Papaya-Coconut Granita

Papaya – Coconut Granita My mami loves papayas, so you could count on them making an appearance every summer in my childhood home. In smoothies, fruit salads, paletas or sprinkled with chile she sliced-served them up all summer. Now I find myself with the same papaya passion, love’m! But not everyone in my home feels… 

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Blueberry Mint Infused Tequila

Blueberry Mint Infused Tequila I’m on my way to Colorado, woo-hoo!  I’ll be there shooting the next round of pictures for my cocktail book coming out this spring, have you seen the preview yet?  Check it out here >>> Latin Twist. While in Colorado I’ll also be attending a Don Julio tequila tasting with a… 

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Kendall Jackson Summer Mingle 244~12

Mexican Summer Mingle

Mexican Summer Mingle I enjoy the entire process of entertaining from selecting the theme, setting the table, creating a new menu and begin in the kitchen preparing the food. I was over the moon when Kendall-Jackson wanted to work with me to host a summer party with a few of my friends. I decided to… 

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Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos If my dad (papi) could eat only thing his entire life it would huevos rancheros. He cannot get enough of them. Golden fried eggs served over crispy corn tortillas drowning in a rich homemade ranchero salsa. Served with a heaping spoon of refried beans and a few slices of avocado to… 

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Braised Brisket

Sweet Life Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with Kikkoman and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own. Braised Brisket Texans – Tejanos are obsessed with Brisket.  Here in Texas we grill year round and brisket is hands down a crowd favorite. A few years ago I made almost 20 briskets myself to somewhat understand the… 

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Un Dulce Verano con Hershey’s S’mores

  Un Dulce Verano con Hershey’s S’mores Summer Fun!  Our familia has been enjoying every sun-filled day outside. Whether we head out to the beach, the pool, the local park or head out to the backyard for a day of grilling, sprinklers, movie night and S’mores! All the kids love s’mores … even the adults are… 

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Boozy Affogato

Boozy Affogato I have been enjoying, slurping, and inhaling Affogatos for a long time, but I hadn’t ever tried a boozy version, what’s wrong with me?    Affogato is Italian for “drowned” A classic Italian dessert that consist of ice cream or gelato floating in a sea of espresso or strong coffee. My little brother loves… 

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Chocolate-Dipped Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate-Dipped Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches We are having a blast this summer with the new Wilton Ice cream Sandwich baking pan. I LOVE IT! I used my favorite Mexican brownie recipe and dulce de leche ice cream to create these fun summer treats. But hey, it’s summer why not make these ice cream sandwiches to… 

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