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Potato Flautas Video

Potato Flautas Video

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission. The recipe and opinions are 100% my own.

I love to make mashed potatoes when I have a nice bounty of Idaho potatoes in the house. I usually make mashed potatoes for dinner and whatever is left-over I put in the fridge for a batch of potato flautas the next day. I feel it works best if you use (more…)

Potato Pan De Muerto For Dia De Los Muertos

Potato Pan De Muerto For Dia De Los Muertos

Dia de los muertos calada and pan de muerto

Dia de los muertos couldn’t be celebrated without the age old tradition of pan de muerto. I am thrilled to make a beautiful potato version of this “bread of the dead” in honor of my beloved departed uncle. I will make two loafs…. one to eat, and one to decorate my home alter with. How will you celebrate Day of the dead? Watch my video below to see how easy it is to make this delicious bread. 

Ingredients for Potato Pan De Muerto:

  • 1 – package active yeast
  • 1/2 – cup luke warm water
  • 1 – teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 – cup sugar
  • 1 – cup mashed Idaho potatoes ( leftovers work best)
  • 1/2 – cup butter (softened)
  • 2 – eggs (beaten)
  • 3 – cups bread flour plus more for kneading
  • olive oil
  • Egg wash (1 egg and 1 tablespoon water whisked together)


  1. Add yeast and water to a mixer, and allow yeast to activate for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour salt and sugar to the yeast mixture. Give it a good mix.
  3. Spoon in the mashed potatoes and break them up with a spoon if you need to. Then add in the butter and eggs. Mix to combine to hook attachment.
  4. Add in the bread flour, one cup at a time until the dough comes together and no longer sticks to the mixer about 5 minutes.
  5. Generously flour a clean work surface then knead dough until smooth.
  6. Grease a bowl with a little bit of olive oil. Place dough in greased bowl and turn it once inside to ensure the entire dough is well greased.
  7. Cover dough with a kitchen towel and let it rise for 2 hours.
  8. Remove towel and punch down the dough.
  9. Generously flour a clean work surface then knead dough again until smooth.
  10. Grease two 8 -inch cake pans and set to the side.
  11. Divide the dough into equal 3 parts.
  12. Place two of the parts in each cake pan, and reserve the additional part for decorating.
  13. Allow the dough to sit for an additional hour before decorating.
  14. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  15. With the extra part, roll the dough out to make bone decorations for the top of the loaf.
  16. Brush the top of the loaf with egg wash.
  17. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  18. Enjoy!

potato pan de muerto


Idaho-PotatoesI would like to give a special THANK YOU to the Idaho Potato Commission for sponsoring this video. It is my absolute honor to work with you. 



I would also love to Thank my amazing crew.

Mando Lopez: Director/Editor

Tony Molina: Director of Photography

Jeshua Viveiros: Sound and the awesome calaca make-up artist – he used the Crafty Chica make-up line.

Earrings by ilaments Jewlery – Lisa Rocha!

Potato Cheese Corn Tortillas

Potato Cheese Corn Tortillas


Have you ever tried corn tortillas made with mashed potato and cheese?  I never had and was thinking of how amazing these type of tortillas would be with a plate of beans or a bowl of rajas con queso or with a slab of butter.  Let me rewind and tell you where this insane train of thought is actually coming from.  I was thinking of the Mexican Revolution.  I know, where’s the bridge between the Mexican Revolution and corn tortillas? Let me explain how my wacky brain thinks sometimes.

The Mexican Revolution was a major armed struggle that started in 1910, with an uprising led by Francisco I. Madero against longtime tyrant Porfirio Diaz, and lasted for the better part of a decade until around 1920.  Over time the Revolution changed from a revolt against the established order to a multi-sided civil war with frequently shifting power struggles.  This armed conflict is often categorized as the most important social-political event in Mexico and one of the greatest overthrows of the 20th century, which saw important experimentation and improvement in social organization. 

Experimentation is always something I’m willing to delve into, which brings me back to my corn tortillas.  I am in no way trying to diminish the importance of the Mexican Revolution by comparing it with my tortillas.  What I am saying (tongue in cheek, of course) is that something that has come to be the normal for many many years,  like the beautiful corn tortilla for instance, can be re-made.  I’ve taken the classic corn tortilla and have blended it with mashed potatoes and cheese.  I know there are a lot of purists out there that would consider this food-blasphamy but the results are beyond interesting and delicious.

Check out my teeny, tiny tortilla revolution recipe and keep an open mind. Enjoy!


Ingredients for potato cheese corn tortillas:

  • 1 – cup of leftover mashed potatoes (can not be instant potatoes, has to be homemade)
  • 1 1/8 – cup corn masa flour
  • 1/4- teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 – cup water
  • 1/2 – cup grated cheese (I used queso quesadilla)


  1. In a mixer add in leftover mashed potatoes, corn flour, and salt. Mix on medium until combined and the mixture becomes grainy.
  2. Add in water and mix to combine. The mixture will become a soft dough and should not be sticky. If sticky…. a tablespoon of corn flour one at a time.
  3. Add in the cheese and mix to combine.
  4. Divide the dough into 12 parts and roll into balls with the palm of your hands. _MG_1145
  5. Then using a tortilla press (or two books), line each side with a layer of plastic. Place a masa (potato corn tortilla mixture) ball in the center and press. This will flatten it and make it a perfect disk. _MG_1149 _MG_1157
  6. Place on a hot comal and cook on each side for 2 minutes or until slightly crispy. _MG_1169 _MG_1179
  7. Enjoy!


Potato Peanut Butter Calavera Candy #EnergyToBurn

Potato Peanut Butter Calavera Candy #EnergyToBurn

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post between Latina Bloggers Connect and The National Peanut Board. However the recipe and all opinions are 100% my own.

I feel like I have been hanging by a thread lately. I’m not complaining… I’m just working hard everyday to meet deadlines and get to all my work in a timely manner. As my workload expands and the needs of my 4 year old son grow,  I find more than ever I need help getting through my day and deep into my night. A fast snack I like to eat: Peanut butter and apple. The peanut butter has 7 grams of energy boosting protein per serving, which helps me get through y day. Or I”l reach for a handful of peanuts to pop in my mouth as I run around. Peanuts or peanut butter really provide a lasting energy, and are so super affordable. I always keep a pouch of peanut butter in my purse or a little packet of peanuts, because I never know when I’m gonna need it especially with the holidays upon us.

Going off the subject a little…. My son has taken a serious interest in my pantry. I can’t tell you how many times a day he pulls out ingredients and makes suggestions of what we can make. He’ll pull out salt, flour, peanut butter, and sugar and ask if we could make a cake or cookies or strawberry pancakes. I love that he is becoming familiar with everything that goes into kitchen recipe making. Most of the time I have to turn down his request because I’m busy with something else. The other day I wanted to indulge his new found interest of the kitchen, and I suggested we make some calavera candy to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos. His cute little eyes lit up and he smiled and said “Do we use peanut butter in it?” I told him sure… we will use peanut butter in it!

Ingredients for Potato Peanut Butter Calavera Candy:

  • 1/2 – cup mashed potato (about 1 potato)
  • 2 1/2 – tablespoons half and half
  • 1 – teaspoon vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
  • 10 – cups powdered sugar
  • 1 – cup peanut butter (smooth)
  • chopped peanut pieces


  1. Peel and chop a potato. Then boil the potato for 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain potato and mash. Do not add anything to the potato. Let cool completely. 
  2. In a mixer add mashed potatoes, half and half, vanilla, salt and powdered sugar. Mix until everything is combined and it becomes a dough like texture. Not sticky to the touch. 
  3. Powder a clean work surface and a rolling pin with powdered sugar. Working in quarters roll out your first batch of dough. I sprinkled the top of the dough with powdered sugar as well. 
  4. Roll the potato candy out to 1/4 inch thickness. Then with a skull cookie cutter, cut out as many skulls as possible. Re-roll scraps and cut out more skulls. 
  5. With a small pairing knife cut out the eyes and nose of the calavera / skull on half of the cutouts.
  6. The other half should be placed on a wax paper lined baking sheet and generously spread with peanut butter. 
  7. Then take all the calaveras / skulls with the cut out eyes and place them on top of the peanut butter layer. Press in little pieces of peanuts into the mouth area to form the skeleton teeth.
  8. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  9. Enjoy! 

Potato Empanadas

Potato Empanadas

I’m always craving a good hearty empanada, something I could sink my teeth into and relish every minute between bites.  I have those moments where I stare into my empanada as I softly devour it, knowing the end is near.  BUT there is always another one waiting for me on the plate until they are all gone.  These potato empanadas unfold a new level of love before me all neatly wrapped in a pie crust dough.  Have them for dinner tonight or take them on your next picnic.  Either way, here is a simple way to make these tasty little gems using left over mashed potatoes.  Watch the video to see how.

Ingredients for Potato Empanadas:

  • 1 – box store bought pie crust
  • 1/2 – cup of cold left over mashed potatoes (made with Idaho Potatoes, butter, garlic, and onion)
  • 1/4 – cup chile strips (I roasted and peeled anaheim chiles)
  • 1/4 – cup grated pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 – cup grated cheddar cheese
  • egg wash (1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water mixed together)
Disclosure: This video/post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission (which I am very proud the be associated with). The recipe and opinions are my own. Thank you for watching.