Day of the Dead Face Painting

There is something about the bright and bold colors for Día de los Muertos that always gets to me this time of year.  Usually, I spend a good chunk of my time visiting and admiring local Day of the Dead installations or altar presentations.  The celebration of life, even after death, is […]

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Because My Mexican Mother Said So: This Is How You Make Mole!

Certain things just make you undeniably Mexican.  Mexican as in bien mexicanote where you couldn’t be anything else if your life depended on it.  Watching my jefita make her famous mole from scratch is right on top of that list.  It inspired me really… to share my own experience as […]

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Good Food Fridays: Shrimp Al Diablo!

Great news!  This week we’re extending the Good Food Fridays Giveaway Opportunity one extra week to give you all extra time to enter the contest.  Remember if you leave a comment on this blog post you can win up to $75 in gift card money from Kroger.  This week we’re […]

My Mamá Is Gangsta: Sending Tamales Via USPS!

I wouldn’t normally say this about my mother, much less in front of her, as she would either: a) be insulted by the use of the word “gangster” to describe her, even if it is in slang form and very loosely used; or b) kind of confused and probably insulted […]