Christina Cruz Castaneda

I'm your everyday hard working Latina, wife and mother of 3 children. I love giving back to my community. I coach cheerleading for the city of Azusa. Mexican food is a passion of mine. Cooking is not only fun to prepare but it's also good for your soul! As I serve each dish I am reminded of the long time traditional recipes I am continuing for my family. I try to make my meals fun and as easy as possible so that the working momma that comes home tired, wondering "what to make?" will have something new to look forward too!

I know I'm Latina when...

I greet everyone with a handshake and a kiss, and I'll try and feed anyone who walks into my home :)

Christina's Latest Posts

Super easy eggs with nopales are a healthy Latin breakfast (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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Eggs with nopales is most definitely one of my family's favorite Latin dishes. Ready in minutes to get them off to a good start in the morning, it's a breakfast food that brings memories of childhood and the Mexican flavors I love so much. Plus, nothing better than an easy breakfast recipe that will get you through the morning routine even quicker! Hope you enjoy making it for yours too! 

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Quick and easy Latin recipe: Beef and papas tacos (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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Tacos are a family favorite and thus a definite staple in our week's menu. Like any busy Latina mom, I look for ways to cut down on prep time without sacrificing the flavor that makes our dishes so delicious. So here's my take on beef and papas tacos ¨the super quick version¨, hoping that your family too will appreciate a yummy homemade meal that didn't require your having to slave over the stove.

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Healthy mango-strawberry batido ready in less than 1 minute! (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

If you're one of those moms who's always on the lookout for healthy snacks for your kids (and we admit, we're always looking!), then this amazing ready-in-a-snap smoothie is for you.

Aside from being delicious--so you'll know they'll love it!--and healthy, it's great at any time of the day. You can serve it for breakfast, as a mid-day snack, or right before they head to bed. So get ready to make it--we promise you it'll the easiest thing you'll do all day!

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You'll LOVE this quick & easy chicken dish (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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As a mother of two young kids, I find myself constantly running around. That's why recipes like this one for a delicious chicken my kids can't get enough of are real time savers. It's inexpensive, easy to prepare and won't take you more than 30 minutes from begining to end. Enjoy!

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EASY breakfast recipe for carnitas leftovers (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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The leftovers from last night's dinner were the inspiration for this morning's breakfast. Talk about time saving tricks! Makes life much easier, and gives me another chance to delight my family with some of the Latin flavors we love so much. Take for example the carnitas sandwich you see me preparing in the video here. They were awesome in tortas last night, and today they are great in a quick breakfast sandwich that my kids love too!

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