Monthly Archives September 2014


Biscosho has a meaning of “A handsome Latin person.” I tried these special cookies called Biscochos for the first time at our friend’s house in Anza. They had a package that they purchased from an Argentine market. 9 De oro Azucardos Bicochos is what the package read. I went home a couple days later and researched authentic recipes for these cookies because I had to make them...
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Butter Flavored Crisco Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Top-ranked recipe named “Butter Flavored Crisco Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie”
I was invited by my old neighbors to their new neighborhoods community pool party/BBQ. I was 5 months pregnant or so and it was a warm day so I decided to head over there. It was a potluck so I brought some of my chocolate crack...
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Tuna Pot Pie Tart

Marta Mayorga Bergandi is a very dear friend of ours. My husband grew up with her children and they still remain friends until this day. Marta had seen my blog post on the lighter chicken pot pie and mentioned that when her children were kids she used to make a similar casserole but used white tuna instead of chicken. Thank you Marta for sharing your images and recipe with us...
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Bridal Shower Wine Gift Idea

My sister in law loves wine. I wanted to do a personalized gift for her bridal shower as well as something with wine. I recently attended a shower where someone did something similar to a wine basket with tags. When I saw a picnic basket at Home Goods, I immediately worked off of that. Her and her husband love adventure and I didn’t think they had a picnic basket yet...
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Lime Chicken Tacos

I was looking for a simple flavorful chicken for soft tacos and I found it in this dish. I found this recipe on Alllrecipes website and it has 4.5 stars with 1,586 reviews. “A lime chicken filling with vinegar, sugar, green onion, oregano and light seasoning makes these soft tacos citrusy-good and super easy to make!” You can use the chicken to make tacos, burritos, nachos, chicken salad, or lettuce wraps.
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Double-Fried French Fries

My husband loves shoestring skinny crispy French fries. It has taken me quite some time to find a recipe that he thoroughly enjoys. This one is now his all-time favorite recipe. They come out perfect. You get to decide how crispy you would like them. The key is to double fry them to get them the desired crispiness you love. 


4 (4 to 5-inches long) russet potatoes (about 2 pounds)

2 quar...

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Smash Burger

While we were taking a road trip cross country, we stumbled upon this burger joint in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As I watched my husband take a bite and saw his eyes roll into the back of his head, I just knew he was a fan. This was back in 2012. There were no Smash Burgers in California that we were aware of. When we got home we did realize they had one in San Diego...

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Molten Spiced Chocolate Cabernet Cakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
I found this recipe in Bon Appetit magazine in a McCormick seasoning advertisement. I knew I already had all the ingredients at home. This recipe is for individual warm chocolate cakes with molten centers that are all the rage on restaurant dessert menus. This version includes a touch of spice and red wine.
4 ounces semi-sw...
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