Top 5 Zoo Miami Birthday Party Memories

When our littlest turned two we celebrated with a day at Zoo Miami.

We invited family friends to spend the day with us visiting all the animals & attractions at Zoo Miami & here are our Top 5 favorite memories of the day.

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Top 5 Zoo Miami Birthday Party Memories

Zoo Miami is pretty spread out, but you can rent Safari Cycles to get around with.

They were a HUGE HIT with both the kids & the adults.

Walking through the zoo with all the kids & all our stuff would definitely wear us all out, but having these cycles made the day even more fun.

The kids happily got into the cycles & loved sitting next to each other while we rode through the zoo.

The cycles come in 2 different sizes: small accommodates up to 3 adults and 2 small children & large holds up to 6 adults and 2 small children.

Just make sure you grab your cycle early before they sell out for the day!


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The animal are the star of the show at Zoo Miami.

They all look comfortable & well cared for.

The kids were VERY excited to see what was around each & every corner.


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We had no idea we could actually FEED the animals at Zoo Miami until we spotted the giraffes.

You’ll get lots of great shots of your little ones up close encounter with the zoo animals!

They have lots of antibacterial hand wash at the exhibit too!


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And just when we thought feeding the giraffes was the highlight of our day, we spied the rhino!

I won’t lie – it was pretty awesome to be so close to such a big rhino.


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We capped off the day with a few rides around the carousel.

The kids couldn’t be happier with this day out & despite the heat (in October!), it was an awesome birthday.

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Fort Lauderdale Air Show 2017

The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is coming up again soon!

Last year we spent the perfect day on the beach with the kids watching the show.

Just bring your own beach chairs & blanket, and you’re all set.

There were plenty of food trucks to choose from, so you don’t need to bring any food or drinks with you.

We had to park to walk & walk a few blocks, so it was great not to have to drag the cooler along.

The kids loved played at the beach while watching the planes whiz by.

It’s the perfect day out with the whole family!

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Spring Break Backyard Fun


Spring Break is just around the corner & we have a steady stream of friends & family coming to visit us.

That’s what happens when you live in South Florida – the Spring Break capital!

We spend Spring Break outside enjoying the warm Spring weather.

Here are a few activities to keep your kids busy in the backyard during Spring Break.

And always stock up on Kleenex Wet Wipes from Target to wipe up messes & sticky hands.

Because Kleenex Wet Wipes are free from dyes, alcohol, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates we feel comfortable in using them for the kids.

To make things easier they have made the packing in 3 different colors to remember their specialty.

Blue is for gentle cleaning.

Orange is for germ removal.

Green is for sensitive cleansing.

They came in handy even BEFORE we left the Target parking lot.

Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go!

Now we’re ready for Spring Break fun.

Show Me Your Imagination

Nothing is more fun than seeing a child using their imagination.

Have them grab some sidewalk chalk and draw in some props, a background, whatever they can think of and join in!

Cleanup is simple with Kleenex Wet Wipes for Germ Removal to clean up those little dirty hands & faces after a wonderful afternoon of creating adventures on the sidewalk.

Feast Outside

Spring Break is the perfect time to plan a picnic.

To make the picnic that more fun have them help you with the prep work and have your kids help pick what they want to eat.

They could even help making sandwiches and packing some snacks.

We kept it simple after an afternoon of swimming – pasta!

Those Kleenex Wet Wipes are perfect both before & after eating.

They are gentle enough to clean up kids hands and faces.

Feed The Wildlife

We love feeding our local ducks & birds.

The fun actually starts by making the ducks a special treat that’s super easy to make with the kids.

All you need is:

2 cups Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
1 cup brown rice
1 bag frozen assorted vegetables (peas, corn, carrots and green beans)

Mix it together, grab your Kleenex Wet Wipes & you’re ready to go!

What are your plans for Spring Break?

Leave a comment below & share.



12 Epic & Easy Game Day Food Ideas & Snacks

Game day will be here before we know it, and if we’re all honest, isn’t game day FOOD one of the best things about the day?

Yes it’s an excuse to indulge in  snacks & treats that we never normally eat, but isn’t that what the big day is for, really?

This isn’t something you want to leave to chance, or you’ll be stuck with only celery sticks & popcorn – nice & all but not the main attraction.


Game day food should be exciting & rewarding, so the food will be satisfying no matter whether the game is or not.

I’ve already started dreaming about the game day food we HAVE to have this year, so I’ve started a list of favorite game day food ideas & snacks.

Here are the top 12 EPIC yet EASY game day food ideas & snacks.

Let me know if you agree or if there’s something I’ve missed, so I can add it to the collection!

Crispy Chicken Strips

If you’re wondering how crispy chicken strips can be called “easy”, don’t worry – Tyson has us covered!

With a quick trip to my local Walmart, I load up on fantastic tasting Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips that can be cooked in the oven & ready piping hot for game day.

Cripy chicken could NOT be any easier.

Your family will love this game day snack as much as mine does.

To make it even EASIER on you, here’s what you should look for.

This Slow Cooker Queso Dip from The Girl Who Ate Everything looks amazing & perfectly simple to make.

If you don’t have a slow cooker, it can be done on the stove instead.

It’s literally just combining all the ingredients & cooking on low for a few hours – winner!

These delicious potato skins from Brown Eyed Baker are mandatory game day food.

Don’t be scared of making these – with just 15 minutes of prep time, these are a crowd favorite.

Sloppy joe’s are my wife’s nostalgic favorite, and these sloppy joe sliders from Jenn’s Bliss don’t disappoint.

Prepare dozens of sliders all at once in a baking dish – genius!

These sheet pan nachos from Damn Delicious take loaded nachos to a whole new level.

This is perfect game day food if you plan to feed more than 4 people.

To make things even easier on yourself, cook the meat the day before – it will taste even better!

With just 10 minutes of prep time, these 4-ingredient jalepeno poppers from Inspired Taste are a quick win for spice lovers.

These can also be completely prepared a day ahead & then cooked in the oven a few minutes before you’re ready to eat.

If your cravings aren’t in overdrive yet, we’re only halfway through the list.

Next we have another winner that takes only 15 minutes of prep – this hot Italian sub sandwich from Lemons for Lulu.

Don’t let the long list of ingredients worry you – if you don’t have one of two of the ingredient, you can always substitute or omit items to your own taste.

Hardcore Texas chili lovers will argue that chili can not be prepped in just 20 minutes, but just don’t tell them this easy Texas chili recipe from Genius Kitchen only took you 20 minutes!

I think chili tastes even better when it’s reheated a day or two later, so this can & should be prepared ahead of game day.

Once you have your chili ready, make sure you have fixings to make chili dogs as well.

This chili dog recipe from A Sweet Pea Chef shows you everything needed for the perfect chili dog.

With only 5 minutes of prep time needed, chili dogs couldn’t be easier – or tastier.

Ordering pizza during game day is risky since it’s such a popular idea, but this pepperoni pizza dip from Belle of the Kitchen will satisfy those pizza cravings.

If you want people to think you’re a genius in the kitchen, this insanely good artichoke dip from Live Craft Eat takes an entire 5 minutes to prepare – yes, I said 5 minutes!!!

With just 15 minutes of prep time, these chicken taquitos from Two Peas & Their Pod are as delicious as they are colorful.

Anything that can be topped with guacamole, sour cream, or salsa is a winner in our house.

What do you think? Are these recipes easier to prepare than you first though? Which will you make on your next game day?

If I’ve missed any of your easy favorites, let me know in your comment below.

A Day Of Go-Karting, An Evening Of Pain Relief


Who knew a fun day of go-karting would turn into an evening – actually a weekend – requiring pain relief?

That’s when you realize you aren’t as young as you used to be!

The day started innocently enough – a welcome day out of the office racing coworkers around the track.

We raced not only to record our best time, but also to beat each other’s best times.

Oh yea – this was serious business.

Maybe it was the intensity of the competition or maybe it was the adrenaline of speed, but once I arrived home, I realized I was in PAIN!

After limping around for a few hours, I admitted I could use some pain relief.

Always on the lookout for products with ingredients that are safe for the whole family, my wife handed me PROCure Epsom Salt Gel Rub.

I’ll admit it – I wasn’t convinced about this chemical-free approach to pain relief – but luckily this gel really works!

Go-karting was insanely fun & now that I know I can handle the pain, I’m ready to go again.

And because this is so easy to use on-the-go, I can keep one at my office for next time.

Make sure you have PROCure Epsom Salt Gel Rub when you need it – order it on Amazon here.

10 Best Gifts For Travelers: 2017

If you’re looking for the best gifts for travelers in your life, get them something that makes the time they spend away from home just a bit better.

As business traveller & citizen of the world, traveling can be everything from fun & exciting to mundane & exhausting.

If you’re shopping for a frequent flier, there are some fantastic gifts you can choose from at all different price ranges.

If you’re looking for the best gifts for travelers in your life, get them something that makes the time they spend away from home just a bit better.

Looking to let the traveler in your life know they are on your mind?

Here are the best gifts for travelers 2017!


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Best Gifts for Travelers

These picks address different needs and are fantastic choices for travelers of all different ages and personality types.

And, because not all travelers’ needs and budgets are created equal, I’ve made getting the specific gift you’re looking for as easy as possible.

The High Roller

The traveler in your life probably has some amazing stories to tell… and photos to go along with them!

A small but powerful camera is a must-have, and the Canon Rebel provides portability without compromising excellent quality – all for a fantastic price!

With several different styles and features available, there is something to meet every need and budget.

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Tumi is a brand that most travelers know, and the reviews are a great place to go to see why.

Durable, solid, and attractive are just a few of the words that happy customers use, and I couldn’t agree more.

Carry on options like this one are the envy of every traveler.



Being able to drown out the noise around them is something that all travelers can appreciate.

These Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones are amazing for many reasons:

  • Noise canceling feature allows you to hear over the airport or airplane noise
  • WIRELESS for on the go convenience & sleeping comfortably on the plane
  • Long battery life!

Check out their fantastic reviews & pricing here.

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Traveling is stressful, and having a relaxing place to unwind in the midst of all the travel woes is so important.

With options all over the globe, there are quiet airport lounges waiting to welcome your traveler with their Priority Pass nearly anywhere they travel.

Check out all the Priority Pass options here.


Traveling can get lonely, and what better way to keep spirits up than listening to some favorite music.

A portable wireless Bluetooth speaker like the JBL Xtreme makes every traveller feel at home on the road.

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Bang For Your Buck

Shock resistant, water resistant, and magnetic resistant, the G-Shock watch is designed to withstand nearly everything.

There is a unique style for everyone, so your toughest decision will be which cool watch to choose.

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The Kindle Fire 8 is affordable and loaded with features that make Amazon’s top choice.

With a 12 hour battery life and 16-32 GB of storage, it’s a traveler’s dream!

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A frequent travel will agree you can never underestimate the value of a good toiletry bag.

There are many toiletry bags to choose from, so there is something for everyone.

This Tumi bag is one of my favorites.

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Low Cost, High Impact Gifts

You find amazing gifts that will make a big impact in the life of your traveler, no matter what your budget.

And because looking sharp while traveling is important, why not take help where you can get it?

There is nothing better than no wrinkle dress shirts for someone who travels.

Short sleeve, long sleeve, patterned, solid, and so much more, Amazon can’t be beat when it comes to finding these no ironing needed shirts.

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If you can’t afford the Kindle Fire 8, save the money & go for last season’s model – the Kindle Fire 7.

Fast, reliable, and durable, it has both 8 GB and 16 GB options available.


Looking for a wireless speaker that delivers on sound but doesn’t cost a fortune?

This portable wireless Bluetooth speaker is a favorite among travelers.

Water resistant with remarkable sound, it has a lot to offer for such a small price tag.

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Budget Friendly

Here are a few more fantastic gifts for travelers that won’t break your bank.

One of the most popular & most desired gifts is this external battery. Why? Because there’s nothing like getting halfway to a destination only to discover that you’ve got a dead battery. Never again!


While you’re at it, throw an extra cable in with your charger since you never really can have enough phone cables!

With weight restrictions on luggage, travelers need to know their luggage is under the limit BEFORE heading to the airport.

This hanging luggage scale provides an easy fix.

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When it comes to packing efficiently, packing cubes are the way to go.

Convenient and high quality, these have been part of my traveling regiment for years.

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IMSA SportsCar Championship Race Is COMING

IMSA SportsCar Championship Race Is COMING

Spring Break may be over, but IMSA is ready to turn this guy’s frown…

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Upside down!

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race is COMING soon – on May 6th!

IMSA races are exciting for sports car freaks like me because they combine of F1, NASCAR and Indy Car all in one race!

Yes, that’s right – Audi, Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, and Porsche…

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They will all go head to head!

The fastest, top of the line unique cars are racing together on FS1 – Saturday, May 6th from 7-10pm ET.

This time the race will be in Austin’s amazing Circuit of The Americas – a counter-clockwise circuit with 20 turns & home to the only Formula 1 race in the USA.


And if you’re looking for an excuse to attend the even in person – the ticket prices are ridiculously decent: $49 for day pass & $79 for the weekend.

But if, like me, you aren’t lucky enough to make it in person this year, you can still catch all the action on FS1 from 7pm-10pm ET, with the entire race simulcast on FOX Sports GO.

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Click here for all the details about this & other IMSA races.

Fresh Pasta Recipes: How To Make

Fresh Pasta Recipes: How To Make

In Italy, eating fresh pasta is a true pleasure! People stop to enjoy the experience of a meal, from the cooking to the tasting.

Fresh pasta: looking for fresh pasta recipes? This homemade fresh pasta dough is so easy! With sauce or without sauce, fresh pasta makes delicious dishes! Storing fresh pasta is so easy too!

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Fresh Pasta

Without sounding completely cliché, I love pasta!

Although pasta is considered a main dish to us in the US, in Italy you’ll see it as a Primo, or “first course”.

Any country where its socially acceptable to follow a plate of pasta with a main course dish is definitely in my top three!

Making pasta from scratch is not only easy, but fun too.

It’s a great activity to do with your entire family on Sundays, then sit down to enjoy it together.


Serves 4-5


  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups flour



Make a pile of flour on your clean countertop.

I suggest cleaning with vinegar since its natural and doesn’t involve chemicals.

Make a hole in the middle of the pile with your fingers and add your egg mixture.


Use your hands to knead the dough for about 3-5 minutes.

At this time, take the dough and cut in three pieces.

Make three balls and wrap them in saran wrap.


Let them sit for about 5 minutes. After 5 minutes remove the three balls from the saran wrap.

Using a pasta machine, roll dough out to desired thinness by gradually increasing the level on the roller.


Use machine or knife to cut into strips of desired width.

Repeat this with all three balls of dough.

Lay out the cut pasta on floured trays.

Cook in boiling water (salt optional) for about 3-5 minutes.

Strain and toss in your favorite sauce.

Made too much? Storing fresh pasta is easy! Just take the cut pasta, toss it into a ziplock & freeze.

Then when you’re ready, remove from freezer & cook as usual!

Andiamo a mangiare!

The Best New Healthy Frozen Yogurt Is….

This year, my wife and I decided to clean up our eating at home.

This doesn’t mean eating only raw fruits and veggies like a family of cavemen, but more like being mindful of the list of ingredients on any foods we purchase.

We said goodbye to ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors and growth hormones.

Which frozen yogurt fits this bill?

Looking for a new healthy frozen yogurt? Here's a DELICIOUSLY healthy frozen yogurt you can find in the grocery store sourced from family farms!

Best NEW Healthy Frozen Yogurt

I could practically eat frozen yogurt every day for every meal.

This probably stems from my time living in Italy where gelato is its own food group.

So, last time I stopped in our local Winn-Dixie grocery store, I wandered down the freezer aisle craving a sweet treat for me and the kids.

As I starting picking up frozen yogurts & reading labels to find a cleaner alternative, I came across a new product by Kemps called Yo².

I picked up the Mudslide flavor and at first glance I noticed it didn’t have any of the things we are trying to steer clear from (added growth hormones, artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup).

Kemps Yo² is made from natural yogurt sourced from family farms and infused with simple ingredients to create six delicious and fun flavors.


I left Winn-Dixie with the Mudslide flavor of Kemps Yo², and I couldn’t wait to get home to taste it with my kids.

My youngest daughter and I took our first bites and were blown away.

Looking for a new healthy frozen yogurt? Here's a DELICIOUSLY healthy frozen yogurt you can find in the grocery store sourced from family farms!

Other frozen yogurts we’ve bought have been hard to scoop, bland and we would have to get very creative at home with toppings to make it interesting for the kids.

The gooey chocolates, caramel and other infused flavors inside Kemps Yo² was a serious game changer for our family and no toppings needed.

Can’t wait to have one of my famous BBQs to share Kemps Yo² with my friends and family!

Looking for a new healthy frozen yogurt? Here's a DELICIOUSLY healthy frozen yogurt you can find in the grocery store sourced from family farms!

Why This Super Car Fan Loves Sebring Raceway

We live only 2 hours from the Sebring Raceway in Florida, but luckily you don’t have to live near Sebring, FL  to catch the upcoming sports car super race.

This 12-HOUR RACE from IMSA is a super car fan’s dream with everything from Ferrari to Lamborghini to Porsche to Aston Martin & more all racing together for 12 hours to win the coveted prize.

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It’s as much about the super cars (there will be 46 of them from 13 different brands) as it is about the Sebring Raceway.

Sebring Raceway Will Exhaust Drivers

The Sebring Raceway is America’s oldest road race track & was originally used as an airport during World War II.

The significance for this weekend’s race is that these high performance cars will have to prove themselves on 65-year-old worn & torn concrete!

After 12 hours of that, the endurance of both the cars & the drivers will be seriously tested.

Did I Mention The CARS?

I don’t know of any other race where F1 cars, NASCAR cars & Indy Car all race together on the same track!

We’ll be able to see inside the cars with the IMSA mobile app streaming LIVE from in-car cameras.

Whether you love racing, love cars or just want to tune in to catch the excitement, there’s no reason to miss this race.

The Sebring event weekend has already started with the grand finale – the WeatherTech Championship race – beginning at 12.30 this Saturday, March 18th & ending at 11pm!

You can catch it LIVE on TV with Fox Sports 1.


It will also be live online at Fox Sports Go.



Click here to learn more about IMSA & the event this weekend.


Halloween Treat Ideas For School


Halloween is coming & who doesn’t love Halloween treat ideas for school lunch boxes??

My girls are still little, so I can’t go as SPOOKY as I would like.

Here’s a quick & easy lunch box or after school treat that is super easy to make.

It will make any dad look like a rock star.

I love that making it gives my girls the opinion of a healthy AND delicious treat.

Halloween Treat Ideas For School

Halloween Treat Ideas For School

I got this idea as I was headed to Target and saw that Babybel were on sale & all dressed up in their Halloween costumes!

Halloween Food Treat Ideas For School Snacks

Babybel is a MUST for my family & we always fight over the last one.

We love that they are 100% cheese & full of calcium and protein – just what growing kids need.

This quick lunch or after school snack doesn’t make much prep.

Here’s what you need:

  • Your choice of Babybel (I picked up both the original & light because both taste fantastic!)
  • Bagels – we had leftover pumpkin bagels and decided to use those for this recipe

Halloween Treat Ideas For School

All you do is spray your waffle maker, slice your bagel and use 2 of Babybel’s of your choice and place them on one bagel slice and cover and cover for 3-5 minutes (depending on your waffle maker)

Halloween Treat Ideas For School

Once you are done open and slice and pack your kids’ lunch! I took an orange and made it into a pumpkin. (I used an edible inked marker even though the orange will be peeled.)

Halloween Treat Ideas For School

To make the napkin ghost I just used a piece of washi tape and packed it in the lunch box. So easy to make!

You could also add additional fruit or cold cuts when making the Waffled Babybel sandwich for your older children or yourself.

This makes a great weekend breakfast or Halloween lunch too.

Healthy Halloween Treats

Of course Halloween Babybels also make great treats on their own.

My kids love this delicious healthy treat anytime they want a snack.

How do you enjoy your Babybel?


Peruvian Ceviche Recipe

When you think of Peru, you automatically think of amazing food like Peruvian ceviche.

peruvian ceviche tilapia fish recipe

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Peruvian Ceviche

Ceviche is the national dish of Peru and can be found on every restaurant menu when visiting the country.

There are so many variations of the dish using local fish and shellfish.

This light and refreshing dish may look intimidating, but it’s probably one of the simplest recipes to master.


Serves 4-5


  • 4 fillets of fresh Tilapia
  • ½ purple onion
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Tobasco hot sauce
  • 12-15 Fresh limes


Start by cutting the tilapia in ½ inch cubes. Place them in a flat bottom dish, like one meant for casseroles.


Cut the onion in half and in thin strips. Add sliced onions and chopped cilantro to the dish with the chopped fish.


Squeeze 12 limes, or enough to barely cover the fish, onion and cilantro.


Add salt, pepper and tobacco to taste.

Mix it together, cover it with saran wrap and place it in the fridge.

Remove thirthy minutes later, stir and put it back in the fridge for another 15 minutes.

Serve with a side of baked sweet potato slices and corn on the cob for a more traditional experience or just some fresh corn tortilla chips for snacking.

Buen provecho!

Ropa Vieja: Crockpot Recipe

During one of my many work trips to Puerto Rico, I had the pleasure of trying Ropa Vieja and fell in love.


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Ropa Vieja

This Latin creole comfort food is one of the most well-known dishes of the west indies.

It’s even known as the national dish of Cuba.

The word Ropa Vieja, translates to “old clothes”.

Although its not the most attractive name, it was named to describe the shreds of meat, peppers, and onions resembling a mess of colorful fabrics.

Serves 4-5


  • 1.5 lbs. of flank steak
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 six oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 8-10 oz. of mojo
  • ¾ large green bell pepper
  • 6 oz. of roasted red pepper (in a jar)


First you’ll need to season the meat with salt and pepper on both sides.

Place in slow cooker with tomato sauce.

Pour in the mojo sauce until it covers ½ of the meat.


Cook until meat can be easily pulled apart by two forks (about 5 hours).


Pull apart all of the meat and add sliced green peppers, sliced onion and sliced roasted red peppers.


Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over white rice with a side of black beans.

Buen provecho!

Mexicanos Chiles Rellenos Recipe

There is nothing like Chiles Rellenos – a good, spicy dish that brings back the amazing memories of my time living in Mexico.


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Chiles Rellenos

I had the pleasure of visiting many cities across the country and getting to taste all of the different flavors.

One of my favorite dishes is the traditional Chiles Rellenos, or stuffed poblano peppers.



  • 6 poblano peppers
  • 6 Roma tomatoes (medium sized)
  • ¼ of a medium white onion
  • 1tsb of minced garlic
  • Quesadilla cheese
  • Salt + Pepper to taste


Cut a slit in the poblano peppers and remove all seeds from the inside.


Place six poblano a large frying pan with no oil and let brown on each side by turning them every minute on high heat for a total of 5-6 minutes.

When browned on each side, remove the poblano Peppers from the heat and place them inside of a plastic zip lock bag to allow them to “sweat” and loosen the skin of the pepper (about 5 minutes).

Remove the peppers from the bag and remove the very top layer of the skin carefully.


Boil the tomatoes and the onion in water for about 3 minutes.


Remove them from the water and place the tomatoes and onion in a blender. Blend until it resembles a tomato sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Stuff the poblano peppers with strips of the quesadilla cheese. Place them in a large, oiled skillet on high heat for about 30 seconds on each side to allow the cheese to melt.


Place on the plate and cover with the tomato sauce.

Buen provecho!