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Prepare Mom the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch Under $25

May 3, 2018

THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY ALDI. ALL OPINIONS AND THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN. Did you know that Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of the year for restaurants? Especially if you’re planning to attend a Mother’s Day brunch. Not only do you have to book your reservation early at your mom’s favorite spot, but you can also expect to pay a pretty good penny. So unless you already booked your reservation, I have a different solution that…

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Fresh Blueberries and Chia Seed Pudding

February 17, 2017

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 antioxidants than blueberries and more Omega-3 than Salmon.  The chia seed is one of the oldest forms of nutrition in Mexico, Guatemala and other Central American Countries, dating back to ancient Mayan and Aztec diets,…

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Creamy Strawberry Tiramisu Recipe

February 11, 2017

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 sweetheart this coming Valentine’s Day?!  If you’re not a fan of alcohol, no worries, it’s not required and it still tastes delicious. I know what you’re thinking, Tiramisu usually has espresso or coffee, well this sweet…

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

February 7, 2017

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 that stick-shift truck.  I remember he would work on his truck every Sunday, rain or shine.  It was his baby and he took really good care of it.  In fact, he taught me how to drive in…

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Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with a Homemade Cookie Crust

February 3, 2017

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 Cheesecake. Why cheesecake and not chocolate?  Look, we all know Chocolate takes the cake (get it?, ha!) when it comes to Valentine’s.  As a matter of fact, just to make this article a little more…

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Easy Slow Cooker Pozole Rojo de Puerco Recipe

December 26, 2016

Pozole is a hearty rich Mexican stew, that originated in the state of Jalisco, Mexico and is traditionally prepared during special occasions or holidays. The main ingredient is hominy-dried white or yellow corn kernels that have been boiled and soaked in slake lime to remove the hull, and then drained, rinsed, and cooked for about 2 hours. Pozole also contains onions, garlic, and chiles and most often made with pork – or sometimes chicken and it’s broth – and is…

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Celebrating Final Days of Summer with Homemade Kahlua Banana Dulce de Leche Gelato

August 27, 2016

This Kahlua Banana Dulce de Leche Gelato recipe post is sponsored by JCPenny. All opinions are my own. Final days of summer are around the corner.  As everyone is getting ready to ship their kids back to school, I’m holding on to the few weeks we have left.  Lucky for me and other Southern Californians, summer doesn’t really completely go away.  I have to admit, we are pretty spoiled with constant sunshine all year around. Since we do get to enjoy…

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