Capirotada with chocolate and dried fruit 17

Capirotada with chocolate, almonds, and dried fruit

Capirotada is a traditional dessert typically served during Lent season.  If you do a search online, you will find that there are many different versions of this popular Latin dessert.  Some like to add prunes, and peanuts, others prefer coconut and banana.  The method of making it can also vary with each recipe but the… 

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Artichokes and Breadcrumbs 22.3

Artichokes and Breadcrumbs

Today’s post is not exactly a recipe that I felt was ready to be shared publicly, but seeing how it’s National Artichoke Hearts Day, the timing cannot be any better.  Artichokes can be a little intimidating if you have never eaten or cooked them. As a matter of fact, I have to be honest with… 

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Soft Serve Coconut Ice Cream Recipe with M&M'S® Crispy Candies 11

Soft Serve Coconut Ice Cream with M&M’S® Crispy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and recipe are 100% mine. #CrispyComeback #CollectiveBias Alright friends, I’m just going to get straight to the point here because I don’t remember the last time I was this excited about a candy.  This one is for all my chocoholic, crunchy… 

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Bowtie pasta with a cheesy tomato sauce and a hint of chioptle chile

Cheesy Tomato and Chipotle Bowtie Pasta

Don’t you just love one-pot meals?  Even better when they require no meat, am I right?  It’s good to cut back on the meat intake every now and then if you’re used to having it more than twice a week.  Studies have shown that meat takes longer to digest when compared to a vegetarian diet.  It… 

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Savory Fresh Tuna Patties with Avocado, Cucumber, and Jicama

Savory Fresh Tuna Patties with Avocado, Cucumber, and Jicama

Every year during Lent season my Mom makes tortitas de camaron (fried egg and shrimp pancakes) smothered in her signature homemade enchilada sauce with rajas de nopales and a side of Mexican rice.  It’s practically a tradition!  I wish I would have been able to share that recipe here, but until I make my weight… 

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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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