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My Experience with Trading Ages® in Virtual Reality

Simply hearing about the challenges of aging is just not the same as experiencing them for oneself, even if only for a few moments. Recently, I had the chance to do just that. In collaboration with SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans,…

Layered Three Milk Cake Recipe

This layered three milk cake, also known as Tres Leches Cake, is a favorite in Mexico and beyond. It features a couple of light sponges soaked in a creamy mix of evaporated milk, condensed milk and half & half. Learn how to make it using my recipe, the easiest…

Marbled Pumpkin Lime Cheesecake Bars

If you’re like me, and I suspect you are, you enjoy having a festive treat to serve your family and friends during the holiday season. Enter these little beauties. I love them. In fact, I love these Marbled Pumpkin Lime Cheesecake Bars so much, I think I’ll count…

Mexican Chocolate Pie with Cinnamon Drizzle

The holidays overflow with color, music, family and yummy food. Saving time and stress in the kitchen allows us more time to enjoy it all with the ones we love. That’s why using a few hacks and shortcuts to speed things up can be so important during this…

Pumpkin Atole A Fast, Easy Mexican Tradition

Welcome the flavors of autumn with this comforting pumpkin atole. Ideal with pan dulce or tamales, Atole, sometimes called Atol in English, is a traditional Mexican, corn-based, warm beverage. You can find it in a variety of flavors like pumpkin, of course, but also strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, coconut, lime,…

Pork Shoulder in Tamarind Sauce

Treat your family this Christmas to a mouth watering dish. This Pork Shoulder in Tamarind Sauce is a juicy, sweet and sour, delight. Serve with colorful, roasted veggies and warm bread. This pork shoulder in Tamarind Sauce recipe is part of a sponsored collaboration with the National Pork Board…

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Apricot-Habanero Sauce

My family always prepares pork during our end of the year festivities. While pork is the constant, we like trying new recipes each year, and this Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Apricot-Habanero sauce is my latest creation. This recipe post was made possible by Smithfield® and DimeMedia. My comments, opinions,…

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

The holidays are almost here, a time when we hope to spend quality time with friends and family. Fall flavors are all around us, cranberries, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, squash, ginger, apples, pears, maple, turkey, and more. It’s during these times I like to pay special attention to making…

Milk Gelatin A Family Tradition

Milk gelatin has a long tradition in my family. We’ve served it at both our parties and our daily meals since before I was born. Here’s our story, along with a simple recipe for creating your own milk gelatin to savor at your family’s celebrations. Thanks to our…

Mexican Christmas Recipes Checklist

I thought it might be helpful to bring together links to many of my Mexican Christmas recipes. The season includes celebrations like Las Posadas, Christmas Day, Three Kings Day, and Candlemas. The Mexican Christmas season lasts a little over two months, and there’s a lot to cover so…

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Jerez-Cranberry-Chipotle Sauce

Why a Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Jerez-Cranberry-Chipotle Sauce? Growing up in Mexico, if I were to walk in the house and saw my family preparing pork, I knew we were celebrating something special. That’s just the way it was. You already know, because I’ve mentioned it here many times,…

DIY Holiday Magnetic Board

With as many holidays as we like to celebrate each year, I was looking to simplify how we remember each. A good friend of mine had something very sweet which involved changing out a small wooden figurine for each holiday. In partnership with Lowe’s So when I was…

Roasted Turkey in White Wine and Citrus Brine

Thanks to the folks at Mizkan for sponsoring this culinary adventure. My comments and opinions are my own. To brine a turkey, in simplest terms, is to soak it in a salty solution. Miraculously (and through osmosis) this causes meats to stay hydrated while cooking and makes for…

Enchiladas Verdes de Pollo – Chicken Enchiladas in Green Sauce

ENGLISH VERSION BELOW Las enchiladas verdes de pollo es uno de mis antojitos mexicanos favoritos. Son ligeramente picositas y deliciosas con crema y queso. Aprende a hacerlas aquí. TAMBIEN LEE: Entomatadas de Queso Enchiladas es la deliciosa combinación de tortillas remojadas en algún tipo de salsa y rellenas…

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Poblano Pepper Galette

A Poblano Pepper Galette makes the perfect, easy to assemble meal for your family’s, and our family’s, busy Fall lifestyle. I like to…

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5 Brain Foods I Love

Hi Everyone! June is a busy month for all of us. From the long-awaited summer solstice, our longest day of the year, to…

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