Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What was your recipe for Labor Day? Here are my ViveMejor favorites

Hello everyone,

Hope you had a fantastic weekend as there was a day to prepare, a day to party, and another to relax and enjoy. What did you do? Well it was a much appreciated weekend that we are finally feeling like we are making our place looks like home. We recently moved and it was quite a chore but this weekend finally made us put the pieces together.

This weekend was no celebration at home but we celebrated with friends that are visiting and it was so beautiful to be able to socialize and share some laughter. What more to celebrate was that I did not have to think what to cook but to go to ViveMejor website and used a couple of their recipes to complete the Labor Day weekend.

Here are my favorite Scrumptious ViveMejor Labor Day recipes.

Adobo-Rubbed Pork Chops 


 4 bone-in pork chops
 1-inch thick (about 3 lbs.)
 2 Tbsp. Knorr Adobo Rub*
 1 cup sour orange juice
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic
5 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread


Rub chops on both sides with Knorr Adobo Rub; set aside. Combine sour orange, vinegar, garlic and 4 tablespoons melted Country Crock® Spread in resealable plastic bag.
Add chops. Close bag and marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour or overnight. Remove chops from marinade, discarding marinade. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon Spread in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and cook chops, turning once, 12 minutes or until chops are done.

*KNORR ADOBO RUB: Combine 2 packets Knorr® Sazon with Coriander and Annatto, 3 Tbsp. EACH onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper, 1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed and Knorr® Chicken flavored Bouillon. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Well, on such a special day, why not have some Dessert and enjoy some sweetness at the beginning of the week. If you make this the day before it is filled with flavor. What is your favorite dessert? Here is mine:


Classic Strawberry Shortcake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 Tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups strawberries, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 8-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in Country Crock® Spread with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is the size of coarse crumbs. Gently stir in milk just until mixture forms soft dough. Knead lightly in bowl (8 to 10 times), then gently pat into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, toss berries with 1 tablespoon sugar; set aside.
  4. Beat cream with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on high until soft peaks form; reserve 1/4 cup.
  5. To serve, slice cake in half horizontally. Arrange bottom layer of cake on serving platter. Evenly top with strawberries, reserving some for garnish, then top with whipped cream. Top with remaining cake layer, then garnish with reserved cream and strawberries.

Here are several more delicious recipes to delight your family and friends with these simple and tasty dishes.


Baked Shrimp Parmesan Empanadas

Pineapple Jalapeño Wings

ViveMejor enjoys helping you throw the best gathering of the summer and holidays, have a look at the the delicious ViveMejor recipes.

Disclosure: The recipes and pictures in this post were shared by Vive Mejor. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced by anyone.

Curél Skin Care presents Back to School Kids’ Defense Kit Giveaway!!!

It is Back to School once again and we come to turns with all the items on our list that we need as classes resume. Health is high on our list and taking care of children is facing problems we cannot eliminate as children across the country begin to experience problems common to the classroom like germs, lice, skin irritation and eczema.

Estámos de vuelta a la Escuela otra vez y veamos a todos los artículos de nuestra lista que necesitamos ya que las clases continúan. La salud es alta a nuestra lista y teniendo cuidado de nuestros niños está en la primera aunque haya problemas que no podemos eliminar ya que los niños a través del país comienzan a experimentar problemas comunes en el aula como gérmenes, piojos, irritación de piel y eczema.

Curél Skin Care made it easy for you to become the ultimate mom and protect your child with an exclusive Kids’ Defense Kit. The kit contains an array of products meant to shield your
little one from any discomfort that they may face this back to school season:

Curél Cuidado de la piel lo hizo fácil para usted en hacerse la mejor mamá en proteger a su hijo con un Equipo de Defensa de sus Niños exclusivos. El equipo contiene una serie de productos destinados a proteger a su  hijitos al regresar a la escuela:

Curél Itch Defense Lotion to fight itchy, eczema-prone skin
Babo Botanicals Lice Repel Shampoo + Conditioning Spray
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Cream to Powder Ointment
Burt’s Bees Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer to ward off germs

Loción de Defensa del Picazón de Curél para luchar contra piel picante, propensa al eczema El champú que repelen los piojos de Babo Botanicals y el spray que condiciona
La crema del bebé de abejas de Burt a ungüento en polvo
Burt's Bees Aloe & Hamamelis desinfectante de manos para evitar los gérmenes

Emy Cooks is offering one lucky readers a chance to win a Curél Kids’ Defense Kit as they return Back to School!

Emy Cooks ofrece a un sorteo a los lectores la oportunidad de ganar un Equipo de Curél de Defensa de los Niños ya que vuelven a la Escuela!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

MIÉRCOLES MUDO: Dulces de Coco

Miércoles Mudo” es un carnaval de blogs o blog hop iniciado por Maybelline de Naturalmente Mamá y participar es muy fácil, solo debes publicar los miércoles una foto (s) sin escribir nada para explicarla (s) (de ahí viene lo mudo). Luego no olvides enla
zar en el linky que está debajo y dejar un comentario en cada uno de los blogs que decidas visitar. Para conocer como nació el Miércoles mudo y sus reglas, puedes hacer click aquí.

¡Feliz Miércoles!
1. Naturalmente Mamá  31. Mamá en Madrid  
2. Mamá Holística ॐ  32. imagining: Linky  
3. Una colombiana en California  33. Inventando Baldosas Amarillas  
4. El Departamento de Mamá  34. La historia de una primeriza  
5. Mamá&nené  35. Tu verdadero tú  
6. Territorios Ciertos Ana  36. Lilith Etcetc  
7. Super Mamá Latina  37. creciendo con nuestro Cachorro  
8. Lianxio  38. La danza de los labios que esperan  
9. Cuando Eli...  39. Mamitasytetitas  
10. Raquel Jimenez Bisutería  40. SraDíaz  
11. KaRoa Desings  41. Pequeña mamá  
12. Sofico & Mum  42. 50 Crisis  
13. LA PAREJITA DE GOLPE  43. Manualidades con mis hijas  
14. Mama Blogger  44. PSIGRAFOS  
15. Bienvenida mamá  45. El Aroma de La Vida  
16. papasypeques  46. Cuando mami me abraza  
17. Mami Talks - Saludos desde San Diego  47. victoriaygabriela  
18. Ilybook  48. Lorena Diaz  
19. Mico Meu  49. Baby Reciclart by Vanesa  
20. Aprendiendo a ser una super mami  50. Adriana: Hogar Mujer  
21. Sabrina's Sea of Colors  51. Corre Papá  
22. Peques y Bebes  52. Una pequeña ventana  
23. De todo un poco  53. Creatively Yeya's  
24. Princess and Owl Stories  54. Maternidad Consciente  
25. Ma Petite Troll  55. AVE MIGRATORIA DE BILBAO  
26. La maleta de la Lili  56. Lecturasconmishijos: Corto  
27. Pequeñas Personitas  57. batasigualada  
28. 0 o 0 Burbujita, tú y yo 0 o 0  58. Nerdosauria  
29. Bebe Teta y Mimitos  59. NUTRICAMPEONES  
30. Fotos Abstractas  60. Emy Cooks  

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Summer Camp: Burt Bees does Wonders for our Children

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How was your summer? Did you have a wonderful time with the family? I am aware that some are enjoying the last few days. It has been a whirlwind of vacation. I sure am looking to  next year as this year was full of activities but no break. Hope you all had a good break.

This past Summer, the kids had a whale of a time enjoying the sun the sea and the sand. They spend endless hours doing a whole lot of outdoor activities. I was very happy to receive some Summer Camp essentials as there are always some unwanted visitors to dampen the party. We were so happy to send the kids off to camp fully prepared for whatever comes their way with Burt’s Bees Outdoor Products.  

  1. Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellent to ward of those buzzing pests  : $8.00 
  2. Burt’s Bees Bug Bite Relief to help sooth bites if they get you : $6.99 
  3. Burt’s Bees Res-Q Ointment to comfort bumps and bruises: $6.99
We had a safe and wonderful summer and hope you did too. Thanks to Burt Bees for looking after our wonderful family and hope you were also able to use this great product made with natural ingredients:

Castor Oil
Rosemary Oil
Lemongrass Oil
Cedar Oil
Peppermint Oil
Citronella Oil
Clove Oil
Geranium Oil

These are all marvelous ingredients found in one awesome product all for your family. Great work Burt Bees for the super work you do to keep us using healthy and natural products.

Disclosure: The product mention above was received to facilitate this review.  All opinions above are 100% mine and not influenced by anything or anyone. No Monetary compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising