Adventures · Travel

Santa Barbara, California Day Trip

 In late November I took a little Mother/Daughter getaway trip with my mom, sisters and baby niece. We had such a relaxing trip to Santa Barbara and Solvang, California. We were in Santa Barbara for the day and then made our way to Solvang about 45 minutes away where we stayed. I’ll be sharing Solvang… Continue reading Santa Barbara, California Day Trip

Appetizers & Snacks · Main Dish · Recipes

Shrimp Nachos with Roasted Jalapeños and Corn

Nachos are one of my favorite dishes to order when we go out! I love all the cheese and toppings, but usually I don’t see nachos with shrimp on the menu. These shrimp nachos with easy pan roasted jalapeños and corn  and tons of guacamole are just the best thing ever to me right now!… Continue reading Shrimp Nachos with Roasted Jalapeños and Corn

Recipes · Sweets

Quick & Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes

Baking has always been a love of mine. I remember a couple of years ago, the first time I made buttery homemade pie crust using the Barefoot Contessa’s recipe, I was so proud of myself! Also, I remember when I was a girl and made my first cake using Betty Crocker™ boxed cake mix… I… Continue reading Quick & Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes

Adventures · Wife & Mama

Our Wedding Day

Today is my three-year wedding anniversary! It’s been three years since I walked down the aisle to Andrea Bocelli’s “Somos Novios” and said I do to the kindest and most loving husband I could have ever hoped for.  Tommy, this is for you. As I type this and look at our photos from that day… Continue reading Our Wedding Day

Main Dish · Recipes · Side Dish

Easy Lemon Quinoa Salad

 Since I am not much of a meat eater, I am always looking for ways to add more protein into my diet. This Easy Lemon Quinoa Salad is by far my favorite way to eat quinoa. Quinoa is a complete protein, and pairing it with crisp vegetables and bright lemon juice makes it so flavorful… Continue reading Easy Lemon Quinoa Salad

Breakfast · Recipes

Cheerios, our Cereal con Cariño and Quick Family Breakfast Story

My siblings and I grew up with two hard working parents, and as much as we loved my mom’s Mexican cooking of homemade flour tortillas or spicy chilaquiles with lots of melty cheese, that just wasn’t always possible for breakfast. A lot of mornings our go to breakfast was cereal, and a family favorite has… Continue reading Cheerios, our Cereal con Cariño and Quick Family Breakfast Story

Travel

Where & What to Eat in Portland, Oregon

Let me tell you something about my husband and I. One of our favorite things to do on vacation is eat. We went to Portland, Oregon on vacation, and I just have to share with you all of the food we ate and where we got it. Portland is a total food town. There are… Continue reading Where & What to Eat in Portland, Oregon