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Mini Bundt Cakes with Butter Rum Sauce {Recipe}

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 ...

Watermelon & Pomegranate Paletas {Recipe}

This post is sponsored by Walmart. ¡Gracias! Summer is officially here which also means watermelon season has arrived! Watermelons are a delicious and nutritious treat for our niños. Any watermelon fan knows that to enjoy a watermelon at its best it must be fresh and the closer it’s grown to you the better!  Walmart has locally-sourced watermelons, and we had the chance to talk with one of their local produce providers in California about their delicious watermelons. Dan Van Groningen’s familyRead More ...

The Culture of Food Weekly Round-up: 5 Summer Refreshers/Aguas Frescas

This summer we are bringing back the Culture of Food Weekly Round-up! There are many delicious recipes around the blogosphere by amazing Latina bloggers that are sure to make this summer delicious. To kick things off we want to share with you five refreshing drinks (non-alcoholic), or aguas frescas, that are traditional in many Latin American homes. Check out the recipes and  stories behind these flavorful drinks. Just click in the links below! 1 Mango Cucumber Juice by Melissa of Hungry FoodRead More ...

A Culinary Journey at Disney California Adventure

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 ...

Pastelitos Salvadoreños {Recipe}

This post post was written in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Maseca. All opinions are our own. Cooking is one of those activities that definitely draws my family closer together. Over a cutting board that’s been weathered by years of cooking family meals, we catch up on the happenings of the family. That is how I spent last Saturday. I attempted, for the first time, to make Pastelitos Salvadoreños with the guidance of my mom. Pastelitos, which simply means small cakesRead More ...

Three Latin-Inspired Mini Indulgences with Honey {Recipe}

During warmer months we crave fresh ingredients in our kitchens. Spring days call for lighter meals full of all the flavors that the season brings. That’s why we want to share three delicious recipes with you made with one special ingredient: honey! The three tasty recipes that you’ll find below put a fresh spin on some of our favorite comfort foods: nachos, tostadas, and caramalized nuts with honey and chile piquín! I also must admit that I’m a bit biasedRead More ...

A Great Alternative to a Restaurant Meal

  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 ...

Vanilla Berry Smoothie Pops Recipe

On my weekly visits to the grocery store, I always make sure to throw in a bag or two of frozen fruits and vegetables in my shopping cart.  No matter what curve balls our busy schedules throw at us during the week, I always end up incorporating frozen fruits or veggies in our weeknight meals. Whether I throw in a handful of frozen peas and carrots to my Spanish rice or broccoli florets to my boiling fideo, it’s always aRead More ...

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