Honor Your Family’s Journey To America On July Fourth! #ThisIsWholesome @HoneyMaidSnacks #Paid

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     My ancestors came to this country in search of a better life and new opportunities for their children and grandchildren.  On my father's side of the family, my grandparents migrated from Spain to Venezuela to find work and save money.  When they realized that they would have more employment opportunities here in the United States, they packed up all of their belongings and headed to "America."     My grandmother was a stay at home mom while my grandfather worked for the telephone company in order to support their two children.  Abuelo, or Grandpa, has always told me that coming to this country was the best thing that he and my grandmother could have done for our family.  They have always been very proud of both of their grandchildren, their five grandchildren and their eight great-grandchildren and have stressed the importance of getting an education and of working … [Read more...]

Fourth Of July No Bake Cookie Dough Balls

    This afternoon, my Aunt called me to ask what time she should be here Saturday for our annual Fourth of July barbecue.  I've been getting ready for this weekend this whole week trying to plan and prepare easy foods that I know the whole family will love.     The key is making sure that making these foods doesn't take up a lot of my time because we just started summer vacation here in New York City and the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time in the hot kitchen.     The kids usually spend the entire day running around with the water guns and throwing water balloons at each other so they often don't even stop to grab a bite to eat.  However, as soon as they see dessert come out, they flock to it like bees to honey.     I've come up with some fun dessert ideas to celebrate Independence Day this year and one of them is for Fourth of July No Bake Cookie Dough Balls.  I'm pretty sure all the kids are going to love them because they are easy to carry around and eat … [Read more...]