The High Heeled Kitchen: Royal Wedding Cake Recipes-Boda Real Style

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Confesión: I was up at the crack of dawn to see every frame of William and Kate’s Wedding Extravaganza, as Little Girl Me was when Diana wed Charles, and Local Brownsville, Texas Reporter Me was when Spain’s Felipe, Prince of Asturias, married Letizia. Do more pressing issues such as Latino high school drop out rates […]

Bebé Plus Me: To Go Back to Work or Not to Go Back to Work. That is the question.

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Before Hamlet famously declared “to be or not to be,” Mamis have been struggling with the decision to go back to work, if we can afford it, or stay at home.  Two of my closest friends had their daughters within months of Baby L.  One has decided to go back to work, the other is […]

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: ¿Red or White Wine?

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Normally, I have a story that accompanies a post: I could have written about developing a taste for wine helped by the fact that I grew up in San Francisco, close to the glorious Napa Valley; how I once dreamed of getting married at a vineyard; how at times, I feel so “Sideways,” Jim Taylor […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Pan con Tomate Tapa Video: Updated with Recipe

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“Even the High Heeled Kitchen needs a day off” is how this webisode of the High Heeled Kitchen begins. So we took the HHK to Washington DC’s Vinoteca Bar and Bistro where Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller shared his once secret: Pan con Tomate Tapa: The Recipe: Ingredients: 1 loaf bread divided into ¾ inch slices. […]

La Maverick: My More Magazine Interview with New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez

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Check out my first article for More Magazine.  I interviewed New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) soon after she was elected in November 2010, making historia as this state’s first woman–and the nation’s primera Latina guv.  She is a tough nut to crack: she is charming and was evasive, although I drilled her on her […]

Bebé Plus Me: Breast in Show

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¿En serio?, I thought, as I vaguely heard the din coming from the Tube. The latest  episode of the Big Boob Debate pits Michelle (with two L’s) against Michele (with one “L”)–the Democratic first lady and Republican Minnesota Congresswoman. Seriously? Is breast feeding as black and white as these latest faces fronting the breast feeding […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Cheater’s Delicioso Flan: UPDATED with Recipe

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Show up with this flan to a dinner party or as the dessert course for an intimate din you prepared for your amor, and you will be worshiped and gloried. In this first webisode of the High Heeled Kitchen, I share the basic recipe for my delicioso flan: My Basic Cheater’s Delicioso Flan Recipe: 1 […]

Medieval Instruments of Tortura?

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Like our African-American, African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern sisters, curly-topped Latinas follow the humidity index like entry-level CIA analysts are monitoring the revolutions in the Middle East. Mami has light brown, fine, straight hair, and struggled with not one unruly set of locks, but two (Lil’ Sis always had “better hair”). Mami’s solution? Short hair.  […]