The anticipation was real when it came to Coco. From the moment we heard that Disney and Pixar were going to be taking on the traditional Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Personally, I could not wait to see how they were going to add their magical touch to an already beautiful Mexican tradition. Through all of the doubt and skepticism, Disney and Pixar came out on top and proved all of the doubters wrong. #PixarCOCORead More
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The wonderful thing about being a Latina, is that we proudly live our life in color. We live and breathe every aspect of our life with as much color as possible. From the clothes we wear, to the foods we eat, and even the scents we surround ourselves with. Everything is bright, bold, and full of life.
The first thing that someone notices when they walk into a Latino household is probably the aroma of food in the air. As proud as we are of our delicious foods, it's also nice to welcome guests into a home that smells bright and bold. As I walk the aisles at Target for my weekly shopping, I always like to stop and check out the different scents of Glade®'s Candles and PlugIns® Scented Oils. This week I chose the Glade®'s Radiant Berries.
See those berries? That's what led me to create a Radiant Berry dessert of my own. Everyone has had gelatin at one point, but not everyone has had Gelatina. This dessert is delicious, fresh, and con sabor latino.
Here's what you will need to create a delicious Gelatina:
● Raspberry flavor gelatin
● Gelatin packets
● Condensed Milk
● Chopped berries
1. First, follow the instructions on the box for the raspberry flavored gelatin, you will need to boil water. After mixing the hot water and cold water into the raspberry gelatin, mix well and refrigerate until set. This usually takes anywhere between 2 hours and overnight.
2. Once the gelatin has set, remove from the refrigerator and cut into small cubes, set aside.
3. Chop the fruit that you want to add to the gelatina, and set aside. I chose blueberries and strawberries.
4. Next you will follow the instructions for the plain gelatin, except this time after adding the boiling water, you will also add your can of condensed milk and let chill.
5. Now it's time to combine all ingredients to create a yummy dessert. Add pieces of the cubed gelatin and chopped fruit to a cup and pour the milky gelatin over. Note: Do not fill to the rim, because the gelatin tends to expand a bit as it cools.
This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with CVS and Latina Bloggers Connect, however all opinions and photos are my own.
There are BIG changes coming to a CVS/Pharmacy near you. Keep an eye out for the newly remodeled CVS/Pharmacy y más- a new shopping experience that provides more personalized service to the Hispanic community in the Los Angeles area.
Just a few of the new services and products you can look forward to include: Fully bilingual associates and signage throughout the store, more than 1,500 NEW products (including popular Hispanic brands) of which 300 are locally sourced, a fragrance counter with trained beauty associates and lower prices on more value-sized products. Sounds great right?!
I was at the official Grand Opening of CVS/Pharmacy y Mas in Bell, CA last week to learn all about the amazing things that CVS/Pharmacy y Mas will be offering to the community. Part of the ceremony included a celebration of the accomplishments of the CVS Health and its Foundation.
Here you can see CVS Health and its Foundation presenting a $50,000 grant to St. John’s Well Child and Family Center to support under-served pediatric asthma patients in South Los Angeles, a majority of whom are Hispanic.
The goal of the program is to help families manage the child’s asthma to ensure optimal health and reduce emergency room visits. This grant was part of the “Innovations in Community Health” grant program, a three-year, $3 million partnership between the CVS Health Foundation and the National Association of Community Health Centers.
If you're like me then, the first stop while visiting CVS/Pharamcy is in the beauty department. I love being able to pick up whatever I need and even throw in a new nail polish or two. I mean, you can never have too many. Well at the new CVS/Pharmacy y Mas the first display I noticed was ETERNAL Nail Enamel. This is one of the new Hispanic brands that you can expect to see at CVS/Pharmacy y Mas. I found these polishes on sale, 2 por $3! I loved the colors and their names: Bellisima, Tormenta, Loco Por Ti and Sirena.
So much of what CVS/Pharamcy y Mas offers is tradition and I like that. One of my favorite go-to first aid items is Vitacilina- an antibacterial ointment. My mom has used this on every single cut, scratch, or rash for as long as I can remember. Now, when my girls have a boo-boo, we use it too. It's tradition. You will also be able to find classic herbal remedies that your abuela swears by and so many of the traditional Hispanic ingredients needed for any delicious meal.
I have noticed that as I get older, I find joy in my shopping trips. Gone are the days of shopping for hours on end at the mall- for one item. Now, I like my shopping trips to end in success. I like to feel like I've successfully remembered every item I need and saved money. At CVS/Pharmacy Y Mas you can easily achieve success. You can pick up your prescriptions, a gift for that party this weekend, the sauce for the enchiladas, Fabuloso- since you just ran out, a bag of chips for the husband, some cute chanclas for you and the kids, and since you saved money a couple new ETERNAL nail polishes.
HINT: Another way to achieve success is to sign up for the CVS Extra Care card. I speak from experience, you will save so much money. Recently, my mom used hers and saved 95% off of her total! Check out my video above, it's just a few snaps from my day while touring the new CVS/Pharmacy y Mas. Are you following me on Snapchat? I'm easy to find, kindasillymommy.
The new CVS/pharmacy y más format will launch in 9 existing CVS/pharmacy stores throughout the greater Los Angeles area through August. Check out CVS.com/ymas for more information and keep an eye out if you are near South El Monte, Bell, Walnut Park, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, South Gate, Pico Rivera, Lynwood and Norwalk.
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One of my favorite things about cooking is taking a familiar recipe and putting a twist on it. As much as I love tradition, I love to add my own touches to traditions even more. The recipe I am sharing with you today is a twist on a recipe passed on to me from my Nina Margaret. My Nina Margaret is one of the sweetest people (and best cooks) you will ever meet and I think she would enjoy my twist on her recipe.
When I first read my Nina Margaret's recipe for her famous pasta dish, I was a little bit intimidated because I didn't want to mess with it too much. I had never roasted chiles before and I must admit it was kind of exciting and definitely different from my day to day cooking.
To make this savory Pasilla Chile Pasta here are the ingredients that you need:
2 Cups of Kraft Natural Cheese Mexican Four Cheese
1 brick of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened)
2 large Pasilla Chiles
2 tsp Chicken bouillon
1 large bag of uncooked Pasta
(I used Egg Noodles)
1 cup of Milk
Boil large pot of water for the noodles.
Roast the chiles over a flame until the skin blackens. I would have preferred to have roasted the chiles over a real grill, but the stove top flame worked just fine. Set aside.
Once the chiles have cooled, peel the skin from the chiles.
Open the chiles and remove seeds. (If you like spicy food, then leave the seeds.)
Slice the chiles and saute them in a pan with a drizzle of oil.
Once the chiles are tender, add them to a blender along with the Philadelphia Cream Cheese, chicken bouillon, and milk. Blend until smooth.
Pour cooked noodles to a casserole dish and add the sauce to cooked noodles. Top with Kraft Natural Mexican Four cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until warmed through.
This is easily an any day of the week recipe. The few ingredients that you need, including Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Kraft Natural Cheese, are already weekly staples. I love shopping at
for my weekly groceries, especially in their produce section, everything is always so fresh.
This dish is a great twist to an everyday pasta side by mixing the roasted Pasilla chiles and Philadelphia Cream Cheese, the flavor is AMAZING!
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- Peanut butter and jelly sliders
- Peanut butter and jelly wraps
- Grilled peanut butter and jelly
- Peanut butter on celery
- Apples with peanut butter
- Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread on a Whole Wheat Bagel thing, topped with sliced bananas. (Pictured)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 jar of Marshmallow Fluff
Step 1: Cream together the egg and the sugar.
Step 2: Mix in the peanut butter
Step 3: Grab about a tsp of cookie dough, form into a ball, place on the baking sheet and flatten out a bit with the back of a spoon.
Step 4: Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes.
Step 5: After letting the cookies completely cool. Add about a tsp of Marshmallow Fluff on the bottom of one cookie, and top with another.
If you want to check out some more recipe ideas or more nutritional information, you can find more information at the National Peanut Board.
What is your favorite way to eat Peanuts? Let me know in the comments below, I'd LOVE to hear more ideas for snack time for my girls. Thanks!