Cold Avocado and Cucumber Cream #SaboreaUnoHoy #ad

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Hass Avocado Board. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Cold Avocado and Cucumber Cream #SaboreaUnoHoy #ad

Summer is coming to end and we start the with the everyday running of the school days. Now the my kids are in school I love to make healthy and well balance lunch using “Good Fats”, you know that are a lot of kinds of fats in our food and I want to bring to you a little awareness in this, over 75% of the fat in fresh avocados is naturally good fat making them a great substitute for foods high in bad (saturated) fat. Avocados are virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat, and they are sodium, cholesterol and trans-fat free.

Hass Avocados bring the good fats again to the table and you can prepare healthy and delicious meals with this amazing ingredient. The start of fall also brings Latino families the opportunity to enjoy and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and showcase their traditions with friends and family. So many of our traditions are rooted in the food, because nothing is better than a conversation a plate of guacamole, and the family recipes we share. Fresh Avocados play a central role in many Latino recipes and traditional foods.

Unfortunately Latinos also share the issue of higher type2 diabetes rates across our community. Eating well to maintain a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. Specially if came from a family like mine, where diabetes is on both sides. I grew up looking at my grandmother struggle with the food se eats, and for me it was very important to learn how to help my family to maintain a healthy life style.

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In so many ways and because avocados form a huge part in our everyday diet we need it to learn more and more different way to eat it. A lot of the recipes I learn during this process are so delicious and fresh and my hold family was super grateful and happy. Not only we are eating better but we also enjoy our meals more, our visits to the doctor are positives and we change the way we look avocados, now they are part of our healthy life style, a key in our nutrition and of course a delicious one.

You can find more information here Saborea Uno Hoy 

Today I’m sharing this fresh perfect for this last days of summer, Cold Avocado and Cucumber Cream, so refreshing and delicious, you can add, chopped tomatoes and some  oven bake tortillas. I know you will love this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cucumber
  • 2 Hass avocados
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 4 teaspoon extra virgen olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 dashes of tabasco

DIRECTIONS

Peel and eliminate the cucumber seed, do the same with the avocados.

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Then add everything to the blender and blend until you have a very smooth and homogeneous.

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Place in a container and refrigerate before serving.

This is a delicious cream that you can serve as an appetizer.

This recipe makes 4 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy
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Back To The School Routine #FuelForSchool #Ad #Cbias

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Back To The School Routine #FuelForSchool #Ad #Cbias

The first day of school is so important in my culture, I can hear my dad calling us in the morning, Arriba, Arriba! Hora de levantarse! And me going directly to the bathroom to take a shower. Moorings were very difficult for me, specially when you have to be at school before 7 am.

Now I do the same with my girls and it is also difficult not to get cuddle in the blankets, specially when is still dark outside. It is a costume the we take showers in the morning, everybody in country do it, specially before school, it helps to the kids to start the day and the go super fresh and ready to learn.

But sometimes is difficult to get into that routine, and having a complete nutritious breakfast is also very important. And to make my mornings very easy I use Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches, so easy and delicious to use. To make it more especial I do a Breakfast Care Package, so easy and my daughters love this special gift in the morning. Do don’t have to do this all the time, this is a special first day of school present, just like my mom did for us.

CARE PACKAGE

Is so simple you only need, a small box (I use a cupcake carrier box) tissue paper, cupcake paper cups or small plastic container.
For the breakfast food 1-Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches, 1- Chocolate Milk or Regular Milk, 1/2 of apple in slices.

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And is simple; just place some tissue paper in the bottom, heat the Jimmy Dean® Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches according to package directions, place in a cupcake cup, and place the apple slices in another cupcake cup. Put everything inside the box, and call your kids for breakfast.

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Remember to use their favorite colores, and make it all fun and don’t forget the hugs and kisses. Jimmy Dean® breakfast sandwiches are delicious, satisfying, high quality breakfast solutions for the perfect start to any morning.

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And of course when they come back from school I highly recommend a delicious State Fair® Corn Dog, this is another way to make the first day the most special day for them. State Fair® Brand produces a variety of delicious corn dogs featuring a signature honey-sweetened cornbread batter. You can find State Fair® Corn Dogs in the freezer section at Walmart.

#FuelForSchool #Ad #Cbias 6And easy way to feed your family in the mornings without all the hassle, and give a Highlight protein, especially for State Fair® but also for Jimmy Dean® products.

You can find all this products and the care package materials at Walmart, another reason why I love shopping there.

What are some of your favorite back to school tips and tricks? I’d love to hear your favorite!

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Created Art With Milk #Giveaway #MilkAndArtContest

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the California Milk Processor Board and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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I love spending time with my family and we love making arts and craft together, this is a great way to create, reuse and use our imagination. Milk is more than a drink – it brings families together and makes simple moments magical.

In this occasion we are using different Milk containers to make some fun centerpieces for our picnic, and let me tell you the this was a super fun experience.

The materials are very simple as you can see, an empty milk container, some stickers, tape, paint and of corse a lot of imagination.

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The CMPB Milk & Art campaign creators of the got milk? encourage you to share, create and form part of this amazing campaign, and make with your kids using a milk jug/ milk carton a fun and cute craft.

This a very fun video for you to see how fun was to make this different centerpieces. And also to inspired you to get super creative with your kids using a milk carton as your canvas.

This is why you could win $2,000 for your kid’s education with this milk container! If you live in California, turn it into a work of art and send it to facebook.com/tomaleche to enter the contest.

Go and check out the Rules Here 

And also don’t forget to leave a comment so you can also participate in this great giveaway and tell me either something you learned about the Milk and Art Contest or your favorite submission so far, you could win:

Just remember to enter the giveaway you must be a CA resident, 18 years or older and US resident.

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Great Values and Lessons with #VeggieTalesFun #WeaveMade #ad

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A while back a dear friend recommended to me a new show the her kids were watching, fun, entertain, and full of great values and lessons of faith.
Of course I was very intrigue and we went directly home that day just to watch the new show.
And let me tell you VeggieTales is not only fun but it is also full of great lessons for my kids, a great understanding of values of faith and a huge deference from others shows too all the snappy songs but you can see how they learn more and more everyday and share with there friends a new way to see the challenges of growing up.

You can follow there adventures on Facebook.

The best news we have this week was to know the now we can have our own VeggieTales at home, and you too, you can fun this funny and amazing characters at your local Walmart and that was exactly what we did.

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VeggieTales has been making great songs and shows for years, but now it is time to bring the stories that you love to life with their toys. Your kids will be able to sing and play all day long with the toys available at Walmart.

This was a total adventure definitely going shopping with my girls is really fun. We enter the store and as all of you know it is a BIG store, so we play a game and of course the price was an adorable VeggieTales toy of their choice.

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We start our game very easy, first we count the aisle, then we read the list in the aisle and last we look for the toys with the picture I show to the girls, as a good VeggieTales always said, togethers is always easy and better to find the solution, so we play until we find the toys.

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My girls were so happy and my little daughter, which “won” the game, was so exited to choose the new addition to the family.

Her favorite caracter is Larry, a good friend and companion to all her adventures and share with her friends the good lessons she is learning thanks to the VeggieTales.

I really encourage you to start this adventure with your kids, go and take home one of this amazing friends and watch with your kids the adventures of the VeggieTales, a fun way to learn.

Take the shows that your kids love from the TV to the home with VeggieTales toys! Share how your kids play with their new friendly veggie. Whether it is during a long car ride or right before bedtime VeggieTales are always there to get your kiddos in the right mindset.

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Family Movie Night with The Boxtrolls #BoxtrollsFamilyNite #Pmedia #ad

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The Boxtrolls DVD

As adults, we spend so much time trying to manage our everyday life the we forgot sometimes to spend quality time with the family.

And don’t get me wrong, I know work is important but, I adore to come home and see the happy face of my daughter waiting for me, specially when is family night. Oh my, let me tell you, it is just fun and crazy, and this time we had the opportunity to create and watch The Boxtrolls DVD. This is just the perfect movie to be creative and enjoy as a family, and not only that we learned so many values, like being together as a family, support each other, I talk to my girls about the importance some people  have over material things and being good or bad is related to who you are and the choices you make. This is a wonderful movie.

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We wanted to do sometime different, and this is a great idea for you at home, involve the hole family, grab some papare bags, you know the ones we use to send the kids lunch, draw some of the characters boxes names or even like us some hats, because hats are important.

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You can use this bags 2 ways, 1 make some cheese sandwich and take the kids for a picnic or prepare the delicious Pop Secret 10ct Home-Style Popcorn, and fill up the bags to enjoy The Boxtrolls DVD, because pop corn is delicious, perfect for movie n

You can find all this products at your local Walmart while supplies last.

 

This is a super fun activity to do with the family, and am sure the kids will be trial and exited to pack a lot of stuff in this bags, they can draw, paint or decorate and at the end you can cut the leftover top to make it look like a box, it’s super fun.

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I hope you are super inspired to created new and more fun activities with your family. Don’t forget to purchase your The Boxtrolls DVD and popcorn at Walmart, and let the imagination transport you to a new and amazing world, Oh as a side note, we eat a lot of cheese watching the movie too.

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My Morning Wins and Goals for 2015 #NewBreakfastRoutine #CollectiveBias #Ad

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V8 Veggie Blend and BelVita Bites

This is the year I’m putting myself to work hard. My Morning Routine need the most nutrition breakfast to be in complete control with my health.
One of the most effective ways to do it is by setting new and realistic goals, for example, I try very hard to keep myself busy enough in the mornings, so I don’t spend a lot of time in the couch watching T.V and let me tell you it is so difficult for me to do it because I’m completely alone in the mornings.
But with the help of my new breakfast routine I have the energy and I started to walk an hour every day.
So easy I take V8 Veggie Blend in a cup and the delicious BelVita Bites with me and some music in my phone and I’m charge for a healthy walk.
I try so many things in the past and none of them work, until now. Incorporating the good balance of the V8 Veggie Blend with the BelVita Bites is bean a winner in my morning routine.

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As a good Latin woman I enjoy good food, and is so difficult to keep up with the normal exercising routing, I find so hard to please myself of the little things and continue with a good balance nutrition, this is why this new products are perfect for me, good balance breakfast, V8 Veggie Blend when  8oz. serving is 60 calories or less with no sugar added and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Good for my body and guilt free.

I love this new products not only give me energy and keep me full but also the V8 Veggie Blend are:

  • Delicious blends of vegetables with a touch of fruit.
  • 1 Full serving of vegetables in every 8oz glass. (A serving of vegetables = ½ cup)
  • 60 calories or less per 8oz serving & no sugar added.
  • Excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, & E. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Made with 75% vegetable & fruit juices {and 25% pure water}

Four deliciously blended flavors:

  • Carrot Mango contains the juices of Carrot and Mango
  • Purple Power contains the juices of Purple Carrots, Beets and Apple
  • Healthy Greens contains the juices of Spinach, Yellow Carrots, Apples, and Pineapple
  • Golden Goodness contains the juices of Yellow Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Orange Carrots, and Orange

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You can find this products at Target  and Target Cartwheel and what I love about target is the I can find any kind of product I need, for example this super confortable yoga pants to do my mornings walks. Make Target your one stop for all the products you need.

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They are very easy to find, you local Target is the one stop to start your healthy routine. Here I can find the perfect products to keep even more motivated to keep my new years goals and I love that I can walk around the store check out the new products and exercise at the same time.

Now is your turn to start you new you. I want to know how you can incorporate this product in your morning routine and what can you do different to keep a healthy and well balance life style.

 

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Sweet Corn Bread With Bacon #ForTheLoveOfTheGame #FarmlandRecipes #ad #LatinaBloggers

This shop has been compensated by Farmland® bacon. Follow the hashtags #ForTheLoveOfTheGame and #FarmlandRecipes to see other recipes and ideas. All opinions are my own.

Sweet Corn Bread With Bacon

Hello today I’m partnering with Farmland® Bacon and recreated one of the most delicious     corn bread you ever have, sweet, smoky thanks to the flavor the only Farmland® Bacon because Farmland® bacon is slow smoked over real hardwoods for maximum flavor. For decades, Farmland® has taken pride in perfecting their curing and smoking technique–a difference you’ll taste in every delicious bite.

I love how the different flavors combine give this dish the perfect bite and it is of course just what you need when making easy food for game day. A little bit goes a long way and because am using top quality Farmland® bacon it is the perfect compliment to my corn bread.

This corn bread is a classic dessert in my house, and so easy to make, I know I said dessert but if you see the list of ingredients below, you will notice the most of them are sweet, so what a great way to make this a different option to watch a game? Well just by adding the bits of Farmland® Bacon was enough.

My house smell so good while cooking and my family was so eager to eat the I hide most of the Farmland® bacon to make my recipe, it was really funny.

I’m sure you will enjoy making, tasting and smelling this recipe, and why not? Everything’s better with Farmland® Bacon.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12 oz package of Farmland® Bacon
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F,line some paper cups in a muffin tin and put that aside.
  2. Cook the bacon until crispy and drained the Farmland® Bacon in a towel-line plate. In a food processor place the rest of the ingredients minus the bacon, and blend until combine, add the bacon by hand, you want the bits of bacon not to small, this is why we are not putting them in the food processor.
  3. Pour the batter in the muffin tin, about 3/4 of the mixture and bake for 35 minutes.

Serve warm, or cold, perfect to nibble during any game.

This recipe makes 18 muffins.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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Apple Cinnamon Galette Inspired by #Glade® Winter Collection #ColectiveBias Best Christmas Candles

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Apple Cinnamon Galette

I’m so happy to share with you today the new Glade® Winter Collection or Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection, this new delicious fragrance are the perfect complement to this holiday season, they made you house smell so incredible delicious.

I’m so happy to find this great product in my local Ralph’s, because they are a great inspiration for any kind of craft, project and recipes.

The collection includes

  • Plugins Spray Outlet 2 Count
  • Candles
  • Wax Melts and Refills
  • Premium Aerosols

You can find different aromas and choose the best for your house:

  • Sparkling Spruce™
  • Apple Cinnamon Cheer™
  • Frosted Cookie Party™
  • Gingerbread Jingle™

I was inspired by the Apple Cinnamon Cheer™ this is one of my favorites, it bring that warmth and cozynes to your house the only this fragrance can do. I prepare an Apple Cinnamon Galette, a very simple, delicious twist to a traditional apple pie, and of course with the flavors and aromas just like Glade®, perfect for this holiday season.

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Remember this is a limited edition, so hurry up and get your  Winter Collection scents to start this holiday season.

  • You can save on Glade products with coupons. Find coupons for Glade on 12/7/14 in most Sunday newspapers in the coupon section, you can also find digital coupons for Glade on coupons.com.

APPLE CINNAMON GALETTE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1- 20 ounces can of apple pie filling.
  • 1- 9 inch sheet already made pie crust
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

DIRECTIONS

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Preheat the oven to 350°f.
Place the pie crust on a baking sheet and add the filling in the center of the crust.

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Fold the rest of the pie crust, this is a very simple recipe don’t worry if the border doesn’t look perfect.
Mix the egg with the water, brush the border and sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar previosly mix together.
Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe makes 6 servings.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy
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Pampers Regalo De Amor #Giveaway #RegaloDeAmorPampers @PampersLatinoUS

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine.

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The best time in my life is when I carry my children home, it is the best feeling ever.
And what I love the most is remembering all the great moments we had, while our daughters were growing up.
Her first Christmas, or the first time she said mama or papa. It is just amazing how wonderful our kids are, and see them go through the different faces of life.
This is why Pampers are the best option for our kids.
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Pampers Swaddlers are the No.1 choice at local hospitals in Los Angeles and across the country. And now Pampers Swaddlers is available through size 6 to comfort and protect babies through many more moments of love!

I was very inspired by the amazing Crafty Chica Book, it has a lot of fabulous ideas for us to make amazing gift or keeps.

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And I use the idea from page 98 to create this fabulous photo frame, with a few simple tools, I created something the we can use her whole life.

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As you can see I need it for may frame, different letters, animals, or any kind of sticker you can find. I went to the scrapbooks area and they have a lot of cute stuff.
I also buy a 4 in x 6 in wood frame, to make it easy and more fun.
You also need acrylic pain, any color you want and a glue gun.
First you need to paint the wood frame in your color of choice, then glue all the little pieces, the ones on the picture are made of wood too. Also all the stickers, remember to be super creative with this.
And is ready, see the picture above.

Go to http://www.pampers.com/home for more information.

GIVEAWAY RULES AND PRICE

You must be 18+, this giveaway its only for United State residents.
#RegaloDeAmorPampers is giving parents a chance to receive a gift basket to help capture those special moments of love with baby.

  • $25 Michael’s Gift Card
  • The Crafty Chica Collection Book
  • Pampers Wipes
  • Pampers Swaddlers Diapers

Just leave me a comment with how you capture favorite loving moments with your kids.

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Pampers “Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party #RegaloDeAmorPampers

This is a campaign sponsor by Pampers and Latina Mom Bloggers, all opinions are my own.

PampersRegaloDeAmor_CoverBabies experience your love in many different ways – and those precious moments you share with your little one make every day special and worth remembering. Pampers believes that when babies feel comforted and protected, all they feel is the love you have for them. Now, moms and babies can enjoy Pampers Swaddlers through size 6!

Join Pampers Latino and Latina Mom Bloggers on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6pm PST/9pm EST for a Twitter party to celebrate the love we feel for babies and all of the precious moments you and baby share together. We’ll be joined by KLVE’s morning radio show host, Argelia Atilano and DIY expert and author, Kathy Cano Murillo (aka The Crafty Chica) who will be sharing tips and ideas on how you can capture and document those special moments of love.

Twitter Party Details:

What: Pampers’“Regalo de Amor” Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST
Where: Twitter
Hashtag: #RegaloDeAmorPampers

Who to Follow:

Co-Hosts: @queenofswag4u, @mamalatina, @sassymamainla, @rockinmama, @pattiecordova

Moderators: @LatinaMomBlogs, @LatinoMarketing, @JollyMom

Brand: @PampersLatinoUS

Special Guests: @argelia_atilano @CraftyChica

Prizes:

Winners will be selected at random, for a total of four (4) winners:

Prize 1: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $50 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book

Prize 2: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, $100 Visa gift card, The Crafty Chica Collection book

Prize 3: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book & Mini iPad (RV: $250.00)

Prize 4: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Wipes, The Crafty Chica Collection book, and Canon T5 DSLR Camera (RV $499)

RULES: Click HERE for the Official Rules

RSVP: To be eligible to win prizes, you must follow @PampersLatinoUS and RSVP at Latina Mom Bloggers.

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