Sweet Raisin Tamales (Tamales Dulces)

My grandma was always wearing an apron and in the kitchen cooking and dancing (when she thought no one was looking). She had an old transistor radio on top...


How to Host a Tamalada

The history of tamales dates back to the Mayans and the Aztecs – they served them as portable food for soldiers, hunters, and travelers. The history of people can...


Tamal Dough (Masa para Tamales)

The most vital ingredient in making the perfect tamal is the masa. Masa is the plain, wet stone-ground dough made with a special corn known as nixtamal.


Persimmon Empanadas

Oh persimmons how I love thee, but what I hate are the prices of persimmons. It all depends where you live, but here in Colorado they can range from $1.99...


Favorite Christmas Recipes + Cooking Safety Video

I’m so excited…I’m hosting Christmas this year. After traveling so much I am looking forward to celebrating the holidays in our home. Our home is decked out with Christmas...


Christmas Sangria

More than likely you will be serving wine at your Christmas dinner, but instead of plain ol’ wine, how about make your wine go further and serve this festive Christmas...


Mini Chorizo and Cheese Quiches

You can serve up these mouthwatering mini quiches in 30 minutes. A delicious mixture of eggs, cheese, and chorizo. These are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Biscochos Mexican Christmas Cookies

Bake it Forward with Biscochos + Video

Have you ever felt a calling to do something special? Something for others? Something for the community? I have been dealing with these types of inner feelings for months...

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Pine Nut Cookies with Ground Chile

Happy National Cookie Day! Yup, it’s a real day. I’m all about any excuse to eat some sweets and this “holiday” is no exception.

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Fiesta Entertaining Giveaway

I’m so excited to bring you today’s amazing giveaway – it’s actually 10 giveaways – with a chance to win over $3,000 in prizes! Tis the season to give,...