Author Archives: Nicole

Hispanic Heritage Month Has Got Me Making Homemade Flour Tortillas

The deep creases and valleys that fold in the skin of Tommie’s hands tell me she has been rolling tortillas for most of her life. Hands against the wooden rolling pin to serve her family something warm comfort. The glutenous … Continue reading

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Get Well Soon Mexican Chicken Soup And Other Cold Remedies

It’s that time of year where every germ known to man wants to be your friend. Awww I dread the stuffy nose, and pounding headache of a cold or flu. There is nothing worse then a cold that makes it … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Apple Coffee Cake

Fall apples: I picture the shiny apples of fairy tales, a long wind ruffling through the tree branches, crunchy leaves that break under my feet, and crisp clear night skies touched with notes of frosty bites that sting the skin. … Continue reading

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Fight Hunger, Spark Change With Walmart! Plus a Hunger Relief Interview With Jillian Wade.

In mine and many other communities in the United States hunger is a real issue. Many children go hungry every night and sometimes their only meals are the ones they receive at school. This is both a heartbreaking and a … Continue reading

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Steak Picado With Barilla Pasta

I always knew when we were going to have steak picado in my house. My grandfather who was a butcher for most of his working life would bring home a sirloin steak and cut it into cubes. This ritual was … Continue reading

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Giveaway Alert: Party In A Box With Del Real Foods!

Have you tried Del Real Foods? This is my story…. I had seen it around at various markets but for some reason didn’t pull the trigger. I don’t know if the products were too new to me, or if I … Continue reading

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Quick BBQ Pork Sliders And Coleslaw For Those Nights When You Just Don’t Have Time

It seems I barely have a moment to breathe these days. To call my life action packed would be a total understatement…. with work, my boy in school, after school homework, taking him to swimming lessons,  filming videos, creating recipes, … Continue reading

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Breakfast Yogurt Parfaits!

My son is at school for a good portion of the day, and my main concern is – Is he eating? I know he might take a bite here and there, but I can’t be sure he’s gonna eat his … Continue reading

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Giveaway Alert: Take A 10 Question Survey For A Chance To Win A $50 Walmart Gift Card

Everybody loves a giveaway…. including me! I have a favor to ask…. would you be willing to fill out this easy 10 question survey in exchange for a chance to win a $50 Walmart gift card? If the answer is … Continue reading

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Tailgate At Home With Steak Quesadillas

I have heard every last story there is to hear about the days when Los Angeles had a proper football team.  My fiancé relives the one event of him (he was 8 years old at the time) actually meeting John … Continue reading

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