Tailgating Recipes, Not Your Average Salsa

  Continuing with my tailgating/football recipe ideas, I recently made this all time favorite salsa.  Why buy the store bought kind when you can easily make your own home-made version in little time?  Instead of the usual tomato salsa, try a corn and black bean variety. I made this over the weekend . It is... Read more »

Recipes: A New Spin on Tailgating, Spinach Artichoke Dip

Football season is here and I can already think of all the sinful tailgating food options out there.  I have to admit that pizza and hot wings are my guilty pleasure.  I was digging through my list of recipe ideas and came to the conclusion that aside from the usual nachos or chips/salsa, there are... Read more »

Recipes: I <3 Blueberry Pancakes

I love Sundays because I somehow associate this day with brunch and who doesn’t like the idea of having breakfast for lunch?!  Today, I woke up with a bit of a sweet tooth and decided there was no better use for that pint of berries than a fresh batch of home made blueberry pancakes. Here is... Read more »
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Baking Secrets, The Perfect Oatmeal Cookie

Oatmeal cookies are sooooo good. I can never have just one, mostly because they have the perfect balance of sweetness, texture and I guess it never hurts that I try to convince myself that simply because they have oatmeal, they’re somehow healthy (suuuureeee…).Anyway, I have tried lots of recipes and finally think I have a... Read more »

Cooking Tonight, Easy Jambalaya Recipe

In Colombia we make a traditional rice and chicken dish called ‘Arroz con Pollo’ which happens to be one of my favorite typical dishes. Similar to Spanish ‘paella’, arroz con pollo is a mix of rice, vegetables and in this case, chicken. Given my love for paella and arroz con pollo, when I discovered the... Read more »

-- Simple Design Solutions, DIY Nursery Art --

I am working on a new project, a VERY fun one…a baby nursery. This is the one space (other than a kid’s room) where your imagination should really inspire the design. Push the envelope and create that space that will make your baby go ga-ga. Think whimsical, colorful, warm and cute. You don’t have to... Read more »

Food: Breaded Chicken, Restaurant Style

I love trying new restaurants and eating out but sometimes nothing beats a fresh and simple home cooked meal. You can look for inspiration for your own dishes by looking at restaurant menus. This is also a great way of creating healthier versions of your favorite meals. Most Italian restaurants have some sort of breaded... Read more »

Food: Cheers to Summer! Easy Sangria Recipe

Summer is just around the corner (that’s right, 80s tomorrow) and all this talk about beach, bbqs and the thought of all the fun in the sun made me to think of my favorite summer drink…sangria! This is a wonderful drink that is surprisingly easy to make.  I can guaranteyou and your guests will keep... Read more »

Design Trends, Animal Print

Animal print is big…you’ll see it in fashion and interiors everywhere. But how do you add a little bit of this trend to your home without going completely wild? The answer is simple…moderation. The last thing anyone wants is a jungle themed room! To avoid this, keep the animal print to one or two pieces.... Read more »

Homemade Waffles to Die For

I’m a big fan of celebrating even the little things. Just because you dont have some sort of birthday, or major event going on doesnt mean you can’t do something a little more unique and special. For example, we’ve all been there…loooong week at work and FINALLY Saturday comes around.  There is no better feeling... Read more »