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agua de piña

Pineapple Thyme Agua Fresca

I’ve been looking forward to start enjoying aguas frescas and paletas all year long and now the time has come. View full post »

agua de piña

Pineapple Thyme Agua Fresca

I’ve been looking forward to start enjoying aguas frescas and paletas all year long and now the time has come. View full post »

Shrimp Patties

Shrimp Patties|Tortitas de Camaron with Pipian Sauce and Cactus

Shrimp patties take me way back. I had not had them in years and remind so much of the Lenten season the week leadingView full post »

Tropical Granola

Tropical Granola

I’ve always wanted to make my own granola and not have to spend a fortune on the homemade kind one finds at aView full post »

Soyrizo and Manchego Scones

Soyrizo Manchego Scones

Easter is almost here and with Easter, come family gatherings and a day full of celebration that starts with aView full post »

chicken and ham lemon soup

Chicken and Ham Lemon Soup

In light of Oscar Mayer’s birthday on March 29, I decided to create a light, spring time soup with flavorfulView full post »

Cacique cheese

An Afternoon with Cacique Inc.

There are those success stories that come along once in a while that send chills down our spine and create a lump ofView full post »

Chicken Poblano Weeknight Dinner with Olive Oil Cake for Dessert

Our weeknight dinners are usually meticulously planned during the weekend. Either meals are prepped and frozen onView full post »

Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival Is Back!

One of the best treats about living in Southern California is experiencing the wonders of spring. The weather gets aView full post »

afogato

Affogato

One of our favorite treats to enjoy at upscale coffee shops are affogatos. An affogato is a coffee based drink with aView full post »

Crab Chirmol, Yadra and Pickled Jalapeño & Cucumber Salad with La Morena

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorenaView full post »

minty papaya margarita

Minty Papaya Margarita with Chile de Arbol Spice

One of the days I look forward to every year is National Margarita Day.  February 22 marks a day of lots of TequilaView full post »

Amaranth Porridge

Amaranth Porridge

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MilkPEP and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are myView full post »

Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos with Mexican Style Eggs and Potatoes

During my college years, breakfast tacos at the Commons were my go-to fuel source for dreadful Monday-Wednesday-FridayView full post »

Bleu Cheese Pear Pizza with Bacon

Blue Cheese Pear and Bacon Mini Pizzas

Impromptu party appetizers tend to become the most memorable by guests. Last week, I had unexpected company appear atView full post »

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Class

One of the best Christmas presents I gave to myself is taking the Wilton Cake Decorating Method classes with my mom. View full post »

Cheesy Meatball Cups

Cheesy Meatball Cups

Put your silverware away this weekend.  You won’t need it while you watch the big game.  All you need is aView full post »

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Wilton

Valentine’s Day is two weeks away and this is around the time I start to contemplate what I should plan for theView full post »

orange dream

Dreamy Orange Drink | Ensueño de Naranja

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers.  AllView full post »

Amaranth Cookies

Amaranth Cookies

I always like to include a cookie or a granola bar in my son’s lunch box.  I’ve been trying to avoidView full post »

Lemond Lavender Flan

Lemon Lavender Flan

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers.  AllView full post »

ajo blanco

Ajo Blanco

The California grape season is coming to a close in a couple of weeks.  It’s been a wonderful experienceView full post »

Atole Almendrado

Almond Atole | Atole Almendrado

Feliz Dia de Reyes!  The last of the holidays and the beginning of a fresh new start this 2015.  What will you beView full post »

vegetable melange beef rigatoni

Vegetable Melange Beef Rigatoni

Ok. 2015 Has just begun and our daily routine is back on.  One of my goals this year is to be more organized in myView full post »

Green Chicken Pozole

Green Pozole with Chicken (or Turkey)

Happy New Year! 2015 Is looking great for us with lots of wonderful opportunities headed our way.  After a long nightView full post »

Banana Tres Leches Cake

Banana Tres Leches Cake

I am ringing in the new year with a combination some of my favorite dessert flavors.  I’m a big fan of bananaView full post »

poached pears in tea

Poached Pears in Raisins and Spiced Tea with Dulce de Leche

Just because the holidays are a time for indulgence doesn’t mean we have to enjoy the desserts and end-of-yearView full post »

Shredded Beef Tamales

Shredded Beef Tamales with Mole Sauce

Eek! I can’t believe Christmas Eve is tomorrow!  I still have some last minute holiday shopping to do today butView full post »

Peppermint Eggnog Cookies

Peppermint Eggnog Cookies

The clock is ticking and still so much to do for the holidays. Besides getting ready for our traditional posadas,View full post »

Guayabas in Raisin and Pilloncillo Syrup

Guavas in Raisin and Piloncillo Syrup

Guayabas en almibar, or Guavas in syrup, is a traditional Mexican dessert for the holidays.  The syrup is typicallyView full post »

Churro Chips with Mexican Chocolate Crema

Churro Chips with Mexican Chocolate Crema

Now that movies are readily available on television with a simple click of a button, movie night has become part ofView full post »

Alfajores

Holiday Alfajores

One of my favorite activities to do with my family and friends during the holidays is to be part of a cookie exchange.View full post »

Peppermint Mexican Mocha

Peppermint Mexican Mocha

We are in the middle of a rain storm in Los Angeles and are expecting a much needed 4 inches of rain in the next fewView full post »

Nopales Vestidos

Nopales Vestidos | Breaded Cactus Paddles

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and the United Soybean Board. However, all opinionsView full post »

Guinness Stew

Guinness Beef Stew

I’m very particular about cookbooks I recommend to my friends and family. I love cooking from French cookbooksView full post »

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Simple moments in life can become some of the most memorable and cherished times for all of us. The holidays areView full post »

grape cabbage and sunflower seed salad

Grape Cabbage Sunflower Seed Salad

Yes, I know it’s December.  In the next couple of weeks, I will be inundating you with cookies, tamales and aView full post »

Hot Beverage Station

Hot Beverage Station

The holidays are quickly approaching, the perfect time for festive gatherings, office potlucks and school functions.View full post »

Cocada Jerezana

Cocada Jerezana

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However,View full post »

Cactus salad quesadilla

Cactus Salad Quesadilla

Snack time!  What are we serving?  Quesadillas, of course.  Every time I make a nopalitos salad,  I have an oddView full post »

Pomegranate Cordial

Pomegranate Cordial

Need a beautiful and festive drink to toast with this holiday season?  Grab the leftover pomegranate, lime slices andView full post »