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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Altar Honoring Departed Loved Ones + Video

My maternal grandmother, Jesusita inspired this blog and the Muy Bueno cookbook. She was an amazing person, a fantastic cook, and honestly a saint. She opened her heart and...

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Conchas + Magimix Food Processor Giveaway

Every year I challenge myself to make a special dish that reminds me of my grandma or a traditional dish to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the...

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How to Cut and De-Seed a Pomegranate + Video

Granadas (pomegranates) always remind me of my grandma. She had two pomegranate trees in her backyard and as a kid I would stare at those trees for any sign...

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How to Roast Chile Peppers + Video

Do you remember scratch and sniff books? I always wanted to write and illustrate a children’s scratch and sniff book with scents that remind me of my childhood. But...

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Fig and Mascarpone-Gorgonzola Crostinis and a Godiva Truffles Party with Bloggers

Coordinate a brunch with food bloggers, and you will have a bounty of delicious and beautiful food. I hosted a brunch and invited a handful of Colorado food bloggers...

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Machaca con Huevo (Machaca with Eggs)

Traditional machaca is marinated beef or pork that is rubbed with spices, pounded, dried, and shredded similar to beef jerky. Back in the old days (before my time) my...

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Brisket Flautas Banderas

It seems that every time my mom visits we have crazy weather. I’m sure you’ve heard the news–Colorado is being drenched with heavy rainfall. Thankfully we are safe and...

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Steak Fajitas with Grilled Onions, Peppers, and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Chimichurri Sauce

Fajitas remind me of El Paso and a restaurant called Wyngs. It was one of my favorite restaurants that specialized in sizzling tender fajitas, delicious classic guacamole, spicy pico...

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Rustic Tartlets Filled with Dulce de Leche, Strawberries, and Mango

You’ve got to love a dessert that looks impressive, tastes unbelievable, but that’s actually quite simple to make. These juicy, sweet tartlets are exactly that. Baked, then filled with...

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Mango and Avocado Salsa Video

September is fast approaching which means fall is nearby. I’m from El Paso and crave the hot desert weather. As much as I love warm comforting foods and the...