Coconut-Lychee Punch

One of my favorite things about summer is getting together with family and friends and backyard parties – lots of grilling adventures and exciting cocktails.

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Essential Tools to Make Mexican Dishes

When it comes to Mexican cooking there are a handful of tools I can’t live without. In this video I share some of my favorites.

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Grilled Pineapple Mojito

I have an obsession with grilling fruit. I love to grill avocados, peaches, and pineapple just to name a few. I recently made tacos al pastor and as I...


Aguas Frescas Charity Stand

Happy summer! Are you trying to find ideas to entertain your children? How about coordinating a philanthropic effort as a family? I recently partnered with Land O’Lakes whose tagline...


Ground Turkey Nachos

Nachos are a favorite in my home. We usually make nachos whenever we have grilled meat or shredded chicken leftovers. This recipe is made with ground turkey making these...

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Steak and Bacon Shish Kebabs

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...

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.


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...


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....


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...