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”

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… IContinue reading “Quick & Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes”

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 dayContinue reading “Our Wedding Day”

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 flavorfulContinue reading “Easy Lemon Quinoa Salad”

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 hasContinue reading “Cheerios, our Cereal con Cariño and Quick Family Breakfast Story”

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 areContinue reading “Where & What to Eat in Portland, Oregon”

Trader Joe’s Grocery Haul- July 2016

It’s that time again. Time for a Trader Joe’s grocery haul where I show you what I bought at Trader Joe’s. Personally, I love grocery shopping as well as seeing what other people buy. Yes, grocery hauls are a thing! Just Google search it, and you will see. Trader Joe’s is one of my all-timeContinue reading “Trader Joe’s Grocery Haul- July 2016”

Jalapeño Lemon Chicken

Sometimes you need a little something different for lunch or dinner. Try this recipe for my Jalapeño Lemon Chicken, and give your chicken breast a tangy little makeover. Pair it with a fresh salad for a light and satisfying meal or with beans and rice to make it hearty!  This week I came back from aContinue reading “Jalapeño Lemon Chicken”

Micheladas Locas

Have I mentioned that I love spicy foods? Oh, only a hundred times? Okay, good. Let’s move on! I made a michelada loca, a Mexican beer cocktail that includes all of my favorite Mexican goodies. Hot sauce, lime, chamoy, chili powder, spicy Mexican candies. The list goes on.

Chicken and Vegetable Coconut Curry 

 I grew up eating Mexican food and pizza. I did not grow up eating curry! In fact, before making this recipe I’d only had curry maybe once in my adult life. Over the last several months I’ve made this recipe many times, and Tommy and I just can’t get enough.