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Ericka Sánchez–Proudly born in Torreón, Coahuila Mexico, Ericka arrived in the United States in 1982 to El Paso, Texas. Her love of food began in her mom’s kitchen but flourished in a food photography studio where she assisted in food styling/design and photo shoots. Now a wife and a mom to a 2-year old toddler, Ericka launched her bilingual blog Nibbles & Feasts in 2010 as a guide to satiating food cravings through recipes and to share her restaurant recommendations and food events in Los Angeles.

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes in a Cup with Dulce de Leche Drizzle {Recipe}

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  With the stress of Thanksgiving occurring this week, let me take the worry away from cooking a dessert that everyone on your guest list will love.  In just a few minutes, you can present a fun and easy dessert that explodes in autumn cheer.  Still keeping the tradition of fall flavors, this no-bake pumpkin cheesecake dessert will capture the seasonal mood in a non-traditional presentation. This year, we are skipping the pie and making individual dessert treats. I’m servingRead More ...

Tortillas de Cempazuchitl | Marigold Flower-Pressed Tortillas {Recipe}

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Marigolds, Cempazuchitl (cempoal-xochitl), meaning the flower of twenty petals in Náhuatl, are traditionally known as flor de muerto or the flower of the dead. From deep reds to bright yellows, the marigold’s blooms can reach up to 2-inches in diameter and a stem up to 3-feet tall. During the pre-Hispanic era, the Aztecs selected this robust flower to cover the altars and take part of burial offerings dedicated to their dead. Now, this beautiful flower is one of the majorRead More ...

31 Days of Reading in Spanish: Guacamole

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Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW When it comes to story time, my 4-year-old son is the one in charge of the evening’s literary adventure of choice. But when I surprised him with Jorge Argueta’s Guacamole, his eyes lit up with delight when he saw the vivid and beautiful illustrations by Margarita Sada.Read More ...

Mini Bundt Cakes with Butter Rum Sauce {Recipe}

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I love baking with kids. One of my favorite kitchen assistants is my niece Sophie. She asks 101 questions, makes ingredient suggestions, follows my directions attentively and she’s only four years old. We always make time for baking because we have so much fun together. At her last visit, we decided to play pasteleria and make little panques with my new mini-bundt cake molds. Although my niece loves chocolate, I decided to go with a vanilla recipe and teach herRead More ...

A Culinary Journey at Disney California Adventure

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Anchoring Buena Vista Street in Disney’s California Adventure Park, you can experience the Golden age of Hollywood at Carthay Circle Restaurant. Modeled after 1920’s original Spanish Revival architecture, the building is based on the iconic central tower of Carthay Circle Theater. As one steps inside, you are transported to the magic of Disney’s movie-making throughout the decades.  The interior is elegant, ornate warm and rich.  Artifacts and photographs of Disney’s premier of their first feature-length animated film “Snow White and theRead More ...

A Great Alternative to a Restaurant Meal

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  Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Conagra Foods. All opinions are our own. Trying to stick to a healthy meal plan with a busy routine is often hard to do.  When I’m on the go, I try to stick with sensible meals that are light and quick.  Sometimes, It’s extremely difficult to find a balanced meal that has both of those elements.  Our intense schedules limit us and this often leads to very bad nutritional choices. Read More ...

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