Strawberry Banana Batido con Leche…Like Mami Used to Make (Recipe)

by Claudya Martinez September 15, 2014

My mother taught me that batidos made with milk in the morning are a healthy, quick and delicious breakfast option. Mami never let me leave for school without fueling up. She knew instinctively that if I went to school on an empty stomach, I wouldn’t get the most out of my morning lessons. I’ve never […]

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DIY Easter Egg Dye with Food Coloring and Vinegar

by Claudya Martinez April 14, 2014
DIY Easter egg dye recipe

I have been a mother for over five years now and somehow this is the first year that I actually get around to dying Easter eggs with my kids. I have no idea what took me so long, especially since it is so dang easy to make your own Easter egg dye using nothing more […]

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Super Easy Sugar Icing (Recipe)

by Claudya Martinez November 11, 2013
Super easy sugar frosting recipe

My girls wanted to make some sugar cookies mostly so they could decorate them with sugar sprinkles. I had no objections, but I’m lazy so I was going to buy some pre-made frosting to put on the cookies so that the sprinkles would stick and I could not find any pre-made frosting that did not […]

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Salsa Fresa: Strawberry, Avocado, and Grilled Corn Salsa

by Claudya Martinez June 12, 2013

    Strawberries and the California Strawberry Commission rocked my world last week and made me fall even more in love with California and strawberries. I even came up with a “Salsa Fresa” or strawberry, avocado, and grilled corn salsa recipe that I can not wait to share with you, but first a little on […]

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Oven-baked Fries

by Claudya Martinez February 27, 2013
How to make oven-baked fries

My husband grew these potatoes in our backyard. We brought them in and cleaned them up. Since I know the potatoes were grown without pesticides, I didn’t even bother peeling them. I sliced them thinly Tossed them with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. I put them on a cookie sheet and  in the […]

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Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins

by Claudya Martinez January 8, 2013
Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins with ingredients from Lucky Supermarkets

I hereby declare this THE YEAR OF OATMEAL and you should too. Why? Well here are my top 5 reasons… It’s good for you: may help lower cholesterol, may help you control your weight, may help reduce blood pressure. These are all claims made by studies I didn’t conduct, but there is enough evidence out […]

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Avocado and Cucumber Salad

by Claudya Martinez December 13, 2012

Surely, you’ve met my friend the avocado or as I like to call him, mi cuate, el aguacate. This guy is welcome in my home and at my table all year round. Most of the time, mi cuate, el aguacate gets transformed into the easiest guacamole ever or I have been known to make a […]

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I Make Cake and I Eat it Too #Positivismo

by Claudya Martinez November 10, 2012
Milk cake recipe

When I was pregnant with both my daughters, I didn’t have cravings so much as I had aversions. One exception to not having cravings was cake. I always seemed to be in search of the perfect slice of cake when I was pregnant. Is it any wonder that both my daughters love cake? I don’t […]

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Easy Guacamole Recipe #ILoveAvocados

by Claudya Martinez July 26, 2012
Easy guacamole recipe

Avocados are a staple in my kitchen year-round because I love them! I could eat avocados every day and never get sick of them. Think of the versatility. You can eat them in salads, on sandwiches, in quesadillas, as guacamole, or just put them on a tortilla with a little salt and ta-da! I am […]

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Chicharrones de Queso (Cheese Crisps) Recipe & Sponsored Video

by Claudya Martinez May 24, 2012
chicharrón de queso

Cheese, glorious cheese! I am a big fan of cheese. One of the ways that I particularly enjoy it is baked until crispy. My husband and I started making Chicharrones de Queso or Cheese Crisps before we even knew they had a name or that other people were making them too. It just goes to […]

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