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Candy Cane Dip

Are you wondering what to do with your left over candy canes or all those candy canes that are half off at the store?  Well, this Candy Cane Dip recipe will not let you down! Make it for your New Years or Christmas festivities. I’ve had to hide this in my fridge because it’s addictive. […]

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Edible Christmas Tree {Healthy Fun Food}

The last time I made a fun snack with our preschool group they all LOVED it so I thought I would start us off with some fun food Christmas snack this time around. This week for our preschool theme I chose–Christmas Trees.  So when I hosted our co-op preschool group we enjoyed lots of Christmas […]

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The Best Apple Pie Dip

Every time I’ve ever brought this to a party it gets all eaten up. Well, until this past weekend when I took it to a Halloween party without chilling it first.  It wasn’t as amazing. So I highly recommend chilling it after making it. I’m proud to say that last year this recipe got picked […]

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Mexican Pizza Sticks

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Hunt’s Tomato Sauce and Latina Bloggers Connect. Mexican Pizza Sticks I’ve never actually had Mexican style pizza until today.  So before making it, I went online searching for some ideas and found lots of variations.  Some used salsa base pizza sauce others use the traditional tomato base […]

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Pumpkin French Toast Rolls

Amazing is the only word I can think of to describe these Pumpkin French Toast Rolls for breakfast!  Seriously amazing! I’m definitely making this again, they are perfect for brunch with the family or a special Saturday morning breakfast. And I would even venture to say they are sweet enough to enjoy as dessert. Though […]

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Nutella Stuffed Bread: Frankenstein, Mummy & Zombie

Holidays for our global nomad family  usually consist of a mix of many activities.  This past weekend we decided to incorporate most of them into one Sunday afternoon.  I know sounds crazy, but we did it! Ecuadorians enjoy Colada morada and Guagas de pan for Day of the Dead and Mexicans enjoy Pan de Muertos and Atole.  Then theirs our […]

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Fun Halloween Food

Fun Halloween Food I prefer the fun Halloween food that doesn’t have brains and blood. I just have a hard time getting past it. I bought a whole chicken from the store one day and when I got home I discovered that the brand I picked out included the head, feet and other guts with […]

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Halloween Food: Mummy Pizza

Halloween Food: Mummy Pizza Have you read the book Where’s My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi?  It’s a fun little book about a mummy who can’t find his mama mummy.  We read it as we started our M is for Monsters (& Mummies) week!  We’ve also been studying Egypt with my older boys who’ve been fascinated by […]

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Chocolate Dulce de Leche Banana Bread

This recipe is perfect for this time of the year not only because of it’s rich caramel flavor but it’s Latin inspired, just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month! I don’t know why I’m so particular about banana bread you would think I wouldn’t be so picky since I’ve eaten BIG ants in the jungle, guinea […]

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Fun Fall Snack for Kids: Olive Owls

Fun Fall Snack for Kids: Olive (I love) Owls! Healthy Treat I don’t always have time to make our boys food fun but we are still enjoying lazy days and I was up for the challenge when I was asked by California Ripe Olives to come up with something fun!  I think this O-live (I […]

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Healthy Chocolate Belgian Waffle Sticks with Peanut Butter Sauce

Don’t let the title– “Belgian Waffles” scare you away. It sounds fancy schmancy but they are actually really easy to make with this recipe I’m sharing below.  Turning our Belgian Waffles into waffle sticks is a big hit with our kids and perfect for our little familia trying to get out the door in the […]

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Must Try Appetizer: Strawberry Bruschetta

The flavors of Strawberry Bruschetta bursting in  your mouth are enough to put a smile on your face.  This past week, I served this appetizer as an afterschool snack for my family and I just watched as their eyes got big and listened with delight as they repeatedly said, “Mmmmm.  This is so good mom.  Yum.” […]

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#Ad Simplified Cooking: Cilantro Lime Chicken Pitas

I am a member of the Colectiva Latina®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Colectiva Latina and its advertiser. I absolutely hate being ruled by my schedule.  When I first started blogging, I decided to start an e-zine but I quickly realized that it was controlling me. […]

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Cooking with Kids: Macaroni & Cheese Bites With Latin Flavor

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Food has always brought our familia together, for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, out of all our little neighborhood friends–our familia, was […]

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Easy Cinnamon Crisp Tortilla Bowls

I’m not sure if Cinnamon Crisp Tortilla Bowls would fall into the authentic Mexican desserts category but once you taste it you’ll notice the hint of Mexican flavors bursting in your mouth. Since it’s Cinco de Mayo, I have a confession to make. Or maybe a few.  This all may come as a shock, so have a seat: […]

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#ad Cinco de Mayo Party Appetizers: Orange Chipotle Chicken Wings

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner you’re going to love my easy party food, Mexican flavored Wings: Orange Chipotle Chicken Wings.  It’s a tradition in […]

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Zucchini Pizza Bites (How to Avoid Soggy Pepperoni Bites)

  These Zuchinni Pizza Bites or I’ve also heard them called Pepperoni bites are aaaahmazing.  It’s my new favorite go to lunch snack!  It’s fast, delicious and healthy!  I’ve been trying to eat healthier but I keep getting off track so I’ve started up again this week. Since I haven’t been eating healthy for the past couple […]

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Spring Cookie Balls: Easter Chicks

My name is Mari and I’m obsessed with Easter chicks.  Ahhh, I feel much better.  Seriously, I love little Easter chickies. They are absolutely adorable. One year I had an Easter Chicks theme party for our second born whose birthday happen to fall on Easter. So, cake balls are yummy but these cookie balls were amazing and easier to […]

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