Women Goals and Finance #WomenInspired #Ad

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Prudential and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
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Hi, today we are going to talk about money, yes, you knew that we need it to have this conversation for a long time. And the thing is us women don’t really talk about finances as a topic when we have a girls night and we do really need to do it more often.

I recently had the pleasure to attend an event with Prudential to learn more about what we as women need to know about our future and let me tell you, it completely opens my eyes in a very good way.

We learn about the issues with money and woman, on how the men had taken the role of the family to provide and we are more low key sometimes and stay home and assume some responsibilities as has bean the costume.

But the topic that was more in tune with me was that me as an entrepreneur I tend to price myself really low and don’t value the work that I do. I love the idea that I’m the solution to many other women out there and we are completely capable of competing with men on a financial level.
What financial challenges have you faced and conquered? How did you do it?
What are you doing to sustain your financial wellness, work towards retirement and invest in your own legacy?
Is there such a thing as work / life balance? Learn how to prioritize.
Juggling work and family to reach your goals isn’t easy, but it can be done. Finding dependent childcare or eldercare, requesting a flexible work schedule or asking the family to help around the house are a few ideas. #WomenInspired http://bit.ly/1XnczUc

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I want to grow my business and be a useful person, and sometimes we only think about today and no tomorrow. Remember, personal finances is a personal responsibility. Besides your family and loved ones, what inspires or motivates you to keep going?

The best advice I receive: Reach to your Prudential Adviser, they can help you reach your goal for you and your loved ones. Work with a professional that has the knowledge that you need to guide you.

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We have the tools to built the most amazing business, my homework for you is to sit down with your family and talk about your financial future. Call and as for a Prudential Adviser, to learn and ask as many questions you have is never too late to start saving for your future.

We all love to have the means to enjoy our life when we are older right? Well is not only saving, the key to all this is knowledge and having our money in good hands.

Protecting the work of a lifetime – pointers for business owners and individuals
Building wealth isn’t easy. But it can be even harder to keep it. In this panel discussion, three financial professionals explain everything from starting a business to money management and succession planning. In the end, devising a plan and putting it into action may be the most crucial job of all. Hear what they are saying in this video. #WomenInspired http://bit.ly/29qHYTT

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Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake #SoFabSeasons

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I’m so happy to be back to this group, baking is something the I really love, and this month we are baking with spices, for this amazing theme.
It is a huge challenge to created a bundt cake with different spices the combine well in different flavors, like fruits or just to think in make something out of your comfort zone.
My inspiration for this cake? Apple pie, defiantly a favorite in every house, and I try to bring this flavors and make something very similar, delicious and different.
You notice by reading the recipe it is simple but pack in flavor and the texture is just perfect.
Apple and cinnamon are like a good marriage, go well,and taste delicious.
So I hope you make it and enjoy it with your tea or coffee.

This is an excellent season to for baking so grab your baking pan, and all your tools and look for inspiration here or at the grocery store, and I’m sure you will surprise your family this fall.

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Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake #SoFabSeasons
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A delicious and easy cake with all the flavors of fall.
Servings
20 servings
Servings
20 servings
Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake #SoFabSeasons
Print Recipe
A delicious and easy cake with all the flavors of fall.
Servings
20 servings
Servings
20 servings
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  2. In a bowl mix the apples with lemon zest, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Cream sugar with butter for 5 minutes, add eggs one by one and vanilla extract, add dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk, and mix just to combine, add by hand the apple mixture.
  3. Place in a greased bundt pan, and bake for 1 hour, remember to check the center of the cake with a toothpick to make sure is completely cook.
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Honey Maid Dulce de Leche Cake #ad #LetsMerienda

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions are my own.

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We continue celebrating this special month with more and more delicious latino inspired recipes. And if you don’t know or you are not sure what is the big celebration, is ok, we are celebration Hispanic Heritage month.

Ok, first let me tell you that we eat lots and lots of bread and cakes, not only on special occasions but we love to eat it during breakfast and with coffee in the afternoon better call Merienda time. Yes, traditionally we have a special time in the day we use to spend time with our friends and family.

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Our Merienda always includes a bread or cake and I use as inspiration this great recipe  Honey Maid Dulce de Leche Peanut Butter Topper, change some ingredients and trying a different approach, you know how we as latinos love to eat a god piece of cake at any hour of the day.

Don’t worry this is a very simple and easy recipe and you will find it very useful, especially when it comes to feeding a crowd. And let me tell you my family was always in my house on time for Merienda and I never send anybody hungry bad to any shore they had for the rest of the afternoon.

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And with the help of Nabisco products you are going to be so inspired to create new recipes.Nabisco is providing a variety of fun and delicious Latino-inspired recipes that are just right to treat the family during merienda.
These recipes are easy-to-make and feature the family’s Nabisco favorites: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, RITZ Crackers and Honey Maid. These recipes are a Nabisco spin on traditional favorites.

And if you need more inspiration head to the Nabisco Pinterest Board for fun, easy and delicious Latino inspired recipes, great to share with your friends and family, this month and any other month.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nabisco. The opinions and text are all mine.


Honey Made Dulce de Leche Cake #ad #LetsMerienda
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A delicious Latino inspired recipe, great to make for and with all your family for Merienda time.
Servings Prep Time
20 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Honey Made Dulce de Leche Cake #ad #LetsMerienda
Print Recipe
A delicious Latino inspired recipe, great to make for and with all your family for Merienda time.
Servings Prep Time
20 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat bananas, dulce de leche, sugar and vegetable oil. In a bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, add the Honey Maid crushed by hand, and place in your favorite baking mold. Bake for about 50 minutes or until the center is completely cook
  3. Decorate with creamy peanut butter drizzle and more cookies.
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Gelatina Cremosa (Creamy Jello) #GustoNestle #ad #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GustoNestle #CollectiveBias

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I want to share with all of you today a great recipe but also an especial celebration. As a latina, I feel the responsibility to share all my knowledge and roots with my daughters. I know most of the time we feel like in a competition of language but let me tell you, we are and we must teach our kids how important it is to speak in Spanish.

My grandmother used to say, los hijos son el reflejo de uno mismo, and let me tell you that is true. Every day I’m on top of my girls asking them to speak more and more Spanish.

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I’m so proud to have this heritage and share all my abuelas recipes and of course, I’m so lucky that I can find lots of the same ingredients we have in Costa Rica here in San Diego. Walmart is a source for me to find all I need for my recipes, especially this month that we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

I must say, one pantry item that I love and I can’t live without is NESTLÉ® La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk; We use it in almost or all our recipes, we eat it with crackers or fresh bread and pour on top of our snow cones, we have to have it at all times, it is definitely part of our food culture.

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And speaking of celebrations, did I mention that back home my family when it comes to food and gatherings is the best, we all make different traditional dishes and share with our neighbors and friends. Here in San Diego, I’m blessed to have fabulous friends to celebrate this important month and sometimes I rely in different dishes that I love and are not very latinoish but, we put our stamp on it. For example, I brought STOUFFER’S® Family Size Chicken Alfredo and because this is a complete meal, I recommend to take advantage of the Ibotta link which offers a $1.00 reimbursement. I just made to accompany this dish my abuelitas Ensalada de Repollo, Yum! what a delicious dinner we had.

And for dessert, we had so much, Arroz con leche, caramelos and because I love easy peasy no  complications, I know everybody love cookies and ice cream It was easy OUTSHINE® FROZEN SNACKS and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, was an easy option, so fresh cookies and paletas it is.

Don’t get me wrong we are very proud of our culture and our food, but sometimes we need to make our life a little easy to also enjoy the party.

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I know what are you thinking, what is my recipe? Ok just let me tell you that this recipe is my sisters go to dessert, she loves to make it and is so easy and so traditional that I want to share it with all of you. I’m sure that you are going to love how simple and easy it is, and  how perfect it is for any family gathering. Remember we as latinos, are very humble people that love to laugh, eat and spend time with our families and friends, and we made delicious food with the most basic ingredients.

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So tell me, what is your favorite latino food? How are you celebrating this month? And if you want more inspiration, check out the Flavorful Moment Pinterest Board

Gelatina Cremosa (Creamy Jello) #GustoNestle #ad #CollectiveBias
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An easy, simple but so delicious dessert. The latino twist you will love.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
4 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
4 hours
Gelatina Cremosa (Creamy Jello) #GustoNestle #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
An easy, simple but so delicious dessert. The latino twist you will love.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
4 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Mix water and strawberry jello until completely dissolved, add condensed milk and coconut milk. Hydrated the unflavored gelatin in the water, place in microwave for 20 seconds and add to the mix above.
  2. Mix well, and place the mixture in ramekins, place in the fridge for 4 hours or over night. Before serving, drizzle dulce de leche and sporkles to a fun and yummy decoration.
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OxO Barista Brain 9-cup Coffee Maker #OXOisOn #ad

I received this product complimentary for testing purposes, and all opinions are my own.

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I have been using this wonderful coffee maker for a while and is the best thing ever, it makes delicious coffee and is so easy to use. I, personality love the looks and the different way to brew my coffee every morning and afternoon.

Yep, I drink coffee multiple times a day, especially on my very busy days, I also like how easy it is to clean and it can keep my coffee warm for a good amount of time.

It doesn’t take lots of space and the set up is very simple, my coffee is richer, bolder and just perfect. You must look for it and change the way of coffee, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as me.

Lemony Chicken Wings #SundaySupper

Lemony Chicken Wings #SundaySupper

Football season is here and I can’t wait. It is a great time to share delicious appetizer and finger food ideas and share them with my friends on Sundays, you know, Sunday football is the best.

So today I bring to you my version of two things I love, chicken and lime or lemon if you want, and I made a deliciously lemony chicken wings, my version of the best of the end of summer with the start of the perfect finger food.

And you know that wings are the favorite finger food at any sports match especially football, but for me, a delicious wing has to be crispy and full of flavor, you may thing that lime flavor is difficult to keep but marinating them is the secret to a great flavor. They are perfect, with some fries and a side of ranch dressing, my favorite.

So let’s check it up a little bit and go ahead make this delicious and different wings for your next football party.

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Main Dishes

Side Dishes

Desserts

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Lemony Chicken Wings #SundaySupper
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Your favorite wings from now on, so crispy and with a fabulous lime flavor.
Servings Prep Time
24 units 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
24 units 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 hours
Lemony Chicken Wings #SundaySupper
Print Recipe
Your favorite wings from now on, so crispy and with a fabulous lime flavor.
Servings Prep Time
24 units 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
24 units 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: units
Instructions
  1. In a large Ziploc bag place the wings, salt, pepper, lime juice and garlic, give it a shake and let it marinated for 4 hours.
  2. Once ready, fry until golden brown in enough oil. Place in a coling rack with some paper to draing the excess oil. Sprinkle with the lime zest and enjoy.
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Garden Rice #SundaySupper

Garden Rice #SundaySupper

One of the things the I love the most during summer time is that we can find lots of fresh veggies and fruits, and I love to make also lots of easy recipes with all these fresh vegetables.
I know what area you thinking, I live in California and most of the time we can find fresh fruit and veggies, and you are right but summer has the most delicious products and this is a great occasion to make the most out of them.

And this recipe has some of the products I use the most during this time, carrots and celery are delicious complements for the rice and it give it that fresh test and a beautiful color.

I love to use parboil rice, this rice is very easy to make and the consistency is very loose, the grain is strong so it keeps a nice shape no matter what you add to it.

Love this types of side dishes, and this rice is a great complement to a delicious piece of pork or beef. Hope you enjoy it.

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Main dishes

Sides

Snacks

Dessert

Beverage

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

Garden Rice #SundaySupper
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Easy, delicious and a great compliment to any meat. This Garden Rice is the side dish what you need for your next lunch or dinner.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Garden Rice #SundaySupper
Print Recipe
Easy, delicious and a great compliment to any meat. This Garden Rice is the side dish what you need for your next lunch or dinner.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat up a pot to medium heat, add oil, green onions, celery and pepper, cook for 3 minutes. Add carrots and rice, mix well, cook for another 3 minutes,add salt and water (taste the water and adjust the salt)
  2. Cover the pot and lower the heat and let it cook for 30 minutes. Check the rice about 20 minutes in the cooking time. Once ready use a fork and fluffed up. Serve with your favorite piece of protein.
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