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Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Picadillo

Picadillo is a dish we grew up eating weekly. We ate a lot of ground beef – I think it was because it was affordable and could go a...

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La Paloma on National Tequila Day

Yes, it’s true — July 24th is National Tequila Day. Now let’s all celebrate like Pee-Wee Herman and sing Tequila as we find an excuse to drink and cook with tequila...

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Paletas (Popsicles/Ice Pops)

It’s been three years since I started this blog. Seriously, where did the time go? I could have never predicted that my love of Mexican food would lead me...

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Huaraches on the Grill + Bake & Serve Stone Giveaway

*This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – scroll down to the bottom to see who won!* I have to admit that I have not wanted to turn on...

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Vangie’s Famous Macaroni Salad

When I was a kid I remember these huge family cookouts for the Fourth of July. We either celebrated at a park or one of my aunts would host...

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Elote (Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Butter)

When I think of the Fourth of July side dishes, I think of corn on the cob. Nothing says summer like corn on the cob — it’s an all-American...

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Tampiqueña Steaks and Grilled Avocados + Video

I’m excited to share a video project my mom and I filmed recently. It has been one of my biggest goals to film more cooking videos and thrilled to...

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Summer Fiesta with Infused Vodkas

Warm weather and barbecue season are finally here. June is my favorite month! Sure it might have something to do with it being my birthday, but more importantly it’s...

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Bourbon Mint Julep Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Topping + Video

Happy Flag Day! Today is my 41st birthday and I’m feeling so blessed. I woke up this morning thanking God for another year of life and for all of...

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Strawberry Fields Forever + Strawberry Pico de Gallo

“Strawberry Fields Forever”…This is the song that I kept humming to myself as I toured strawberry farms in Carmel and Watsonville, California. Come on; hum the song while you...