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How-to Basics, Lunch, Recipes

How To Make Sope Shells

Homemade Sopes topped with baby arugula, spinach, requeson cheese, and red salsa.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make sope shells? All it takes is three simple ingredients and a little bit of practice. You know what I love about cooking with masa? It’s forgiving. If your dough comes out too dry, you can simply add more water (a little at a time) until you get the right consistency. If it’s…

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Main Course, Recipes

How To Cook Chayotes

Oven Baked Chayotes with Fish.

I can remember the exact moment that I first tasted a cooked chayote. It was at a barbeque when I was about nine or ten years old. My Tio’s friend who was manning the grill asked me if I wanted one. I had no idea what they were but I’ve never been one to shy away from something new –…

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Appetizers & Snacks, Lunch, Recipes

Quick Shrimp Tostada Appetizer

Shrimp Tostatda Appetizer

Making a quick shrimp tostada appetizer doesn’t get any easier than this. It’s one of the easiest appetizers to make because the ingredients are so simple and easy to find. Especially in California. It’s enough to serve at a small gathering as an appetizer or have it for dinner at home all by itself. You can definitely serve it with…

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Appetizers & Snacks, Lunch, Recipes

15 Game Day Party Ideas

15 Game Day Party Ideas

It’s official! The Eagles and Patriots are headed to the big game on February 4, 2018. Are you ready for the showdown? Yeah, me neither. Party planning has never been my forte. Lucky for us non-party-planning folks, we have thousands of ideas at our fingertips on the interwebs. Today I’m sharing 15 Game Day Party Ideas that are simple, kid-friendly,…

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Recipes, Salsas & Condiments

How To Quickly Spot Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Look for this logo the next time you buy olive oil

Have you ever heard of the Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC)? I hadn’t heard of them either until I attended a learning excursion put together by the Internation Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) and Cobram Estate. They taught me and other IFBC attendees all about the process of making extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), and how to quickly spot good…

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