Tangy Tomatillo Salsa with Chile de Árbol

I love making salsa and in Mexico learned that the three main techniques when preparing chiles for salsa are roasting, toasting, and boiling. With a few simple ingredients, this particular ...

Cocina Tips and Remedios Caseros (Mexican Home Remedies)

One of my favorite things to do – aside from learn and share new recipes – is learn useful kitchen tips, cooking tricks, and remedios caseros (natural home remedies). When ...

Famous Family Fiesta Jello

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own. When my family gathers for the holidays there are a few staple ...

Tangy Tomatillo Salsa with Chile de Árbol

I love making salsa and in Mexico learned that the three main techniques when preparing chiles for salsa are roasting, toasting, and boiling. With a few simple ingredients, this particular salsa is one of the easiest to make, but is loaded with flavor. Read More…

Cocina Tips and Remedios Caseros (Mexican Home Remedies)

One of my favorite things to do – aside from learn and share new recipes – is learn useful kitchen tips, cooking tricks, and remedios caseros (natural home remedies). When my friend Patrick from Mexican Please reached out to me for kitchen tips or cooking tricks to share on his Food Bloggers Ultimate Kitchen Tips and Cooking Tricks guide, it immediately brought back a flood of childhood memories surrounding remedios caseros. Read More…

Famous Family Fiesta Jello

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

When my family gathers for the holidays there are a few staple dishes that we all look forward to each year – aside from the tamales, of course. This particular recipe has been handed down for three generations and quickly became a family favorite when my mother and I began making it.
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Spicy Pineapple Jam with Manchego Cheese

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

Last week I was in California preparing for the holidays, surrounded by friends and family. Whenever I’m in town, I enjoy getting together with the girls for a night of cocktails and cooking. My dear friend Nadia offered her cocina so that we could host a Girls’ Night: Holiday Entertaining Cooking Class. We mostly caught up over a drink and learned some fun and easy drink and appetizer recipes that take the stress out of entertaining. We also took the opportunity to collect a new toy, book, or pajamas for Junior Foundation Charities as a way to give back to others in need. Read More…

Hibiscus Sangria Recipe + Holiday Madness

Last week Amado and I arrived in California and since stepping off of the plane, we’ve been on the go every day. Aside from visiting with family and friends, I set my 2018 intentions at the Super Mamas Vision Board Posada, made over 350 tamales at our annual tamalada, and had the opportunity to meet amazing Latino small business owners at Molcajete Dominguero. I even managed to teach a cooking class and sneak in a quick trip to Tijuana for some tacos and shopping (you can hear more about our Tijuana trip on the most recent episode of Nos Vemos en el Swap Meet podcast). Whew – I’m exhausted just thinking about everything we’ve done this week. Read More…