Author: Karen Quinones

It’s Irrational Not to Eat Pie on Pi Day!

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Dessert

Chocolate Banana Empanadas (Mini Pies) March 14th is National Pi Day.  It celebrates the irrational number of Pi.  Whatever the reason, in my world it’s just another day to enjoy some food!  These chocolate banana mini pies are perfect for tomorrow’s festivities. Time-45 minutes Servings-24 mini pies Ingredients 2 pre-made pie crusts, Nestle Dark Chocolate Morsels, 1 banana, 1 TBS brown sugar, 1 egg, 2 TBS granulated sugar, powdered sugar, and bench flour. Preparation Preheat oven […]

My Valentine’s Day Gift

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Pasta

On Valentine’s Day last year I had the privilege of meeting a living legend, Nancy Silverton. Nancy needs no introduction. However if you are not familiar with Nancy, allow me to introduce her. She is a chef, restaurant owner, founder of La Brea Bakery, and a James Beard Award winner for Outstanding Chef. Nancy is co-owner of my favorite restaurant Mozza. We celebrate Valentine’s Day every year with the best pasta and wine in Los […]

Are You Ready For Some Football?

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Appetizer

Quesadillas two ways Southwest BBQ Pork with caramelized onions avocado and cilantro & Green Chile and Chicken My favorite part of Super Bowl Sunday is the food and commercials…  Shocking, I know!  When having a Super Bowl party finger food is your best bet.  You need one free hand for the high-five, or a cold beer.  Quesadillas are perfect for game day because they are delicious.  They even taste great at room temperature.  Expedite this appetizer with […]

Nana’s Hot Chocolate

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Mexican

MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE My Nana (Grandmother) used to make Mexican hot chocolate for my cousins and I during Christmas time.  The taste and smell really take me back to childhood.  It’s a cherished memory.  We have had our fair share of cold and rainy nights this year in California.  These rainy nights are perfect for pajamas and Mexican hot chocolate.  Find a cozy, quiet spot in your house and enjoy a silky smooth cup of chocolate.  It’s […]

Breakfast Nachos

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Breakfast / Mexican

Chilaquiles with Salsa Verde Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day.  Having a well stocked refrigerator makes life easy when you want something quick and delicious.  This breakfast was ready in less than 10 minutes.  I had left over refried beans and salsa verde.  I try to keep homemade red or green sauce in my refrigerator because it’s healthy, and it adds so much flavor to just about anything. Time-10 minutes with left […]