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{TRES DEL MES} Three Tips from Mexico City Baker Eliceo Lara

It’s no secret that baking is not my forte, but a chance encounter with Mexico City’s beloved baker, Eliceo Lara, inspired me to pull out my rolling pin, sprinkle a bit of flour on my face, and get my bake on. I first crossed paths with Eliceo while on one of my summer trips to Mexico.
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Colorful Kid-Friendly Fruit Kebobs

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

If kid parties stress you out, welcome to the club. In January we celebrated Amado’s fourth birthday in California and while I was excited that we’d finally be able to spend his cumpleaños with family and friends, the last thing I wanted to do was plan an elaborate birthday menu. Read More…

Mandarin Ginger and Honey Paletas

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

One of my all-time favorite desserts to make is paletas. I even spearheaded Paleta Week, an entire week that honors Mexico’s sweet treat. The only problem is that when winter rolls around, I miss making paletas. Read More…

Pineapple Piloncillo Pastelitos with Cream Cheese

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

If you’ve ever been to Porto’s Bakery & Cafe in Southern California, then you’re familiar with the Cuban bakery’s famous guava and cream cheese pastries. They’re one of my favorite items on the menu and I’ve recreated a simple homemade version, but with pineapple and piloncillo. Read More…

Fresas Borrachas: Boozy Strawberry Shots

¡Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad! Can you believe it’s already Valentine’s Day? It feels like only yesterday we were ringing in the New Year and now we’re halfway through February. If time got the best of you and you aren’t fully prepared for Valentine’s Day, here’s a recipe that requires no cooking and very minimal prep work. It’s one that you can enjoy with an amigo, amor, or amante. ¡Salud! Read More…