Ensalada del Desierto | Desert Salad

April 2, 2014

This is a sponsored post by Mama Francesca Premium Cheese Products. In my home state of Coahuila, located in Northeastern part of Mexico, desert salad is a side dish that no spring cook-out can be without.  Chunky hearts of palm, roasted tomatoes, the sweetness of corn, tender white onion and tangy pickled cactus are brought […]

Read the full article →

Tuna Patties in Salsa Rosa| Tortitas de Atun en Salsa Rosa

March 30, 2014

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Family Dollar. I received compensation for this post, however all opinions stated are my own. Cooking on a budget can be a bit of a challenge.  I am guilty of splurging during grocery shopping trips without batting an eyelash to what my final total comes to at […]

Read the full article →

Don’t Miss Knott’s Berry Bloom this Spring

March 28, 2014

Knott’s Berry Bloom returns for its second year this spring season with larger than life displays of beautiful spring colors, interactive family-friendly activities, expanded gourmet food and wine tasting opportunities, and more! New for 2014, celebrate the nostalgic history of Knott’s roots (literally!) at the Ghost Town Boysenberry Festival.  This immersive festival honors the delectable berry that started it all in […]

Read the full article →

Peanut Butter Granola Apple Snack

March 28, 2014

Working with Quaker these past few weeks and sampling the products they have sent me, my family and I have selected our favorites. I love developing recipes with their Old-Fashioned Oats because it’s like a blank canvas to me. I can turn them into a tasty dessert or a wholesome, savory dinner. My husband enjoys […]

Read the full article →

Spicy Deviled Eggs

March 24, 2014

This is a sponsored post by Butterball®.  All opinions are my own. Our spring celebrations usually consist of marinated steak on the grill, a pile of warm corn tortillas and sides such as Mexican rice and ranchero beans stewing in the slow cooker.

Read the full article →

Agua de Avena

March 18, 2014

Spring is almost here and I am getting ready to plan refreshing recipes in my weekly dinner menu. Because I have partnered with Quaker Oats for the next few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to sample their great products I’ve been provided with.

Read the full article →

Fried Polenta with White Bean Salsa

March 15, 2014

Ready-made polenta can be cooked into a great breakfast, brunch, lunch or snack dish if paired with smart ingredients. Polenta is cornmeal that can be boiled to be enjoyed as porridge, grilled or fried as savory patties. It cooks quickly and pairs well with bold and sweet flavors.

Read the full article →

End Childhood Obesity with the Grow Happy Initiative

March 14, 2014

This post is sponsored by Knowledge Universe. One of the main reason’s why I started this site was to chronicle and share some of the best family recipes I had the opportunity to enjoy as a child.   Looking through those cherished recipes, I realized that most are comprised of simple, inexpensive and healthy ingredients. […]

Read the full article →

Yoplait Go-GURT® Celebrates Muppets Most Wanted

March 13, 2014

Yoplait Go-GURT® yogurt is celebrating the Muppets and their new movie, Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted,” in which the Muppets go on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations.

Read the full article →