Brownie Style Rocky Road Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Brownie Style Rocky Road Bundt Cake

This month was a little challenging for me because rocky road is not something we eat on a daily basics, but I’m always up for a good challenge and I made this one a very personal one.
First I want it to make a different bundt cake this month for #BundtBakers and a brownie kind sound delicious in my head, and because chocolate is one key ingredient in brownies only need it to add the rest marshmallows and graham crackers.
At the end my bundt is not perfect but let me tell you that it is super delicious, it has lots of melted marshmallows and little bits of cookies, pack in chocolate flavor and super easy to make.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box of brownie mix.
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup graham cookie crumbs.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make the brownie mixture, follow add eggs, milk and oil, mix until well combine, then add marshmallows and cookies, mix well and place the mixture in a mini bundt cake mold, grease and flour the mold for a no sticky mess.
  3. Bake for 34 minutes.
  4. Let it rest for 10 minutes once bake and place on a rack to cool completely or you can eat it warm with a cool glass of milk.
  5. This recipe makes 1 bundt cake.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 34 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

 

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Caramel Coconut Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Caramel Coconut Cookies

I’m so happy because this month out wonderful host choose one of my favorite ingredients delicious soft, chewy, sweet Caramel.
It is in all forms the most versatile and perfect ingredient for a delicious cookie specially when we add coconut and nuts.
This cookies are just perfect with a cold glass of milk or a cup of tea, crunchy not to sweet but with enough caramel flavor to satisfy a demanding audience.
I love this cookies because they are easy, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and if you are hungry for some cookies, we want all kinds here, of course made with our special ingredient, Caramel.. Yum!
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

caramel coconut cookies 1
In a bowl cram sugars and butter until light and fluffy, add the egg, mix water and vanilla and add to the cream mixture.

caramel coconut cookies 2

Combine oats, flour, salt and baking soda and gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well, then in another bowl mix caramel bits, pecans and coconut with a teaspoon of flour and add to the above mixture by hand.

caramel coconut cookies 3

Then in a baking sheet with some parchment paper, drop by tablespoons 2 in. apart and bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe makes 32 cookies.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 16 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The theme this month is Caramel–any kind of caramel in any kind of cookie! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links. Please be patient though, as this month Laura is off to Italy and will not be checking email quite as often!

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Regalo De Amor Para Mama #RegaloDeAmorPampers #Giveaway

This is part of a sponsored collaboration wit DiMe Media and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Regalo De Amor Para Mama #RegaloDeAmorPampers

Hoy quiero compartir con ustedes este pequeño detalle que estuve preparando el otro día. Aquí la celebración del día de la madre ya paso, pero en Costa Rica se celebra hasta el mes de Agosto, así que me puse desde ya a elaborar unas hermosas pulseras para enviárselas a mi mama y hermana.

Este Día de las Madres, Pampers está celebrando a las mamás y esos preciosos momentos de amor con sus pequeñitos dándoles su #RegaloDeAmorPampers para ayudar a las familias a capturar esos momentos de amor con un bebé.

Me parece muy importante que recordemos que todos los días se puede dar un detalle a nuestra mama, sin importar el día o la celebración. Un beso, abrazo, una flor, cualquier cosa que muestre nuestro amor y cariño hacia la persona que nos orienta, apoya, ayuda y ama incondicionalmente.

Y que mejor forma de hacerlo que haciendo una manualidad nosotras mismas. Es así como Pampers y DiMe Media en quieren que usted también se inspire y cree un hermoso, brazalete, collar o aretes para mama.

#regalodeamor #pulcera

Crear este hermoso brazalete fue muy simple, encontré en la tienda Michael’s unos Kits con toto lo necesario para hacer diferente joyería de muchos colores, pero estos colores pasteles son los favoritos de mi mama. Así que fue muy simple, escogí los diferentes accesorios que para mi van mas con su personalidad y utilice el cordon rosado, perlas y abalorios rosados, fue nada mas de ir poniendo cada uno de forma intercalada, y después con la ayuda de la herramienta multi uso, cerré los extremos y puse los aros que ayudan a cerrar el brazalete y listo.

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De esta forma queda hermosa y listo el brazalete que enviare a mi mama y hermana.

Todos los dias son especiales y tu también puedes hacer este y muchos mas recuerdos justo a tus hijos, ese es el tipo de cosas que ellos recordaran toda la vida.
Ya que cuando un bebé se siente confortado y protegido, se siente cubierto de amor. Para @Pampers es un privilegio ser parte de esos momentos preciosos que las mamás, las abuelas, las tías y toda la familia comparten con un bebé. Por eso lo está celebrando con su #RegaloDeAmorPampers para capturar esos momentos de amor en el Día de las Madres.

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#RegalodeAmorPampers quiere dar a las mamás la oportunidad de recibir una canasta de regalo para celebrar esos momentos de amor con los bebés. Los regalos incluyen Pampers Swaddlers, toallitas húmedas Pampers y una tarjeta de regalo de Michael’s para crear un regalo del Día de las Madres para las mamás, abuelas y tías especiales en su vida.

Es por esto que durante el mes de Mayo Pampers estará obsequiando estos excelentes regalos a todas las madres que participen de este sorteo. Recuerda que tienes que ser mayor de 18 anos para participar, residir en US y dejar un comentario en mi blog diciéndome como vas a celebrar con tu familia el mes de la madre.

  • $25 Michael’s gift card
  • $100 SpaFinder Gift Card
  • Pampers Swaddlers and Pampers Wipes

Te invito a que visites los diferentes canales sociales de Pampers Facebook , Twitter @PampersLatinoUs y en su pagina web Pampers.

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Chewy Almond Bars #TheLeftoverClub

Chewy Almond Bars

Hello and welcome to another #TheLeftoverClub month, here we share delicious recipes with you and with each other. We send goodies and taste the real deal, no only we give you the recipe we also give you the experience.
In this occasion I partner with the fabulous Ginger Stark from Stark Raving Delicious, a local California girl with great ideas and delicious recipes too.
Know her allergy to dairy, I want it to make something different with a healthy approach and with the lest or zero dairy possible, and I think this chewy almond bars are the perfect idea.
I really hope she likes them. And thank you so much for the goodies you send to me, I’m sure my family is also going to enjoy it.

If you want to join The Leftovers Club just click and make sure to read all the rules or just send me an email and I will send the info to you.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup quick plain oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup substitute butter, it needs to be very cold (you know the one I can’t believe)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl combine oats, sugar, flour and “butter”, you can use a fork for this we just need to form little pieces like sand.
Place half or the mixture in a square baking dish, and press well to form the base, then add the almond butter on top and cover with the other half of the oats mixture.
Bake for 35 minutes. Wait until completely cool to cut in pieces and take it out of the pan.

This is great for a afternoon pick me up, when you need a little energy.

This recipe makes 12 servings.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy


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Esta campaña ha sido compensada por Collective Bias, Inc. y su anunciante. Todas las opiniones son sólo mías. #LongLastingScent #CollectiveBias

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Mi hija de 10 anos ha insistido en involucrarse mas en las labores del hogar, y por supuesto yo trato de incluirla en todo.
Lo primero que aprendi a hacer desde pequeña fue a lavar la ropa, mi mama me enseño la forma correcta en la que debemos de prepararnos antes de iniciar con el lavado.
Estos pasos que yo aprendi, se los enseñe a mi hija el otro día y fue una hermosa experiencia.

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Lo primero que le mostré fueron los productos que utilizo para lavar como el Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ y el Suavitel® liquido para la ropa. Estos dos productos han sido esenciales durante muchos anos, es mi marca de confianza y me encanta el aroma que deja en mi ropa por semanas.
Sobretodo las nuevas Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ que dejan 5x fragancia más duradera y they are in-wash scent boosters.
Recuerdo que por mucho tiempo mi mama y mi abuelita compraban la fragancia Fresca Primavera, y desde que me mude acá es la única que uso por los hermoso recuerdos que me trae de cuando era pequeña
Bueno siguiendo con los pasos; Le di a mi hija la siguiente lista:

1- Separar la ropa por color.
2- Separar medias y ropa interior.
3- Pantalones se lavan por aparte.
4- Todo tipo de toalla se lava junta.
Por supuesto no me puedo olvidar del paso mas importante, ella debe colorar el Suavitel® Liquido y las Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ antes de colocar la ropa dentro de lavadora.

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No les comente que toda esta nueva aventura comenzó el día que fuimos al Walmart a comprar, que por cierto es ahi donde pueden encontrar estos productos, las Perlas tienen 2 aromas Soothing Lavender y Fabulous Field Flowers, no olviden ir al area de limpieza para buscarlos y echarlos en su carrito, también les cuento que algunos de los Suavitel®  tendrán una pequeña muestra de las Perlas para que las usen y vean lo rica que queda oliendo su ropa por días y días. Ahi les dejo unas fotos para que se quien.

Como les decía, ella estaba muy involucrada en la decisión de comprar un aroma de Suavitel® diferente, como dice ella para cambiar, pero al final compramos el que mas me gusta, por supuesto, y las Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ son la nueva adición en la familia del lavado, nosotros tomamos muy seriamente nuestro laundry time.

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Lo que mas me encanta es compartir estos pequeños momentos con mis hijas y crear nuevos recuerdos y experiencias que estoy segura seguirán siendo tradición por mucho tiempo en la familia.

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Y ahora quiero saber tu historia, que tradición o experiencia bonita tienes relacionada con el producto. No olvides dejarme tu comentario.

Cheese and Ham Empanadas #WeekdaySupper

Cheese and Ham Empanadas #WeekdaySupper

Today, I want to share with you a fast, easy, delicious and perfect #WeekdaySupper; empanadas are maybe not something you think about it when is dinner time, but they are perfect to make especially when you want something fast and simple during dinner time.
Made with Masa Harina, completely gluten free, the flavor is different to anything you’ve tried. The variation I made today, with grated mozzarella cheese and ham, two things am sure you have in the fridge right know, is the most common you will find because those are two basic ingredients in almost every household.
Serve them hot or at room temperature, with a side of salad or leftover tomato sauce, the same you use for spaghetti.
You can Serve the empanadas with anything you like, am sure your family is going to enjoy this different and delicious dinner.
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • FOR THE DOUGH
  • 2 cups Masa Harina
  • 1 teaspoon Achiote powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
    FOR THE FILLING
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup ham strips
  • Enough oil for frying.

DIRECTIONS

Have the oil any kind, except olive oil, in a heavy bottom pot and heat in medium heat to reach 325 degrees.
Mix water and achiote powder, add to the Masa Harina, salt and garlic powder, mix, the add the water mixture little by little until all the dough is moist and soft, if you see the is to dry add a little water and if it is to soft almost watery add more masa harina.

cheese and ham empanadas instructions

Divide the dough in balls, and using a plastic bag cut in half and a big plate, place the ball in the center of the plastic, cover with another piece of plastic and press with the plate to form the tortilla.

Add some cheese and ham in one of the sides and them close to form the empanada with the other side of the tortilla.

cheese and ham empanadas instructions 2

Fry until golden brown, both sides of the empanada, about 5 minutes. Place 3 at a time, so the oil don’t get to cold. You can see the difference of color from one cook and the other one not ready.

Serve with a side of your favorite salad, sauce or salsa.

This recipes makes 14 empanadas.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

Lineup for the week 4/27 – 5/1:

  1. Monday – Chicken Verde Enchiladas by The Redhead Baker
  2. Tuesday – Salt Roasted Salmon with Strawberry Salsa Wrap by Lifestyle Food Artistry
  3. Wednesday – Chicken Flautas by Palatable Pastime
  4. Thursday – Cheese and Ham Empanadas by Basic N Delicious
  5. Friday – Carolina Pulled Pork and Blueberry Cole Slaw Wrap by Nik Snacks

Sunday Supper Movement

Pineapple Pork #SundaySupper

Pineapple Pork #SundaySupperAs the summer comes closer and closer we want to share some tropical ideas so you can have lots of options to make in the summer for dinner, lunch, breakfast you name it.
Easy and delicious recipes like my Pineapple Pork a very simple way to incorporated some everyday recipes in a very peculiar way.
This is a dish inspired by one of my favorites Chinese Restaurants in Costa Rica, they make a dish very similar to this one and it was my favorite. The best part it was the amount of pineapple and sometimes coconut they use to put in the sauce.
Since we move here I try to find sometime similar but it was impossible, so I decided to make my own version and that is the history of how this delicious Pineapple Pork was born.
Like I said before is super easy to make, with a few ingredients, perfect over rice or pasta, and the best part you can make it in 20 minutes.
Hope you like.
Enjoy

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks
  • 1 large onion chop
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of corn starch
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Heat a large pan to medium heat, add salt and pepper to the porch chops and sear each one just to make it golden brown delicious, at this point they don’t need to be completely cook.

pork chops and onions with salt and pepper
Place the chops on a plate and add the onion to the pan, cook for 3 minutes then add the pineapple chunks and cook for 5 minutes in medium low heat.
In the meantime mix together soy sauce, pineapple juice and oyster sauce, reserve 1/4 cup of this sauce.

onion and pineapple cooking

Add the chops to the pineapple and onion, and add the previously mix sauce, and lower the heat cook for 5 more minutes; add the corn starch to the remain 1/4 cup of sauce, mix and add to the delicious stuff you have cooking, and just cook for 2 minutes and that is it, ready to serve and eat.

pineapple pork ready to serve
Just one more thing, I add the cilantro at the end for a fresh herb finish.

This recipe makes 4 servings.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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