Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nutella & Bacon Waffles

Bacon?, Yes! Siempre (always).....Nutella?....ummm not so much!......  Not really sure why?

Every since I can remember I've had a very strong aversion for Nutella. I guess I've just contributed it to my label as a very picky eater, who is super cautious about trying new things.

 It could also be that I have as strong allegiance to peanut butter, eating the creamy whipped version of another nut just never felt right.

After all peanut butter has been a good friend to my jam, el mejor amigo (the best friend )to my choco-la-tey  and it's never let me down!

That is until the day that mis dos chicas aventureras ( my two adventurous girls) arrived from school refusing their standard  pb &j

insisting that I slather Nutella on their afternoon sandwich.

Finally I was cara a cara (face to face) with the" something new" I had happily avoided for so long. And once I finally gave it a try....Que sorpresa! 

It was surprisingly pretty good!  ...........And just as I was just coming to terms with eating Nutella from my fingers, las chicas chimed in again with what they said was a " super delicious breakfast idea".

Grinning from the breakfast table they said....How about Nutella & Bacon Waffles?!......

I paused for a minute smiled at them and said "sounds good to me!"

Vamos a la cocina!


1 teaspoon salt                                                                            
4 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 cups warm milk                                 
1/3 cup butter, melted

      1.In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside.  Also at this time you can combine your churro topping and set it aside. Preheat waffle iron

       2.In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; 

       3.  Place 5 tablespoons of Nutella in a shallow microwable dish and heat until slightly pourable, just enough so that it will ease out the dish but not total liquid.
     4. Next generously spray your waffle iron with a non- stick cooking spray. Than ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Allow the waffles to firm up in the iron for about 30 seconds with iron lid open, sprinkle on maple bacon crumbles, than swirl on melted Nutella. After approx. 30 seconds close lid and cook the waffles until golden and crisp (be careful not to let the Nutella burn).

      5. Optional :Once waffle is cooked and still warm slather on more Nutella from the jar.

Now it's time to enjoy la fruta (fruit) of your labor!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Latin Elvis S'mores

I have to admit it's pretty random but....I have become super intrigued with Elvis Presley.

I'm honestly not really sure why, but I think it has a little to do with a Elvis Presley cookbook that I scored at a local flea market for $1.00! 

Obviously there is nothing new about Elvis, I mean I've heard plenty stories about 1,000's of lovely muchachas standing outside of Graceland just to get a peek at him,

I've heard the song "Blue Suede Shoes" more times than I really want to admit to......

and who can forget the millions of videos showing him in his white bell buttoms, freshly appointed side burns and his girating hips!
Up until that one dia  (day) when I scored the deal for his cookbook all of that just gave me a vague idea of who he was.....but now,

Now I realize that Elvis Presley is SUPER GUAPO and has an awesome taste for food!

 I mean as a certified junk food junkie, who could deny a man who loved: crispy fried chicken, ham bone dumplings, bbq bologna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with fried bacon in between ( Fools Gold Loaf Sandwich) as it's really called!

So I'd like to think that these Latin Elvis S'mores would be something El Rey (The King) would crave...

C'mon anything stuffed with fluffy marshmallows, layers of chocolate, a creamy lake of Latin caramel stuffed between two crisp Graham Crackers in my eyes are definitely the type of ooey gooey cookie goodness fit for a "King"!

Vamos a la cocina!


6  whole graham crackers
1 bag of mini marshmallows
2 ripe bananas
1 bottle of squeezable dulce de leche  I used Lechera
3 Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars
1 jar of your favorite Peanut Butter ( I adore Skippy!)


I'm not big into using fire to warm and melt my S'mores so I just take a cookie sheet and do the following:

1.Split graham crackers into 2 halves, slice your bananas and set them aside.

2. On top of graham cracker spread on a layer of peanut butter and place on the mini-marshmallows and banana slices.

3. Place bottom half of your S'mores under broiler for a few seconds until toasty. Remove and place 1/2 of a Hershey bar on top of marshmallow and drizzle with the dulce de leche ( if you want the dulce de leche to be warm, you can drizzle it on before it is put into the oven.

4.The heat from the marshmallow will melt the chocolate bar. (If you would like it a little more melty you can always place it back into the broiler for a few extra seconds.

5. Now place other 1/2 of graham cracker on top of all your goodness. Press lightly to flatten marshmallows.

Now sit back...take a bite, and Bienvenidos (Welcome) to S'mores Heaven!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

500 Grand Brownies

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Well actually these are made from 100 grand chocolate bars, not 500 ( don't worry the story behind why they are 500 instead of 100 is on the way!)

If you've never tried one they are crispy bars of smooth caramelly,  (pretty sure this is not a word...but they are that good!) chocolaty deliciousness.

They are everything that makes my mouth Super Feliz! (happy)  You know what else made me Super Feliz ?!  Reaching 500 likes on Facebook last week , I was so excited that I decided to celebrate with a chocolate fiesta! 

So in honor of my awesome fans I made you guys these chocolate brownies filled and sprinkled with super rich 100 grand bars....

oh and did I forget to tell you I slathered them with fudge frosting and warm dulce de leche! 

Oh yeah, the story behind the name.......

I named them 500 grand bars in honor the 500 super awesome people who like my yumminess so much that they want immediate updates via their news feeds! 

Definitely seemed appropriate for the occasion but in all honesty I used so many 100 grand bars that a more realistic title would be 2 million grand bars!.....

but hey it's a celebration, so who's counting!

Vamos a La Cocina!

Ingredients ( Fudge Frosting)



Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gummy Bear S'mores

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Habia una vez......(Once Upon a Time there were dos little chicos who loved to make S'mores.

They loved to make them so much, they begged and begged to make them every day!  Los dos chicos loved to make the S'mores almost as much as they loved to eat the S'mores.

One early mañana el chico mas pequeñito ( the smallest boy) even asked his mami if he could eat some of his favorite S'mores for breakfast!

Por supuesto , No! said the mami. You must eat something packed with vitmains and minerals to give you mucha fuerza !( a lot of strength) said la mama. 
That's when el chico mayor ( the oldest boy) said.." how about gummy bears"!  La mama shook her head and there is no need to tell you what she said.

But as the day went on she couldn't help but think about her S'mores loving, gummy bear adoring sons......and that's when she had an idea! ......All of a sudden visions of Gummy Bear stuffed S'mores danced in her head. 

She had brought the niños two loves together as one!

After that los chicos dos and their graham cracker, marsmallowy, chocolaty rainbow bear stuffed sandwiches lived happily ever after! ( But only at dessert time!) The End!


-Graham Crackers
- package of chocolate bars (Hershey's or whatever kind you like)
-1 bag of Gummy Bears

Vamos a la cocina!

These a super simple to make!

  • Place ½  Graham Cracker on a small microwaveable plate. Top with ¼ of a HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bar and one large Marshmallow and sprinkle on 4-6 Gummy Bears.
  • Cook in your microwave on high for about 8-10 seconds or until marshmallow puffs and grows. Be careful not to let them cook to long, because the Gummy Bears will liquefy quickly.
  • Take them out and Enjoy! Disfrutalo!

  • Monday, August 26, 2013

    Klondike Gusher Bars

    Hola Amigos!!! Yes, it's been a very long time since my last post......I have come to realize in these long, long months that baking, blogging and photography are my total addictions.

    Since I've not really been able to do them consistently in real life, they have been taking over my sueños (dreams). So even though I'm still not able to bring you all the yumminess that lives inside my head...... I just can't take it anymore!

    I've decided to bring you quick little morditas (bites) of quick goodies I've made like milkshakes, ice cream sundaes and maybe a cookie or two!

    Or even if I spy something that looks super delicioso! I'll snap a pic and share them with you, so that you can see some of the ooey gooey desserts that inspire me! I've decided to call these super easy recipes my

    B.E.S.O.S- which stands for : Basic, Easy, Straightforward & Outrageously Simple!

    These Klondike Gusher Bars will not disappoint!

    All you need is: a box of Klondike Bars, Gushers fruit snacks, Smuckers hard shell chocolate coating and sprinkles.

    Vamos a la cocina!

    Unwrap your gushers first then your frozen Klondike Bars. Drizzle one side of the ice cream bar with chocolate shell then dip one side of the ice cream bar in your colorful sprinkles ( I used paraleil sprinkles). Be sure to work quickly because the ice cream can melt pretty fast, now drizzle more chocolate shell all over the bars and place on the Gusher sprinkles!


     Instant smiles will appear when you serve these colorful rainbow bars of love!

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013

    Asi es la vida, That's Life!

    Sometimes in life you get little hiccups that take you away from your normal day to day routines. Often times they aren't expected and you never see them coming.

    When these moments happen you have no choice but to reorganize and reprioritize and in the middle of getting things back to normal you may have to put things that you really love on hold. That's exactly what's happened to me, and as much as I love my blog and it is absolutely killing me not to be able to bring you all the yumminess that's in my head.

    Right now  I'm still in the middle of reconstruction but I promise you that the things I have been dreaming of making are exactly what dreams are made of......literally!

    can't tell you exactly when I will be able to return to the sweeter side of things, but I promise it won't be too much longer. In the meanwhile, although I'm not able to entice you with all my dulce (sweet) please believe that I have all intentions of pumping your veins full of sugary goodness when I return! 

    Until then please stick with me, and keep checking back often I promise it will be worth the wait.......if you guys leave me now I would miss you all so much!

                                                                   Besitos, xoxoxo

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Cocoa Puffs Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes

    How is chocolate not considered a drug?  I mean it's truly the only thing I crave constantly yet lack self- control to resist !

    Seriously it literally screams, (not calls) mi nombre every single night.  I don't understand how or why it happens all I know is that it happens.

    And when the chocoltay stuff calls, I have no choice but to answer.

    Believe me I've tried to resist the temptation and quietly snuggle into my bed without fufilling my semi-sweet desires

    but the result is me waking up in a night sweat 3 hours later  and endulging in 3 times the amount of chocolate I originally wanted just to make up for the time my body spent deprived of it while I was sleeping.

    Now, please tell me how something with so much poder (power) and control can be left so hapharzadly on every store shelf?!

    If your like me and find yourself being so strong in every other area of your life

    but instantly weakend by the smell of a freshly unwrapped chocolate bar

    than these chocolaty Cocoa Puffs Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes are your sweetest sin!

    This is a super-easy chocolate cupcake recipe that comes out moist and delicious!


    For the Chocolate Ganache

    3 tablespoons corn syrup
    6 ounces heavy cream
    12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    You can also use semi-sweet chocolate baking squares like these, all you have to do is microwave them on 70% power mixing every 45 secs until completely melted.

    In a small saucepan combine the corn syrup and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and add the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract.


    1 1/2 cups of flour1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup cocoa powder
    1 cup brewed coffee 
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1 teaspoon vinegar
    1 egg
    1 bag of chunk chocolate chips
    1 box of Cocoa Puffs cereal

    1. Mix all of the ingredients well with a mixer or wooden spoon. Sprinkle chocolate chunks over the cupcake batter. It should be brown and smooth, free of lumps.
    2. Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes.
    3. Once cupcakes are completely cooled, prepare your chocolate ganache and dip the top of each cupcake until completely covered with chocolate.
    4. Take a handful of chocolate Cocoa Puffs cereal and sprinkle onto each cupcake, I love to make sure there is a heaping pile so that when a bite is taken you get a mouthful of cocoa goodness!
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