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    Traditional Costa Rican Gallo Pinto Recipe

    Costa Rican gallo pinto- the national dish and arguably the most memorable part of any Costa Rican vacation. Recreate the traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto recipe at home for the perfect breakfast or vegetarian side for any meal!

    Lovingly called "pinto" for short, you can also find this dish on lunch and dinner menus alongside freshly braised meat. Sometimes we substitute gallo pinto for rice and beans in a Costa Rican casado. Basically, if you visit Costa Rica and don't see gallo pinto- you might want to check if you went to the right country.…

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    Baked Carnitas Recipe – Carnitas Tacos

    About 10 years ago I spent part of the summer at Trinity University in San Antonio, grading Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exams.  I left the area and left with a serious…

  • Ice Castles Visitor’s Tips

    Each winter the Ice Castles franchise picks six different places to create a large castle made out of only ice. There are interior and exterior walls, ice slides, tunnels, ice sculptures…

  • Monster Jam With Kids

    We recently headed over to Monster Jam here in Denver at the Pepsi Center. We'd never been and didn't have a ton of idea what to expect. So we learned a…

  • Our top 20 Costa Rica Pacific beaches list includes everything from Costa Rica's cleanest beach, to the biggest party beach, and a beach whose coast is made entirely of small shells. There's a beach for every personality on this list! #costarica #beachlife #familytravel #traveltips #costaricatravel #tmom #beachvacation #vacation

    Do You Share Your Kid’s Photos Online?

    When I began blogging almost 4 years ago,  I  made the decision to rarely, if ever, post my kids' faces on the internet. Even if I miss out on a specific…

  • How To Watch PBS Kids Spanish Programs

    News flash- I adore PBS Kids programming. It is the one channel that I feel 100% comfortable letting my kids watch unsupervised- and sometimes for longer than I originally said they…

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    Skinny White Chicken Chili Recipe

    I have been making this white chili recipe for years. I grew up eating a red chili that my mom would make in the winter. Delish, but I actually prefer a…

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    Why Do You Want A Blog Post?

    Brands often ask me to write them a blog post, and then are greatly taken aback when either I won't do it for free, or they see my rates.  I'm going to…

  • 13 favorite Spanish Netflix shows for young children- and instructions for how to change audio and subtitle settings to Spanish in Netflix.

    Spanish Shows On Netflix – For Kids

    The number one question I receive from parents wanting to raise bilingual kids is- what shows can my kids watch in Spanish and where can I find them? Whether it's bilingual…

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    Easy Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

    I love love love dips! It's actually because I love tortilla chips so much, and I just need an excuse to dress them up once in a while. This Spinach Artichoke…

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    Traditional Costa Rican Tamal de Masa Recipe

    It's Holy Week (Semana Santa), which means a unique type of tamal is traditionally made and served in Costa Rica. Depending on the region of Costa Rica, this sweet, vegetarian tamal…

  • These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things….

    I'm rounding up a bunch of my very favorite things- from zero waste products to travel gear, health and beauty to clothing, and kitchen and parenting essentials.  Every single product on this…

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    Mushing Husky Dogs in the Colorado Rockies

    It was sooo time to get out of town. We usually take a Winter vacation- to Costa Rica, Cancun, or even Miami. There's just something about overdosing on Vitamin D in…

  • This traditional Costa Rican black bean dip recipe is the perfect party food. Vegetarian, vegan and perfect for dipping plantain chips, tortilla chips, or making seven layer dip, you will love how easy this black bean dip recipe is to make!

    Costa Rican Black Bean Dip Recipe

    Every four years we gear up to celebrate the biggest soccer tournament in the world- and we are so excited to cheer on Costa Rica this year! We take game time…

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    Costa Rican Tres Leches Recipe

    I earned my street cred with this recipe a few years back. We had gone to a party to celebrate Costa Rican Independence day. The party was a potluck, and I…

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    5 NSVs I Celebrate On The Daily

    Getting dressed each morning for me is something that happens in stages. Half the time the clothes I put on are on the floor of my room, my jacket is on…

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    Blossoms of Light Denver Botanic Gardens

    During the holiday season, the Denver Botanic Gardens presents Blossoms of Light- a winter wonderland of lights and sounds. This review is presented as part of the 18 Things To Do…

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    20 Latin Cocktails For Your Next Party!

    I just love a good cocktail recipe. With the right combination of ingredients, and cocktail can take me back to some of my favorite memories from my travels around Latin America.  Like…

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    Tropical Mimosa- Guava Cocktail Recipe

    I'm on a huge guava kick right now people, and this tropical mimosa combines champagne and guava into a delicious and refreshing guava cocktail recipe that can't be beaten! I pretty much…

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