About Kathia Rodriguez

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.

Mixed Fruit Drink #SundaySupper

This is a very fun and easy recipe to make, that you will find so many different ways to add other fruits to it. It is very delicious and refreshing, of course, the little ones are going to be all over this drink, you’ll see.

Let me tell you about this drink a little bit, we have so many kinds of fruits in Costa Rica and all and I really mean all the drinks we make are made with fresh fruit, and this is a very traditional one, which I change a bit just to make it more easy to carry to a picnic.

Of course, if you are not if you are not in the mood to go to the park for a picnic you can definitely do it in your backyard, and have your family enjoying a glass of this delicious drink and you never know maybe this is the beginning of a hold new tradition in your house too.

Don’t forget to add your own spin and to tell me what is your favorite fruit.

Best Picnic Recipes to Enjoy at the Park #SundaySupper

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Drinks and Desserts for Outdoor Dining

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Mixed Fruit Drink #SundaySupper
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Delicious and refreshing drink great for summer time.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Mixed Fruit Drink #SundaySupper
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Delicious and refreshing drink great for summer time.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Place everything in a blender, blend until combined. Double or triple the recipe to make as many as you want. Serve and add ice to taste, and enjoy.
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Celebrating with Flavors and Traditions #ad #EstrellaJalisco

We love to celebrate any moment we can and we as a family don’t actually need a specific celebration day to recreate delicious meals from our childhood. And one of the reasons why is because we can just grab a few ingredients and a great and tasty beer like Estrella Jalisco and make a completed book of great memories.

And what a great way to involve the hold family if is not by making some Carne Asda Tacos, yes an afternoon of grilling, some fruits, and a cold drink is all you need to create traditions that can last forever.

And this is one of the reasons why I love Estrella Jalisco Beer because it’s honest, humble, proud and personal and this are attributes we can all relate to, we are as a family very close and we can all be together in one place because we can get together anytime we want with the help of technology.

You don’t need lots of food to make this a memorable day with some corn tortillas, carne asada, various or just one kind of fruit and some refreshing drinks like Estella Jalisco, the afternoon can be as special as any other at my grandmother’s yard, you know those last minute parties just because somebody has beer and meat already in the fridge.

Those are the kind of celebrations I’m talking about, the ones that don’t need a special day on the calendar and are just there to help us remember that we need one an other no mater what time of the day it is.

These are my favorite traditions and the ones I’m trying really hard to pass onto my kids, because at the end these are the most important ones, and the ones we are always going to cherish.

If you want to know more stories and traditions go to Estrella Jalisco and follow them also on Facebook and Instagram.

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The New Samsung Chef Collection is here #AD

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

I was invited to see the New Samsung’s Chef Collection line. And let me tell you something it is amazing! What I like the most is the Samsung is bringing the technology world to our kitchens. Seeing the appliances work is a hold other thing and I’m so thankful because I had the chance to meet the top Chef Christopher Kostow. Samsung is the fastest growing appliance brand in America and is launching its new Chef Collection line of premium built-in appliances. A combination of design, connectivity, and performance. Ok, now my favorite part.

The new first-ever 42” Built-in Refrigerator in a 4-Door Flex configuration, with a convenient FlexZone™ compartment that can easily go from fridge to freezer at the touch of a button. I was like WOW! this is the most incredible appliance I have ever seen, the best part is that it has Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity so now you can check from the app in  your phone at any time if the grocery list did not make it.

The Samsung Chef Collection Wall Oven is the best you ever have, beautiful design, easier to install and great for a modern look in your kitchen and of course because they think of everything is flush mounted, that means that it integrates with the cabinets. And of course, it has Wifi.

the Samsung Chef Collection Cooktop is the one thing I was really in love with, the cast iron grills, the design and it has a heat sensing technology with is great because the fan automatically turns on when it is too hot.

Last but no least, let’s talk about the Dishwasher, this amazing Samsung Chef Collection Dishwasher has an improving drying of 35%, if you use the app you can program it so you don’t have to think about coming home to dirty dishes and when it finishes the cycle the door pops up open.

Ok, I know what are you thinking. I want them all!!! Don’t worry me too, but I invite you to check more info here Samsung Chef Collection, and let me know wich is your favorite one and why.

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Michelada Tradicional y Tostadas Rápidas #MyMicheladaMatch #ad #collectivebias

Esta campaña ha sido compensada por Collective Bias y su anunciante. Todas las opiniones son solo mias. Este contenido está diseñado para personas mayores de 21 años. #MyMicheladaMatch

Definitivamente el verano es la época perfecta para pasar mucho tiempo con amigos y familia, y cuando decidimos irnos de picnic hay que  acompañar la comida con una buena Michelada.

Y hoy quiero compartirles la receta tradicional que mi papá hacía. Era y es la preferida de toda la familia. Es refrescante y tiene un sabor único, sobre todo porque él siempre utilizaba como ingrediente secreto (bueno, no tan secreto en realidad) Clamato, y en su sabor original es el mejor.

Como saben hay muchas recetas y formas de hacer una buena Michelada, pero nada como esta que tiene los sabores que a mí en lo personal me encantan. Aún recuerdo la primera vez que tome la Michelada, pensé que no me iba a gustar, pero la verdad es que no la cambio por nada ahora.

Como ven esta receta es deliciosa y sencilla, y por eso les recomiendo ir a su Walmart local para encontrar todos los ingredientes necesarios, no teman para nada, incluso para las tostadas rápidas, cada uno de los ingredientes se encuentran ahí.

Huy y usando estas ideas ustedes pueden unirse a la celebración del 12 de julio, que es el Día Nacional de la Michelada, ven no necesitan excusas para hacer una buena Michelada y disfrutar con sus amigos y familia.  Lo único que necesitan es un vaso bien frío, algunos ingredientes y por supuesto Clamato Original, el cual es la clave del sabor de la Michelada. Pueden encontrar este producto en el pasillo de los jugos.

Sin dejar de lado el resto de nuestro menú, les quiero recomendar esta super fácil Tostada.  Pueden conseguir todos los ingredientes en su Walmart local y lo mejor de todo es que pueden armarla sin ninguna complicación.

Déjeme saber en un comentario cual es su receta de Michelada favorita. Te invito a que entres a My Michelada website para mas ideas.


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Michelada Tradicional y Tostadas Rápidas #MyMicheladaMatch #ad #collectivebias
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Listos para el verano? Esta receta de Michelada se volvera su favorita en esta epoca. No olvide las tostadas que estan para chuparse los dedos.
Servings Prep Time
6 personas 20 minutos
Cook Time
0
Servings Prep Time
6 personas 20 minutos
Cook Time
0
Michelada Tradicional y Tostadas Rápidas #MyMicheladaMatch #ad #collectivebias
Print Recipe
Listos para el verano? Esta receta de Michelada se volvera su favorita en esta epoca. No olvide las tostadas que estan para chuparse los dedos.
Servings Prep Time
6 personas 20 minutos
Cook Time
0
Servings Prep Time
6 personas 20 minutos
Cook Time
0
Ingredients
Servings: personas
Instructions
  1. Para la Michelada: En un vaso bien frio, vierta 2 cucharadas de jugo de lima, sal, 1/2 taza de clamato, una cerveza y el hielo. Mezcle bien. Disfrute bien fria.
  2. Para la tostada: Primero haga el pico de gallo, mezclando, el tomate, cebolla, cilantro, sal, pimienta y lima. En una tostada, unte guacamole, coloque los trocitos de popcorn shrimp (puede calentarlos unos 30 segundos en el microondas si lo desea) y pico de gallo. Excelente acompanante de la michelada.
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Pineapple Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

As the weekend of Mother’s Day wrap up it is time to concentrate on the next big celebration, Father’s Day, and this is a very special one too. We not only have to come out with the most special meal ever but also figure out how to make this a memorable every year.

So for this special day I’m making my daddy’s Pineapple Bundt, he is not here, but his spirit is with us all the time and I’m sure he will love to have this bundt at any time.

Ok, one thing you must know is cake fill with crush pineapple and most of the flavor is that and is not super fancy but we add more and more love each year and the flavor is just incredible every time.
BundtBakers

#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: Felice; Host blog: All That’s Left Are The Crumbs (http://allthatsleftarethecrumbs.blogspot.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:

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Pineapple Bundt Cake #BundtBakers
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The best pineapple bundt cake you will ever have.
Servings Prep Time
1 bundt 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
1 bundt 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Pineapple Bundt Cake #BundtBakers
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The best pineapple bundt cake you will ever have.
Servings Prep Time
1 bundt 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
1 bundt 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: bundt
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs one by one and beat for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Mix flour with baking soda and powder. Alternate the flour with the juice. Add by hand the crushed pineapple, make sure to mix well.
  2. Bake on a bundt pan of your preference, make sure is well coated with butter and flour. Once ready, let it cool for 20 minutes and remove it from the pan placing on a cooling rack.
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Why we love to #SnackBrighter with Outshine Bars #sponsored

With the final days of school coming really fast I’m always looking for healthy snack alternatives for my girls. And let me tell you here in San Diego the weather is starting to get warmer and warmer every day. So when I’m looking for a refreshing, healthy and delicious alternative snack I know that Outshine Bars are a great option.

So after school is very typical that we go to our local grocery store to buy some of the different flavors that Outshine Bars have and we love them all, my husband enjoys the yogurt bars and my girls are a big fan of the fruity flavors, my favorite is pineapple, but sometimes coconut just hit the spot.

Okay, here are a few recommendations for those afterschool afternoons.

1- Take advantage of the long afternoons. Bring your kids outside, and enjoy the wonderful weather. This will help them better to deal with homework and chores.

2- Have some Outshine Bars on hand. Because Fruit Bars are made with real fruit or fruit juice and No GMO ingredients.

3- Make it at leat once a week a special fun day. Choose a day of the week that you feel is great for a game, the pool, the park, snacks and of course laugh and happiness.

You can make the last days of schools the best ones ever, and the only thing you need is just the perfect and healthy snack. Outshine Bars are the perfect treat everybody love.

Now go and check out their Instagram to see more creative ways to enjoy Outshine Bars.

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Grill White Turkey Pizza #ad #TryTurkey

With this pizza bring the Turkey to a hold new level on the grill this summer. 

Hot dogs, hamburgers, and brats are classic staples of the grill. All are delicious and loved by many, but aren’t typically health-focused or reinvented in a creative, flavorful way. There is a protein that’s perfect for the grill and provides many health and culinary perks. It’s something you might not expect: TURKEY

Yes, turkey is a great source of protein and also very healthy Turkey is naturally low in fat and provides immune-boosting nutrients like iron, potassium, and zinc. It is a lean protein that helps us to feel full for a long time and satisfy the appetite.

Turkey provides so many benefits. Why not incorporate it into our diet on a regular basis?

So I want to present to you a great alternative to a delicious weeknight dinner, my perfect white turkey pizza not only features a different way to eat your Turkey but also is so easy and to make that you need only a few ingredients that we have on hand all the time.

Want to know more about how you can make Turkey an everyday meal? Just visit National Turkey Federation there you will find ideas and information about how you can make the switch and start eating better and healthier and turkey is naturally low in fat and provides immune-boosting nutrients like iron, zinc, and potassium. It’s also packed with lean protein to keep people feeling full longer and satisfy their appetite for health and fitness.


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Grill White Turkey Pizza #ad #TryTurkey
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With this grill, pizza brings the Turkey to a hold new level on the grill this summer.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Grill White Turkey Pizza #ad #TryTurkey
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With this grill, pizza brings the Turkey to a hold new level on the grill this summer.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cook the sausages on the grill, about 8 minutes. Open the cans of pizza dough and once the sausages are ready to place them on the grill, add the rest of the ingredients and cut the sausages to add to the pizzas.
  2. Close the lid of the grill and let the cheese melt for about 3 minutes. Once ready cut and enjoy.
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Honeydew Melon Parfait #farmfreshtotable #WeaveMade #ad

I received this product as part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Farm Fresh To You, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade  #farmfreshtotable http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Honeydew Melon Parfait #farmfreshtotable #WeaveMade #ad

There are some weeks when is impossible for me to go to the farmers market for a number of reasons, and I love to buy fresh local fruit and veggies all the time, and completely miss the freshness when I can’t go. I recently came across this great service call Farm Fresh To You and totally change the way I bought our fruits and veggies. I love this service because they do all the leg work, you know by collecting the fresh fruits and veggies just for you and deliver it to your door; if you don’t think this is amazing well I don’t know what to tell you.#farmfreshtotable #WeaveMade #ad 2

It is even better they have all these different boxes for you to choose, only fruit, only veggies, or a mix of the two, the prices are great and the product it is really fresh, picking the best quality during the early morning and putting it on your door the same day. Choose your box size and delivery schedule. For each box, you can add items you want and remove those you don’t.

#farmfreshtotable #WeaveMade #ad

It is amazing how many different products came in my box, like, corn, cucumber, beets, greens, carrots, peaches; so many that we almost eat the entire box the same day. I used most of my veggies in different recipes for lunch and dinner, like salads, and the fruits, well my daughters completely eat them all, with the exception of the honeydew melon, that I save for this delicious parfait for breakfast.

I really love this service and I’m sure you are going to love it too, Click here to see if they deliver to your area and to make you more excited about this great service please use this promo code KATH7515 to save $15 in your first box.

#farmfreshtotable #WeaveMade #ad 3Eating local is super important, we need to support all those families the work really hard to produce quality fruits and veggies and Farm Fresh To You brings the season’s best mix of organic produce conveniently to your door by growing and partnering with farms in your area.

So give it a try and let me know how you like it!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small honeydew melon, peel, with no seeds.
  • 3 cups greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons grown cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

DIRECTIONS

This is very simple, mix yogurt, cinnamon, and brown sugar until combined. Cut the melon into medium size pieces and mix with the strawberries.

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Now, let’s make the parfait, place a couple of tablespoon in the bottom of a cup or glass, some melon mix, more yogurt and finish with more melon mix.

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These are a great after school snack, perfect for breakfast, and you will see the addition of cinnamon complements with the sweetness of the melon.

This recipe makes 6-8 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy
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Broccoli Shrimp Mole #MoleEveryday #DonaMariaMole #ad

Who doesn’t love an easy and different meal during the week? I definitely do. I’m always looking for ideas that can keep my family enthusiastic for dinner time and on this occasion my inspiration came in the form of DOÑA MARÍA® Mole, I was so excited to try it, be want it to use it for a long time.

I try Mole a long time ago in Mexico and I was in love with the flavor and texture it has, but living here I was looking for something similar and it was hard to find it until a friend recommended me this delicious Mole Paste.

We love it so much that I start creating different recipes as an excuse to use it more often you know we must keep our family interested when it comes to eating and trying different flavors.

As a traditional as it is, DOÑA MARÍA® Mole Paste is easy to use, have an easy to find packaging and you can find it in your local grocery store, is not only for special occasions or to make a specific dish, you can create so many different recipes and flavor combinations that everybody will love them.

For me, in particular, this ingredient is key to make chicken, rice or shrimp but if you need more and more inspiration please click DOÑA MARÍA® where you can find delicious easy recipes for everyday use.

Let me know what is your favorite way to use DOÑA MARÍA® Mole Paste.


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Broccoli Shrimp Mole #MoleEveryday #DonaMariaMole #ad
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Making your weekday meal easier and different with DOÑA MARÍA Mole Paste.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Broccoli Shrimp Mole #MoleEveryday #DonaMariaMole #ad
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Making your weekday meal easier and different with DOÑA MARÍA Mole Paste.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cook onions and bell peppers with olive oil over medium-low heat until soft, add shrimp, season with salt and pepper and mix, cook for 5 minutes. Add mole paste, vegetable stock, and ketchup, mix until combine well. Add broccoli, stir together well, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with rice, mash potatoes or a side of your favorite salad.
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Cheerios Clusters #CerealConCariño #ad

 

I’m super happy and excited to share with all of you not only a great kid friendly recipe but also some of my childhood stories.
One of my favorites memories as a little girl is when I’m with my grandmother in the kitchen and she teaches me some of her most delicious recipes, In most of them, she used to use Cheerios.

This recipe, in particular, is an adaptation of something very similar that she used to make for us and I remember that especially on Dia del Niño, this dessert was and is my all time favorite.

We always found something to laugh about it and when all the family was together we celebrated the day with food, dessert, and music, what a wonderful memories.
Know as a mother I always try to pass on some of my recipes to my daughters, of course, my grandmother recipes too, but I also want for them to enjoy and created the most wonderful memories to share with their own families.

So, my clusters as I said before are an adaptation of my granny’s recipe, and my little one love to change the cereal every time we make it, sometimes we use Lucky Charms or Cocoa Puff and it turns in a different recipe every time.
If you want, you can add some nuts too and this super simple recipe will become a 5 or 6 recipes that you can make with your kiddos every time.

Sharing and creating is what a great Dia Del Niño is for me because I remember how I enjoy so much with my family, all the different ways we celebrate, all the food we eat and of course all the memories we preserve to this day. What a wonderful time it is indeed.

So join us to celebrate this day, go ahead make my recipe and let me know how you celebrate Dia Del Niño with your kids.

Want more recipes ideas? Click General Mills and check it out.


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Cheerios Clusters #CerealConCariño #ad
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Cheerios Clusters are perfect for the hold family.
Servings Prep Time
30 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Cheerios Clusters #CerealConCariño #ad
Print Recipe
Cheerios Clusters are perfect for the hold family.
Servings Prep Time
30 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
30 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. Heat a pot over medium heat, add butter and condensed milk, cook for 5 minutes, stirring all the time. Add caramels and mix until completely melted. Add Cheerios and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. One ready, use an icecream scoop to form the clusters, put over parchment paper. Let them cool completely before eating.
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