My name is Kathia, and I'm original from Costa Rica, I love to cook and create new recipes, it's my passion. I love sharing my experiences, tips and recipes with you, hoping the my passion for cooking is transmitted in these delicious dishes. I invite you to join me in this journey of flavors.
I always want to offer and make easy, simple and healthy alternatives to my family, and this recipe is just the perfect example of why I love to cook.
My grandmother use to make this picadillo with lots of red meat, and I love it don’t get me wrong, but one day I decide to make it more simple and healthier for me and my family.
Just changing some ingredients and substituting the red meat with turkeywas enough to make the picadillo a great and healthy meal. I do love to cook with turkey and is present even in our hamburgers, yes I made turkey patties from scratch and is one of our favorite every Sunday.
Turkey is really good for you not only is a lean protein, in fact, turkey is a very versatile protein. It absorbs the flavor of spices and sauces providing a lean protein canvas for favorite recipes. In many cases, using turkey can mean a healthier dish with fewer calories.
So I did a turkey recipe remix of my grandmother’s recipe, and let me tell you everybody love it so much that it has become a favorite of us on Tuesday night, I know many of you will say that Tuesdays are for tacos, but in my house Tuesdays are for Turkey not only is super delicious but it is so versatile. I made my picadillo with ground turkey but you can also use turkey sausage, is equally delicious.
Heat a pot over medium heat, add onions and bell pepper, cook for 3 minutes, then add the ground turkey and cook for about 5 minutes, moving constantly.
Add the rest of the ingredients, mix until well combine, cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes over low heat. This slow cooking process is very important for the potatoes and turkey to absorb all the delicious flavors. Remember to check the salt before serving and you can always serve with a side of salad
The month of February is calling the color red every day, not only for a special day but for the hold month we are having a red theme. And of course, a delicious bundt is a must this month.
So for this time we try our best to make all red theme bundt cakes, my go to has to be this delicious cherry bundt, that is so easy and so great for this month. You are not going to believe how different and unique this cake is.
So if you are in the mood for more red, delicious and decadent dessert, I highly recommend you to try my and all the recipes we bring for you this month.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a bundt pan.
Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes, add eggs one by one and cream for another 5 minutes.
In a bowl, mix flour, jello, baking soda and powder, salt and lime zest.
Add dry ingredients to the cream and sugar mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, add cherries by hand and mix well until incorporated.
Pour in the baking pan and bake.
Once ready let it cool for 20 minutes, remove from the pan and place in a cooling rack to cool completely.
My cake took only 45 minutes, so check yours, about 5 minutes before time ends, remember every oven is diferent.
Every year we try to come out with different ways to add more nutrients and fiber to our diets, and let me tell you is difficult to keep the promises and sometimes I just give up.
But this year is completely different, I mark my calendar, put my goal and I start working on my diet and my exercise routine.
This recipe is one of my favorites, and let me tell you steel cup oats are underappreciated, these delicious oats are pack with fiber, and excellent to keep you full longer, and have more energy during the day.
I love to make it and add different fruit and flavors, this one, in particular, is cinnamon but you can add vanilla extract, or use almond or coconut milk, there are so many different ways to make, you will never go bored.
So if you are looking for different recipes to add to your list and start your healthy journey, here we have some delicious options just for you.
I’m so happy to back blogging with all of you, is being a while and I miss sharing with you what has happened in my kitchen.
But today I want to share a delicious cake that is not only great to eat as is, but a fabulous option to celebrated any birthday.
To tell you a little bit, this bundt cake is actually a version of the cake that I make for my husband every year, he doesn’t like frosting or anything on his cake and I always make him a simple bundt but full with flavor.
I must say that this is the version the I enjoy the most, and not only me but my girls are a big fan of it. You would love it too and if you can just add some light frosting or whipped cream and you will be making the most decadent and delicious bundt cake ever.
#BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient.
Host: Sue; Host blog: Palatable Pastime (https://palatablepastime.com/)
You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about #BundtBakers, can be found on our home page.
And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes, add vanilla and eggs one by one.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut, and salt.
Mix the pineapple with the sour cream.
Add dry and wet ingreadients, alternating ultil you finish.
Prepare your favorite bundt pan, place the mixture and bake.
Once ready let cool in the pan for 20 minutes, than place on a cooling rack to cool completely, don't forget the candles.
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This is my favorite time of the year and as always I can’t wait to share and create delicious recipes with my Latin twist. And this is a good time for you because I have the perfect recipe to make this to start celebrating Las Posadas. This is one of the biggest events during the holiday season, the entire community come to celebrate and share with everybody, you can’t miss the signing and food these days, it is amazing.
I remember how we all came to sing door by door and how we ended up in one door singing and at the end we enter the house, wich was normally my aunt’s house (she always had the best food) finish signing with our neighbours and family, to finish with a great meal, one of the best time of my childhood, we all came together as one big family to eat. To us, this was a special time, I had to spend some time helping my aunt with the food, sharing some laughs with my cousins and eating a lot, of course as a Hispanic for us there is not better time than the holiday season, we enjoy every single moment to the max, and now I can share all my memories and some dishes with my daughter, I’m sure they would do the same with their kids too.
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And of course to make a huge plate of food you need good quality products, and I have the best by my side, just as La Morena® and Knorr®, as many of you already know, these products bring the flavor of your food to another level. As always my go to place to find and buy my favorite products is Walmart and you must go to the Hispanic aisle, where you can find the products I’m using today in my recipe.
Because this time of the year is so busy, I make the recipe simple and easy to follow, with ingredients that we all have on hand, and of course other products that as I told you before you can find at your local Walmart.
And of course, this rice is just perfect not only for this special occasion but you can easily make it as an easy dinner for a large gathering on a different occasion.
My secret to the recipe? You ask, using Knorr® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Granulated Bouillon to make the broth for the rice and the sauce and to add a different kick to the sauce also, I added some La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, I love how subtle the spicy flavor is in my sauce not overpowering thanks to the chipotle peppers.
My recipe is simple but big on flavor and you will find it so easy to make that I just want to read all the comments you’ll have for me at the end.
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Rice with Creamy Chicken Sauce, the perfect dish this holiday season.
Add some oil to a heavy bottom pot, over medium-low heat, and add the rice, cook for 3 minutes, add 3 cups of the broth, when starting to simmer lower the heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a diferent pot, add oil, butter onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, add the chicken stir, at this time you can add, mushroom, salt, pepper, the chipotle peppers, milk, a cup of the broth, heavy cream and cilanro, let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
Cover a baking dish with butter, and once the rice is ready, place have of the rice at the bottom of the dish, the creamy chicken, cheese, the other half of the rice, and more cheese.
Cover with foil and bake.
You will love this amazing dish.
For the broth in 4 cups of hot water disolve 2 tablespoon of Knorr® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Granulated.
We are in the hype of the holiday season and this month we have to have some extra goodies for the unexpected guest we have around the house. But luckily for me, I have the perfect solution I always have on hand Golden Crisp Caramel Bites, yummy, all the way.
I enjoy making different kinds of goodies and take them to our school for the teachers to have on hand and to enjoy on their break. And I also love to make this bites to take to the movies and enjoy it with the family. But definitely the best part is just to make it with the help of my girls, this is a great treat to make with the kiddos and having the best time building memories.
To make the bites I decided to change the ingredients a bit, and I decided to pick up Golden Crisp® Cereal as my main ingredient and of course the basic ingredient for the recipe, after all, this is an all cereal treat.
So why not start a great and delicious tradition this December and make with your kids or your loved ones this caramel bites, I’m sure they would enjoy every single piece of it and you never know, even the person that doesn’t like sweets so much will learn to have a very sweet spot every Christmas for this little bites.
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Have you ever wonder in the aisles of the super market looking for an alternative to your everyday menu? Well I’m, and don’t get me wrong I love to cook but sometimes I need an easy alternative to our dinner.
Luckily for me I found the perfect and better alternative, no more junk food for us on those days. My go-to meal has to be the delicious frozen meals from Stouffer’s specially the most amazing lasagna I have ever had, the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce. It is incredible good and let me tell you as a lover of all things Italian, this lasagna is definitely at all times in my freezer.
What I love the most about Stouffer’s is the has recently announced its new “Kitchen Cupboard” commitment. This new initiative focuses on shortening and simplifying recipes that only include ingredients that consumers can recognize and can find at home, like vine-ripened tomatoes, freshly made pasta, and real mozzarella.
And over the next few years, consumers will see Kitchen Cupboard renovations across existing and new products.
The guidelines include:
Using ingredients that consumers trust and recognize, like what they would use in their own home kitchens, with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
Working on simplified recipes that result in great taste with fewer ingredients
Offering recipes that provide consumers with the same, or better, dining experience at a good value
So you have to be sure and thrust in the quality of the Stouffer’s products. With this delicious lasagna I decided to make a simple but perfect salad. This simple spinach salad wich my younger daughter love to make with me and you can’t image how well the salad and the lasagna go together.
So don’t worry anymore or wonder in every aisle corner, heat over to the freezer section and grab a Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce to enjoy with your family and don’t forget to make my spinach salad.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stouffer’s. The opinions and text are all mine.
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Easy spinach salad, the perfect pair for the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce.
In a bowl mix all the veggies, and season with lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil.
This salad is also perfect with any kind of dressing you like.
You can add avocado, cucumber, or any other veggie you would want.
Remeber to follow the instructions in the package of the Stouffer's lasagna before heating.
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Today I want to talk to you about something that no many of us know. The holiday season is very special for everybody, but there’s many people thar don’t have the necessary means to supply the most basic needs, such as coats, scarves, gloves and more.
This is one of the reasons why Coca-Cola® a great company that has been on my table for many years, has join forces with the One Warm Coat® a non-profit organization that whose mission is to provide anyone in need with half a million coats this holiday season.
And definitely this is a great time to give back and bring the family together to help and also teach our children about how good it is to give without receiving anything in return. It is also an excellent time to go to Walmart and purchase some Coca-Cola®products, also all the materials you will see here are from Walmart, so this season think that everything you need you will find it in your local Walmart.
And we can all join and help achieve this great mission, just purchase Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Fanta, Coca-Cola life and Diet Coke and then join by sharing how you are helping this season, use the hashtag #LayerOnLove in all your social media.
And to help the cause I made this goody bags, to spread the word around. Nothing to fancy or complicated and reminds people that they don’t need a reason to give just a good heart. With the goody bag, I made this printable TAGS that you can print and ad to the goody bag, is great way to remember why the bag is so important. Also to my friends that I know need a 2Liter Coke, I add a candy cane and the tag, so they can remember too.
FOR THE GOODY BAG YOU NEED:
Party transparent bags.
Hot Coco Mix packages
Diet Coke 1/2L
And this is very simple, just place all the items in a bag, close with the ribon and attact the tag to it. You can use any ribon color you like and or any flavor of Coca-Cola products that I mention before. The gloves are just a token to remind them why the cause is so important and they can easily donate them.
By coming together and inspiring your followers to donate to One Warm Coat® on Coke.com/LayerOnLove, we could collectively help to put a coat on one million people in need this winter.