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Grape Guacamole

Grape Guacamole

Happy National Guacamole Day!   This week we also observe the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month, which commencesView full post »

Grape Guacamole

Grape Guacamole

Happy National Guacamole Day!   This week we also observe the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month, which commencesView full post »

Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

Ancient grains are all the rage lately.  I’ve been seeing so many colorful smoothies and oatmeal breakfast bowlsView full post »

Guajillo Spiced Baked Chicken

One of the many moments I will be missing from summer are our mother and son weekly picnics. There is a special parkView full post »

Cashew Power Bites

Cashew Power Bites

As part of our new back to school routine, I must pack three snacks for my son to enjoy throughout his busy day.View full post »

Avocado Blueberry Smoothie

Avocado Blueberry Smoothie

Our first day of kindergarten was this week and we are so excited to begin a new chapter in our lives. My son couldn’tView full post »

Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple Upside Down Birthday Cake

There is an unspoken custom that happens around my birthday. My husband pays really close attention to what I’mView full post »

Steak Picado

Steak Picado with Spanish Fiesta Rice

When I do my grocery shopping, I like to purchase an extra pound of beef, chicken or ground turkey for dinnerView full post »

Hatch and Corn Chowder

Hatch and Corn Chowder

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

Enchiladas Zacatecanas

Enchiladas Zacatecanas

There are many versions of enchiladas zacatecanas.  One thing is for sure, they are always stuffed with juicy porkView full post »

Homemade Onion Rings

Homemade Onion Rings

Onion rings should be crispy and lightly breaded.  Just fried enough to sweeten the onion but not so much it becomesView full post »

Tuna Salad Bread Cups

Tuna Salad Bread Cups

When it comes to back to school lunches, the words “easy”, “convenient”, andView full post »

Birthday Doughnuts

Baked Birthday Doughnuts

For a few years now, we’ve been having extravagant birthday parties for my son. Since his birthday is in October,View full post »

Lime Flan

Lime Flan | Flan de Limón

Our back to school schedule officially starts in two weeks and I am a nervous wreck. I think I am more nervous than myView full post »

Minty Prickly Pear and Raspberry Sangria

Minty Prickly Pear and Raspberry Sangria

I’ve been playing with prickly pears all month. First we had fun with the green variety when we celebratedView full post »

Fruity Cream Cheese French Toast

Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Weekend breakfasts are a pretty special time for our family.  It is a time when we reflect on the happenings of theView full post »

ball canning

National Can-It-Forward-Day

On Saturday August 16, Jarden Home Brands will host this year’s first ever International Can-It-Forward Day withView full post »

Vegan Sweet Potato Ice Cream

Vegan Sweetpotato and Piloncillo Ice Cream with Honey Cinnamon Pecans

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with California Sweetpotatoes and Latina Bloggers Connect.  AllView full post »

Quinoa con Leche

Quinoa con Leche, Pineapple and Coconut

Arroz con leche is one of my favorite desserts to prepare for my family. Just like any other Latin desserts, arroz conView full post »

Gorditas de Azucar

Gorditas de Azucar | Sweet Gorditas

My mom is in town.  Can you tell? Every time she comes to visit I always ask her to make me something that takes meView full post »

Mango S

Mango S’mores

I received a Hershey’s S’mores making kit to facilitate this recipe.  All opinions are 100% my own. ThisView full post »

Coconut shrimp tacos with Pineapple pico de gallo

Coconut Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Pico de Gallo

This is a compensated post in collaboration with Kikkoman and Latina Bloggers Connect. Opinions are 100% myView full post »

Protein Cheerios

New! Cheerios Protein

This post is sponsored by Cheerios.  All opinions are 100% my own. Our mornings are about to get more chaotic.  JoaquinView full post »

Green Prickly Pear Ice with Tequila

Sorbete de Tuna Verde al Tequila | Green Prickly Pear Sorbet with Tequila

Sweet and refreshing prickly pears take me back to those times we spent our weekends in Mexico.  When I lived in ElView full post »

Nibbles and Feasts around the Net

Nibbles & Feasts around the Net

As a recipe developer, most of my recipes don’t appear here but on other sites around the net.  I am extremelyView full post »

Farfalle Pasta Salad with Broccoli Pesto

A good pesto makes all the difference when it comes to accompanying a pasta salad.  Because I have a pickyView full post »

Agua Fresca de Melon | Cantaloupe Cooler

Agua Fresca de Melon | Cantaloupe Cooler

With summer’s warm temperatures come a ripening fruit bowl quicker than expected. That’s quite alrightView full post »

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Since I quit my  nine-to-five job and decided to take on this crazy world of recipe development and blogging, I tend toView full post »

Naked Cake with Berries and Figs

Naked Cake with Berries and Figs

Have you heard?  Naked tall cakes are all the rage according to Pinterest.  From a casual “just because”View full post »

Lentil Salad with Sausage and Shrimp

Lentil Salad with Sausage and Shrimp

Lentils are a staple in my household and although I like to prepare them in soups during the cold and wet winterView full post »

Restaurant Style Chilaquiles

Restaurant Style Chilaquiles

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sabra Dipping Co, LLC. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100%View full post »

Grapes in Cinnamon Wine Syrup with Sesame Sugar Brittle

Grapes in Cinnamon Wine Syrup with Sesame Brittle

The summers in California abound with a medley of beautiful fruits and vegetables.  Many make their debut in a shortView full post »

Jalapeño White Cheddar Cactus Huaraches

Jalapeño White Cheddar Cactus Huaraches

The summer is a time for family gatherings and back yard barbecues.  There is lots to celebrate with the fourth ofView full post »

Dole California Cook-Off

Come and enjoy an afternoon of grilling and fun at the sixth annual Dole California Cook-off! Celebrity Chef Ben FordView full post »

Apricot Fizz

Apricot Fizzy | Chabacano Efervescente

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Gallo Family Vineyards and Latina Bloggers Connect.  All opinionsView full post »

Princess House Infusion Pitcher

Persian Cucumber Marjoram Lime Infused Water

This is a sponsored post by Princess House.  All opinions are 100% my own. One of my biggest concerns during theView full post »

Roasted Jalapeño Salsa

Chiles Toreados

A great salsa is made with simple and few ingredients.  Nothing fancy.  Typically, a chile “toreado” is aView full post »

Hibiscus Cherry Cooler

Hibiscus Cherry Cooler | Agua Fresca de Jamaica y Cereza

Every time I visit my local Latin grocery store, I tend to gravitate toward their dried herbs and spice section.View full post »

Confetti Avocado Salad

Confetti Avocado Salad

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Avocados from Mexico. I received compensation for this post, however all opinionsView full post »

Mango Chipotle Tacos

Mango Chipotle Carnitas Tacos with Pico de Gallo

This post is sponsored by Hidden Valley.Recently, I’ve rekindled my love affair with my slow cooker.  For someView full post »

Salsa Botanera

Salsa Botanera #SalsaSaturday {Giveaway}

Since summer is right around the corner, I am turning up the heat on Nibbles and Feasts as well.  Today, we areView full post »