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.
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.
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.
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.
April is definitely a great month to start making delicious and fresh recipes, specially when the products are just around the corner. In my case I can find all kinds of fresh and local products in my supermarket.
This is just one of the reason why I love this weeks theme, fresh tomatoes are great on spring, and we can get all kinds, not only are they great for salads, but a good red sauce made with the best quality tomatoes is what everybody needs right how.
But of course this salad is perfect for an afternoon picnic in this amazing weather. Well, you know, I live in California so the weather is always the best, sorry to my friends dealing with snow right know.
But if you feel like channeling some Cali weather you can always make my salad, is fresh made with great ingredients and everybody will love it.
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Fresh Tomato and Couscous Salad #SundaySupper
A fresh and delicious salad, perfect for any time of the day.
Put the couscous into a larger bowl, bring the water with salt to a boil over high heat. Pour the liquid over the couscous, stir to separate any clumps. Cover with a lid, plate, or plastic wrap, set aside for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.
In another bowl, mix lemon, dijon mustard, salt, pepper and olive oil to make the vinaigrette, add the couscous and the fresh veggies, mix well and set aside for 10 minutes.
Serve at room temperature or cool.
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Using La Morena Products to created my recipes for this holy week is bean really a delicious and perfect idea.
I’m very lucky to have a great variety of stores where I can find these quality products like Northgate Gonzalez, this latino specialty store is where you can find all kinds of different La Morena products.
The authentic flavor and great variety of the products are what’s makes me keep using them in all my recipes. And you know the this is the time for Lent, so all the recipes we make are meat free, only fish and veggies are allowed, we take this time of reflection very serious.I recently bought a variety of jalapeños, chipotle, chipotle sauce, in these days of Easter or Cuaresma adding original and different flavors is what makes my meals even more delicious. This vegetable stew is a Sunday lunch in my house for Semana Santa, we love to make this healthy, pack in flavor meals, in my house is a most after church and once in a while, I change it up a little by adding pieces of fish.
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In a heavy bottom pan heat to medium heat, add oil, onions,tomato and bell pepper, cook for 3 minutes, add the rest of the ingredients including the chipotle sauce, ketchup, water, and tomato paste, low the heat cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Once ready add salt and pepper to taste, cilantro and let it cook for 3 more minutes, in the meantime toast some bread, I personally love bolillo bread, you can find this bread in latino specialty stores, but you can use any one of your preference.
Also if you like a lot of spice in your food, you can perfectly use the entire can of chipotle sauce.
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.
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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 #LiveForFlavor ##VivaLaMorena #AddFlavor #ad
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.