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Christa

  • Costa Rican taco bowl chifrijo with chimichurri sauce.

    Costa Rican Chifrijo Recipe

    The Costa Rican chifrijo, much like its name, is a mix of several Costa Rican recipes, and it's a beloved dish throughout the country. The word chi-frijo is a combination of…

  • Lime juice with white onion, cilantro and onion chimichurri tico.

    Easy Chimichurri Recipe From Costa Rica

    This Costa Rican chimichurri sauce recipe is served with almost every meal possible in Costa Rica. It's made from ingredients readily available year-round in Costa Rica (tomato, onion, cilantro, lime and…

  • Costa Rican pink sauce for dipping fried appetizers.

    Costa Rican Salsa Rosada Recipe

    So let's get one thing straight- salsa rosada is decidedly not just a Costa Rican thing. It's a Latin America thing- and I actually suspect that back in the day McDonald's…

  • Aerial view of Casa Bonita Denver Colorado.

    Casa Bonita Denver – What’s It Really Like?

    Casa Bonita has been delighting families for years. The Mexican themed restaurant and family entertainment destination located in Denver has been named as one of the nation's top 10 roadside attractions…

  • Mound of Costa Rican Gallo Pinto on a red plate.

    Traditional Costa Rican Gallo Pinto Recipe

    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…

  • Mexican shredded pork with tortillas, lime, onion and cilantro garnish.

    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…

  • Aerial view of Colorado-based ice palace amidst pine trees and mountains.

    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 trucks in an arena.

    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…

  • Cover image for PBS Kids' program Daniel Tiger in Spanish.

    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…

  • How to make a bowl of chili- chicken, sour cream, lime and great northern beans.

    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…

  • 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…

  • Pyrex pan of baked spinach dip.

    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…

  • Costa Rican tamal de masa with coffee.

    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…

  • Woman wearing a winter outfit posing in front of a wall patterned with painted triangles.

    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…

  • Red Chevrolet Equinox on top of Berthoud pass.

    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…

  • Table spread for World Cup party including various dips, drinks, and a cheese board.

    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…

  • Milk cake garnished with mint.

    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…

  • Three light up stars with waterfall blossoms of light.

    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…

  • Rum punch cocktail in glass with ice and umbrella.

    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…

  • Champagne bottle with two guava cocktails.

    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…