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Simple to Make Traditional Black Beans and Rice Recipe

June 5, 2017

Who doesn’t love black beans and rice? Not solely are black beans good with rice, but they also make wholesome additions to soups, salads and pasta dishes. Plus, black beans carry enough protein just as equal to poultry and seafood, in addition to vitamins in greens equivalent to spinach and broccoli. So when I heard Goya Foods launch their “Better for For” product line, I had to try their low sodium black beans.  I’m normally not a fan of canned beans, but…

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Cooking with Home Chef: Mushroom and Swiss Beef Burger Recipe

June 23, 2016

While I love cooking dinner, I hate going to the grocery store.  I’m a Libra, which makes choosing what to cook a struggle sometimes – we’re very indecisive people.  If I do manage to get myself to a grocery store, it’s usually because I got inspired by a Pinterest recipe that I thought would be a good idea, which quickly turns into a bad idea.  Cooking in my kitchen usually happens on the weekends when there’s more time and most important…

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#KnorrCelebrations: Mexican Pasta de Fideos with Shrimp a la Diabla

March 22, 2016

Sponsored post by Lunchbox Sopa de fideo is one of the most traditional soup recipes in my home.  I remember as a child my mom would always make this delicious soup when we got home from school.  In fact, you’ll find this thin pasta in most Mexican homes.  I guess you can say it’s our version of spaghetti, but in a juicy warm tomato based chicken broth.  If you go to any Latin market, you’ll find two types of “fideo”,…

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Easy Mouthwatering Chorizo & Queso Empanadas

December 28, 2015

It is said that empanadas first appeared in Portugal, around the time of the establishments of trade routes to India, which some may believe they were influenced by the Indian samosas.  Could be true, if you think about it, they are very similar in taste, just different fillings.  In Galicia and Portugal, empanadas are prepared similar to a large pie which is then cut into pieces to make it a portable and hearty meal for people at work. The fillings…

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Knott’s Berry Market Recipe: Pulled Chicken Boysenberry BBQ Flat Bread Sandwich

September 6, 2015

After attending Knott’s Boysenberry Festival this past year, I fell in love with all their gourmet boysenberry dishes that are only available during its spring season.  But the secret is out! The much anticipated Knott’s Boysenberry BBQ Sauce is now available to the public! I’m super excited to try my own dishes with Knott’s signature jams, jellies, and many sauces.  But it was the BBQ sauce that won many hearts during the festival.  I’m here to inform you that the BBQ…

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Magdalena Dulce De Leche S’mores with Cinnamon Graham Crackers

August 18, 2015

Whether it’s summer or winter, taking a bite of a s’more is always the same.  You’re immediately sent into a state of s’more bliss. But is it the chocolate or slightly burnt marshmallows that takes you back to youthful exuberance or is it the moment?  I can say the delicious treat never gets old.  Until, one day I was having a conversation with a group of friends of the many ways to enjoy a s’more.  There’s s’mores with nutella, strawberry…

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App of the Month: The French Lunchbox – One French Recipe Made For You Every Week

February 14, 2015

Some of you may know I’m big fan of anything French.  French wines, French desserts, Parisian lifestyle, you name it, I want to try it.  So I recently came across this new app that caught  my interest called The French Lunchbox.  It features recipes like Croque-Monsieur, a Salade Niçoise, a Jambon-Beurre, an Omelette, and a Coq-au-Vin to make for lunch.  The french recipes are created once a week and shared by two foodie sisters – Mathilde in Paris and Solène in New…

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