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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 Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

This Easy Creamy Chicken Pot Pie is so good it will make you want to call your mama! Funny story, I was having a group of senior kids over to my house for dinner. At the time I worked part-time so I rushed home and whipped this recipe up.  I was in such a hurry that I […]

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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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Summer Vacation Countdown: Family Dinner & Activity

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. #SummerGoodies #CollectiveBias I’ve been dying to share this post with you but most of all I can’t wait to share this Summer Vacation Countdown activity with […]

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Family Fun: Wacky Family Dinner

I had so much fun putting together our Wacky Family Dinner today. As you may know, today is April Fools Day.  I have always been a little prankster, I could sit down for hours with you and share all of my fun prankster stories from college.  But once I became mom that side of me […]

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How to Make Easy Homemade Chicken Stock

I’m used to calling it chicken broth over chicken stock.  And apparently in the culinary world it’s a debate on whether there’s even a difference in the two.  Some people use the words interchangeably otherwise believe that there is indeed a distinction.  Those who believe that there is a distinction would say if there is […]

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Avocado Salad Bowls: Bacon, Zuchinni and Tomato

Anybody else trying to make better eating choices this new year?  I am, especially after my doctor visit today. I’m sad to report that I gained 4 pounds over the holidays (insert bummed face with pouty lips sticking out).  I was quite disappointed since I had just lost 10 pounds before the holidays kicked off but […]

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Easy Cranberry Orange Sauce

This is the easiest cranberry orange sauce ever!  I really enjoy this flavor combination plus it’s a fun and easy way to spice up  your canned cranberry sauce. If you prefer fresh cranberries you can easily use those which I also prefer but sometimes easy is just as good. Easy Cranberry Orange Sauce 1/2 cp […]

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How to Make Pumpkin Puree in the Crock Pot

I’ve been experimenting with different ways to cook our pumpkins and making pumpkin puree.  I really like the roasted pumpkin method that I share here because it brings out the flavor but I would have to say this is my first choice if I’m in a hurry.  I personally can’t really taste the difference in flavor. I love how […]

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Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup & Grilled Cheese Croutons

~ The secret is in the roasting~ This Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is award winning as far as my family is concerned. They LOVE it! My kids rave about it and ask for seconds and want it for lunch leftovers.  I’ve been tweaking the recipe for years and I finally got it to what I consider […]

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How to Make Pumpkin Puree from Scratch

I didn’t realize how much I loved Libby that is Libby’s Pumpkin Puree, until I moved to a place where they don’t sell it.  They also don’t sell pumpkin spice here so I have faithfully packed these two Fall favorite ingredients into my suitcase along with corn tortillas, reeces pieces, Sun chips….. for years but now I […]

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Zuppa Toscana {Olive Garden Inspired}

When I eat at the Olive Garden, I pretty much stuff my face with bread sticks, soup and salad.  When I discovered this Zuppa Toscana recipe I knew I had to try it.  It’s absolutely amazing! With every bite my two year old would say, “Mmmmmm, I like this.” So I looked up online about […]

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Kid Friendly Recipes from Around the World: Easy Korean Beef

I don’t eat beef very much so I have a hard time coming up with creative beef recipes. I make the typical beef meals: hamburgers, meatballs, tamale pie, tacos- and well I think that’s all.  So I went searching online for some more ideas and I came across this super easy recipe called Korean Beef. If you’ve […]

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How to Make a Rotisserie Chicken in the Crock Pot

This rotisserie chicken is one of my favorite recipes to make because from this one chicken I can get at least 2 other meals if I mix the chicken in with other hearty ingredients. Easy Rotisserie Chicken in the Crock Pot Whole chicken 5-8 depending on the size of your crock pot olive oil  Your favorite chicken […]

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Tamale Pie with Chipotle Cheddar Cornbread

I can’t believe I’ve kept this recipe to myself.  I discovered Tamale Pie when I was in college and I’ve been tweaking and trying different recipes for  years but I think I am finally satisfied with my final recipe. Oh and by the way, Tamale Pie is not really a Mexican dish but it does resemble Mexican food in […]

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Pizza Muffins {freezable recipe}

My son will go to first grade tomorrow.  He was getting his getting his lunch ready for school tomorrow and I walked into the kitchen and stopped him just as he was spreading the jelly on some bread.  He looked shocked but everything inside me was screaming this: I will not be a peanut butter and […]

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Grilled Cheese Pepperoni Pizza Sandwich

Do you want to pimp up your grilled cheese sandwich?  This simple Grilled Pepperoni Pizza Sandwich will do the trick. Summer means I am in the kitchen a lot more because I have a full house.  My husband and my three boys are counting down the minutes for me to serve lunch.  I always struggle […]

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