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Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

Margarita Enchiloso Paletas


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.

Vegetarian Taco Board

Vegetarian Taco Board

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


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.


Maggi is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with because it enhances all of my every day dishes!

I decided this summer would be the summer of the Vegetarian Taco Board in my household. Not all tacos are created equally, and a taco board gives people the liberty to mix and match the ingredients—formulating the perfect bite! It’s so easy to put together. I simply run down to Walmart and grab all my favorite vegetables, tortillas, queso fresco, and I can’t forget MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon. I love shopping there, it’s so convenient and reasonable.


I make sure to grill Anaheim chiles stuffed with Jack cheese, baby Bella mushroom kabobs, corn on the cob, green onion, zucchini, yellow and red bell pepper, and peaches. I pair my grilled veggies with radishes, a spicy tomatillo avocado cilantro salsa, corn tortillas, and queso fresco.


Ingredients for Vegetarian Taco Board:

For the marinade:

  •     3 MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon cubes
  •     1/3 cup olive oil
  •      fresh lime juice – 1 lime
  •     black pepper to taste
  •     a pinch of chile flakes
  •      1/2 tablespoon minced garlic

For the salsa:

  • 3 large tomatillos (peeled, and boil for 20 minutes)
  • 2 serrano chiles (stems removed, boil for 15 minutes)
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 2 MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar


  • Anaheim chiles
  • baby bella mushrooms
  • zucchini
  • red and yellow bell pepper
  • green onion
  • peaches
  • corn on the cob
  • radish
  • avocado

You’ll also need:

  • corn tortillas – heat on grill or over a gas stove
  • jack cheese – cut into pieces
  • queso fresco – sliced
  • lemon wedges


  1. Marinade: Place all ingredients in a bowl, then whisk until combined. Set to the side until ready to use.
  2. Salsa: Remove tomatillos from boiling water and place in a blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until creamy and smooth. Place in a bowl and use to drizzle into your tacos.
  3. Vegetables: Clean all veggies by rinsing under cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel, then slice into desired cuts. I strand the mushrooms onto kabob sticks for easier grilling. Once all vegetables are cut brush marinade on them with a pastry brush.
  4. Grill: Fire up the grill and allow it to get super hot. Once the grill is ready add your vegetable to the grill and cook until charred on both sides. Remove from grill and arrange on a board.
  5. Assemble: Start by placing the bowl of salsa on the board, along with a plate of queso fresco, and corn tortillas. Then add each vegetable to the board, framing the plates already placed on board to surround completely.
  6. Tips: Once corn is grilled, cut off the cob to sprinkle into tacos. It’s easier to grill the Anaheim chiles first, then once charred slit down the front and stuff with cheese. Place chiles back on grill and allow cheese to melt.
  7. Place grilled veggies of your choice in a warn corn tortilla then top with salsa!

I found the MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon in the international aisle at Walmart. Be sure to load up for an entire summer of grilling. Enjoy!

Easy Homemade Mole (kinda)

Easy Homemade Mole (kinda)

Make this easy homemade mole and drizzle it on whatever you’d like.

I recently realized I didn’t have a traditional mole from scratch on my blog, and decided it was time to make an easy homemade mole to post here. Does the word ‘easy’ really accompany the word ‘mole’ ever? It is now, I just joined the two. I should actually say it’s kinda easy homemade mole. Laugh if you will, but you won’t be laughing at the final result… you’ll be saying HOLY MOLE!

Soy Chorizo Potato Tacos

Soy Chorizo Potato Tacos

Soy Chorizo Potato Tacos are vegan based, but if you add cheese they become vegetarian bites. The choice is yours!

I think about soy chorizo potato tacos and my mouth waters. They are a total treat in my house and a serious indulgence. It’s like a holiday meal on a Tuesday night, except no real reason to celebrate except for TACOS! My husband requests them casually all the time hoping I’ll say yes and just start frying the shells in preparation.

Berry Poppy Seed Pancakes

Berry Poppy Seed Pancakes

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tuxton Homes. All opinions and recipe are 100% my own.

Berry Poppy Seed Pancakes cooked in Tuxton Homes nonstick frypan

I wake up with breakfast on my mind, and today I thought it would be extra cute to make Berry Poppy Seed Pancakes. Imagining the colors of the pancakes would be so aesthetically pleasing against my new Concentrix 2-Piece Open Nonstick Frypan Set from Tuxton Home. That’s a crazy way to plan a meal but I’m absolutely giddy over the blush pink frypan set.

Upside-down Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler

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 of Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Juanes (which is out May 3rd on CMH Label Group). The album features gorgeous, lullaby versions of Juanes best-known and beloved cuts. I know the album is intended for babies, but it is so easy on the ears and really plays to the baby soul in me.

Roasted Asparagus Spring Salad

Roasted Asparagus Spring Salad

Roasted Asparagus Spring Salad made with homemade croutons and dressing.

Roasted Asparagus Spring Salad: Is the type of salad you wish you could eat everyday.

Are you one of those people that never want to make salad for whatever reason? The thought of making salad RARELY appeals to me, because I don’t think it’s going to be satisfying enough as a meal. Then the second it’s done and I’m eating it, I can’t believe how delicious it is and promise myself to eat a beautiful salad as such EVERYDAY! Ahhhh the vicious salad cycle.


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