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May 19, 2014

Chunky Red Salsa Recipe

There is something special about roasted tomatoes and serrano peppers. The colors brighten and the flavors sharpen. Salsa roja is one of the most popular salsas in México, it goes really well on tacos, quesadillas, tostadas or even over eggs. You can make this salsa roja martajada (chunky) in a molcajete, if you have one. […]

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April 14, 2014

Mexican Cheesecake Recipe

For years cheesecake has been a favorite dessert at family get-togethers. One of my cousins, in fact, sold them and one of my aunts sold them through the family gelatina business. When I first tried cheesecake in the United States, I was surprised. The consistency was very different from the traditional Mexican style I was […]

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December 3, 2013

A Bilingual Christmas Bow for My Front Door

  We have a holiday wreath coming from the Cub Scouts later in the month, but I wanted something on the front door in the meantime to welcome guests and remind us all of the holiday season. I wanted to do something easy and fast, and, of course, I wanted it to be bilingual. Things […]

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October 31, 2013

Cheese Entomatadas Recipe

  This post was written while participating in my partnership with the National Dairy Council, but, as always, all opinions are my own. Over the last few months I’ve been getting the word out on some of the misperceptions about lactose intolerance (LI). I’ve shared science-based facts that support the role of dairy in the […]

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October 31, 2013

I’ve Got Your Back Giveaway

  Thanks to the great folks at Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring this post. My comments and opinions are my own.   The Results Are In… Well, now! Remember how a few weeks back I asked you to help me settle a friendly little household dispute? My husband and I just couldn’t agree on whether the toilet […]

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October 30, 2013

Carne Asada with Marsala Wine Recipe with Giveaway

  Thanks to the folks at Mizkan, the makers of Holland House Cooking Wines and Vinegars, for sponsoring this post. My comments, opinions, and love for carne asada are my own. One Christmas Eve about 20 years ago, I was still relatively chiquita, my aunt, who was always in charge of the meat for Christmas […]

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October 21, 2013

Mary Kay Fairy Tales and Fantasy Collection Giveaway

  For the past few weeks I’ve been offering quite a few wonderful giveaways focusing on essentials for your home and your baby. So I think it’s time to have a little something just for you, don’t you think? To that end, Mary Kay has generously offered a beauty package with their limited edition Fairy […]

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October 11, 2013

Papa How Far is It to The Sun?

So we were driving down a country road the other day, lost in our own thoughts and watching the corn, sunflowers, pumpkins and peppers pass by, when my five year old cracks the silence to ask my husband, “Papa, how far is it to the sun?” I smirked a little, sure he was going to […]

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October 8, 2013

Fast and Yummy Recipes Using Canned Black Beans

Beans are one of my all time favorite foods. I grew up eating  frijoles de la olla  almost every day, and today, they are part of our daily diet as well. But it wasn’t until I moved to the United States more than 12 years ago when I discovered how much I enjoy eating black […]

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October 4, 2013

3 Ways to Save Money on Children’s Clothing

  Thanks to the great folks at Kimberly-Clark for sponsoring this post. As always, my comments and opinions are my own. This summer, my husband and I sent my older boy to my parents’ house for a week, and the day he walked back through the door we couldn’t believe how much he’d grown!! It […]

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