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Main Course, Recipes

How To Cook Chayotes

Oven Baked Chayotes with Fish.

I can remember the exact moment that I first tasted a cooked chayote. It was at a barbeque when I was about nine or ten years old. My Tio’s friend who was manning the grill asked me if I wanted one. I had no idea what they were but I’ve never been one to shy away from something new –…

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Appetizers & Snacks, Lunch, Recipes

Quick Shrimp Tostada Appetizer

Shrimp Tostatda Appetizer

Making a quick shrimp tostada appetizer doesn’t get any easier than this. It’s one of the easiest appetizers to make because the ingredients are so simple and easy to find. Especially in California. It’s enough to serve at a small gathering as an appetizer or have it for dinner at home all by itself. You can definitely serve it with…

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Appetizers & Snacks, Lunch, Recipes

15 Game Day Party Ideas

15 Game Day Party Ideas

It’s official! The Eagles and Patriots are headed to the big game on February 4, 2018. Are you ready for the showdown? Yeah, me neither. Party planning has never been my forte. Lucky for us non-party-planning folks, we have thousands of ideas at our fingertips on the interwebs. Today I’m sharing 15 Game Day Party Ideas that are simple, kid-friendly,…

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Recipes, Salsas & Condiments

How To Quickly Spot Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Look for this logo the next time you buy olive oil

Have you ever heard of the Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC)? I hadn’t heard of them either until I attended a learning excursion put together by the Internation Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) and Cobram Estate. They taught me and other IFBC attendees all about the process of making extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), and how to quickly spot good…

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Lunch, Recipes, soups

Sopa de Fideo with Chicken

Sopa de Fideo with Chicken

Hey, hey! How’s my Spanglish Spoon familia doing these days? Can you believe the weather is finally starting to cool down?! If you live in California, then you know what I’m talking about. August was brutal to us. Most of the month felt like we were in an oven. There were days when it felt more like a hairdryer was in…

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Desserts, Recipes

Berry Mint Tea Paletas

Three-Ingredient Berry Mint Tea Popsicles

Paleta Week is back! My dear friend Lola from Lola’s Cocina is hosting a virtual paleta party for the second year in a row that includes recipes shared by more than 25 different food bloggers. It runs from June 21-25th. If you haven’t already seen my posts on Instagram, then head over there to follow the Paleta Week hashtag to…

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