Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake

Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake

I’m obsessed with anything and everything pumpkin. As soon as Starbucks has pumpkin spice lattes in season I’m jumping for joy. I could seriously drink one everyday, until I...

Steak Tacos with Cucumber-Jicama Salsa and grilled avocado slices

Steak Tacos with Cucumber-Jicama Salsa

Did you miss me? I feel as if I’ve been gone forever. I know my family missed me, but thankfully my mom has been in town to help out...

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo Refried Black Beans + California Events

I could eat huevos rancheros for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A classic Mexican breakfast, huevos rancheros are fried eggs served on lightly crisp corn tortillas smothered in beans or salsa....

Pico de Gallo (Chopped Tomato Salad)

Kick Ass Pico de Gallo

This is the simplest of all salsas to make. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, and have all these fresh ingredients, then even better.

chiles en nogada

Chiles en Nogada (Stuffed Poblano Chiles with Walnut Sauce)

Ever since I saw the movie Like Water for Chocolate I have always wanted to make chiles en nogada. The film is about love, tradition, passion, communication, and food....

Rib-Eye Steak with Cilantro Lemon Butter

Rib-Eye Steak with Cilantro Lemon Butter

Just add a dab of herb butter to your next steak and I promise you it will taste amaze-balls. Yes, I said it, “amaze-balls”. My kids hate it when...

Burgers Al Pastor

Sliders al Pastor

I don’t want to admit it, but it’s time to face the facts, people: summer is drawing to a close, and with it, those gorgeous sunny weekends spent grilling...

Pickled Red Onions Cebollas en Escabeche

Pickled Red Onions (Cebollas en Escabeche)

Do you want a magical topping that will add a flavorful zing to tacos, sandwiches, or burgers? Then you have got to make pickled red onions. They are so...

Tortas de Bistec

Tri-Tip Sandwich with Chimichurri Sauce (Tortas de Bistec)

Yes, I admit it — I love beef. Growing up we didn’t eat it often but when we did, it was usually ground beef, which I couldn’t stand when...

mini berry cheesecake

Mini Berry Goat Cheese Cakes

Ok, confession…I have gained some weight. More than I care to admit. Although I usually lose weight during the summer, this season I gained. I stopped going to yoga,...