December 6: Maria Rae

We are addicted to Maria Rae’s chips and salsa! This is not some corporate, processed food product with a made up person on the label. In fact Maria Rae (aka Mary) can be spotted most Tuesdays sitting in our shop knitting.
Maria Rae’s was originally a restaurant in Enid. So many locals were asking for her salsa after the restaurant closed, that Mary started her own salsa company. She would occasionally treat us with her chips and salsa during Tuesday knitting. It quickly turned into an addiction, and we love it so much that we started selling her products in our shop.maria-salsa
Her family of salsas include the original salsa in three levels of heat (one, two and three), along with peach salsa, avocado salsa verde, and black bean & corn salsa. Level 2 is my favorite, Jeannie is a peach salsa gal. And her chips…I’ve never had anything quite like them. They are SO good.
maria-chips
Mary’s seasoning packets are the bomb as well. Holey Guacamole + fresh avocados makes incredible guacamole. Red Hills Seasoning + sour cream + salsa makes a fabulous dip. Spunky Spuds + potatoes + olive oil makes tasty oven roasted potatoes. So easy!
maria-spicemix
Mary also has tons of great recipes using her salsas and seasonings. If you’ve been to any of our parties and events lately, you may have noticed several of these on the menu. What a great (and easy) way to spice up your next soirée!

me


pepsiIf you’ve been in lately, you may have noticed that I am shrinking. When I was younger, I was always the skinniest kid in the bunch, and teased and picked on as a result. Life happens, and somewhere along the way I started expanding. I wasn’t terribly worried about it. After spending much of my life being pressured to sit still and eat, I wasn’t about to reverse course.
I am a pragmatic person, and peering into my aging future I didn’t want to wind up diabetic if I could avoid it. So I decided to seriously curb my Pepsi drinking. I love Pepsi, and drank it morning, noon, and night.
So if you are wondering how I’ve lost nearly 35 pounds since June, I’ve replaced Pepsi with far less enjoyable beverages (water, tea, ick), and eat Maria Rae’s chips and salsa for lunch most days. I call it my no-Pepsi/Maria Rae’s diet. You really should give it a try.
I do still enjoy an occasional Pepsi. If you hear me saying I need to “hit the hooch”, I haven’t taken up day drinking. That just means I REALLY need a Pepsi.


Enough about me, I have prizes for you today.
Three lucky readers will win a:

  • jar of salsa
  • bag of chips
  • packet of seasoning

Simply state in the comments which flavor of salsa and seasoning you’d like to win. You have until midnight tonight! Sorry, drawing is over!
 
 
 

31 Comments

  • Bernadette Ray

    06.12.2018 at 06:22 Reply

    I love Maria Rae’s peach salsa. We’re big fans of Maria Rae…. my son worked for Mary when he was a student in college!!

  • Amanda Shirley

    06.12.2018 at 08:22 Reply

    I’d love the avocado salsa verde and the holey guacamole seasoning. Congratulations on the weight loss!

  • Tammie Hulsey

    06.12.2018 at 08:31 Reply

    I would love to try Level 2 and the Holey Guacamole!

  • Mary B

    06.12.2018 at 08:38 Reply

    Mmm, salsa verde & Dip This

  • Jennifer Walker

    06.12.2018 at 08:39 Reply

    I love Black Bean and Corn salsas!! And Spunky Spuds sounds yummy!!

  • Stevie

    06.12.2018 at 09:24 Reply

    Congratulations on losing weight! I’d like to try the level 2 salsa and the dip seasoning!

  • Tammy Adamson

    06.12.2018 at 09:34 Reply

    Oooooooo my family loves hot sauce and chips! Peach Salsa and Spunky Spuds!

  • Jennifer D

    06.12.2018 at 09:43 Reply

    Ava ado Salsa Verde is my favorite! But then I love Mary and all of her products!!!

  • Ellen

    06.12.2018 at 09:44 Reply

    Sounds yummy…congrats on the weight loss!

  • Jenny E.

    06.12.2018 at 09:45 Reply

    Peach salsa and dip this!seasoning

  • Marilee Camerer

    06.12.2018 at 10:22 Reply

    Black Bean and Corn!
    Holey Guacamole!
    Can’t wait to try these foods!

  • Judy

    06.12.2018 at 10:41 Reply

    Yes, the chips and salsa are the bomb! The spice cake is wonderful too, you would never believe it has salsa. So my choices are black bean and corn and holy guacamole.

  • Sarah Steele

    06.12.2018 at 11:00 Reply

    Level 1 and Holey Guacamole sounds wonderful! Love your diet idea.

  • Kathy Plummer

    06.12.2018 at 11:34 Reply

    Black bean & corn
    red Hills Seasoning

    • knorthup

      07.12.2018 at 08:40 Reply

      Congratulations! You’ve won Maria Rae’s chips, salsa, and seasoning. Please pick up your prize before 1/31/19 or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Cari Deen

    06.12.2018 at 11:39 Reply

    I love the black bean and corn salsa and the Holey Guacamole seasoning!

    • knorthup

      07.12.2018 at 08:39 Reply

      Congratulations! You’ve won Maria Rae’s chips, salsa, and seasoning. Please pick up your prize before 1/31/19 or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Shawndalynn

    06.12.2018 at 12:03 Reply

    I am craving a chance to try to Peach salsa!
    I guess Spunky Spuds sounds interesting.

  • Jenna

    06.12.2018 at 12:24 Reply

    Level 2 and Spunky Spuds. Yum!

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    06.12.2018 at 13:17 Reply

    I could live off chips and salsa. Avocado salsa verde and red hills seasoning please.

  • Courtney Wilson

    06.12.2018 at 14:58 Reply

    Level 2 & Red Hills Seasoning.

  • Patricia Riden

    06.12.2018 at 15:44 Reply

    I need to come get this stuff on a regular basis! I would like the original salsa at Level 2, and the Red Hills seasoning packet

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    06.12.2018 at 17:02 Reply

    I request Level 3 Salsa & Holey Guacamole seasoning!

  • Renee

    06.12.2018 at 17:08 Reply

    I’d love to try the peach salsa, and holey guacamole seasoning. I’ve been having problems finding Newman’s mango-peach salsa, so need to try something new.

  • Cheri Watson

    06.12.2018 at 17:49 Reply

    Level 2 and holy guacamole

  • Linda W.

    06.12.2018 at 19:00 Reply

    Hmmm, I’m intrigued. I’m also a wuss. 🙂 So I’d like to try level 1 salsa and “Spuds with a Kick.”

    • knorthup

      07.12.2018 at 08:39 Reply

      Congratulations! You’ve won Maria Rae’s chips, salsa, and seasoning. Please pick up your prize before 1/31/19 or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

      • Linda W.

        07.12.2018 at 20:42 Reply

        Hot diggity, I’m gonna make me an Ultimate Spice Cake! 🙂 Thanks, Keely!

  • Elise Nalley

    06.12.2018 at 20:08 Reply

    Mmmm. The avocado salsa verde and the red hills seasoning sound delicious!

  • Sarah Bailey

    06.12.2018 at 21:41 Reply

    We are an avocado lovin’ family so I’d choose the Holy Guacamole and the Avocado Salsa Verde flavors.

  • Melissa

    06.12.2018 at 22:53 Reply

    I would say Spunky Spuds and level 1 salsa, since I am intrigued by the spice cake recipe…

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