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Spicy Golden Salsa

Most of us have heard of golden milk, but have you heard of golden salsa? I’m always experimenting with new salsas. Oftentimes, my best ideas come when I have guests coming over, or when I have an abundance of a particular vegetable or fruit . . . or when something is on the verge of going bad. This particular salsa was inspired by my harvest of gold cherry tomatoes. Hope you like it as much as I do!

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Chiles Toreados: My New Favorite Side Dish

I posted this hot little recipe on my Insta account and have received repeated requests to lock it down for posterity on my blog. Read More…

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…

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…

Salsa Bandera (Pico de Gallo)

Today marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month and commencement of Mexico’s Fiestas Patrias (Independence Day festivities). The national holiday always includes a delicious spread of food with colors that pay tribute to the country’s flag: verde, blanco, y rojo. Read More…