September 11, 2014

Away On Our Honeymoon...

Hispanic Heritage Month, Recipes & A Chef Merito Spice Basket Giveaway...

Hispanic Heritage Month starts on Monday (September 15th-October 15th) and what better way to celebrate than with food -- Which for those of you of Hispanic or Latin decent know is one of the main ways to celebrate any and everything. So I have some recipes for you from the wonderful people over at Chef Merito (For those of you unfamiliar with Chef Merito, it is a family-owned business that feature a full line of special seasonings, spices and herbs. Their products combine only the freshest and highest quality spices and are dedicated to enhance authentic Latin American, Mexican, and Spanish cuisine), as well as a giveaway!

Unfortunately I don't have time to cook anything and show you how I'd cook the recipes I've decided to share because I'm leaving for Greece, but I promise you when I get back I'll bust out my spices and show you some of their other recipes because there are a bunch that I'd love to try. So for right now here are some of Chef Merito's recipe cards...

You guys know I don't eat meat, but I had to share Chef Merito's Cuban Steak recipe because it is one of my family's favorite dishes. Whenever I'm at a Cuban restaurant at least one member of my family orders it and it's a treat at my parents' house when my dad makes it.

And for people like me who don't eat meat, Chef Merito's Ceviche recipe might be up your alley.
If you'd like to check out any more of their recipes click here or if you have your own, I'd love to hear about them -- I'm always looking for something new to cook.

Now on to the giveaway...

One (1) reader will be receiving a Chef Merito gift basket similar to the one below.
This is a standard Rafflecopter giveaway. In order to be the lucky winner you must leave a comment below about your favorite Latin American, Mexican, Spanish, etc. cuisine and follow this blog using Google Friend Connect. You can gain additional entries by doing a number of other tasks listed in the widget below. Good luck!

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This post and giveaway were sponsored but I did not receive monetary compensation. I'll be receiving my own Chef Merito Basket identical to the winners. 

September 10, 2014

My Wedding In Instagram...

This past Saturday Justin and I got married in Central Park and since I'm still waiting on my pictures from the photographer, as well as from "Favorite Page #1" who is in the process of editing the pictures she took, I thought that I'd just share some of the Instagram pictures my family and friends took (Mostly at the bar).

September 8, 2014

Month In Review: August 2014...

♥ Getting to hang out with my cousin and her daughter.
♥ Having an amazing wedding hair trial with Emily.
♥ Finally getting to see a new episode of Doctor Who (1963-Present).
♥ Buying new clothing for the trip to Greece.
♥ Having the best bachelorette party ever with my friends at Ovest and Sleep No More.
♥ Getting drunk with my friends and family at my parents' block party.
♥ Attending the As Above So Below (2014) press screening with Nick

One Month From Today Is My Wedding
Loss Of A Brilliant Soul
Gossip Folks
Getting Ready For Greece
Thug Kitchen

"Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
Bang Bang (feat. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj) by Jessie J on Grooveshark

As Above So Below (2014) ♥