Max-I-Can Food

Ouch. Much. Tummyrumbly. 3 AM. Perhaps the results of Max-I-Can food (?) Actually it was Max-I-Can Tex Mexican food (!) Well, I was compensating for a no lunch munch situation. Perhaps its listening to too much irrational international news while I snooze (?) On a positive note, congratulations to all the happy couples who just got married in a massive ceremony in Peru for only $10. Hope your marriages are as wonderful as ours, as we are just a few days away from 29 years (!) ...more

Mexican Christmas Traditions

We´re finally here. Eight hours traveling with a squirmy toddler would test anyone’s patience, but being with my family again makes it so worth it. One of the greatest things about Christmas is tradition, making new ones and reliving old ones. Traditions are a simple way of transmitting our values and our culture, making us part of history, thus becoming the glue between the past and the present. ...more

My Famous Arroz con Pollo

Ingredients 1/4 c. oil1 jar sofrito2 envelope Sazon seasoning1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast8 oz. can tomato sauce4 cups water3 cups rice, uncooked1 can Ro-tel Diced tomatoes w/ green chilies1 tbls Adobo5 oz manzanilla olives Directions...more

NaBloPoMo Surprise (Day 2): Fruit Zoo & Mexican Delights

While the world has gone creepy wild with the Halloween's Trick or Treat, I was wondering how to give myself a real TREAT; I'm not fond of TRICK... LOL! Besides, I'm not participating in Halloween Parties due to personal conviction....more

Authentic Montone Mexican: AROMA CUCINA

AROMA CUCINA Start with rooftop Marguritas at sunset, and end with a delicious Mexican feast in la cucina.  Mexico meets Umbria!  Mamma mia!  Ole!...more

For the Love of Pork and Chocolate - Chicago Part 2

 Ah, Chicago, where did we leave off?...more

Simple Halibut Ceviche

Posted by Karista Ceviche is one of the simplest seafood recipes to prepare.  I know you’re probably thinking ...more

Tres Leches Cake...The Fearless Cook bakes

I was in Super Walmart a couple of weeks ago, picking up odds and ends. I wandered over to the baking aisle and this cake mix caught my eye.  Tres Leches cake. I had only heard of it a couple of years ago when at a graduation party. Living in the Western U.S....more

So I was reading an article in my local newspaper last week that had a Tres Leches Strawberry ...more

Getting insulted by your son and keeping a smile on your face, and a yummy recipe.

OK so the other day my 3 yr old son say to me mommy, you have such a smushy belly.  Then the next day he wants to know what boobies are and what that lump in the middle of my belly is (my stomach), as opposed to what boobies are.  Besides the boobie comment, which I deflected with the generic, everyone had boobies, some peoples are bigger than others.  Argh, even my son is noticing that my belly is big.  Darn children, stretching out the stomach, now all my fat goes there.  I do look slightly pregnant, and I am not!!...more

Crunches alone will not get rid of belly fat! In my experience, as you lose weight, it ...more

New Mexican “V”- Light

Mexican food has always been ones of the top 5 of my list and it’s so hard to find a good vegetarian Mexican restaurant in Panama. Then I thought of settling for cooking it for myself at home but still, you want to go out and enjoy the cuisine of someone else without the after effects. The question stuck in my head as a food snob, a healthy vegetarian…...more