Tangerine Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Poblano Crema Recipe

Tangerine Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Poblano Crema Recipe is a compensated post written for Seminole Pride™Noble® juice. All opinions are my own. #purefamilymoment #ad This past weekend I had play group party at my house and featured Noble Tangerine Juice as part of menu. I also used Noble Tangerine Juice as party of the mimosas I served. I … Read more

Tastemakers 9/17 Evening – Boca Raton, Florida & Giveaway – US Ends 9/12

Tastemakers 9/17 Evening – Boca Raton, Florida & Giveaway – US Ends 9/12 Last week, my hubby and I previewed the food and drink that will be featured at Tastemakers on Wednesday, September 17 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. This year it is called “Rock, Roll & Stroll” with two live bands playing throughout … Read more

Summer Tea Time

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #TEArifficPairs #CollectiveBias #Shop Summer Tea Time is my favorite time of day as I get to eat lunch with my daughter while we relax and play … Read more

Hot Sauce Shakshuka Recipe

Most recipes that I have seen, calls for making your own sauce. I decided to make it very simple by making it with pre-made sauce and hot sauce. I have found that my favorite choices of sauce are the pre-made Sausage and Peppers for meat eaters and Basil for Vegetarians.

White Orange Sangria

This white orange sangria is the perfect summer drink for sitting by the pool and entertaining guests.  It is nearly the end of summer, but it is still blistering hot outside. I have family coming in town from the North and I want to put something delicious and low calorie together for them to drink … Read more

13 Ways to Use EVOO during National Olive Oil Month

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Pompeian. I am super excited to be working with a leader in the olive oil industry and the number one selling Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the U.S., Pompeian to celebrate National Olive Oil Month. We go through olive oil in my house almost as quickly as … Read more

Amazing Food at the W Hotel

Stylish Staycation – W Hotel Services and accommodations were provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own. When April and I stayed at the W Hotel recently we had an amazing time! Not only was it great to relax at the pool and beach, but the food was spectacular as well! Brunch at Steak 954 … Read more

Start Your Day Right

Start Your Day Right- breakfast, coffee and some mommy time with LEAN CUISINE® Morning Collection™ so you can be charged up to spend time with your family.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar at Sawgrass Mills

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar at Sawgrass MillsI used to go to Sawgrass Mills for the amazing shopping and shamelessly stop at the Taco Bell in front on my way home, but now I am excited to say that I will spending more time this awesome Outlet Mall because of Zin Burger. Also, it might not be as hard as … Read more


DESPERADOS #SeizeTheNight  Heinekin has officially unveiled it’s newest bottled beverage…Desperados, a delicious, new, crisp blend of their legendary beer blended with the sweetness of a tequila barrel aged lager and natural lemon flavor.  To kick off the celebration of this fantastic new beverage, I attended the exclusive private music event #seizethenight in Wynwood, Miami’s own … Read more

Must Try – Lifeway Kefir

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KefirCreations  #CollectiveBias Must Try – Lifeway Kefir I discovered Kefir earlier this year and fell in love with the taste and the health benefits! Lifeway Kefir is a smooth, tart, refreshing cousin of yogurt, often thought of as … Read more

Pineapple Summer Ribs

Pineapple Summer Ribs recipe made on the grill – Asian Chinese Style – mouthwatering and extremely easy to make for ribs novices

Umami Burger

Great American Umami Cheeseburger

Easy to make Great American Umami Burger Recipe made with cheese perfect for BBQ this summer by the pool and with french fries

Brazi Bites Review: Amazing Brazilian Bites

I am huge fan of Brazilian Cheese Bread! I first eaten cheesy bread since I stopped working with Brazilians about 4 years ago. I was super excited to find these Brazi Bites at Whole Foods. Brazi Bites are ready to bake Gluten Free Brazilian cheese bread.

Mango Iced Tea Recipe with Fresh Mint

Mango Iced Tea Recipe with Lipton Iced Tea – Cold Brew Family Size Tea Bags, freshly picked mango and mint leaves to make a refreshing summer drink

Kale & Quinoa Salad – A Complete Lunch

Kale & Quinoa Salad: Infant to Adult Recipe with craisins, gorgonzola cheese, pecans, Dijon mustard for the adult recipe & quinoa and kale for the baby food

Waste Not, Want Not: How to Cook for the Family Without Being Wasteful

Waste Not, Want Not: How to Cook for the Family Without Being Wasteful Cooking for the family, no matter how big or small, can be a challenge. Add in trying to be green and you may think it’s even more difficult. However, trying to cut down on waste generated by cooking is not only better … Read more

Zesty Wine Spritzer Recipe

Easy Zesty White Wine Spritzer Recipe with Mirrasou Chardonnay, sprite, red chili peppers, and lemon making it a little spicy

Mickey Mouse Grilled Cheese Appetizers

Mickey Mouse Grilled Cheese Appetizers

I received free products to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration and a gift card from B.J. Wholesale Club. As always, all opinions are my own. 

As part of the Disney Side Celebration package, I received a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter set. Instead of making cookies, I used the Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to make Mickey Mouse Grilled Cheese Appetizers. I bought the bread and cheese in bulk from B.J.’s Wholesale Club. They have great deals and are now taking manufacturer coupons on top of the B.J.’s Coupons! I barely paid anything for a huge Land O’Lakes Cheese pack with one manufacturer coupon from the newspaper and a B.J.’s coupon. I think this was me best coupon experience yet. Saving money is still a work in progress for me.

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Mickey Mouse Mini Blueberry Cheese Cake Bites

Mickey Mouse Mini Blueberry Cheese Cake Bites

I received free products to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration and B.J. Wholesalec Club provided a gift card towards food. As always, all opinions are my own.

I recently hosted a Disney Side Celebration and was inspired to come up with a few Mickey Mouse themed recipes. This recipe came to me at the last minute as I was about to put out the cheese cake bites that I bought at B.J. Wholesale Club. They were already pre-sliced and pre-made so it was a no brainer to add something extra to them. It took only minutes to add the blue berried to the top.

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Periko & Jessi Leon at Starbucks “Noches Cultures” featuring Caramel Flan Latte

Periko & Jessi Leon at Starbucks “Noches Cultures” featuring Caramel Flan Latte by Maria Serritella

Maria Serritella is a great friend of mine. She is a fashionista, actor, dancer, makeup artist, and mother that will be contributing to April Golightly. Check out and like her IMDB page and her makeup skills in this tutorial.

This week, I had the amazing opportunity to meet & interview the extremely talented & vibrant duo PERIKO & JESSI LEON at the Starbucks “Noches Culturales” in Miami, where customers were invited to celebrate culture, tradition, & the new Caramel Flan Latte accompanied with live acoustic music!
Periko and Jessi
On this particular night of “Noches Culturales” we had something extra special to celebrate…it marked the 1-year anniversary of the duo together making latin pop rock music magic! Combined, their musical talents include composition, singing, & songwriting. Together they play guitar, ukulele, bass, & percussion instruments. Coming from successful solo careers, it was no surprise that their magical union occurred given the chemistry of the perfect blending of their voices. They have performed together in countless venues including The 14th Latin Grammy Street Party, Premios Lo Nuestro, Latin Billboard Showcase, Dewaristas con Juanes as Finalists, St. Jude Children’s Hospital Gala, Radio Amor 107.5, Lexus Listening Lounge, Univision, Showbiz (CNN), MegaTV,  America TeVe, Sirius XM, MTV Tr3s, Telemundo, Telfutura, among others.