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Monthly Archives: May 2014

  Mmmmm…..there is just nothing like the smell of fresh baking bread.  Honestly, the mere thought of it has me salivating.  This recipe is a simple bread machine recipe that tastes amazing!  I am completely besotted with it at the moment.  It takes all the self control I posses not to devour an entire loaf on my own. Oh, and…

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  A delicious pizza dough pocket filled with whatever toppings your heart desires…… sounds mighty fine to me. You can go traditional and go the ricotta spinach route or come up with your own fabulous filling combos. However, you fill your calzone – have fun with it.  I use the pizza dough recipe I have previously posted on the blog…

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How can you not be happy with a cookie, that has such a sweet disposition?  This cookie brings back many childhood memories, of a bakery beloved for it’s array of delectable desserts, but for me it was always all about their smiley face cookies. I have never had one as delicious at any other bakery. Since the bakery in question…

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This is hands down my favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  I use it to make all sorts of variations, just like the one I am about to share.  I am a soft and chewy chocolate chip kinda gal. So, if you are into the crispy textured cookies – stop reading- this one is not for you. Or continue reading,…

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It’s that time of year again…..it’s camping season!  I am practically bouncing out of my seat with excitement .  We will be going on our first camping trip this weekend, and I can’t wait.  It may seem funny to some, that of all things I wanted to do for mother’s day – it’s camping.  However, I truly enjoy being out…

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Tostadas were almost always on the menu at our family celebrations – when I was growing up. They are easy, cheap to make, and what is even better most people seem to enjoy them. Hope you give this recipe a try, and it becomes a fiesta favorite of yours as well! Tostada Ingredients: 6-8 corn tortillas vegetable oil for frying…

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       HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!  (hehe again!)  Just so you know, I suffered for this delicious thing!  (Seriously, I stepped on a hot coal.  Apparently I’m not zen enough to walk upon them unscathed because let me tell you @#$@%^@!!!!)  Arrecheras are a staple of our summertime.  They’re simple, flavorful, and ooooooh so yummy.  Since the ingredients aren’t…

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It’s Cinco de Mayo, and my beloved late grandmother’s birthday! So, what’s on my menu today? All sorts of my childhood favorites. Which includes: arrachera, tostadas, refried beans, rice & we can’t forget dessert……. polvorones de canele. These cookies are similar in flavor to a snickerdoodle, but have the texture of a Mexican wedding cookie minus the nuts. My beautiful…

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Normal children can’t wait for the Ice-Cream man.  I was never normal!!!!  All I wanted to hear was the man ringing his bell and pushing his cart selling Elotes.  The Corn Man, could have easily taken the ice cream guy any day of the week.  (To this day when I hear bells I look around for him!)  I loved those…

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  Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, so we’re going to be posting a few recipes to help you celebrate!  To me the day brings me back to my Grandmother’s kitchen, surrounded by the scents and sounds of her busily working away at the stove.  Not only is Cinco de Mayo celebrated as a sort of Mexican Pride day (in the…

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