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Grilled Tilapia with Mango Avocado Salsa

Every time my kids eat tilapia it puts a huge smile on my face. It took them at least a year to enjoy it. I didn’t give up on serving it for dinner and eventually their taste buds adjusted.  I tried cooking it in a variety of ways but this recipe has gotten the most thumbs […]

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Panzanella Tuscan Salad

This is a compensated collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Who says you can’t create your own sunshine.  The skies are gray here but I can definitely bring in some cheer into our life by brightening up our dining room with a fun color tablecloth and a […]

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Family Night: Sushi Making

My toddler asks if we can make sushi, every time we go to the grocery store.  He’s only had it once and he was quite small so I can’t believe he remembers.  I think he just likes saying the word, “Shushi”, that’s how he says it. I’ve avoided making sushi because in my mind it seemed like an […]

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Creamy Chipotle Pasta Salad {healthified}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias I love chipotle chiles!  They give any recipe a smoky flavor that’s irresistible. If you haven’t tried a meal with chipotle chiles in it, I highly recommend it. One of my favorite brands is La Morena […]

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Top 10 Real Food Meals

I was talking to my friend last week about real food and clean eating, it can be confusing but they are very similar from what I gather.  Organic Authority explains how these two trendy diets are similar and different here. After looking into clean eating and real food, I’ve realized that we kind of fall into the real […]

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Game Day: Mini Black Bean Quinoa and Bacon Burgers

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. So to be completely honest, I don’t watch the game. I go to Game Day events to eat and socialize. I usually hangout in the dining room around the food table and just chat the night away. Here’s a hearty and scrumptious […]

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Healthy Eating Weekly Meal Plan

If you’ve been following along we are now starting week 2 of healthy eating!  This has been so good for me and I’m really excited to see how this will change my attitude, energy and hopefully waistline. I shared with you last week TONS of links to healthier options for meals you can go here.  […]

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30 Days of Healthy Eating Weekly Meal Plan

My wish for this month is to eat better and I’m hoping it continues for the rest of the year.  As we all know eating healthy and exercise go hand in hand, so I also plan on exercising at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes. I’m feeling positive about this with my 30 Days […]

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Amazing Fluffy Quinoa Recipe

The first time I made quinoa I made a rookie mistake and I ended up with bitter tasting quinoa that no one enjoyed.  I share below what to do so you don’t make the same mistake. I first discovered Quinoa in South America and once I figured out how to make it, it quickly became […]

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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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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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Add Sparkle to Your Family Day Activity: Making Ravioli with Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AddSparkle #CollectiveBias Sometimes it’s good to get out of our everyday routine and add SPARKLE to our week. Our little familia does this on Family Day.  Family day is what adds pizzazz, connection, fun and laughter to our weekly mundane routine–allowing us […]

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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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#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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