This is definitely a day to celebrate, we've cleaned the grill and the table is ready with all the delights that the family has prepared.
And this year I try to change a little and I make a salad a little bit more healthy, after all we have plenty to eat on this day.
This recipe is the perfect choice to celebrate without guilt of what we are eating, you can say it's a full meal or a great side dish.
It is definitely an option a little bit more healthy to enjoy this special day.
Celebrate this July 4th in a big way alongside your friends and family.

  • 1 pound pasta of your choice
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 ounces diced cooked ham low fat
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions. Remember to add enough salt to the water where cooking the pasta this way will have a better flavor.
Once ready pass through a colander and sprinkle with cold water to stop the cooking procces.
In a separate bowl stir all ingredients except the cilantro or parsley.
When the pasta is ready incorporate all the ingredients and stir well.
Chill at least an hour.

Before serving add the cilantro or parsley.

I recommend serving it very cold, but also may be served at room temperature.
This recipe makes 14 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

You can also enjoy more amazing recipes from this incredible family of foodies, so that way you can be more inspired this July 4th.

Main Dishes:
Salads and Sides:
Fabulous Pairings by Martin from ENOFYLZ

Join us this week! We’ll share these fabulous recipes and want you to share yours with us!  The fun starts at 3pm EST and lasts all afternoon.  At 5:30 pm EST, we will be available to chat with you. All you have to do is follow the hashtag #sundaysupper on twitter or follow along on TweetChat.  Our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board will be filled with fabulous family recipes. There is always room Around the Family Table for you.



Tacos are a delicious and different option for families to enjoy any day of the week.
You can make them with beef, chicken, seafood and vegetables as well, always good to have variety. This recipe is an inspiration in my oldest daughter who discovered the tacos for the first time 2 weeks ago.
She had never tested and as expected she loved, it's amazing how children suddenly ask you things to eat with great emotion.
Well, we have included these tacos as part of the family favorites, and I do not complicate much, I make them crunchy, we can get this product ready in supermarkets and is personally my favorite, lettuce and grated cheese and meat super delicious and is all you need, Crunchy Beef Tacos for dinner.
The best thing is that it only takes 30 minutes to prepare and everyone can add what they like, is truly a family time that everyone should enjoy.
I hope you like.

  • 1 pound of ground beef 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1 tomato, chopped 
  • 1 garlic clove minced 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Cooking spray 
  • 10 Crunchy Taco Shell 
  • shredded lettuce 
  • Shredded Mexican cheese

Heat a skillet and spray with cooking spray, add onion, oregano and garlic, cook for 3 minutes, add meat and cook until golden brown and juices are evaporated, about 20 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and cook for 7 more minutes, finally add the lemon juice and serve.

Place all the components on plates in the middle of the table for everyone to make their own Taco.
This recipe makes 10 tacos.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

Versión en español CLICK AQUI
Los tacos son una opción deliciosa y diferente para disfrutar en familia cualquier día de la semana.
Puede hacerlos de lo que mas le guste, carne, pollo, mariscos y porque no vegetarianos también, siempre es bueno tener variedad.
Esta receta es una inspiración en mi hija mayor que descubrió los tacos por primera vez hace 2 semanas.
Nunca los había probado y  como es de esperar le encantaron, es increíble como los ninos de repente te piden cosas de comer con mucha emoción.
Bueno se han incluido como parte de los favoritos de la familia, pero no crean que me complico mucho, los hago crunchy porque esta tortilla la podemos comprar ya lista en el supermercados y es en lo personal mi favorita, lechuga y queso rallado y la carne arreglada super deliciosa y listo, Tacos de Carne Crunchy para la cena.
Lo mejor es que solo toma 30 minutos prepararlos y cada uno puede agregarle lo que mas le guste, es de verdad un momento en familia que todos deben disfrutar.
Espero que les gusten.

  • 1/2 kilo de carne molida especial
  • 1 cebolla mediana picada
  • 1 tomate picado
  • 1 diente de ajo picado fino
  • 1 cucharada de salsa Worcestershire
  • El jugo de 1 limon
  • 1/2 cucharadita de oregano seco
  • Sal y pimienta al gusto
  • Spray de cocina
  • 10 tortillas crunchy para Tacos
  • Lechuga rallada
  • Queso rallado tipo Mexicano

Caliente una zarten y rocie con spray de cocina, anada la cebolla, el oregano y ajo, cocine por 3 minutos, agregue la carne y cocine hasta que dore bien y los jugos se hallan evaporado completamente, aproximadamente 20 minutos.
Agregue el tomate, salsa Worcestershire, sal y pimienta y cocine por 7 minutos mas, por ultimo rocie el jugo de limon y sirva.

Coloque todos los componentes en platos en el centro de la mesa para que cada uno haga su propio Taco.
De esta receta salen 10 Tacos.

Tiempo de preparación: 15 minutos
Tiempo de cocción: 30 minutos
Nivel de la receta: Facil




In the heart of the finest city in America is a piece of Italy, full of exotic flavors, unique in its class.
On Wednesday June 20th, took place The Taste Of Little Italy, with the best in dining, entertainment and a great atmosphere.
Around 30 restaurants opened their doors so you could taste the variety that every day serve their customers with great pride and passion.
In Little Italy we find a variety of flavors, we ate pizza and pasta, very tasty indeed, but also we took a small detour in South America, we find an amazing Argentinian restaurant (Puerto la Boca) with the best beef and chimichurri we tested, also the most delicious ceviche we tasted in the Peruvian restaurant (Indigo Grill).
The fusion food, frozen yogurt, coffee shops, also were present, the most prestigious Italian restaurants, proving once again that this is one of the best streets to awaken your palate to the most incredible meals. Seeing how night approached, I ran with incredible characters, markets and butcher shops that can not fail to be absent from this beautiful place.
I invite you to come to San Diego and visit the not so small Litlle Italy, full of variety, kindness, warmth and good food served with great pleasure day by day.

To view more pictures of this event Click Here

I want to share with you this recipe from:
Chef Deborah Scott's INDIGO GRILL

Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche


2 lbs fresh scallops
2 lbs fresh shrimp

 2 large onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded, and minced
10 tomatoes, chopped
10 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 bunch cilantro, cleaned and chopped
1 cup lime juice
4 tbsp orange juice


 Marinate seafood and vegetables in non-reactive container. Cover mixture and chill. Marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours (more than a two hour marinade and the seafood will toughen). Salt and Pepper to taste Garnish with baked corn chips, fresh avocado, or orange slice.

Other places you can enjoy are:

If you are hungry and don't know where to go, don't hesitate to visit Little Italy and have a great time with good food and amazing people.



Nothing like a good book to enjoy before bedtime.
From the first moment I started reading THE MOM 100 COOKBOOK I loved it is written in a way so incredible that it's like reading a comedy.
It is completely refreshing and unlike any other cookbook I had read before and it led to us mothers without forgetting the rest of the family of course.
In addition content of delicious recipes, you'll also find suggestions and tips to make life easier.
These cupcakes are part Katie Workman cookbook as option 2 to Birthday Chocolate Cake.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature.
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, or another 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup whole milk


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line 24 medium-size cupcake cups with paper liner (you'll need two cupcake pans with 12 cups each).
Fill each cupcake cup liner about two thirds full with the chocolate cake batter. Bake the cupcakes until a toothpick or wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 22 to 24 minutes.

Let the cupcakes cool in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes, them carefully remove them from the pans, arrange them upright on wire racks, and let them cool completely before frosting.

Connect with Katie Workman, Author of The Mom 100 Cookbook:

You can also enjoy more recipes thanks to this amazing family of foodies.

  • Wine Pairing  to complement our recipes ~ ENOFYLZ
Join us this week! We’ll share these fabulous recipes and want you to share yours with us!  The fun starts at 3pm EST and lasts all afternoon until dinner time and sometimes beyond.  All you have to do is follow the hashtag #sundaysupper on twitter or follow along on TweetChat.  Our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board will be filled with wonderful Simple and Fresh Summer Recipes. There is always room Around the Family Table for you.


The Versatile Blogger Award!

First I want to thank LauriesCravings.blogspot.com for nominating me for this blog award. I'm supper exited because is the first time the I'm being nominate for an Award.
Than you again Laurie for this honor I'm very proud.
I love her blog, she has amazing recipes you should check it out.

The rules for this award are.

  • Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
  • Include a link to their site.
  • Include the award image to your post.
  • Include the award image on your blog.
  • Give 7 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
  • When nominating other bloggers, include links to their sites.
  • Let those bloggers know they have been nominated.
My 7 random facts:
  1. I have a huge collection of cookbooks.
  2. I love coffee at any time.
  3. Purses and shoes make me super happy.
  4. My family is everything for me.
  5. I'm from a little country name Costa Rica.
  6. I love bread with butter.
  7. A year ago I was 210 pound and now 140 proud pounds.
This are my nominees........

Good Luck to all the nominees......... :D