La Paloma on National Tequila Day

Yes, it’s true — July 24th is National Tequila Day. Now let’s all celebrate like Pee-Wee Herman and sing...more

Paletas (Popsicles/Ice Pops)

It’s been three years since I started this blog. Seriously, where did the time go? I could have never predicted that my love of Mexican food would lead me to become a cookbook author, food blogger, food writer, and recipe developer ....more

Huaraches on the Grill + Bake & Serve Stone Giveaway

I have to admit that I have not wanted to turn on the oven this summer (I know, shame on this food blogger). If you follow me on Instagram and on Facebook, you might have noticed I’ve been grilling quite a bit, making lots of paletas, and cold salads – Anything to stay cool in this heat! When Princess House asked me to test out their new bake and serve stone I was quite intrigued ....more

Vangie’s Famous Macaroni Salad

When I was a kid I remember these huge family cookouts for the Fourth of July. We either celebrated at a park or one of my aunts would host a barbecue in their backyard. We never went to see a professional firework display — my cousins and I had our own firework display and shot off bottle rockets, popped black cats, sparked sparklers, and lit up stinky little black snakes all night long without any adult supervision ....more

Elote (Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro-Lime Butter)

When I think of the Fourth of July side dishes, I think of corn on the cob. Nothing says summer like corn on the cob — it’s an all-American favorite. Well this corn on the cob is different with a south-of-the-border twist ....more

Tampiqueña Steaks and Grilled Avocado + Video

I’m excited to share a video project my mom and I filmed recently. We made this grilling video for the new Avocados from Mexico blog. I am thrilled to announce that we are featured on their new Chef’s corner page and will continue to develop muy bueno avocado recipes and videos ....more

Summer Fiesta with Infused Vodkas

Warm weather and barbecue season are finally here. June is my favorite month! Sure it might have something to do with it being my birthday, but more importantly it’s an excuse to entertain outdoors.Continue reading: Summer Fiesta with Infused Vodkas ...more

Bourbon Mint Julep Strawberry Shortcake with Mascarpone Topping + Video

Today is my 41st birthday and I’m feeling so blessed. I woke up this morning thanking God for another year of life and for all of his blessings. My mom is in town and we plan to celebrate our Gemini birthdays together this weekend combined with an early Father’s Day fiesta ....more

Strawberry Fields Forever + Strawberry Pico de Gallo

“Strawberry Fields Forever”…This is the song that I kept humming to myself as I toured strawberry farms in Carmel and Watsonville, California. Come on; hum the song while you read this post. I can’t be the only one with this classic Beatles song stuck in my head ....more

Kelly Moore Bag Giveaway

When I started blogging I lusted over a Kelly Moore bag. These bags are stylish and functional and carry all your precious cargo. These bags can be used as an everyday handbag, a camera bag, a laptop bag, a travel or carry-on bag, or a diaper bag depending on your needs ....more