Easy Spiced Coffee Drink for Christmas Morning

Easy Spiced Coffee Drink for Christmas Morning

Do you drink coffee? I do! Actually, every Cuban I know loves coffee and, especially during the holidays a coffee beverage is a great way to add festive flair to your everyday cup of Joe. This easy Spiced Caramel Coffee drink has quickly become a favorite in our house. While I was at the Walmart Headquarters a few months back, we learned a few tricks for holiday entertaining that ranged from quick and easy to elaborate productions of holiday feasting. We had so much fun! They have this easy-to-use Walmart Holiday Entertaining guide that I've used regularly this holiday season with tools to … [Read more...]

 

Banana and Sweet Potato Oatmeal: Easy Breakfast Recipe

Banana and Sweet Potato Oatmeal: Easy Breakfast Recipe

I'm always on the look out for easy breakfast recipes that pack in as many nutrients for my kids as possible and homemade oatmeal is, without a doubt, my go-to recipe most days. This Banana and Sweet Potato Oatmeal breakfast recipe is a new favorite of the kids' because it uses a sweetened, canned sweet potato. When Walmart asked me to test out the line of canned sweet potatoes they have by Sager Creek Veggies, I knew I wanted to sneak it into the kids' diet somehow. Normally, I pick up the fresh variety, but I have to be honest - I don't have as much time to prep and process these days. … [Read more...]

 

Cranberry Dump Cake: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Cranberry Dump Cake: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is filled with food traditions and cultures that are passed down through generations, but what I love most about living in diverse and multicultural environments is learning about new ones! As I was thinking about how to use our Thanksgiving leftover, my sister-in-law (who is also Latina), told me about this amazing Cranberry Dump Cake that was made by a co-worker of her's. She said the recipe had been passed down to her co-worker through her own family's generations and was super easy to make, with minimal ingredients needed. What on earth is a Dump Cake, you ask? I asked the … [Read more...]

 

Cuban Chicken Soup con Barilla Fideo Cut Spaghetti

Cuban Chicken Soup con Barilla Fideo Cut Spaghetti

There’s nothing like Cuban Chicken Soup (or Cuban Sopa de Pollo con Fideo) to heal your insides and, when I’m not feeling great, that’s exactly what I make. The winds in Vegas have picked up and everyone in my house is suffering – from allergies to symptoms of the common cold, we’re all sick! As a Share The Table Ambassador for Barilla, I love sharing stories of the ways we create mealtime traditions around the table. From raising multiracial children to maintaining traditions when we travel, the values we set around the table are ones I hope my kids lean on as they mature. (If you haven’t … [Read more...]

 

Halloween Party Food Ideas That Are Easy And Fun!

Halloween Party Food Ideas That Are Easy And Fun!

Planning Halloween party food ideas can be daunting. I totally get it! When hosting a kids' party, I do my best to keep things easy... and fun! The trick is to skip the steps you can and add personal touches where it counts. Walmart asked me to share some of my favorite party food ideas for Halloween and so, the day before a scheduled playdate, I made a quick shopping trip to pick up all the items I needed for a fun afternoon with friends. I knew that time would be short, but I wanted to give our guests a yummy lunch that would be boo-tastic! From frozen pizza, boxed cupcake mix and … [Read more...]

 

Yogurt Sprinkle Banana Pops: Quick Breakfast Solution

Yogurt Sprinkle Banana Pops: Quick Breakfast Solution

Yogurt Covered Banana Pops Recipe Having a child attending AM preschool every single day in the week means our mornings are often frantic. It's taken us a few solid weeks to get our new routine down and, for the first time in my parenthood, I'm finding myself rush my girl through her breakfast. Earlier this summer, while visiting with the Walmart team in Betonville, we were served a hearty breakfast from the nice people at Dannon and Kelloggs. Using yogurt, they showed us several ways to offer wholesome snacks and quick breakfast solutions. The set up a station of yogurt as a dip alongside … [Read more...]

 

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