My Family’s Famous Guacamole Recipe

Okay, maybe only famous to my friends and family 🙂 but I haven’t had a single complaint.  Other than from those poor misguided people who don’t love avocados.  What !?!  This is my quick and easy recipe.  I will also give instructions for the full recipe as I learned it but as I often have less than all the ingredients for a proper guacamole, I have adapted it to fit the way I stock my kitchen.

I love guacamole so much, I will eat it alone 😉 but most often I eat it with chips, corn quesadillas, or bacon burgers.

Supplies (for 2-4 servings):

  • 1 Avocado
  • A handful of Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Red Pepper Flake
  • Garlic Salt to taste (not seasoned)

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Instructions:

1.  Cut in half and dice the Avocados in their skin.  Use a spoon to scoop the avocado into a bowl.

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2.  Quarter your tomatoes.  Sometimes, I squish the tomatoes some to remove the excess juice.  The tomato juice can overwhelm the avocado flavor.  I, also, like chunkier guacamole but if you like it finer, you can cut your tomatoes finer.  Add to the bowl of Avocados.

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3.  Add a generous sprinkling of dehydrated onions or onion flakes.  I don’t measure :).  Let’s call it somewhere between 1 to 2 tablespoons.

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4.  Add Crushed Red Pepper Flakes approximately 1/4 of a teaspoon unless you like more heat.  I am more of a mild to medium girl.

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5.  Add Garlic Salt to taste.  You will want to mix everything together and then try it.  If you are having guacamole with chips make sure to test it with the chips as they will add an additional layer of salt.

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6.  Mix with a fork until the guacamole is the texture you desire.  Taste test as suggested above and add more Garlic Salt if necessary.  I usually let it sit 5-10 minutes to let the onions rehydrate some.

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7.  Enjoy!  Below are the substitutions, I made to the original recipe I received.  I make it both ways but my family actually prefers it with the above ingredients.

Substitutes:

  • Cherry Tomatoes = Diced standard Red Tomato
  • Dried Onion Flakes = Diced Red Onion
  • Red Pepper Flakes = 1/2 a Jalapeno Diced

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My Family’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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My Family’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe – for 40 years and counting 🙂

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups of Sugar

2 Cups of Brown Sugar

1 pound of Butter

3 Eggs

2 Tablespoons of Vanilla

5 Cups of Flour

1 Teaspoon of Salt

1 1/2 Teaspoons of Soda

2-3 Cups of Chocolate Chips

2 Cups of Oatmeal

2 Cups of Nuts or Raisins (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cream the sugars, butter and eggs.
  2. Add vanilla, soda, salt, and flour; ease the flour in this will be a very stiff batter.  Beat of 3 minutes.
  3. Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and optional nuts or raisins and mix until blended.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Don’t over bake.

* Option 1, this will make a very large batch of cookies (estimate 6 dozen???).  I have never measured to see how many dozen cookies it will make but lets just say all the neighbors and my husbands co-workers get a treat the next day :).

** Option 2, what I did this last time was cook a couple dozen and shaped the rest of the cookie dough in logs, wrapped them in wax paper, then plastic wrap, and threw them in the freezer.  (The cookies didn’t last long, which is why the picture is of cookie dough :P, cooked picture to come shortly.)

***Also, this recipe must be frozen or refrigerated if not cooked immediately.

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