Category: In The Kitchen

Tamales Mexicanos aka Chuchitos Guatemaltecos

A dear friend of mine invited me to try her recipe for TAMALES her parents were from Mexico and even though she was born in the US she keep all her Latina traditions.  I was very surprised to discover that her recipe for Tamales was exactly the same as Guatemalan Chuchitos.  The name changes but the food was the same.




Masa Para Tamales MASECA

Green Olives

Garlic, Salt, Peper,

Chicken breast & Pork and/or Beef Roast


Red Dry Chiles “California”

Chicken Broth



Corn Leafs

Mix the ingredients to make the MASA.

2 cups of Maseca, Chicken broth, shortening, salt & pepper

Cook the Chicken and Beef and/or Pork just as you would for normal meal :).   Cut the potatoes in slices, Submerge the Corn Leafs in warm water & get your olives ready 🙂

Then the fun part begins, spread the Masa to the Corn Leaf add your meat or chicken 1 slice of potatoes and 1 green olive.   Fold both sides of corn leaf and fold the bottom up.  And Ta dah!

Tide each type of meat tamale on a different color string so others know witch one is what :).   






Then add the Tamales to the pot (the pork has water in the bottom) Let the Tamales steel for 2 hours or tie masa is cooked.

Then get them out and serve  Yummy!

Baking cookies & Decorating Cupcakes Event!

My husband came from work and told me that one of his employees lost her brother and they were struggling with paying for some funeral services so he though maybe everyone could get together and volunteer their time to do a bake sale to help them out.14045060_10205213358332154_1737249694_o  We loved his idea and right away we jumped in.

My daughter my sister and I baked lots of cookies and cupcakes the night before.    It was so easy because we bought the kind of dough that came in small squares so all we had to do was to put butter on the baking pans and place the squares in them and followed the instructions on the baking temperatures and times.  14074507_10205213358252152_1688867706_o

We made little bags to sell the cookies and the next day we took off to the event and decided to decorate the cupcakes there so people could see they were fresh 🙂   That was a big hit specially for the 14037694_10205213357772140_607584428_ochildren.  Everyone was  excited because they were able to pic flavor from 4 different cupcake  flavors; Vanilla, Red Velvet, Chocolate and everyone’s favorite Girl Scout Chocolate Mint.  And for the cookies we bakes, chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, White Chip Brownie and Macadamia.14037683_10205213357692138_925111724_o


By the end of the day we collected $.732.00  We couldn’t believe it  Woohoo!

The family was very thankful for all the people that showed up to volunteer that day and for all the coworkers and costumers that donated.   To see the smile on her face was priceless.



Its all about team work and that is what Floor & Décor Stands for, I’m so glad we were able to be part of this.



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