Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday ~ Fun, Friends, Fiestas

Renee is having the 1st "Something Beautiful" link Party. Go by for a visit.

I also just met Frugality is Free. It is totally awesome!! There is a Monday bloghop: Follow Us Monday Morning. and tons of coupons. I'm so impressed with the Coupon Database. You have to see it for yourself.

One of my favorite things to do is capture the essence of Latin cuisine in my aprons. When I see gorgeous foods in radiant colors and I'm inspired to design. The Food Network has brought cooking to a level of artistic expression and celebrity status. It is now "chic" to be in the kitchen. I grew-up eating authentic Latin food made by my great-grandmother, my grandmother, and still made by my mother. Being for south Texas gave me the opportunity to experience a blend of cultures in foods we call "Tex-Mex". The Apron Senorita came from vibrant women who passed family recipes through the generations. I am passing those same cooking secrets to my daughter. God has been bringing people together through meals for a very long time. My hope for our generation is that we remember to share special moments with our family at the dinner table.

One of the many thing I love about Food Network is they celebrate so many different cultures and bring different dishes from all over the world. Ingrid Hoffman and Aaron Sanchez are a couple of my favorite Latin celebrity chefs. They always cook up a delicious feast and have such exciting fiestas!! Maybe some day Ingrid will wear one of my "Apron Senorita" aprons.


1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 sheet defrosted puff pastry dough
Dulce de leche, for dipping
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Mix the sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on your work surface and place the puff pastry in an even, single layer on top. Brush the pastry lightly with water and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Flip the pastry over and repeat on the second side. Cut the pastry into 1/2 to 3/4-inch wide strips. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, twisting the ends of each strip so it looks like a corkscrew. Bake until they're puffed and golden brown, 20 minutes and set aside to cool completely. Serve with dulce de leche (caramel) dipping sauce.

Monday Blogs ~ Fun, Friends, & Fiestas
. Meet Me On Monday at Never Growing Old
1. Do you watch any Soap Operas? N0
2. What appliance is used the most in your house? Microwave
3. Do you wear make-up every day. Yes
4. What is your worst pet-peeve? Indecisiveness
5. What is your favorite lunch meat? Honey Roasted Turkey

Admirer Monday at Heavenly Savings
What is your least favorite Household chore? Mopping
Monday Mingle at Kd Buggie Boutique
Meet Me Monday at Inspiring You to Save
Follow Me Monday ~ Make New Friends
Between Naps On The Porch - Metamorphosis Monday
Blue Monday - Smiling Sally
Brag Monday - Graphic Fairy
Craftastic Monday - Sew Can Do
Its So Very Creative Monday at It's so Very Cheri
Just Something I Whipped up for Monday - The Girl Creative
Mad Skills Party at Mad In Crafts
Made by You Monday at Skip to my Lou
Make it 4 Monday - Cottage Instincts
Make it Monday - The Persimmon Perch
Making Monday Marvelous - Craft
Making The World Cuter - I Made The World Cuter Today
Market Yourself Monday - Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Marketing Mondays - Trendy Treehouse
Messy Monday - The Pumpkin Patch
Metamorphosis Monday - Between Naps on the Porch
Modern Craftswoman Monday at Tools Are For Women Too
Motivate Me Monday - Keeping it Simple
Night Owl Crafting - Hoo's Got Talent?
Silver Lining - Friend Makin Monday
Southern Hospitality - Thrifty Treasures
The DIY Showoff - The DIY Showoff Project Parade
The House In The Roses - Show Off Your Cottage Monday
The Shades Of Pink - Room A Month

Have a Magical Monday!


  1. Visiting you from Mingle Monday. Be sure and stop by my blog, For Such a Time as This. Subscribe by email or RSS so that you don't miss a single post!

  2. Great looking aprons!

    I'm your newest follower!

    I would love it, if you would come join me at Follow Us Monday Morning@ Frugality Is Free.

  3. Thank you..
    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and join Follow Me Monday.
    I truly value you and your time. I hope you will stop back often as I will do the same.
    Have a nice day. (I'm your follower)
    Quality Time

  4. Apron is so cute. I dont normally like an apron but that is cute. I am participating in Renees something beautiful. Please drop by.

  5. your newest follower from monday meetup.

    free wholesale sources for buyers and sellers

  6. I absolutely adore aprons!! One of my many kitchen/cooking obsessions! ;)
    I'm a new follower. Looking forward to reading more of your blog!


  7. Thank you for visiting my blog on this Something Beautiful Monday.

    Your apron is lovely. I am an apron lover. I just won a gorgeous shabby chic apron from a giveaway Shabby Cottage Shops was having. I don't think one can have too many aprons!!

    Our family LOVES The Food Network. We've really been enjoying The Next Food Network Star...perhaps Herb will win and there will be one more chef with Latin leanings. (Of course, we like Aarti and Tom as well, so we're okay with whoever wins)

    Have a wonderful day,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  8. Thanks for joining in on the first Something Beautiful Monday!! I'm a fan of vibrant colors, too! And I love your picture for the churros recipe! It's so creative and colorful! Have a great day!

  9. So enjoyed my visit by here today. Sorry I have not been by in a while ....still recooping from my accident.
    Thought I would come by and tell you about my CSN giveaway so you could might get lucky

  10. Thanks for taking part in Admirer Monday!