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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 »

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 »


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 »

Lamb and Poblano Potato Pot Pie

Lamb and Poblano Potato Pot Pie

Las week I arrived from a trip to a kitchen with an almost empty refrigerator and minimal cooking ingredients toView full post »

Achiote Pork with Cactus Strips

Achiote Pork with Cactus Strips

If you are looking for an out of the ordinary dish to serve during the holidays, a dish that still calls forView full post »

mexican rice

Mexican Rice

Mexican-style rice is all about ingredients and technique.  I remember my grandmother using a cheese grater to captureView full post »


Festive Finds with Nespresso and Sur La Table

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a wonderful morning with one of my favorite people, drink one of myView full post »

Southwest Cornbread Chicken Stuffing

Southwest Cornbread Chicken

My family takes Thanksgiving seriously. It is a time to showcase our specialty dishes and a time to enjoy everyoneView full post »

Cafe con Miel

Cafe con Miel

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


Slow Cooker Turkey Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is one of those soups that I can never turn down.  I love ordering it at restaurants and trying out myView full post »

Spageti a la Veracruzana

Veracruz Style Spaghetti

The crazy holiday time is about to begin.  With so much to do, important things fall through the cracks and weView full post »

Rice pudding

Rice Pudding | Arroz con Leche

This post is brought to you by got milk? Drink to a brighter future. I know I am late to the winter party because IView full post »

Lamb Sopes with Pomegranate, Apple and Serrano Pico de Gallo

Lamb Sopes with Pomegranate, Apple and Serrano Pico de Gallo

Lamb is one of the most delicious meats to incorporate in your traditional dishes. With unexpected ingredientView full post »

The Pillsbury Bake-Off: Raspberry Cream Cheese Empanadas

We’ve only been one week into the month of November and it’s already become a whirlwind.  Part of thatView full post »

Very Berry Mini Waffles

Very Berry Mini Waffles

With the craziness of the holidays about to occur, one must start planning the day’s routine with efficiency,View full post »

Boneyard Chocolate Cake

Boneyard Chocolate Cake

Happy Halloween!  Before we set out to go trick-or-treating this evening, I wanted to share with you this basicView full post »

Calaca Sandwichitos

The week before Halloween and Dia de Muertos is one of the funnest weeks of the year for us. Because we love toView full post »

Papas con Elote al mole

Papas en Mole

Every year around this time, I try my hardest to treat my family with a traditional  meal they can enjoy during theView full post »

Pico de gallo verde

Pico de Gallo Verde

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

Pico de Gallo Breakfast Pies

Pico de Gallo Mini Egg Biscuits

Breakfast is not only our most important meal of the day but also a time to sit together as a family and talk aboutView full post »

Chorizo and Chickpea Orecchiette

Chorizo and Chickpea Orecchiette

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Latina Bloggers Connect and Barilla.  All opinions are my own. Nothing beats aView full post »