These are not for disciplining children!

Is Spanking OK??

    It finally happened.  I instinctively spanked my three-year-old son with my cuchara. ME!!  The one who always said “I will never spank my children because it’s wrong,” and “there are better ways of correcting bad behavior,” blah blah blah.  Well, on this particular day, I had my fill of whining, tugging, demanding, yelling,… 

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snail with quote

Home Sick

Recently we moved to a new city, and although I am loving our new home, I have to admit I do miss our old city a teeny tiny bit.  I miss being able to hop in the car and 10 minutes later be at my Mamas house.  Even the familiarity of the ghetto that I… 

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5-Minute Breakfast Tacos

5-Minute Breakfast Tacos

Ahhh breakfast.  My favorite meal of the day.  I’m one of those people that can have breakfast for lunch and/or dinner.  You ever do that?  We especially are fond of brunch over here since it usually entails sleeping in and having breakfast.  Today’s post is a simple breakfast (or brunch) recipe that I made last… 

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How To Make Crepes

How to make crepes

As you may have noticed on Spanglish Spoon, some of the recipes that I moved over to this  new theme didn’t transfer with images. The paragraphs are a little funky as well.  I have been trying to fix them one-by-one, but it takes a long time; I apologize for that.  On the bright side, I… 

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Cucumber & Jicama Citrus Salad

Cucumber & Jicama Citrus Salad

Hot days call for cool snacks!  As a kid, I can remember having a lot of fruit in between meals and being completely content with whatever fruit it was.  A bowl of watermelon or cantaloupe, or even jicama or cucumber with some lemon and salt was plenty to fill my appetite.  A while back I… 

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Shrimp & Mushroom Quinoa With White Truffle Infused Oil

Shrimp & Mushroom Quinoa with White Truffle Oil

Happy Friday! Lent is upon us friends, and there isn’t any rule in my book about not eating shrimp.  I’ll be the first to admit this is one of the hardest rituals that I have a difficult time sticking to.  I would be lying if I told you I’ve never eaten red meat on a… 

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Cafe De Olla

 Café De Olla (no straining required)

This is not your traditional café de olla.  BUT!…it tastes just like it.  What makes a coffee “café de olla?”  Well, for starters, a traditional café de olla is boiled entirely in a pot.  Mine is a little different.  Instead, I use a french press.  Using a french press allows me to control the sugar content in my cup… 

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How To Measure Piloncillo

An Easy Way To Measure Piloncillo

  You know what bothers me about piloncillo?  The fact that it always comes in the shape of a cone!  In case you’re not familiar with Piloncillo, it’s an unrefined cane sugar that is cooked until caramelized then molded.  It also happens to be a staple in Mexican Kitchens.  Most stores only carry the medium sized… 

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