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Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa Have you heard this Texas joke? “Texas has four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas.”  Well that joke is 100% true. , fall is in full swing in every other state, but  get this… yesterday our temperature was highs in the 90’s. I’m half-heartedly complaining – As a proud Tejana I… 

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Strawberry Whiskey Sour

 Strawberry Whiskey Sour A satisfying combination of whiskey, fresh citrus juice, and simple syrup, whiskey sours is one of the most popular cocktails from the sours family. Sour, sweet, tart with a punch of whiskey. I am currently obsessed with this cocktail.  Fresh citrus juice is key for an amazing whiskey sour, please no bottled –… 

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Mexican Chicken with Cashew-Chile Cream

 Mexican Chicken with Cashew-Chile Cream My Mami makes a creamy sauce from peanuts that she serves over chicken. It was one of my grandfather’s favorite dishes and over the years it has become one of recipes I crave as when the temperatures drop.   Mami’s peanut chicken dish is made with a whole fryer chicken, is… 

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Seven Layer Burritos

 Seven Layer Burritos The famous Texas Dip, seven Layer dip  is layered over warm tortillas is the ultimate weeknight dinner meal.  Seven layer burritos, don’t they look amazing? Popular at potlucks in the 70’s this dip is still popular among the football crowd especially on Superbowl Sunday. Today the famous Texas Seven Layer dip gets a… 

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Caballeros Pobres {Giveaway}

Caballeros Pobres When I was younger I used to spend a few weeks every summer at mi abuelita’s house. We would play with our dolls in the living room, while abuelita rummaged through her fabrics looking for odds and ends so that she could sew our dolls a new dress or skirt.  Her tiny hands… 

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Watermelon-Lime Soda

Watermelon-Lime Soda I’m heading to Frio this weekend with the entire familia to float down the river.  Enjoying the Frio river has become a yearly family tradition, a last hurrah for the kids before heading back to school. We’re hitting Frio a little late this year due to my travel schedule and a few kinks… 

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Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Pepita Dressing

Watermelon Cucumber Salad with Pepita Dressing I recently left for a week on a fascinating adventure to Wyoming, more on this soon I promise.  This had been the longest I had been away from home, ever. I usually travel for Sweet Life a quick weekend, a few days, but never a week.  It took all… 

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Pinto Bean Sausage Quesadillas

 Pinto Bean Sausage Quesadillas Football season is officially back!  And every great football game needs great – football food! I enjoy having the entire familia over on Sundays, we lounge on the couches, kick up our feet and watch the game. I clear off the coffee table, throw on a tablecloth and set out platters of… 

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