Monthly Archives: November 2011

Banana WACKY: a not so fancy name for Licuado!

I get it now…..  I know why my family took every approach to getting me to eat better when I was a young kid.  I was such a picky eater in those early years.  Anything that was offered was typically … Continue reading

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Go Away Friggin’ Cold! My Tortilla Soup to the Rescue!

For those of you who visit my blog often, let me apologize for my absence.  You see, everyone in my household has caught a nasty bug that has us all sniffling, sneezing and now coughing.  I was the first one … Continue reading

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Yukon Potato Gratin with Parmesan-Rosemary Bechamel

I got invited to a Thanksgiving cooking class over at the Simple Gourmet in Redondo Beach a few weeks ago, and even though I consider myself a Thanksgiving pro….  I figured “Why not? I might learn a thing or two!” … Continue reading

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Does your boss have you working on BLACK FRIDAY? Want a pick me up? Seattle’s Best Coffee to the rescue!

  If you are one of the hard working people of the black friday frenzy who will be behind a counter or opening the doors to a retail conglomerate, and think you may need an extra boost of energy…. then … Continue reading

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Mexican Hot Chocolate and A Rainy Day…..

It shatters my heart when my little boy puts my hand on the door knob to signal that he wants to head outside on a wet day.  I’m stumped because there is only so long that T.V. and toys will … Continue reading

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Me and Szechuan Style Green Beans have a thing going on!

This recipe is my stand-by dish that I make every Thanksgiving.  I first brought it to the table many years back to add a hint of shock to our feast, but instead it was so well received that it became … Continue reading

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The Joy of being a Blog Amiga. Long Live Maseca!

     As the holidays circle around us and I start to organize my schedule counting down the days till the next celebration, the one prominent thing I have on my mind is making tamales with my family.  It’s a tradition … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dessert: Pumpkin Coconut Mini Cupcakes

 This coming Saturday my community is holding a pre-Thanksgiving celebration for families in need.  I will be in charge of teaching the children how to bake and decorate cupcakes.  This is the recipe I came up with along with the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dessert – Candied Yam Korean Pear Squares.

 I don’t know if you’ve ever worked with Korean Pears  before , but it can be quite a task if you’re doing anything other than eating them fresh.  I had it in my mind that I wanted to create a … Continue reading

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My food interview with epic photographer Penny De Los Santos!

If you love food and the journey that comes along with it, then it’s hard not to fall in love with Penny De Los Santos’ photos.  She tells a story through provisions.  Her portraits transport you around the world and … Continue reading

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