Mexican Rice with Shrimp

Mexican Rice with Shrimp

Lenten season is here and I have a one-pot meatless meal for you.  Mexican Rice with Shrimp!  Once a week for the next seven weeks, I will be posting a new meatless recipe (no red meat, pork, or chicken) as part of a Lent recipe blog hop, which means you’ll find many more ideas for… 

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Strawberry Watermelon Margaritas

Strawberry Watermelon Margaritas

Do you ever have leftover watermelon?  Even with the small personal size watermelons, we never seem to be able to finish them.  The problem with watermelon after cutting it open is if you don’t eat it after a couple days, it starts to get soft as the juices seep out of the fruit flesh, which… 

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Tomato and Butter Lobster Linguine

Tomato and Butter Lobster Linguine

Valentines Day is almost here!  Did you make plans already?  Are you planning a dinner at home for someone you love?  We ALWAYS make a special dinner at home.  When my husband and I started dating we probably went out two or three times during this time of the year before we learned how busy… 

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Cilantro Chipotle Quesadillas

Cilantro Chipotle Quesadillas

Over the weekend I had a craving for some quesadillas, but not just any quesadillas.  No way man!  These quesadillas were made with homemade corn tortillas!  If I’m going to splurge I’m going to do it right.  Not that quesadillas are bad or anything, it’s just that I’m on a mission to hit that 20… 

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Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

Have I ever told you how much I don’t like to eat salads?  Fruit I’m ok with.  We have a good relationship, but when it comes to eating greens and veggies, wacala.  I could probably count the number of salads I ate last year on one hand. Sad, right?  I know, but it’s the truth…. 

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How oils are made

How oils are made

There is a good reason why oils only make up a teeny tiny part of the food pyramid diagram.  We are advised by doctors and nutritionists to use them sparingly, or not at all if possible, but the reality is, it has become a part of our cooking regime for many cultures.  Especially for Latinos!… 

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11 ideas for the big game menu

11 Ideas for The Big Game Menu

Super bowl 2015 is only days away.  This year it’s the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks.  Personally I’m not a fan of either one, but then again I’m not a die-hard fan of any team.  The hubby and a few others in my family are fans of the San Francisco 49ers, and since… 

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Beet salad with queso fresco

Beet salad with queso fresco

Beets!  Have you had them before?  In case you didn’t know, beets are a good source of folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.  They also help increase blood circulation and cleanse the liver. Until recently I never used to like them.  The truth is, I never even gave them a chance.  One taste a… 

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