Culture Party: Celebrating Chinese New Year with Kids

Culture Party: Celebrating Chinese New Year with Kids

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Culture Party We had a great time throwing a culture party to learn more about Ireland a few months back, and I had every intention in making them a regular occurrence, but life got the best of me. So with Chinese New Year in full swing here in Vegas, I decided to take the opportunity to teach the kids more about Chinese culture by showcasing the various elements that make up a typical Chinese New Year party. We had a blast! The Chinese New Year is the longest and most ancient celebration in the Chinese calendar, and is often referred to as the Lunar New … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites: Game Day Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites: Game Day Recipe

Game Day Winner with Buffalo Chicken Dip Balls! Goodness, it has to be over 10 years since my best friend served Buffalo Chicken Dip at one of her babies' birthday party. I fell hopelessly in love with it then, and now will only make it on special occasion. (It's so fattening and falls in my mouth by the spoonful). We're invited to a couple parties for this year's big football game, so I decided to twist up the classic by making Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites (or balls, if you so choose). This post is sponsored by Walmart, the one stop shop for all our ingredients and hostess gifts for the big … [Read more...]

White Chocolate + Orange Ice Cream with Raspberry Swirl

White Chocolate + Orange Ice Cream with Raspberry Swirl

French Style Orange Ice Cream I've had an ice cream maker for almost five years. Five. Years. And you want to know how many times I've used it? One. That's just utter craziness, considering how much my family loves ice cream. As I was grocery shopping at Walmart, who is sponsoring this post, I noticed their produce looked out of this world. Especially their Navel Oranges and other citrus fruits! Their Citrus Event is happening now, offering 100% freshness guaranteed. In that exact moment, I decided to take my appliance out of hibernation and make orange ice cream. In my research, I learned … [Read more...]

Cuban Recipes: Lechon Asado for Noche Buena

Cuban Recipes: Lechon Asado for Noche Buena

Cuban Pork Recipe Perfect For Anyone's Holiday This Lechon Asado recipe is typical in Cuban recipes for Noche Buena. It's tart, fatty, infused with loads of garlic and roasted to perfection. Pretty much a Cuban's dream come true, and the pinnacle Cuban recipe for Noche Buena. I got this pretty hunk of meat, and all the other ingredients, at Walmart, who is sponsoring this post. Their low prices make it so much easier to feed a hungry family of Cuban (and honorary Cuban) pork lovers. This lechon is roasted in your oven (not buried in your backyard above coals. And I'm not saying a whole pig … [Read more...]

The First Thanksgiving: Corn Pudding Recipe

The First Thanksgiving: Corn Pudding Recipe

I loved learning about the first Thanksgiving with Alina. It truly opened up an amazing conversation between she and I on the origination of our country and gratitude. Because of that, I was looking for a simple and memorable dish to add to my personal food tradition for Thanksgiving that hearkened back to simpler times. I also thought it would be fun to bring One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims to life with a traditional pilgrim Thanksgiving recipe created in our very own kitchen hundreds of years later. While some of the recipes from the kids' book didn't look so appealing, I knew … [Read more...]

Spinach Pesto: Summer Salad Pesto

Spinach Pesto: Summer Salad Pesto

Summer Salad Pesto Holy summer salad, I am on a roll in the kitchen these days! Sometimes I can't stand the thought of it, but the last few weeks I wake up excited to get in the kitchen and try my hand at something different. With it being Mediterranean Diet Month (and getting super hot here in Vegas), creating simple additions to a light summer salad has been on my brain. And as always, trying to sneak in some healthy leafy greens into our diet is a good thing too. I love making this cilantro pesto - it's great on just about anything - but this time I whipped up a spinach pesto using … [Read more...]

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