Beef Empanadas

We make Mexican food a TON at our home. It’s something I grew up having coming from a hispanic family, and it’s something we all love. Yes, I know I don’t look like I’m half Mexican, but I am, and I’m so grateful I have learned to make so many Mexican dishes over the years. Of […]

Frosted Pistachio Bread

My husband loves Pistachios! His favorite pudding is pistachio. His favorite nuts are pistachios. His favorite Blue Bell Ice Cream flavor is Pistachio Almond. Pretty much, if it has Pistachios, he LOVES it!! I guess I can’t blame him because the flavor is delicious and isn’t as “nutty” as you may imagine it would taste […]

Avocado Bacon Egg Rolls

You may have figured something out by now… That is – my family LOVES to eat! So much of what we do is centered around food and provides excuses to get together. Being in Texas, I’m not there anymore to enjoy all the delicious cooking and baking going on, but I’m definitely trying out all […]

Lemon Chicken recipe

You ready for more Chinese food recipes? I am!! If you love Chinese like me, you’ll appreciate all the options I’m sharing with you. Not sure about you, but if I don’t plan my dinner at least a day in advance I’ll find myself at 4 PM looking at the pantry thinking, “What in the […]

Honey Sesame Chicken recipe

I’m sharing more Chinese food recipes for you!!! One of my favorite dishes is Honey Sesame Chicken. It has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember! I’d have to say that it along with Teriyaki Chicken are my all-time favorites. Do you love them too? Well, today’s recipe is one […]

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip

My kids LOVE apples. They probably eat at least one every day, and I usually don’t mind since it’s a healthier snack. It does mean I buy several bags each week, but I’m okay with that. 😉 Along with apples, my kids LOVE Caramel Apple Dip. I rarely buy it but when I do they […]

Slushy Punch Recipe

This next recipe was SO fun to make. The kiddos were able to help out, and they got such a kick out of it all. After making the Ghoul-Aid recipe I posted awhile back I thought I would try another Halloween Drink and found this slushy punch recipe from a Google Search. I modified it […]

Perfect Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I may have mentioned I wouldn’t be doing any more Pumpkin recipes, but I may have fibbed. I have one more I wanted to try this week, and the next one is from my mom. My mom has always been known for her bread. It always turns out SOOO good, and so soft, and she […]

Pumpkin Streusel Bread

It’s Pumpkin Season!! Don’t know if you saw it on my Facebook page the other day, but I posted an ecard that I think needs to be shared again… If you’ve been on Pinterest lately, you’d agree that Pumpkin recipes have taken over Pinterest. Am I right? Or am I right? Today, I’ll just be […]

Green Chile Burros Recipe

Over the years I’ve collected quite a few “GO TO” recipes. They are usually always easy, require little preparation and ALWAYS taste good. They also require ingredients I always have on hand which makes things easier. This next recipe just happens to be one of those quick and easy meals that the whole family loves […]

Pot Roast Recipe

Being here in Texas has been a huge adjustment. Back home in Arizona we would take turns going to my parents and to the hubby’s parents EVERY Sunday. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that I can’t remember a Sunday where we stayed at home. We love hanging out at grandma and grandpa’s, the […]

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

I LOVE finding super easy but delicious side dishes. This next recipe is one of those. In fact, it has to be one of my all-time favorite side dishes ever!! My kids love them, the hubby and I love them, and they are so easy to do. I’m sure most of you have tried them, […]

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

It wasn’t too long ago that I blogged about our trip to Disneyland in November. The kids continue to ask if we can go back each and every day, and we often talk about the fun we had from this last trip. Although, we talk a lot about the rides and characters the kids got […]

Red Cheese Enchiladas Recipe

I know I’ve mentioned this a gazilion times before, but in case you’re new here to Lil’ Luna you may not know that I’m half Mexican. My blinding white skin may suggest otherwise, but it’s true. My mom is full Mexican and has spoiled us with her Mexican food my entire life. I know I’ve […]

Homemade Cream Puffs

Hello Lil’ Luna readers! I’m so excited to share my first post as a contributor today! My name is Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I have two adorable little girls, ages five and almost two, and I’ve been married to my sweetheart Geoff for almost ten years. I work part time as […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Did you know that the Chinese New Year began on Sunday? I’ve blogged about my love of China before, and especially my love for Chinese food. It is my absolute FAVORITE!!! I could seriously eat it all the time, but the hubby isn’t a huge fan so I don’t get it as often as I’d […]

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

I told you guys I would have some more Chinese dishes for you in the coming weeks that lead up to the Chinese New Year. I’m telling you, I could eat Chinese food every meal of the day. It’s my FAVORITE!! Too bad the hubby isn’t a huge fan and I don’t get it as […]

Chicken and Potato Florentine Soup

Are you still freezing in your part of the world? We are here in Arizona. And I know you think it’s impossible to do that but it’s been in the 20s this last week, which is pretty darn cold for us Arizonans. With this cold front in, we’re still in Soup Weather so I was […]

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Believe it or not, but I’m freezing here in Arizona! I know, I must be a wimp because our weather is considered warm to other places through out the U.S. and world. Because it’s so cold you can often find me in a hoodie, sweat pants and slippers around the house. I have a feeling […]

Hamburger Soup

I have one more soup recipe for you before I share with you my huge round-up of soups I have prepared for you. This next one was another one my mom made. Believe it or not but in the last week things have gotten pretty chilly here in Arizona which means it’s definitely soup weather, […]

Spaghetti Chili

I’m on a soup kick! Thanks to my mom who has been making a ton of soups, I have some awesome new recipes to share with you. I’ve never had this next recipe before, but everyone in the fam loved it! It’s perfect for a cold day, and if you’re a fan of spaghetti (yes, […]

Blackout Candy Apples

One of my favorite things to do in the Fall is check out all the fun Halloween Magazines that come up. Going through them to find new recipes and inspiration is so fun! Do you do that too? I know my mom does the same thing and we’re always asking each other if we saw […]

Watermelon Juice

I LOVE Watermelon season, don’t you?! It’s almost as if there is nothing more refreshing and juicier than a good ol’ piece of watermelon, wouldn’t you agree? Well, my dad is known for his “concoctions in the kitchen”, and one he is best known for is his Watermelon Juice. It’s a family favorite, and I […]

Patriotic Poke Cake

Did everyone have a great Memorial Day?! I sure hope so!! There’s nothing better to me than having the Monday off to spend time with family and celebrate those who have sacrificed their lives for our country and freedom! To celebrate I decided to make a Patriotic Poke Cake {a red, white and blue version […]

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