Red Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn & Avocado

Quinoa Salad

Need a quinoa salad that’s easy to put together and is so hearty in nutrients that it makes a great filling meal, too?  This quinoa salad is a great side or main dish salad. It is served cold. Print Red Quinoa with Black Beans, Corn & Avocado Salad Ingredients1 cup of cooked red quinoa (cooked in [...]

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores


No need for a campfire or even a fire for that matter. These Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave some sticky marshmallow fingers! This is an easy cooking with children recipe! Print Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores Yield: 1Serving Size: 1 Ingredients2 chocolate chip cookies (I used [...]

4 Sunscreen Facts and More

Sunscreen Facts

Family travel during the summer is a must. The trips may be a local, at the beach, at an amusement park, or a cool and interesting locale. Wherever you may travel with your family this summer there are many essential items you must bring. Previously I’ve shared the 5 medical items families should travel with, [...]

Hilton Bonnet Creek Video Review

Hilton Bonnet Creek

Throughout our 2-night weekend at the Hilton Bonnet Creek I snapped loads of photos and video. It was a trip I surely wanted to always remember and it was a perfect summer weekend getaway! I compiled many of the images into a video showcasing some of very favorite aspects of the Hilton Bonnet Creek, especially [...]

Chef Marcus Samuelsson of the Macys Culinary Council

Marcus Samuelsson

The Macy’s Culinary Council held an event at Dadeland Mall in Miami where well-known Chef Marcus Samuelsson showcased his skills and taught us each a whole lot. Chef Marcus Samuelsson has been seen by many of us on shows like The Taste, Chopped, Top Chef Masters and more. He is very well respected by his peers [...]

Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

caprese pasta salad

A bowl of fresh tomatoes, basil from the garden and a box of pasta and you have most of the ingredients for a perfect pasta salad. Make a Caprese pasta salad, a salad served cold, for backyard barbecues or other get togethers. Big Fat Juice Tomatoes at Winn-Dixie Tis the season to toss in the [...]

Celebrating Soccer with the Familia


Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine. Ever since I was a little girl I was fascinated with soccer as I played on my town’s recreation league. As a mom I now see that same passion with my children. My oldest daughter, Isabella, [...]

Summer Weekend Getaway at the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Summer Weekend Getaway, Book Now!

UPDATE: Check out our video montage of our very favorite aspects of the Hilton Bonnet Creek! A summer weekend getaway at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando provided our family a perfect opportunity to relax, have fun, enjoy outstanding food and receive top notch service.  We head to Orlando quite a bit being South Florida residents. [...]

Herb Guide to Cooking

Herb Guide to Cooking

Many of us have started an herb garden in the hopes of at least harvesting one ingredient! In this post, I’ll share some tools, tips and an herb guide to cooking. I hope to inspire each of you to begin with what I consider the beginner’s garden – the herb garden! Herb Gardening If you [...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

last minute gift idea

Searching for last minute gift ideas particularly for long distance family members or loved ones? Sending gifts across the miles is something that usually requires a lot planning ahead to make sure that the gift arrives to them on time. And the prices of shipping items to far away places often costs more than the [...]