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Garbazorizo Bean and Cheese Empanadas

December 19, 2017

One of the best flavor combinations I’ve been experiencing lately has been the mixture of garbanzo beans and chorizo: garbanzorizo.  The mixture is very versatile and can be used as a topping for polenta, mashed potatoes, pasta, or as a stuffing for a taco, burrito or tamales.  The spices in the chorizo blend perfectly with the mild garbanzo flavor.  Not to mention the texture the garbanzo beans give this blend a great mouthfeel with the various flavors and textures.

Churros with Spicy Sipping Chocolate

December 17, 2017

This Churros with Spicy Sipping Chocolate recipe is part of a sponsored collaboration with Vive Mejor and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Christmas is a week away and I’m about half way finished with holiday shopping for everyone on my list.  Everything I’ve purchased so far has been bought online in the comfort of my own home. I was feeling like a total grinch because I had not set foot inside a store, listened to one single Christmas carol, hung a single ornament on a tree or worn an ugly holiday sweater. Today was the day I would let the sun and cool breeze kiss my face.  I headed over to the mall to finish checking off my list like the good ‘ol pre Amazon Prime days.

Cheese Potato Poblano Tamales

December 12, 2017

This cheese potato and poblano tamales recipe post is sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market.  Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this website possible.

Today is December 12:  día de la Virgen de Guadalupe. A day that honors the patron saint of Mexico and her apparition at el Cerro de Tepeyac.  Every year thousands of Catholics travel to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico city to pray, ask for miracles and gift her red roses.

Sparkling Wine Pairings

December 11, 2017

Thank you Gloria Ferrer for sponsoring this post. Elevate your everyday entertaining this season with Gloria Ferrer wines!

Next time you are invited to a gathering, be the life of the party and contribute a bottle of sparkling wine and some goodies to go with it.   Sparkling wine is so versatile that practically anything pairs well with those nose-tickling bubbles.

Corn and Poblano Squash | Calabacitas

December 8, 2017

This post is sponsored by Made In.  All opinions are my own.

If there is a dish that takes me back to my childhood, it is the beloved calabacitas.  Traditionally made with Mexican squash, white corn and queso fresco, they were my mom’s answer to a veggie-packed meal that could literally feed 20.

Minty Clementine Pineapple Agua Fresca

December 7, 2017

This is a sponsored post by Cuties Citrus. All opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make this website possible.

The winter season is a very busy time in our household.  I spend lots of time in the kitchen developing holiday recipes.  Desserts abound the counters of my kitchen and take up pretty much every single nook and cranny of my refrigerator and kitchen space.  Besides my busy cooking schedule, we have holiday shopping, homework duties, volunteer hours to fulfill and classroom parties to plan.  Healthy snacks are of the essence and I’m thankful for the giant bowl of Cuties in my kitchen to help us through the season.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

December 7, 2017

Thank you MI-DEL for sponsoring this post. Get inspired with holiday recipes here and purchase your own MI-DEL Pie Crust at Walmart stores nationwide!

This year, we will be spending the holidays with my sister.  This Christmas is an extra special one because we are expecting a brand new niece.  Isn’t that the ultimate gift?!  Since everyone’s focus will be centered around the arrival of this little angel, I need to step in and prep for Christmas dinner!   You don’t have to ask me twice.  I already have a dessert in mind.

White Chocoflan

November 30, 2017

This is a sponsored post by Nestlé® La Lechera®.  Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this site possible.

It’s a great time to be in the kitchen, don’t you think?  I’m baking away, prepping for the holiday rush and lots of hungry mouths to feed.  I am so happy because this year, I’ve created a show stopper as a sweet ending to our holiday meal.

Hearts of Palm Ceviche Tostadas

November 29, 2017

This is a sponsored post by Guerrero.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make this website possible.

It’s late November.  Can you believe it’s 100°F in Southern California?  We want to get into the holiday spirit but the weather just won’t budge.  Just when we get a chill in the air as the sun goes down, we get excited and start bringing out the comfy sweaters and making hot Mexican chocolate.  The next day, we are back to blasting the air conditioner to the coolest setting and wearing shorts.

Vegetable Chileajo Soup

November 28, 2017

 This vegetable chileajo soup post is a sponsored by Farberware.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this website possible.

After a week full of indulgences and hearty meals I’ve been in the mood for some vegetable soup.  Not just your typical vegetable soup.  I wanted a soup with a spicy broth that I can easily whip up during the week without the guilt.