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Mexican Molletes {Recipe}

Warm bolillos smothered with refried beans and cheese are a staple in most Mexican families.  Molletes are one of the simplest, inexpensive and most delicious breakfasts you can have.  It’s perfect in every way because kids love them, no silverware is needed and you can customize them with your favorite toppings.  Today, I chose the traditional method by topping them with pico de gallo.  Kids can enjoy them with mild chorizo, small pieces of ham or roasted veggies for aRead More ...

A Taste of Nostalgia: Kellogg’s Choco Zucaritas

Last year a friend sent me a tweet with a picture of some Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Choco Zucaritas she had found in a Mexican market in her city. She knew I would “get” the feeling of nostalgia and tinge of excitement to be able to buy in the U.S. a cereal we had eaten in Mexico. Then I read a post from Maura of The Other Side of the Tortilla about how excited she was that our very own TracyRead More ...

Hearty Mushroom, Marsala and Quinoa Autumn Soup

  Even though the days are now prone to get shorter and colder, November is a month of big celebrations. Thanksgiving, of course, is the first thing that comes to mind when using the “c” word, but there are some other, less traditional reasons that make this month special. For example, November is Good Nutrition Month. Now this is the kind of celebration I really like. Even though I love a good pig-out every now and then, and however muchRead More ...

Arroz con Leche with Honey {Recipe}

The one comfort food I crave when the temperature goes down or when I’m down with a cold is a warm bowl of arroz con leche. In El Salvador we eat arroz con leche warm and with a very watery consistency, more like a soup than a pudding. I remember it was the one thing I looked forward to when I got sick! Pastry Chef Luis Villavelazquez, the creator of the delicious recipe below, decided to take on the challengeRead More ...

13 Yummy Breakfast for Dinner Recipes {Giveaway}

Cooking nutritious and delicious meals can be a challenge for busy families — and we certainly fall into that category lately! –, but that shouldn’t stop us from trying! That’s why I’m always on the lookout for creative, yet simple, recipes I can cook at dinnertime. As much as I’d love to believe that my quesadillas rock (they do!), I know I have to move beyond that and also find a way to make dinner fun so that my daughterRead More ...

Café de Olla Atole {Recipe}

  Ahhhhh…..one of my most treasured food “discoveries” when I moved to Mexico in my 20′s was the café de olla. I had never tried one before and didn’t even know it existed. This coffee is a delicacy and it’s due to the patience put into preparing it with just the right ingredients like piloncillo, cinnamon and freshly ground coffee. And because it’s such a special drink, it’s very difficult to find it made from scratch, and that’s even givenRead More ...

Sugar Skull Rice Krispies Treats {Recipe}

Today I want to share a Holiday that is very dear to my heart, Dia de Los Muertos. A time to reflect on the loved ones we have lost, celebrate their lives and rejoice in knowing their legacy will be carried on with our children. Our family celebrates this yearly tradition with a weeklong celebration of honoring our loved ones with a family altar. In our altar we showcase favorite family photos of our departed, papel picado, candy skulls, flowersRead More ...

Mole de Chocolate {Recipe}

Now that the weather has chilled and we’re getting ready for the Day of the Dead celebrations, qué mejor than a sweet and decadent mole de chocolate to indulge in? Here’s a recipe sent to us by NESTLÉ featuring Abuelita chocolate. Feel free to make it your own! Abuelita Chicken Mole Estimated Times · Serving Size: 8 · Preparation Time: 10mins · Cooking Time: 30 mins Ingredients: · 6 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon,divided · 1 (3 to 4Read More ...

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