Kings Hawaiian Bringing Family Together


Anything that can bring a large family together is surely a good thing. I recently had the opportunity to visit the beautiful state of Colorado for a family reunion. I enjoyed an incredibly fun and memorable weekend with cousins and extended family that I had not seen in almost 20 years. As Latinos, there are two things that not only bring us together but play an essential role in our gatherings... food and music!Music is … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Pho – Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup

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Phở Gà (pronounced "Fuh Gah") is a delicate, aromatic Vietnamese noodle soup. This Vietnamese favorite has been around for nearly 100 years and can be found at noodle bars and Asian restaurants in every city across America. Below is my quick and easy Pho recipe that does not skimp on taste.    Pho happens to be my families comfort food of choice. It's our go to soup in the winter but it's definitely a soup for … [Read more...]

Safe to Eat Sugar Cookie Dough

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My boys love nothing more than to eat raw cookie dough, they must get it from their mother. A couple of years ago a friend introduced me to an amazing, delicious, egg-less cookie dough that is completely SAFE to eat RAW! She made tiny gems with mini Christmas cookie cutters and dusted them with sprinkles. This simple sugar cookie dough has since become a family favorite. This recipe is especially good if you have kiddos … [Read more...]

Family Tailgating with KING’S HAWAIIAN® – Top 5 Gameday Sandwiches


  Game Day! Nothing brings more excitement to our neighborhood than a Saturday game-day. Living just 15 minutes from LSU campus, we need not go far to join the sea of purple and gold. Baton Rouge offers a unique game-day atmosphere with it's strong traditions and community spirit. We are known at LSU for our elaborate tailgating parties and of course FOOD! Food is shared among family and friends throughout the … [Read more...]

Mini Caprese Salad – A Kid Friendly Lunch!


Future Fortified is a campaign that helps women and children around the world gain access to the essential nutrients they need to lead healthy, enriched lives. Ensuring good nutrition during the first 1000 days of a child's life (conception to age 2) puts children on the right track to reach their full potential. The fight against poverty begins with a child’s education. And every child’s education begins with good … [Read more...]

Twenty Essential Kitchen Tools & A Rachael Ray Giveaway

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It's true what they say, the kitchen is the heart of the home. I feel the greatest sense of accomplishment when I can feed my family a healthy, wholesome, home cooked meal. I used to wonder why my grandmothers were always in the kitchen cooking and making it their mission to get food into our tummies. Now I get it! Unfortunately, I'm not much of a cook. I can bake like a pro but when it comes to the meat and … [Read more...]

One Pot Meals with Mazola® Sobrecitos® & Giveaway


Being Latina and raising a family in the Tabasco capital of the world {Louisiana} means that every meal made in our home must be spicy and flavorful! Improving the flavor of food is the essence of cooking after all! Being big on spice and flavor when cooking, I was excited when asked to try out a new "must have" kitchen staple.... Mazola® Sobrecitos® Mazola® Sobrecitos® delivers the delicious authentic taste I expect … [Read more...]

Easter Traditions, Treats & Sweets


While at the BlissDom conference, we had the wonderful opportunity to get to know some of the Hershey's reps as well as create our very own Hershey's Easter baskets. We choose our basket color, filler and our favorite Hershey's candies! I made sure to include a bag of each one of the boys favorites {and mine}... Twizzlers, Kit Kats, Jolly Ranchers, Hershey's Kisses and of course Cadbury Eggs.  Needless to say, we were … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Tuscan Style Beef & Vegetables Soup by Bertolli

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As a mother who works from home and homeschools 4 boys, I try to make dinner meals as quick and easy as possible, without sacrificing nutrition and taste. I am not one to make frozen meals as hubby is not very fond of them but when the opportunity arose to take the Bertolli Weeknight Meal Special Challenge.... I said YES! Why not? I will try anything that offers to make dinner meals and planning a tad easier. I took a … [Read more...]

Favorite Super Bowl Party Munchies #Recipe

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FRANK'S BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP is a new favorite at our home {thanks to my sister}, this dip is loaded with protein and tangy, spicy goodness! Plus, cream cheese makes everything better! FRANK'S BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP INGREDIENTS: 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup Ranch dressing 1/2 cup FRANK'S Original Hot Sauce 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2 cans (12.5 oz. each) White Premium Chunk Chicken … [Read more...]