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Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato Meat Sauce

This month I got a little nostalgic because I didn’t get to spend Mother’s Day with my my mom this year.View full post »

Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato Meat Sauce

This month I got a little nostalgic because I didn’t get to spend Mother’s Day with my my mom this year.View full post »

#CaciqueDoubleHeader

This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. in conjunction with Society Culinaria.  All opinions are my own.  Thank youView full post »

Jalapeño Hummus Crab Melts

Jalapeño Hummus Crab Melts

If I had to name a product that is a staple in my home I would have to say it’s Sabra Hummus.  Because everyView full post »

Better Future Moms with Got Milk?

Do you know a mom who’s made a difference in your life and the lives of their community while empowering theirView full post »

Iced Vanilla Latte

Iced Vanilla Latte: Hamilton Beach 2-Way Flex Brew

I’m an avid coffee drinker.  I love my warm cup before anything else on a daily basis.  On hot days, I love itView full post »

Happy Mother’s Day #DoinGood

This is a sponsored post by Minute Maid and DiMe Media. All Opinions are my own. Never in a million years did IView full post »

Squash Blossom Chile Relleno

It’s that time of the year when those beautiful squash blossoms selectively appear at the farmer’s marketView full post »

Creamy Cilantro Dijon Grilled Asparagus

Our weather is finally warming up and that only means picnics and cooking outdoors are in our horizon. One of ourView full post »

Mole Hojaldritas

Mole Hojaldritas

I think my love of mole first began as child in my grandmother’s kitchen.  I would sit on a kitchen corner stepView full post »

Fish Tacos en Escabeche

Fish Escabeche Tacos

This week, has been busy.  Spending my time back and forth from kitchen to keyboard preparing a few desserts that youView full post »

Breakfast Torta a la Mexicana

Breakfast Torta a la Mexicana

It’s mid-week and nothing says “buenos dias” better than a hearty Mexican style breakfast torta toView 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 »

Stuffed eight ball squash

Stuffed Eightball Squash

Hunger is a serious issue in America and we try to help in any which way we can.  What if I told you that just byView 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 »