Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.. Yum!

Yep! Fall is here and so we went out and got a pumpkin from the store. The kids wanted me to make roasted pumpkin seeds and we did! They were delicious.. Here is the recipe. 1. Cut the pumpkin and extract the seeds. The kids did this step and had a lot of fun. Here…

Jello Mosaic Dessert

The first time I saw this Jello Mosaic dessert I was captivated. I was 10 ( maybe ) and I had been invited to a birthday party. Our friend’s Mom served this dessert and it all became magical: The texture, the flavors, the colors, its brightness.. Considering the temperature was the usual Cartagena-90 degrees, together…

New Year Easy Recipe – ‘4 Spices’ Dry Rub Skillet Chicken

This is my last post for 2013. To welcome the New Year, I am sharing this family favorite:  ‘4 Spices’ Dry Rub Skillet Chicken recipe. Juicy and tender, the secret to this easy recipe is the ‘4 spices’ dry rub. Start by adding salt and pepper to uncooked chicken. Ingredients for the dry rub are generous amounts of:…

Chiles en Nogados, Mexican Christmas traditions.

  My Mexican friend Dionicia shared her home-made version of what she calls ‘Chiles en Nogados’ with me last week. She told me this is a popular Christmas tradition in Mexico now. My friend explained that this recipe originated back in 1821, when the victorious Mexican General Augustin de Iturbide stopped in Puebla, and a…