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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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Black Bean Tostadas with Green Chile Kiwi Salsa


 Black Bean Tostadas with Green Chile Kiwi Salsa Summer days call for laid back, easy-breezy dinners with the familia. From running to the pool, heading to the beach or spending time with visiting family cranking up the stove, oven is the last thing on my mind.  That’s when these beauties come in – everyone loves… 

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Moqueca – Brazilian Stew {Giveaway}


Moqueca – Brazilian Stew We are currently obsessed, glued to the TV watching endless hours of soccer matches. We can’t get enough of them, so exciting!  We also enjoy learning more about the host country Brazil with its abundant green parks and stunning landscapes. A melting pot of cultures, flavors and wonderful food the coverage… 

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Sweet Life Disclosure: This post was sponsored by BACARDI® Mixers through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about BACARDI® Mixers, all opinions are my own. Cucumberita Summer is in full swing in our house.  With no rush or fuss to get out the door every morning we are enjoying quiet… 

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Patriotic Moscato Gelatin Shots


This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Gallo Family Vineyards and Latina Bloggers Connect. Patriotic Moscato Gelatin Shots Every year my mom makes a fantastic gelatin mold for the kids table.  Brightly colored layers of gelatin mixed with fresh fruit and topped with fluffy clouds of freshly whipped cream.  The kids can’t get enough… 

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Savory Peach-Melon Cocktail

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 Savory Peach-Melon Cocktail I’m excited to announce I’m partnering with Old El Paso this year to create easy, fresh and quick dinners your whole family is sure to love.  They invited me to spend a few days in Austin, Texas – of course I said heck ya!  We began our trip learning all about Old… 

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Easy Picarones


Easy Picarones Have you tried picarones?  A popular street food sold in Peru is crisp from the outside and soft, doughy, airy from the inside.  They are sold in plazas, street corners and cultural festivals where I was first introduced to them. I had my first Picarones at a cultural festival in my early 20’s.  It… 

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