Comida Latina, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets

Chocolate Dipped Churros Ice Cream Sandwiches

April 29, 2016
Chocolate Dipped Churros Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

¡Hola! This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria and Flatout Bread. The recipe and opinions however are all mine. Thanks so much for supporting the business that makes this blog possible! It goes without saying that Cinco de Mayo is my jam. I’ve been talking about it all week and have got you making nibbles for the fiesta like nobody’s business. Clearly you are going to be well covered in the margarita department as well. So the only thing left is dessert. In that case, let’s make ice cream sandwiches! Here’s the thing with ice cream sandwiches though, hard cookie + ice cream does not work for me. You take a bite and all the ice cream splooshes out the other side, also I

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Apps, Comida Latina, Dairy Free, Recipes, Snacks

Chili Lime Roasted Peanuts

April 26, 2016
Chili Lime Roasted Peanuts Recipe

I have a thing for nuts. In my opinion, there’s not a meal, snack, or occasion that does not benefit from some sort of nut accoutrement. I seem to be the only person in my family who believes in this theory but that doesn’t make me any less passionate about the subject. Peanuts often get downplayed for more fancier pecans and cashews but I think they are worth celebrating. They are certainly friendlier on the wallet than some of their pricier nut friends and even more so if you buy them raw at the Asian market in big 2-pound bags for $3.00 like I do. Peanuts play a prominent role in Mexican cooking and have hands down the best name

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Apps, Comida Latina, Popular, Recipes, Snacks

15 Party Snacks for Cinco de Mayo

April 24, 2016
Cinco de Mayo Party Snacks

If you could throw an epic Cinco de Mayo party what would it look like? Mine would be FULL of color, bright fuchsia, deep turquoise, marigold orange. I would wear the most beautiful Otomi dress and have Vincente Fernandez blasting on the stereo…no scratch that; I’d have Vincente Fernandez LIVE in my flower-ladened backyard! Of course there would be a massive bar with every tequila under the sun. At least 20 different margaritas on offer and table after beautifully-set table of glorious snacks. Oh, I can throw a off-the-hook party in my head. In reality however, Cinco de Mayo will be a more mellow affair, with an icy margarita, a few friends, and Vincente Fernandez…..on the stereo. We can have

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Apps, Comida Latina, Recipes, Snacks

Homemade Jalapeño Cheesy Crackers

April 22, 2016
Homemade Jalapeno Cheesy Crackers Recipe

Did you know Cinco de Mayo is coming up? Cinco de Mayo, that weird holiday that means very little to actual Mexicans living in Mexico but a lot to Americans living in America, primarily as an excuse to drink tequila (like we need one) and secondarily to celebrate all things Mexican. So therefore, something I support 100 thousand percent! Yay, Mexico! I plan on drinking margaritas starting Friday, April 29th because why should we relegate Cinco de Mayo to just one day? That’s ridiculous. Not this year. This year I’ve gathered my fellow food blogger friends and we are throwing a massive celebration. April 29th kicks off #MargaritaWeek!! All week long my dearest tequila-loving friends and I are throwing up

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Apps, Comida Latina, Condiments and Salsas, Recipes, Side Dishes

Artichokes with Tajín Butter

April 18, 2016
Artichokes with Tajin Butter Recipe

I intended to get this recipe out to you last Thursday but there’s nothing that can hinder good intentions like a sick kid. Louisa was a pukey, pukey mess last week so instead of making artichokes we laid in my bed, napped, and read chapters of Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. If you have elementary aged kids or just want to read a really fun page turner this book is just wonderful. The movie The Boxtrolls was based on the book and if you haven’t seen the movie either, then I highly, highly recommend. Both are really fun, imagination-bending stories. Sir Ben Kingsley as Snatcher might be better than his Gandhi performance, just putting that out there. Anyhoo, it’s Monday and

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Comida Latina, Condiments and Salsas, Dairy Free, Mains, Recipes

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Radish Pico de Gallo

April 13, 2016
Fish Tacos with radish salsa recipe

I’m going to keep this brief: make these tacos!! Not only do they offer all the crunch and chew and fluffiness that you want in a stellar fried fish taco but they also offer a spring twist on the classic summertime salsa by using radishes in place of tomatoes. Many of you might be lucky enough to have a few early radishes popping up in your gardens (but really who knows, this weather has been truly awful). If you do, this is the place to use them. Their bite (both literally and figuratively) work here; the salt and lime balance out their sharp flavor and their crisp texture is a wonderful balance to the soft, creamy nature of the fish.

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Mains, Recipes

10 Recipes To Try This Week–Birthday Edition

April 9, 2016
10 Recipes To Try This Week--Birthday Edition

Today is my birthday. As we’ve done since Louisa was old enough to sit still for more than 15 minutes, we are going to go get our nails done, have a lady’s lunch, and do some shopping; aka Girl’s Day. It’s a tradition I sometimes feel guilty about leaving my son out of but mostly love because it is the one day out of the year where we can just hang as girls. It is the one day I can focus on Louisa and take a breath in her evolution as she literally matures right before my very eyes. This week’s 10 recipes comprise my dream birthday menu. It is made up of recipes I absolutely adore from breakfast to

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Condiments and Salsas, Dairy Free, Recipes, Sweets

Double Layer Lemon Cake with Honey Chamomile Frosting {Vegan} + A Giveaway

April 7, 2016
Double Layer Lemon Cake Recipe

We have a winner!!! Congratulations Judith, hope you enjoy your new cooking gear! Also, thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. xoxo, Kate Guess who’s got a birthday coming up?!!! That’s right, Babyface! Aaaaannnndddd ME!! Because I want to celebrate with you (and Babyface), I’ve made us all cake. My favorite kind to be exact. A tall double-layered beauty filled with bright lemon flavor and pretty enough to be put on a pedestal. And because I want all of us to eat it, I’ve made it vegan so there’s no excuse to not have a slice…or two. Also, in honor of me completing another year with my brain and body still (mostly) intact, I want to give you a

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Apps, Comida Latina, Condiments and Salsas, Dairy Free, Recipes, Snacks

Roasted Red Pepper Black Bean Hummus

April 4, 2016
Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Black Bean Hummus Recipe

This hummus recipe has the easy spirit of a very versatile dip. Of course it can be scooped with chips and veggies and pita wedges but it also makes a delightful spread on toast with chunks of avocado and a sprinkling of salt. I finished off the last dollop for lunch a few days ago as a sauce of sorts alongside steamed quinoa, leftover bbq chicken, and fresh baby spinach. What I’m trying to say is you will be very pleased with yourself if you happen to find this hummus in your fridge as it turns the most ordinary meal into something you can get excited about. I don’t think the original chickpea hummus necessarily needs to have a makeover

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Condiments and Salsas, Recipes

10 Recipes To Try This Week

April 2, 2016
10 Recipes To Try This Week

Happy Sunday Mis Amigos!! As you read this I am on my way to Miami and I’m coming in HOT! Actually I’m coming in freezing cold, probably still wearing my down parka which I will immediately shed as soon as I step out of the airport and realize it’s like 80°F! What! What! Can you tell I’m excited? You can follow along on all my Miami adventures this week on Instagram and Snapchat (@holajalapeno). I’ll be doing a food styling workshop at the Hispanicize conference, hopefully getting a wee bit of beach time (beware of the blinding white lady) and stuffing my face with as much Cuban food and mojitos as possible. You won’t want to miss it. For the

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