Category: Holiday

Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas

Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas

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Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas:

These delicious delights known as Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas have my kitchen resembling a Christmas elf factory. Except it’s just me and my little family playing all elves trying to churn out as many as possible. The way I look at it, I’m continuing to keep family traditions alive this holiday season.  I’ve taken my little boy under my baking wing and am teaching him to make empanadas the way my grandfather taught me. I’m using my trusty caramel recipe made with NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Mil​k, and pairing it with my grandfather’s gingerbread empanada recipe giving my caramel pear filling a little twist.  La Lechera (available at Walmart) is my trusted partner to make classic holiday recipes come to life. In my Gingerbread Caramel Pear Empanadas I used La Lechera in both my caramel and to make the royal icing. Pair this holiday treat with a mug of NESTLÉ® ABUELITA® Mexican Hot Chocolate and let the nostalgia sweep over you. <3 (more…)

Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño

Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño

This post is sponsored by Logra Mas Con Tu Cocina. All opinions are my own.

Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño made with Lipton Green Tea

A delicious fruity drink that will surely brighten all your holiday festivities: Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño

December is a big month for us here in the Lopez-Presley household. It’s my husband’s birthday month, Christmas tree trimming time, and gotta tamalada with my family. I can’t forget holiday school activities for my son, light ceremonies, and Posada festivities better known as let’s drink Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño all night long. Of course, it’s also Christmas. I run around like mad trying to get everything just right. (more…)

Holiday Double Crusted Apple Pie Perfection!

Holiday Double Crusted Apple Pie Perfection!

This double crusted apple pie is perfect for the Holiday season.

I’ve been on a double crusted apple pie tear lately.

Since I was a little girl (me, pictured below in the black and white stripes) I’ve always tinkered with pie-making but making one that fits my standards now was more my aim. We’ve all bought the fresh ready made pie dough from the market, but I was looking to perfecting my own. I’m glad I was inspired to get grooving on my pie making abilities again (before the holidays). I seriously upped my ante and the results couldn’t be more satisfying. (more…)

Rajas and Cheese Tamales

Rajas and Cheese Tamales

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

Rajas and cheese tamales made with Nestle Maggi vegetable bouillon.

I remember the first time I was introduced to NESTLÉ MAGGI® , I was sitting in a busy kitchen in Mexicali , Mexico, learning to make rajas con crema (green chile strips) for a batch of Rajas and Cheese Tamales with my husband’s grandmother. I watched as she broke up the cube of vegetable bouillon over the strips of green chile and corn.  Later that day, I was fascinated to learn that Maggi would be the key to flavoring the tamal masa as the lesson proceeded. It was a great way to season the masa and give it an extra level of sabor. Grandma said to me in Spanish that Maggi was her favorite bouillon, and she used it for many dishes. I was liking this tutorial and knew I would keep the Maggi step in my own tamal making. (more…)

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl served with a cheese stuffed chile, and a side of grilled artichoke

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl is what I’ll be serving Memorial Day weekend! It’s funny because I get invited to BBQ’s all the time but usually the person having the BBQ will say “please bring your own food, we’re only grilling meat.” It use to take me by surprise that I was invited somewhere but being asked to bring the vegetarian option, but I’ve become accustomed to it at this point. (more…)

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast could be the perfect gift for Mom this Mother's Day!

It’s been a little while since the last time I was in Paris, France. I am remembering the fantastic brioche french toast I forked into my mouth in the city of lights. I think of how perfect the hotel paired my fluffy french toast with a tart raspberry jam and powdered sugar on top. As I ate I wished I could add a smear of peanut butter and fresh fruit to the equation. (more…)

Strawberry Pistachio Flan

Strawberry Pistachio Flan

Strawberry Pistachio Flan is the ideal dessert for Mother's Day

Strawberry Pistachio Flan is the kind of dessert you would serve to a Queen in Spring! Which translates to what I will be making for my Momma this Mother’s Day! This flan has the capability of making anyone feel special. It’s that flantastic, and we should all treat our Moms good. (more…)