Mexican

Spiced chicken manchegos with house guacamole and calabacitas

Hey hey! Happy Indian Food Wednesday. 😉 I’m so happy to hear that so many of you are loving the new barre workouts! Katie and I had a blast making the videos, and I really enjoyed creating these workouts for you. I’m so pumped that you’re enjoying them! It’s interesting to get a glimpse of…

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Oven-Baked Goat Cheese Green Chile Queso

I have a little something for you. It’s melty, cheesy, and has turkey bacon. All you need is a chip (or like, 200) and life is good. Whenever we have friends over, I spend a little while planning my appetizer game. Even though I grew up around Mexican food, Mexican appetizers aren’t my forte. Ok,…

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Chopped avocado southwest salad

This morning, I have  new recipe for you, courtesy of my Uncle E. He has shared quite a few of his mouthwatering recipes with the blog world before, including this black bean soup idea, this lavender-honey salmon, the vegan soba noodle sushi, and his best ever pasta salad (<— It’s still one of my top-viewed…

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Hi friends! How’s the day going?? Hope you’re enjoying your morning and looking forward to the weekend. I feel like we’re in a giant waiting game right now, so I’m busy cleaning up around the house and making random food and snacks to freeze or have in the fridge for the next couple of weeks.…

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a new mantra

Hi friends! Happy almost-Friday. What are you up to this morning? Thank you so much to those of you who have chimed in with your advice and tips on the Family page. I can’t believe that we’re getting close. 🙂 We had some great Tuesday night adventures. My friend Jess asked if Liv wanted to…

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Seis de Mayo

Just giving it a little love. 😉 How’s it going? Thank you so much for your awesome giveaway entries this morning… and for making me hungry with all of these brunch options and ideas. Apparently I need to seek out a place called SNOOZE— it seems like a majority favorite. 🙂 Keep those giveaway entries…

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Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes

Helloooooo! How’s the afternoon treating ya? It’s been a fun and busy one over here. Standard Monday with spin, Liv’s gymnastics class, BODYPUMP and running around with errands. We’re going on a little trip this weekend, so I’m trying to get some things together now so it’s not the usual end-of-the-week scramble. I’m also trying…

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Bring on the madness

March Madness is officially heeeeeeere. I look forward to this all year, and it always go by so quickly! Trying to savor it. I’ve spent some time this morning working on my bracket, and do this every time a Sportscenter announcer says they believe Arizona will make it to the Final Four.   (This is…

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Is Zumba dead?

Hi friends! How’s your evening going? Tuesday nights are a little treat because I don’t teach; it’s just a fun evening to hang out with the fam. We went to take Bell and Caro to the dog park, but we couldn’t find Bella’s harness ANYWHERE. After searching high and low, the Pilot and Liv set…

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National Margarita Day + Meals and fitness

Hi friends! Happy Sunday, and Happy National Margarita Day. I’m never really into those national food holidays… unless they include chocolate or cocktails. 😉 The Pilot and I enjoyed this sweet and spicy concoction last night: Frozen strawberries with a jalapeño-infused honey simple syrup, fresh lime, triple sec, and tequila. Quite the fiesta in your…

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Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipe roundup

Good morning! <3 Hope you’re having a lovely day so far. One week from today is a beloved holiday: Cinco de Drinko Mayo.  Despite our Hispanic background, my family has never been big into Cinco de Mayo celebrations. (16 de Septiembre is higher on the significance totem pole.) It wasn’t until late in college that…

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The best medicine

Hi friends <3 Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on yesterday’s post. It means so much to us, and we appreciate your love as we continue on. It’s always going to be weird no longer having her here, but I’m blessed to have someone to miss this much. During this time,…

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