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…

Marcela Valladolid’s Casa Marcela Cookbook + Homemade Granola Recipe

This year I’ve decided that I will be sharing one recipe each month from cooks and books that inspire me. I have a collection of beautiful Mexican cookbooks just asking to be cracked open and this is the perfect excuse to dust them off and experiment with new dishes. Read More…

¡Feliz cumpleaños, Amado! Tips on Hosting an Adult-Friendly Kid Party

¡Feliz cumpleaños, Amado! Today is Amado’s fourth birthday and I must admit that this has definitely been the most fun year for me. Read More…

Helado de queso (Mexican Cheese Ice Cream)

Have you ever tried helado de queso? This recipe takes me back to my childhood when I first tasted something very similar at my uncle Rogelio’s restaurant in Mexico City. Read More…