Author: Lala Castro

Mizithra Browned Butter with Barilla ProteinPLUS® Pasta

Mizithra Browned Butter with Barilla ProteinPLUS® Pasta

Recently the boyfriend introduced me to an Italian restaurant called The Old Spaghetti Factory, an American chain restaurant.  It’s one of his favorite restaurants for Italian food, but if I had a choice, I tend to avoid pasta in general.  Not because I don’t like […]

Top Rated Restaurants in New Orleans To Try

Top Rated Restaurants in New Orleans To Try

I’m coming back New Orleans, but this time it’s for your iconic cuisine!  New Orleans is known to have one of the best cuisines in the U.S; coming from Cajun, Creole and French roots.  As you know, I always like to put a checklist together before […]

Fresh Blueberries and Chia Seed Pudding

Fresh Blueberries and Chia Seed Pudding

I love chia seeds, but I’ve only tried it in my lemonade or water.  When I first heard about this chia seed pudding, I knew had to try it.  After all, chia seeds are known to be a mini powerhouse packing more calcium than milk, more […]

Win a Five Course Robert Mondavi Wine Dinner at Catal Restaurant, Feb. 21st

Win a Five Course Robert Mondavi Wine Dinner at Catal Restaurant, Feb. 21st

Food and wine lovers, this opportunity is for you.  If you’re a fan of exquisite cuisine and fine wine, Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney has a dinner event you don’t want to miss.   50 years ago, Robert Mondavi’s vision was to make Napa Valley wines stand […]

Creamy Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe

Creamy Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe

This week for my February Sweetness featured recipe I thought I would try a Valentine creation, a creamy liqueur infused strawberry tiramisu.  That’s right, its liqueur infused, so you know it’s going to be good.  Tell me this wouldn’t make the perfect dessert to serve your […]

Toyota Celebrates the Love Owners Have for their Cars with the ‘Book of Names’

Toyota Celebrates the Love Owners Have for their Cars with the ‘Book of Names’

Do you have a special name for your car? Toyota wants to make your car’s name official by celebrating your loyalty and sharing the love you have for your car. My Toyota Story Growing up, my dad always owned a Toyota.  For years he owned […]

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with a Homemade Cookie Crust

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with a Homemade Cookie Crust

With Valentine’s in the month of February, there’s no way I could just feature one dessert. Which is why I plan to share dessert recipes every week this whole month!  I think I’ll call it, February Sweetness Month….starting with a delicious creamy, Dulce de Leche […]

5 Super Easy Pie Recipes for National Pie Day

5 Super Easy Pie Recipes for National Pie Day

Pie, pie and more pie, January 23rd is National Pie Day!  Who doesn’t love a good pie? It’s the ultimate comfort dessert and that no one can resist when it’s sitting in front of them.  The only thing that keeps me from baking a pie […]

#IEGems: Sweet Dough Cafe Brings 40 Different Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls To Upland

#IEGems: Sweet Dough Cafe Brings 40 Different Ultimate Cinnamon Rolls To Upland

There’s a new sweet bakery in town and it’s changing the way we enjoy warm and delicious cinnamon rolls. Watch out Cinnabon, Sweet Dough Cafe is here and they have a lot to offer besides cinnamon rolls! Sweet Dough Cafe is a startup owned by a […]

Top 5 Cooking Alexa Skills to Help You Become a Pro in the Kitchen

Top 5 Cooking Alexa Skills to Help You Become a Pro in the Kitchen

At this point I’m sure everyone already knows about Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and its Alexa skills.  But how do you decide which skills to enable that will actually work for you?  I use Alexa a lot, in fact I have her in every  room in my home. […]