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Enfrijoladas

Enfrijoladas are basically enchiladas with one difference: they aren’t fried in a sauce but rather coated in refried pinto beans. Trust me, they are delicious and this dish will be worth it in the end.

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Pinto Beans (Basic Recipe)

It’s not an exaggeration when people say Mexicans love them some beans. It could be the taste, how inexpensive they are or how versatile. Whatever the reason, the love is strong! It’s so strong that

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First Time Mom – Year 1

Mom life. I can officially say it’s been one year since I became a mommy. Has it always been great? F to the no. Would I do it all over again? In a heart beat.

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Bistec Ranchero

Bistec Ranchero is a stew like steak dish that is packed with potatoes and jalapeños, all in a yummy garlic tomato sauce. You can wrap the meat and veggies in a tortilla as a taco

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Apple Pear and Walnut Pie

Fall is officially here! Which also means, Thanksgiving is around the corner. I can already smell the turkey, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, biscuits, pumpkin pies and so much more! As much as I love me

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Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Lately I’ve really been digging Asian themed weeknight meals. Beef and Broccoli, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Fried Rice, and now: Pepper Steak Stir Fry. It’s tender, it’s saucy, and it’s delicious. The flavor, oh my

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Shrimp Ceviche

Are the rest of you dying from this insane heat lately? Turning on the oven isn’t something I want to do this month. The solution? Psh – Shrimp Ceviche! Done and done √ Shrimp, veggies,

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Easy Stove Top Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli should always be on the menu for anyones Chinese night. It’s a no brainer. I love this recipe for many reasons. It’s delicious, the meat is tender, it feels like I am

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Oreo and M&M Cookies

Oreo and M&M Cookies for the entire family to enjoy! There are fun cookies! You know, the kind where you forget the calories and the sugar, and you just stuff face without looking back. No

Tilapia in White Wine Mushroom Sauce

Tilapia in White Wine Mushroom Sauce

Tilapia has been my jam lately. Forget Taco Tuesdays, it’s all about Tilapia Tuesdays! Wait, that’s crazy talk, it’s always Taco Tuesday but this Tilapia in White Wine Mushroom Sauce is a pretty delicious alternative.

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Tilapia Piccata

Tilapia Piccata. “Piccata”, that’s such a fun word to say. Give it a little accent at the “tah”. Like Hakunama Tata ♥ Anyone go see The Lion King yet? SO JELLY! I have to go

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Drumsticks with Nopales in Chile Verde

Growing up one of my favorite ways to eat chile verde included nopales, Drumsticks with Nopales in Chile Verde, to be exact. What are nopales? They are cactus pads. Cactus pads that are cleaned of

Brown Butter Almond Crinkle Cookies

Brown Butter Almond Crinkle Cookies

Cookies are magical. They can take you from a horrible day to stuffing your face with 3, 4, 5, heck, 6 cookies. These Brown Butter Almond Crinkle Cookies do just that. Easy, delicious and guess

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp

I am the biggest seafood lover. Underwater critters takes me to my happy place. This Cilantro Lime Shrimp is no exception. It can be prepared in 15 minutes after a simple marinade. Trust me, the

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Banana Zucchini Mini Muffins (Baby Food)

Banana Zucchini Mini Muffins are my baby boys new jam. The moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to feed my baby homemade baby food. My mom cooked all my meals

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Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail is probably one of my favorite summer dishes to indulge in. It’s simple, flavorful and light. Seriously, I can eat this shrimp cocktail all day without feeling guilty or bloated. It also keeps

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Cajun Chicken Pasta with Sausage

Spiciness is life. At least it is in our house. If it ain’t spicy, something ain’t right. That being said, you can quickly understand how a Cajun Style anything is easily devoured. This Cajun Chicken

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Bacon, Mushroom, and Spinach Egg Bake

Eggs. Can you think of a more traditional breakfast meal? Pancakes, French toast, crepes…Okay, this was a bad intro 🙂 But eggs are very important. That’s your protein ladies and gents. You got your scrambled

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Puerco en Chile Guajillo (Pork in Guajillo Sauce)

Today we are making Puerco en Salsa de Guajillo (Pork in Guajillo Sauce). If I knew how to add gifs to my posts there would be many of people drooling and rubbing their bellies. You

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How I Lost 45 Pounds of Post-Baby Weight

Post-baby weight. It’s a pain in the ass. Not only do you have to deal with the craziness of a newborn, being exhausted 24/7, but also with feeling like a blob of fat that can’t

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Carne en Chile Verde (Steak in Tomatillo Sauce)

I love steak. Whether it’s smothered in mushrooms and onions, topped with sauce, or just pretty on its own, the taste of steak brings instant drool to my mouth. But being Mexican instantly means I

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Brownie White Chocolate Chips Cookies

What is better than a brownie? A brownie cookie with white chocolate chips! These brownie cookies are so chocolaty and soft, they won’t last an entire day in your home. I’m telling you, these are

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Mini Raspberry Hand Pies

Somehow I always end up with tons of berries in my fridge at the end of the week that are nearing death. Every week I have to come up with new ways to use them

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Dry Herbed Grilled Salmon

Marinated Salmon has quickly become my favorite quick dinner dish for those extra hectic days. It’s easy to prepare, quick to cook and I love playing around with different flavors when marinating. Last week I

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How My Beauty Regime Changed Once I Became A Momma

Fashion and beauty evolves with the times, so it’s no surprise women’s technique for applying it does too. I have personally gone through more make-up and beauty phases than I can remember. From over dramatic

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Garlic Soy Salmon

I love one-pan meals. I prepare them in the morning, let it all marinade throughout the day and I simply lay it in a pan, and pop into the oven right before dinner time. I

Morning Mommy Blog Post

Tales of a New Momma – My Morning Routine

All mom daily routines are different, whether they are a morning people, mid-day people or a night owls. Personally, I am a morning person. I love to get a bulk of my duties done early

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Fettuccine Alfredo

I love an easy one pot pasta, especially during a busy weeknight. Serve with stuffed garlic bread and you have achieved Italian night – add it to the menu! I have never been one for

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Donut Rice Krispie Treats

Fun desserts are my new found obsession. Sweets and creativity has made my kitchen trial and tribulations all the merrier. I also strive to be the best freakin’ mom ever and that include cooking my

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Gorditas de Chicharron y Gorditas de Frijoles

Gorditas, part deux! If you haven’t read my first Gorditas post, Gorditas de Azucar y Canela (Sugar and Cinnamon Sweet Griddle Pancakes), do it now! Read it, make them, love them ♥ Those delicious sweet puppies

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Gorditas de Azucar y Canela (Sugar and Cinnamon Sweet Griddle Pancakes)

Gorditas, a round sweet sugar and cinnamon dough disk that is cooked on a flat top griddle like a pancake. That is a lot to take in, but they are delicious, I promise! In a

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Mini Blueberry Galettes

Blueberry Galettes are one of my favorite desserts. I guess galettes just in general. They taste like the perfect combination of sour and sweet. Baking them just brings out the sweetness of the berry even

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Meatloaf with Sweet Ketchup

When I think of American cuisine, the first dish that comes to mind is Meatloaf. Meatloaf is a classic dish that I have to master. My husband, who is Mexican as can be, loves Meatloaf!

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5 Tips That Helped Me Transition Into Motherhood

I’m a mommy now, that is a fact, done and set in stone. I am in it for life. Has it been scary and overwhelming? Of course. Has it been worth it? One thousand percent.

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Chilaquiles Skillet

I may have mentioned before that Chilaquiles are my favorite breakfast dish, ever. It’s so simple with a lot of flavor and you can basically throw any topping over the top and make it hearty.

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Oatmeal Bowl – My Go-To Breakfast

I know I sound like a broken record at times, but after having a baby all I could think about was “Will I ever look appealing again?” Come on ladies, I know I’m not alone

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Sloppy Joe’s

I love Sloppy Joe’s! Definitely one of my favorite American dishes. There isn’t much Mexican flair I can add to Sloppy Joe’s, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t need it! When I first made these delicious

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Banana Peanut Butter Brownies

Great Scott, I think I have created the best banana peanut butter brownie recipe to date!  Well, in my house at least and according to my husband, who isn’t biased at all. If you love

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Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice is one of my favorite easy meals to make in the week. While it is not latin or Mexican cuisine, I still make it constantly! It is easy, fairly quick, delicious and

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Enchiladas Verdes

Aside from tacos, Enchiladas are about as authentic Mexican as you can get. Fried tortillas stuffed with chicken and drizzled with a spicy green sauce. Uh, yum! Topped with sour cream and queso fresco, my

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Philly Cheese Ground Beef Sliders

I always have trouble coming up with creative ways to cook ground beef. These sliders are a perfect and tasty way to feed my picky husband. Pair it with chips or homemade potato wedges and

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Gooey Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies have easily become one of my favorite cookies of all time. Chocolate and powdered sugar just speaks to my soul. I found an amazing recipe from Cooking Classy and adapted it for

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Taco Bell Inspired Crunchy Ground Beef Tacos

I used to live off Taco Bell in my college days. Their value menu was my jam. Ranked in at #2 (Jack in the Box takes the win, of course). The bean burritos and crunchy

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Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Sriracha Slaw

Officially declaring Taco Thursday because there are two days of the week that start with the letter “T”. Maybe I want to have tacos both days, why should I feel restricted to one day a

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Tostadas de Tinga

Tostadas are the crunchy version of tacos. They are topped with delicious meat of your choice and all the toppings you could want. You name it, salsa, pico de gallo, avocado, sour cream, queso fresco,

Taco Cups for Breakfast

Breakfast on-the-go Taco Cups

Where is my commuter crowd at? I am sure you are all out there somewhere. Well, pre baby stay-at-home momma life, I too was a commuter. I am talking 2-3 hours in traffic commuting. Yeah,

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Camarones en Salsa de Chipotle (Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce)

I LOVE shrimp everything! It is so versatile and delicious in almost any form. Cold, warm, in pasta, with rice, on skewers, grilled, baked, sauteed, on tostadas, in tacos, seriously you name it! It is

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Sopa de Albondigas (Meatballs and Veggie Soup)

Let’s talk albondigas! Meatball soup for those wondering. This delish dish contains all the food groups you could need: spice, veggies, and some beef. Okay, perhaps this is a bias opinion and these are the

Cajun Baked Tilapia Tacos

Cajun Baked Tilapia Tacos

Tacos, Tacos, Tilapia Tacos! Who doesn’t love tacos. I seriously think it could be the world’s favorite dish. Okay, maybe the country’s favorite. Well I am sure it is a California thing. Okay, I love

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Bolillo Desserts (Bread Roll Desserts)

Did you ever have those budget friendly snacks growing up that others found weird, but to you were oddly delicious? You know, like hot dog on a sandwich bread or chips with sliced cheese melted

Enchiladas Rojas

Enchiladas Rojas

Okay, let’s get down and dirty. It is time for my ultimate, super detailed, super delicious Enchiladas Rojas. This dish may seem overwhelming at first, but it will not disappoint. Many people simplify this dish

Shredded Chicken for Tostadas

Shredded Chicken

Anytime I boil chicken, for any reason, I use it as an excuse to create a basic chicken broth. In my kitchen, I like to use this broth for Mexican rice and soups.You know those

Super Simple Arroz con Leche

Sweets and coffee are my kryptonite. Whenever I’m not busy (said no mom ever), you can find me on my laptop with coffee and a plate of pan dulce. To make matters worse, my husband is

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is my favorite breakfast dish, ever! I am so excited to share it with you all. It is so simple yet so flavorful. The best part is you can dress it up. You can

Slow Cooked Posole

Winter is here! Yes, that was my attempt of including Game of Thrones in any aspect of my life. The obsession is real. But really, let us begin. Winter is here and one of my