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Category: Recipes

SOUL FOOD LOVE

Many of my good friends are incredibly talented…they’re inspiring entrepreneurs to top executives to beauty innovators to you name it! Yep, I’m a lucky señorita. But one fine girl I’ve known since the “diaper years” has always stood out from the rest of us. Not only is she naturally brilliant, totally outgoing, {not to mention [...]

GUAC-OFF WINNING RECIPE

Umm…did I mention the GUAC-OFF winner’s recipe was published on Kendall-Jackson’s blog this week? Hola. And trust me, this is one not to miss…everyone has gone ole over it! But what’s the recipe without some pictures for guidance? Katie graciously came over to Casa Blanca this past Sunday for me to snap the recipe essential [...]

Friday Refreshments

Cheers to a fabulous weekend filled with salty toes + sandy kisses + refreshing cucumber martinis. Happy Friday! Hola. Cucumber Martini Recipe 1 1/2 cups gin 1 cucumber (about 9 ounces), cut into 1/3-inch-thick slices, plus 6 thin slices for garnish 2 tablespoons (or more) dry vermouth Ice cubes [...]

BEACH BUM BURRATA

I don’t know about you, but on a holiday weekend I am all about keeping my laptop turned off and cell on silent, while flaunting a bikini with my feet in the sand or the pool…at all times. And not only do I love to carry this lazy, not a care in the world holiday [...]

Caffeine Kick Cubes

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s really hot outside. Umm…highly bolding the saying some days are a total waste of a blowout with this humidity right about now too! Hola. But after reading this delicious post on Designlovefest featuring the perfect mocha shake, my eyes jolted right to their coffee iced cubes used in the [...]

Lavo’s Chopped “Louie” Salad

When you’re the executive chef at one of the most popular restaurants in NYC, it’s a given you’re a top tier chef, but being super quick in the kitchen is the way to satisfy a busy New Yorker’s appetite, and keep them coming back for more. So when I was pondering about perfect summer dishes to [...]

Taco Mamacita Salad

Hola señoritas! In case you haven’t noticed, Cinco de Mayo marks summer being right around the sombrero. And if you’re anything like me + looking forward to prancing around the Hamptons this summer in a bikini, then keep reading…Hola! It’s officially time to start cutting back the cals, working out more, and eating healthier so [...]

Blueberry Coconut Morning Porridge

Tired of spending way too much money on a recovery smoothie post workout? Well, I’m not sure how it is in your cities, but in NYC the place I love to get smoothies is a whopping $12…and to maintain the lifestyle I like that’s just not going to cut it with my piggy bank. So [...]

Sunshine Into Casa Blanca

Since it’s not quite picnic weather in NYC, I decided to bring my potential Central Park dinner idea into the walls of Casa Blanca this past weekend. Oh, yes. The place was filled with Nashville friends I’ve known since I was two years old, high school, college to friends I’ve recently met in between! And [...]

Hola In Each Chew

I’m always on the search for the perfect cocktail nibble while entertaining. One that isn’t too salty or too sweet, but still keeps my guests craving for more sips of deadly poison. Who doesn’t want to have a fun time at Casa Blanca? Hola. roasted rosemary cashews And although truffle salted popcorn is always my [...]

Dishing Into The Oscar Scene

Looking forward to the Oscars this weekend? Why not enhance the viewing experience and host a dinner party? Hola. Better yet, have your guests bring over a different dish related to their favorite nominees! I’ve hosted an Oscar party for the past three years, and this simple guest request not only makes the whole soirée [...]

UES Has Turned To The East Pole

Although I absolutely love eating all things healthy via Angela’s Kitchen, Dirt Candy and Candle 79, especially to get all “clean” before the big VDAY, there’s a new spot I’ve been frequently seen at since its recent opening just a few months ago. And honestly, I can’t believe I am just now posting about my [...]