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Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ® CLÁSICO

Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ® CLÁSICO

This post has been sponsored by NESCAFÉ® CLÁSICO™. All thoughts and opinions are my own. NESCAFÉ® and CLÁSICO™ are trademarks owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.

NESCAFÉ® CLÁSICO™  decaf for evening bonding with the family.

I feel like I’ve been on a rollercoaster lately. From the second I open my eyes, I begin zooming through life. Running around town, driving my son back and forth to school and all his extracurricular activities, picking up groceries from Walmart, taking my mom to her appointments, cleaning the house, getting my recipes done, and photographing has all become the norm. I do it all happily—knowing that at the end of the day, I will have my sobremesa time to unwind and relax with my family over a cup of NESCAFÉ® CLÁSICO™

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Crispy Battered Cauliflower Tacos

Crispy Battered Cauliflower Tacos

This Crispy Battered Cauliflower Taco recipe is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Northgate Gonzalez Market. All opinions and recipe are 100% my own.

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September is National Family Meals Month, and I would be silly to miss this opportunity to join an industry-wide movement to raise awareness of the benefits of frequent family meals. The commitment is to bring families back to the table to share one more meal at home per week. Do you think you can do it? Northgate Gonzalez Market is making it easier to take part of #NationalFamilyMealsMonth. They offer an ever-expanded assortment of products that take the stress out of planning and preparing family meals: pre-prepped fresh ingredients, delicious readymade entrees and wholesome heat and eat dishes.

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Grilled Calabacita Tacos

Grilled Calabacita Tacos

I am proud to partner with Cacique® on this sponsored post. All opinions and recipe are 100% my own.

Grilled Calabacita Tacos stuffed with Cacique's Queso Fresco

Are you the type that loves to put together a little gathering all in the name of TACOS? I am!!

Or as I like to call them Taco Party night. I can celebrate tacos any night of the week ending in Y, and I got the perfect one for you. Grilled Calabacita Tacos are the easiest to prepare. Grilled zucchini halves are stuffed with Cacique Queso Fresco, which is milky, fresh and salty, with a crumbly and creamy texture. Then, they’re placed in a corn tortilla, topped with a corn, tomato, onion and roasted jalapeno relish and drizzled in Cacique Cilantro Lime Sour Cream. Do I have your attention yet? Give these delicious tacos a try while the warm weather lasts… you won’t be disappointed!

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Flor de Calabaza Quesadillas

Flor de Calabaza Quesadillas

Flor de Calabaza Quesadillas

Crispy Flor de Calabaza Quesadillas: A couple of years ago I spent my summer in Italy. Where I enjoyed a lightly crisp battered squash blossoms swimming in simple tomato sauce stuffed with ricotta cheese. I had never had flor de calabaza (squash blossom) Italian style but I was certainly in love one bite in.

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The Perfect Mole Fries

The Perfect Mole Fries

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I’m kinda obsessed with my mole fries right now, not kinda… totally obsessed. I can’t help it. It’s my most recent love letter to my man. He loves my homemade mole, but is a fry guy and the combination makes him swoon. My obsession comes from the assembly of the plate and putting it together, plus I just love mole fries.

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Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

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Did you know it’s #paletaweek ? Yup. Fun right!?! I decided to join in on the lively celebration  and shake things up a bit with a 21 and over version for the adults. 

I’m calling my creations Margarita Enchiloso Paletas! I made a chile lime tequila ice pop to enjoy when you want to get boozy on a stick. If it’s been an extra hard day, make it a double with a shot of tequila on the side. I dipped the tip of my spiked paletas in a mixture of salt sugar tajin and crushed chile peppers! Perfect for a summer night cap or day drinking.

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Vegetarian Taco Board

Vegetarian Taco Board

This post has been sponsored by MAGGI®. All thoughts, opinions, and recipe are my own. 

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Vegetarian Taco Board: A delicious grilled veggie board accompanied by corn tortillas, salsa and queso fresco. Make your taco dreams come true!

Are you SUMMER ready? I love the warm weather and more than loving the warm weather, I love the grilling season that comes with it. I enjoy the whole process of grilling. Choosing the freshest produce; bringing my vegetables home; and making a simple marinade of olive oil, lime juice, MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon, pepper, and garlic. I feel like the bouillon gives my marinade all the flavor it needs for an extra special grilling day.

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Presley's Panaderia "Sweets"

Upside-down Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler

Upside-down Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler

Upside-down Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler: Exactly what it sounds like. A cobbler served like a strawberry shortcake served upside down! I’m a woman that loves staying in for the night playing fantastic music and eating delicious food. A few weeks ago I got an advanced copy […]

Vegan Brownie Oreo Cupcakes

Vegan Brownie Oreo Cupcakes

One of my dearest girlfriend Monique is vegan. For her birthday (April 17th) this year she called and said to me “I don’t want you to buy me anything for my birthday, all I want is for you to make me a vegan dessert.” I […]

White Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

White Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies

I’m heading up to the Bay Area to visit my family for Spring Break, but before I go I must leave you with these delicious White Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich Cookies.

Strawberry Ricotta Cake

Strawberry Ricotta Cake

Strawberry Ricotta Cake: Whipped cream and strawberries tucked between layers of rich ricotta cake and encased in cream cheese frosting. How my Strawberry Ricotta Cake came to be. I’d been dreaming of a ricotta cake for quite some time now. I played with the idea […]

Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie

Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie

Best Dark Sweet Cherry Pie: Perfect for ANY occasion. This is a true story. My aunt Hope is the lead singer of a band named Mazzy Star. Recently she and her band were playing a few nights here in Los Angeles, and then on to […]