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

How To Make Sope Shells

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 […]

Oven Baked Chayotes with Fish.

How To Cook Chayotes

  Learn how to cook chayotes in this recipe for steamed chayotes stuffed with soy chorizo. It’s easy to put together and is cooked entirely in the oven. I can remember the exact moment that I first tasted a cooked chayote. […]

Shrimp Tostatda Appetizer

Quick Shrimp Tostada 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 […]

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 […]

A great way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers is to make empanadas. These empanadas are filled with ham and vegetables that have been seasoned with salsa negra and soy sauce. They go great with leftover cranberry sauce, too!

Ham and Veggie Empanadas with Cranberry Sauce

A great way to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers is to make empanadas. These Ham and Veggie Empanadas with Cranberry Sauce are seasoned with salsa negra and soy sauce. It has been years since I’ve made empanadas. The last time […]

Look for this logo the next time you buy olive oil

How To Quickly Spot Good Quality Extra Virgin 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 […]