Game Day Appetizers with Kendall-Jackson Wine


Game day is the perfect opportunity to invite over a few friends over to cheer on your favorite football team as you enjoy a few appetizers. Quick, delicious appetizers are an easy way to feed a crowd while ensuring everyone stays satisfied for the entire four quarters. No game plan? Don’t worry I’ve got you… 

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Farro-Pepita Breakfast Bread

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Farro-Pepita Breakfast Bread I made two of these breakfast loaves for brunch today. I served thick slices alongside softened butter and extra honey for drizzling.  My mom used to make a similar loaf with oatmeal, dried fruit and served it with blackberry jelly on days when the temperatures dropped overnight out of nowhere. She enjoyed sitting… 

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Saffron Rice with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts

Saffron Rice with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts

Saffron Rice and Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts   Happy Friday!! I have a very special post for you today. My friend Faith Gorsky from An Edible Mosaic just had her first cookbook released: An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair. I’m excited to be participating in her virtual book launch party and… 

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Avocado Pasta Sauce

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    I love avocados.  Whether sliced over a taco, sandwiched between a crusty bollio, cubed over a bowl of beans or smashed with serranos over a stack of homemade corn tortillas chips avocados are amazing.  For a small package they sure pack a punch.   Did you know? Avocados from Mexico supply nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and… 

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Tilapia with Lemon Pepita Sauce

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  Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent season.  As Catholics we observe Cuaresma (Lent) the 40 day (not  including Sundays) penitential season that ends on Easter Sunday.  In this  time we take time to reflect on our lives, treasure our blessings and  dedicate more time to helping others in need.  On Ash Wednesday… 

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Pepita Brittle

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Be it Fall, Summer or Winter you can always find pepitas in my pantry.  I love adding them to my salads, crushing them to coat chicken or for making pipian (mole).  But pepitas in brittle,  ahh makes my heart go pitter.. patter…  Enjoy!!


Lime Ice Cream with Guayaba Cream and Pepita Brittle


This recipe was featured on New Latina.  I would like to thank all who stopped by and left wonderful comments and words of encouragement.  /em> Cooking for me is comfort.  A peaceful break from the busy world, motions that alleviate stressful times in my life or quiet moments to rejuvenate my soul. Cooking gives me the… 

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