredients:

Mealtime Mama, My Brother's Salsa2 lbs  ground beef (80/20)

12  oz. shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

1/2  cup My Brother’s Original Salsa

salt and pepper to taste

8 hamburger buns toasted w/Salsa Butter

lettuce, sliced onion, sliced pickles, sliced tomato

My Brother’s Salsa Sauce/Butter recipes below

My Brother’s Salsa Butter (recipe below)

My Brother’s Salsa Sauce:

1 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup My Brother’s Salsa Original Recipe

2 tbsp mustard

My Brother’s Salsa Butter:

1 stick butter, softened

1 Tbls.  fresh lime juice

1/2 tsp. minced garlic

2-3 Tbls. My Brother’s Original Salsa

salt to taste

Directions: Mix first 3 ingredients, reserving 1/3 of cheese to top burgers; season w/ salt & pepper; gently shape into 8 patties. Transfer to a hot grill and brush with melted Salsa Butter. Cook 9-11 minutes (or to desired doneness), turning once & brushing with Salsa Butter. Top burgers with additional shredded cheese during last minute of grilling. Spread Salsa Sauce on toasted bun, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles.

Salsa Sauce instructions: Mix all ingredients until smooth.  Store refrigerated 2-3 day.

Salsa Butter instructions: Place all ingredients in a food processor & blend until smooth. Chill until ready to use (melt a portion for the burgers and buns in this recipe); refrigerate leftover butter.

Click here to find more of Helen’s tasty recipes!