Creating Meaningful Meals at Family Forward

Creating Meaningful Meals at Family Forward

We had the best time at Family Forward in Orlando, Florida as partners with Barilla and their Share The Table initiative. Part of Share The Table is to help families create meaningful meals together for the betterment of their children. Have you seen the statistics on what consistent, quality meals with your family does to kids? If not, do your little ones a favor and check it out. What the research says about dinner time is mind boggling! Family Forward is another family-focused initiative that I can’t rave enough about. It was a blast and unlike any other “blogging conference” I’ve … [Read more...]

 

Fajita Bar: Weeknight Simple Meals To Fill Moms’ Appetite

Fajita Bar: Weeknight Simple Meals To Fill Moms’ Appetite

Fajita Bar Makes Dinner Quick And Wholesome Creating a family legacy through food culture is something we do everyday. Whether it be by passing down family Cuban recipes or learning about foreign cultures, food is an awesome vehicle to transport kids to new ways of thinking. I'm excited to share a simple idea for a quick and wholesome family meal that will feed legacy building moms' appetite: the Mexican Fajita Bar. In partnership with Walmart's new resource - the Simple Meals @Walmart site - I'm excited to share ideas for creating meaningful recipes that feed your family's bellies, as … [Read more...]

 

Pan Seared Grapes and Rosemary Chicken Thighs

Pan Seared Grapes and Rosemary Chicken Thighs

Easy Chicken Recipe That is Anything But Boring I'm always looking for quick and easy chicken recipes that are different from my standard go-to options. Like many families, we get sick of the same chicken recipes over and over. As a Walmart Mom, I was asked to check out grapes in the produce section of my store and share how we eat them. How we eat grapes? The beautiful cylinders of refreshing juice are perfect as is! Sometimes we freeze them for a summer treat, but right off the vine is how we like our green and red grapes. Check out the grower's video below of a Walmart grape farmer … [Read more...]

 

Creating a Lunchbox Legacy: Simple Ideas to Show You Care

Creating a Lunchbox Legacy: Simple Ideas to Show You Care

5 Simple Lunch or Snack Ideas to Show You Care While my little girl doesn't eat lunch at school yet, I'm a firm believer in food traditions to help build your family legacy. The things we eat and the way we gather to create memories around food says so much about a family's values. When it comes time for our kids to be in school during lunch, I hope they feel the love packed into their lunchbox each day. From, their mama. While at Walmart eariler this year, we were given a few tips on creating cute lunch boxes and it got me thinking about what really matters to me as my little girl sets … [Read more...]

 

Mac-n-Cheese Deep Fried Bites! A New Take On Soul Food

Mac-n-Cheese Deep Fried Bites! A New Take On Soul Food

Am I the only American kid that didn't grow up eating mac-n-cheese? Actually, as a kid, I hated the stuff and politely refused invitations to eat where mac-n-cheese was being served. To be fair, I didn't like baked potatoes, vegetables or anything that wasn't eaten off a bone and sitting on a giant bed of white rice. It's a Cuban thing, I guess. Anyway, Daddy D loves mac-n-cheese, so do my kids, and all kinds of Soul Food. So when Walmart asked me to share a recipe for Labor Day, Daddy D and I developed this Mac-n-Cheese Deep Fried Bites as kind of a new take on the old soul food … [Read more...]

 

Cuban Pastelitos de Carne (Picadillo): Easy BTS Snack

Cuban Pastelitos de Carne (Picadillo): Easy BTS Snack

Cuban Recipes for Back to School If anywhere in their lives, my kids embrace multiculturalism and their Cuban heritage through their stomachs. They might not be (fully) bilingual (yet!), but Alina can woof down Cuban recipes como una Cubanito sincera. Walmart asked me to share our favorite back to school snacks and quick meals, so I'm showcasing one of my all-time favorite BTS snacks as a kid: the Cuban Pastelito de Carne, or Cuban Picadillo stuffed meat pies. The term pastel means pie in Spanish and, if you know anything about Spanish, adding -ito to the end of it makes cute, little pies. … [Read more...]

 

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