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2018 #PaletaWeek Kickoff: Pitaya Coconut Kiwi Paletas

Today we toast to the first day of summer and to my 2018 #PaletaWeek kickoff. And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious paleta? Inspired by Kate of Hola Jalapeño’s Margarita Week, I introduced #PaletaWeek three years ago. It’s been so much fun to see the list of Mexican-inspired popsicles grow and grow, with recipes contributed by some of my absolute favorite chefs, home cooks, and food bloggers.

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How to Host a Memorable Mexican Fiesta

Earlier this month, a few fellow food-loving bloggers were in town and we decided to host a little fiesta at my house. It was wonderful to be able to open my home to inspiring Latinas and build a sense of community in the suburbs of Denver, where cultural activities are few and far between. Read More…

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Piloncillo Syrup

Many thanks to California Strawberries and Society Culinaria for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and Amado and I are super excited to surprise papá with homemade breakfast prepared with lots of amor. We’ll be making whole wheat pancakes topped with California Strawberries piloncillo syrup, fresh fresas, and pepitas. This five-ingredient recipe is the easiest way to enjoy homemade pancakes without spending all morning in the kitchen. Read More…

10 Mexican-Inspired Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day

In my humble opinion, Día de las Madres should be celebrated all day, every day. Fortunately, since I am American with Mexican raices, I get to celebrate this beautiful day twice, on May 10 for Mexican Mother’s Day and on May 13 for American Mother’s Day. My family and friends know that as much as I love receiving presents, it is their presence during these special occasions that I cherish most. So skip the expensive gifts and brunch lines and prepare your madre something from the heart. Most importantly, always remember that there is no gift like the gift of presence!
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Strawberry Beet Mezcal Margaritas

As we celebrate National Strawberry Month and my friend Kate’s annual Margarita Week, I’ve been inspired to create this unconventional cocktail that incorporates some of my favorite ingredients. Read More…