Steak and Bacon Shish Kebabs

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I recently returned from visiting my hometown of El Paso. My recent trips have been work related with book signings, TV segments, or hosting an event, so it was nice to go this time and just enjoy it. I visited lots of family, which warmed my heart. As you can imagine I also ate quite a bit, and shopped my little heart out.

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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeño

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeño

Looking for a flavorful grilled appetizer for your 4th of July celebration? These bacon-wrapped shrimp with slivers of jalapeño are one of my family’s favorite starters.

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Spiced Pork and Peach Kabobs

My favorite part about grilling is less mess in the kitchen. I love grilling season and these spiced pork and peaches on a stick is a grilled recipe that’s...

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Paletas de Tamarindo

Have you ever tasted tamarindo? My mom sold tamarindo candy in our family’s neighborhood grocery store and all the barrio kids loved it, but I was not a fan....

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Avocado and Jicama Salad

I get bored of traditional green salads and especially hate salad leftovers. But this salad tastes even better the longer it sits. You can toss it with the dressing...

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Pimientos Rellenos con Picadillo de Carne Deshebrada

Father’s Day is dedicated to giving back to our dads that do so much for us throughout the year. Since my dad is in El Paso, I’m treating my...

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Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

I saw a video for shrimp boil in foil on facebook and couldn’t resist remaking a similar recipe. The original recipe called for shrimp, Andouille sausage, red potatoes, and...

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Double-Chocolate Layer Cake with Roasted Berries

Do you ever really need an excuse to eat chocolate? I know I don’t. This cake is absolutely decadent with hints of coffee combined with a filling and topping...

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Muy Bueno Meal Kits Delivered

I have often been asked to go to people’s homes and cook for them. I truly wish I could. As it is, I struggle trying to juggle my daily...

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5 Tips for Picky Eaters

Today I’m so excited to share this video with you — my five tips for picky eaters. Right from the very beginning I encourage parents to give solid foods...