Mole Manchamanteles: Red Mole with Chicken & Fried Plantains

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“In this simple mole, deep-flavored ancho chiles balance the sweetness of the fresh fruit that forms the base of the sauce.  The name means ‘tablecloth stainer,’ a tribute to both the gluttonous abandon induced by the luscious sauce…

Summer Royalty in a Glass: Princess Nectar

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Anyone else feeling the pressure to plan the perfect princess party for your daughter? Summer birthdays always seem to have expectations of ridiculous magnitudes; from outdoor location to food served to the perfect party punch. The fact of…

The Perfect Side for Summer Parties: Healthy Delicious Minty Fruit Cocktail

Summer get-togethers are incredible. The kids play outside, enjoying the warm air and water toys, and adults are free to socialize over delicious food and refreshing drinks. That said, school being out leaves me with little time to prepare…
Lemoine-Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake to Melt the Winter Blues

This cake can qualify as my favorite cake of all cakes that I make. Daughter of the French Madame Tarte Tatin, she alone rules the kingdom of cakes. Fresh exotic pineapple combined with a dense cake flavored with butter and baked in a container…