July 23, 2014

Pineapple Shrimp Spring Rolls / Rollitos de Verano con Piña y Camarones



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I think I’ve recently become addicted to spring rolls. Before, I wasn’t such a fan, but something happened this summer and now I think they’re the cat’s meow. Maybe it’s because the weather has gotten soooo hot these days, but now I love eating as many fruits and vegetables as I can. I even ate a bowl of Rainier cherries as a snack a few days ago! (I don’t tend to be one of those people that truly enjoys a snack of fruit. I would eat fruit as a snack, but always with something that I honestly liked as well—fruit was just for the vitamins. But now I love the fresh, light flavor of raw fruits and vegetables. Hence my recent love of spring rolls.

*Fun Fact* Did you know that in Spanish spring rolls are called “rollitos de verano,” or "summer rolls?"

June 16, 2014

Kracie Happy Kitchen Donuts Kit ハッピーキッチンドーナツ



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Have you ever heard of Kracie’s adorable candy kits? They’re these super cute candy kits from Japan that you can use to make candy versions of waffles, sushi, hamburgers, and in this case, donuts! I’ve seen tons of YouTube videos showcasing these beauties and knew that I had to give one a try for myself. I learned three important things in this process…


(1) I am terrible at icing teeny tiny donuts. Even worse, these are meant for children. I almost have a Master’s degree and I cannot successfully assemble a children’s candy kit.

(2) These donuts are more for the fun of making them than the joy of eating them. Just so you don’t get your hopes up. They taste okay—just like your basic kid’s candy.

(3) That being said, this was super, super fun!

If you’d like to see how I put together my admittedly less-than-stellar donuts, be sure to watch the video below!




June 2, 2014

Grilled Mushroom Sliders Revisited / Sliders de Champiñones a la Parrilla


*Since I recently made a YouTube video showcasing this yummy recipe, I'm reposting it here on the blog as well so we all can rediscover some deliciously easy grilling.



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I’m sure you’re familiar with the term “glamping,” in which one goes camping, but usually from the comfort of a hotel room with fluffy robes and round-the-clock meal deliveries. To some (read: me) that’s basically the only kind of camping that should exist. These burgers are basically the grilling version of glamping. You get to be super healthy and use baby portobello mushrooms instead of ground beef patties and cook them on a grill pan from the air-conditioned comfort of your own home, with nary a fly or UV ray coming anywhere near you.




May 14, 2014

March/April Favorite Things / Cosas Favoritas de Marzo/Abril

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It may seem that things have been somewhat quiet around the blog for a while now, but it’s actually just that I’ve been doing a few non-food-related things over on YouTube these days. Since this is primarily a food blog, I wasn’t sure how well they would fit in over here. However, I’ve talked about my other interests before on this blog and it’s not fair to leave you guys out on my current YouTube-y fun, so I thought I’d try including blog posts featuring some of my other YouTube ventures. Today, we’re talking about favorite things!

Thanks to some lovely (read: not lovely) internet problems that I’ve been having since March, I didn’t end up posting a March favorites video, so April’s video is going to be a March-April hybrid. For those of you who’d prefer to hear about it all in video format, here’s the YouTube video all about my March/April favorite things.





March 7, 2014

February Favorite Things / Cosas Favoritas de Febrero

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Since my YouTube channel shares a lot in common with this blog and this blog features recipes posted on my YouTube channel, I thought it might be a good idea to post non-food-related (is that a word?) videos over here as well! 

This favorites video for February features, yet again, food and knitting. The food part should come as no surprise to anyone here, however the knitting is a newer phenomenon for me. And, I’m proud to report, after only about 2-3 months, I’ve finally mastered how to make one hat. That being said, it’s quite a lovely hat with only a minimum amount of alpaca fuzz migrating into my lungs in the process.

We also discuss my channel reaching over 100 subscribers (What?! Also, it involves a mini bundt cake) and my love for the Olympics.

So, if you’re into any of the above, be sure to check out the video!





January 30, 2014

Super Easy Smoothies / Batidos Súper Fáciles (Video)


English: In life, I have several ongoing quests.


(1) Knit a beanie perfectly (Mine always turn out disturbingly irregular)
(2) Actually buy only the five items for which I entered Target
(3) Make a smoothie that tastes good

The first two are still a work in progress. With the third, however, I’ve recently had great success! Practically an “Eureka!!!” moment. Today I present you with not one, but three super easy, super delicious, super quick fruit smoothie recipes, in video format, of course.




December 23, 2013

Cranberry-White Chocolate Ricotta Christmas Cookies (Video)


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English: Am I the only one who will be making Christmas treats tonight? I’m not usually one to procrastinate too much, but this holiday season seems to have flown by quicker than usual. Between finishing all of my projects and finals with grad school and just getting back from a really, really lovely trip to visit family in Louisiana, somehow my Christmas baking has been left to the side this year.

October 27, 2013

Dalek Halloween Cookies

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English: If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that I made some delightfully spooky Halloween cookies crafted after my favorite villain—the Daleks from Dr. Who—a while ago. What I neglected to do, however, was provide any sort of instructions or recipes in how to make them for yourself. At the time, I was pretty new to decorating sugar cookies (as you can tell by how they turned out), and the idea of reiterating and explaining an entire process that I only slightly understood must have seemed too daunting.

Español: Si has seguido mi blog por un tiempo, sabes que hice unas galletas maravillosamente espeluznantes en el imagen de mi villano favorito—los Daleks--hace un rato. Lo que no hice, sin embargo, fue proveer cualquier instrucciones o recetas de cómo hacerlas para ti mism@. Durante aquel tiempo, no sabía muy bien cómo decorar galletas (como puedes ver por como resultaron), y la idea de reiterar y explicar un proceso entero que yo misma sólo entendía un poco debe de haberme parecido demasiado formidable.

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October 23, 2013

In Further "I'll Be Back" News...

Hey guys, just another update. I'm still here, still working on blogging.

I'm currently halfway through editing a brand new video plus a blog post for Halloween, so it should be up very, very soon. It'll be super cute and super spooky!

Also, thanks so much for sticking with me as I've been transitioning into grad school. I'm finally kind of getting an idea of my school schedule and should be finding a way to get back to regular blogging/YouTube-ing soon.

See ya soon!

P.S. You can now subscribe to this blog via e-mail! Check the sidebar >>>

September 19, 2013

I'll Be Back Soon!

English: Hi guys! I wanted to give you a quick update since there haven’t been any posts on my blog for a little while. I started graduate school a couple of weeks ago and am in the middle of starting a few big projects for the semester, which is why I haven’t been able to blog as much. However, once these projects are a little more under control—within a week or so—I should be posting some new stuff again. See ya then!


Español: ¡Hola chicos! Quería darles un poco de noticias ya como no hemos tenido ningunas entradas en mi blog por un ratito. Empecé la escuela de posgrado hace unas semanas y estoy a mitad de empezar algunos proyectos grandes para el semestre, que es por qué no he podido subir tantas cosas por el blog. Pero, cuando estos proyectos estén un poco más bajo control—dentro de una semana, más o menos—debo estar subiendo cosas nuevas de nuevo. ¡Hasta pronto!
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