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Lala Castro

Food & Drink Recipes & Chefs

Jamón con Papas – Skillet Ham with Potatoes Recipe

April 10, 2018

Last week, I was suppose to bake a Farmer John ham for our family Easter brunch. But my sister decided to change our menu to a Mexican Brunch theme instead. Needless to say, I got stuck with a 7lb. ham for just Frank & I. So I thought, why do I have to bake a ham only for special occasions? Screw it, I’m going all out on a Bourbon Glaze Ham, just because. Let me tell you, that has been…

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Wedding Travels

We’re Engaged and We’re Planning 7 Destination Weddings in 7 Continents

April 5, 2018

I finally met the person I plan to grow old with. Frank and I are engaged! The proposal was simple and unexpected. Since then I feel like I’ve been repeating myself over and over again. So I thought, let me write a blog post about our special night and what we plan to do for our wedding, or should I say destination weddings! But first, let me share the short and quick version on how we met. Untraditional Introduction I’ll…

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Food & Drink Recipes & Chefs

Simple Banana Bread Recipe with Walnuts & Chocolate Chips

February 2, 2018

Banana bread is one of my favorite breads, muffins, you name it. Not only is it a classic, but you could pretty much enjoy it anytime of the day. Recently I discovered an easy banana bread recipe and I just had to share it with you. Now the secret to a delicious banana bread is ripe bananas. The darker the better, but if you can’t wait for the bananas to get brown, you could also use speckled brown bananas. If your…

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Food & Drink Restaurants

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney

January 25, 2018

Located in the heart of Downtown Disney, you and your Valentine can escape to a quiet environment where you could enjoy an exquisite 3 course dinner at Catal Restaurant. Without a doubt you’ll spark up some magic in this Mediterranean style restaurant, which will also be decorated with flowers to set the mood. On February 14th, Valentine’s Day, Catal Restaurant is preparing a three course prix fixe menu, featured by Chef Alonso Ramirez. Guests will be able to select from…

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Food & Drink Restaurants

Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria Located in Downtown Disney is Expanding their Patio

January 24, 2018

Patina Restaurant Group is excited to announce renovation plans for Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria located in Downtown Disney to refresh the aesthetics of the restaurant and enhance the overall guest experience. Naples is undergoing refurbishments that will feature an expanded patio with a brand new outside bar and additional seating for al fresco dining. Upstairs, guests can look forward to an artfully designed beer garden that will serve craft beer on draft. Inside, three wood burning ovens by Woodstone will be installed…

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Food & Drink Recipes & Chefs

Chicken Lasagne for Christmas Eve Dinner

November 15, 2017

This post was sponsored. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Every year the since we were kids, our family would gather for Christmas Eve.  In our Mexican culture, that’s officially our Christmas celebration.  Just like any other family special events and holidays, there is plenty of food.  My mother always makes her tamales, my sister makes her Rib Roast and I make my son’s favorite casserole, Chicken Lasagna. I don’t remember where I found this recipe, but it’s been…

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Food & Drink Recipes & Chefs

Green Chicken Chalupas with Herdez Salsa Verde + Win a Trip to Mexico

October 20, 2017

Growing up as a child, our parents would always reminded us to be proud of our Mexican culture and cherish our traditions, food was no exception. In our household, holiday gatherings were never small and preparing the family meal was an all team effort. Food was always the main attraction at our family events and it was an all day celebration.  There were no shortcuts to our meals, everything was made from scratch.  Over time the family grew and time…

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