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Bringing Spring Into Your Home

This is a sponsored post in partnership with JCPenney. However, all opinions are my own. #AllAtJCP As spring arrives and Easter gets closer its the perfect time to give your home a little makeover. At this time of the year, I am always feeling a little nostalgic, wishing I was back in Guatemala for Semana Santa making flower carpets … Read more

Spicy Pineapple and Avocado Pasta Salad

Spicy Pineapple and Avocado Pasta Salad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla. The opinions and text are all mine. The weather is starting to get really hot here in Florida, it’s not quite summer yet but already we are in the 80’s.  When the weather is warm I love to come up with new and … Read more

Dubai beaches

Discover the Best Beaches in Dubai

Located on the south east coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai, as you would expect, has its share of excellent beaches. While all are blessed with the same sunshine, soft, clean sand and beautiful warm sea not all of the beaches in Dubai are equal in terms of available amenities and some are exclusive to … Read more

Treasure Islands And Other Places Fit For a Pirate

Watch out for cutlasses, eye patches, peg legs and parrots squawking “pieces of eight”… Shiver me timbers, 19 September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Holiday Lettings downs a celebratory glass of grog, raises the skull-and-crossbones flag and sets sail in search of piratical spots (plus buried treasure). Navigate through Drake’s Devon, Captain Kidd’s … Read more

Rice Balls Argentine

Rice Balls Recipe – Bombas de Arroz Argentinas

In much of Latin America people refrain from eating meat on Fridays and during Holy Week ( Semana Santa) .  So the recipes for meatless dishes are plentiful and one of my favorite dishes to eat is Rice Balls.  For a meat free rice ball cheese is used .  In the Caribbean they tend to … Read more

Clipart Window clings Easter

Crafts for Easter- DIY Window Clings

Crafts for Easter usually involve eggs and egg coloring and chocolate in the shape of eggs (and a few bunnies) but primarily the egg decor takes center stage.  While decorating eggs is fun , and smashing the empty shells filled with glitter and tiny paper over each others head in the Latin tradition is LOTS … Read more

Corned Beef Burritos with Pasilla Cheddar Sauce

You hear a lot about food fusions, and really an Irish Latin fusion is probably one of the most unique combinations I can think of.   Irish food deals heavily in potatoes, and brines and root based vegetables where latin cuisine sports a completely different spice profile.  I do love to celebrate all the holidays … Read more

Spiced Tilapia Dinner

Spiced Tilapia

Easter season is upon us. In 2014, the 40 days of Lent begin March 5 and end April 17th. The Church asks all Catholics over the age of 14 to voluntarily give up meat every Friday. It has been said that a Pope once began this practice in order to help fisherman. In truth this … Read more

St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Thumbprint Craft for Kids

This cute St Patrick’s day shamrock thumbprint craft for kids is easy for little hands and makes for a beautiful St Patty’s Day keepsake. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Just about everyone is digging deep to claim their Irish Roots. Why not? Whether you have Irish roots or not St Patrick’s Day … Read more