Observing Dia De Los Muertos: Churro Recipe

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 I am big on traditions especially ones that involve my Hispanic heritage, my family just finished observing Hispanic heritage month in October and now it’s time to observe “Dia De Los Muertos” Literally meaning “Day of the Dead” Many people observe this holiday in many different ways that is special to them. This tradition has been around for centuries now and hasn’t changed much. 

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A good majority of people gather with friends and family to remember loved ones and friends who have passed. The way some people choose to honor their loved ones is by building an altar that represent earth, water, fire and wind. 

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Filling it with sugar skulls, marigolds, sweet treats like Churro’s and atole drinks. The table is filled with foods/drinks that the loved ones might have loved. 

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When I was kid I remember having  so many traditions since my family comes from so many different backgrounds. It was so much fun growing up with traditions like these. I try to observe these holidays with my younger family members so they can keep it going when they have their own family some day. img_4179

 I wanted to create a recipe to observe this beautiful holiday that is celebrated by so many people. I decided to make a churro recipe and headed to Walmart to find the ingredients I needed. 

 What you need:

Homemade Churros
Serves 5
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Box of Trix or Cinnamon toast crunch or both
  2. Sugar
  3. Flour
  4. Salt
  5. Vegetable Oil
  6. Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix in a bowl 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of water , 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of vegetable and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix until its a bit tacky, while making the batter heat up a pot of vegetable oil at least two quarts for frying on high.
  2. Once the batter is ready, check your oil and make sure it is hot enough, I usually flick a small drop of water in there to determine if it's ready. Place your batter into a ziploc bag or piping bag and squeeze out the batter into the oil. make sure to brown for at least 3 mins each side until they are golden brown and place on plate to cool off.
  3. After you are done making the Churros it's time to had a bit a flavor to it.
  4. Grab a handle full or trix and place it in a ziploc bag same with the Cinnamon toast crunch in a differnt bag. Crush until finely milled, place each mix onto a plate to roll the Churro in. With the Cinnamon toast crunch mix add a bit of sugar to taste. After all that there you have it!
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 Do you celebrate Dia de los Muertos? If so what traditions do you have with your family?  What recipes do you create with your family?  

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Soy grande en tradiciones, especialmente las que involucran mi herencia hispana, mi familia acaba de observar el mes de la Hispanidad en octubre y ahora es el momento para observar: Dia De Los Muertos “que significa literalmente”Día de los muertos”muchas personas observan esta fiesta es de muchas maneras que es especiales para ellos. Esta tradición ha existido desde hace siglos y no ha cambiado mucho.

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Una buena mayoría de personas se reúnen con familiares y amigos para recordar los seres queridos y amigos que han pasado. Algunas personas optan por honrar a sus seres queridos es mediante la construcción de un altar que representa la tierra, agua, fuego y viento. Relleno con calaveras de azúcar, caléndulas, Antojitos dulces como de Churro y atole bebidas. La mesa está llena de alimentos y bebidas que los seres queridos podrían haber amado. img_4181

Cuando yo era niño recuerdo tener tantas tradiciones puesto que mi familia viene de muchos orígenes diferentes. Fue tan divertido con tradiciones como estas. Trato de observar estas vacaciones con mis familiares más jóvenes pueden mantenerla cuando tienen su propia familia algún día. Quería crear una receta para observar esta hermosa fiesta que es celebrada por tanta gente. Decidí hacer una receta de churros y se dirigió a Walmart para encontrar los ingredientes que necesitaba.

 
Lo que usted necesita

Ingredientes

de la caja de Trix o canela crunch toast 
azúcar 
harina 
aceite 
canela de sal

 Mezclar en un bol 2 tazas de harina, 2 tazas de agua, 2 cucharadas de azúcar, 2 cucharadas de vegetales y 1 cucharadita de sal. Mezcla hasta que quede un poco pegajoso, al tiempo que el calor de la masa encima de un pote de vegetales del aceite por lo menos dos cuartos de galón para la fritura alta. 

Una vez la masa está lista, compruebe su aceite y asegúrese de que está lo suficientemente caliente, generalmente la película una pequeña gota de agua allí para determinar si está listo. Coloque la masa en una bolsa ziploc o pastelera y apretón hacia fuera de la masa en el aceite. no se olvide de brown para por lo menos 3 minutos cada lado hasta que estén doradas y coloque sobre la placa se enfríe. 

Después de que termines haciendo los Churros es el momento de tenía un poco un sabor a él. 

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Agarrar un mango completo o trix y colóquela en una bolsa ziploc, mismo con el pan tostado Canelo crunch en una bolsa diferente. Machacar hasta que finamente molido, colocar cada mezcla en una placa para rodar el Churro. Con la mezcla de pan tostado canela crunch añadir un poco de azúcar al gusto. Después de todo lo que ahí lo tienen! 

 ¿Celebra día de los Muertos? Si es así ¿qué tradiciones tienen con su familia? ¿Qué recetas se crea con su familia?

 

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My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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Sharing a Coke with the bestie! #ShareYourSummer

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This summer so far has been so amazing, last weekend I went to Galveston beach with my family. My Bestie Timothy and I are seeing each other this week and are attending swim week in Houston which should be exciting. We always go on Mini trips in-between our trips if that makes sense.  We find places to explore all the time and take pictures of everything under the sun, it makes sense since my bff is a photographer haha.

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We have actually been friends for 7 years now: wow as I am writing this I can’t even believe it’s been this long! He is truly an amazing person and extremely talented as well and I wanted to make a fun little kit for our day trip together in Houston, as a”celebration” of our friendship; plus to keep us refreshed and filled with sweet goodies. We are going to be going all around H-Town and we need to beat this summer heat and I knew exactly what to pick up.

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I headed to Walmart to get a few items that I knew I needed in my kit and I had a bit of a surprise for my bestie. I heard that the Share A Coke campaign is huge this year with 1000 names printed on the bottles, available at Walmart. I love that Walmart has such an huge section of the Coca-Cola personalized 20 oz bottles and they are so easy to find.I thought how awesome would It be to add a personalized touch to his kit.

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I was so glad it was easy to find Coca-Cola bottle’s that defined our friendship, like BFF, #1 and his name Timothy. I know when he see’s the bottle with his name he will be so excited!  Also REESE’s cups thought it would be great to join in and share fun sayings on their Peanut butter cups, I grabbed the “BFF and 2Funny” one for my best friend and I. REESE’S cups is one of his favorite treats so I know this will make him extremely happy. 

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All I needed for this”Day Trip kit” is a couple of waters, Coca-Cola drinks and REESE”S peanut butter cups for that sweet pick me up and I added flip-flops in the bag as well since we will be hitting up the pool after our trip and there you have it.

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After running around we wanted to wind down and what a better way by sitting pool side and sharing a Coke and reminiscing on the day that we had. It was pretty funny because we both grabbed the same “BFF” Coca-Cola out the bag, we are big dorks and that’s why were are good friends. We bring the best out of each other. 

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It was so nice to “share a Coke” with my bestie and share how much I appreciated him, who would you Share a Coke with and why? Leave a comment below.  Check out here how you can find your own personalized Coca-Cola bottle. For more REESE’s cups and Share a Coke awesomeness click here

My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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Dinner on a Budget:Pico De Gallo Taco Crunch!

 Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper® . The opinions and text are all mine.

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Earlier this week I shared a post introducing you to national Hamburger month and I shared my shopping experience as well. Check out the post here. Besides blogging I work a 9 to whenever haha so sometimes it’s hard to cook dinner and I’m so tired from work that I just want to pop something in the microwave. But thankfully Hamburger Helper® has tons of meals that I could choose from and they are all so affordable. I went to Walmart and grabbed a few boxes and thought of a way to spice it up.  Having dinner with my family reminds me of having Sunday brunch with my abuelita, it really brought out family together. It was a time for all of us to talk about what happened the previous day.  I wanted to create a recipe that reminded me of my childhood family meals. 

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Pic De Gallo recipe: 

Half a onion

Small Tomato

Small bunch of Cilantro  

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Taco Crunch: 

2 boxes of Hamburger Helper Taco Crunch

Beef or Chicken

First things first you start cooking the meat of your choice. I used ground turkey for this recipe! 

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 Then add all the ingredients and mix up in pan, let simmer for 20 minutes. 

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 After you simmer the ingredients it should look like this.  

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 Now get a few slices of Pepper jack and slice it. 

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 Set the pepper jack aside while you mix cheese sauce, put the taco pieces over the Hamburger Helper® and pour the mix cheese on top. Top with the pepper jack.   

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 Stick the pan in the oven for 10 minutes at 300 degrees, then start cutting up the onions,tomatoes and cilantro. 

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 Mix it all up in a bowl after cutting, add garlic powder, salt and pepper. 

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 By this time the dish in the oven should have gotten all cheesy! Pull the dish out and let it cool for ten minutes. 

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After it has cooled, make sure to plate it and tops with Pico de gallo mixture. 

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There you have it! A super simple recipe featuring Hamburger Helper® Taco crunch. Which Hamburger Helper® meal is your favorite and what would you pair it with? 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper® . The opinions and text are all mine.

My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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Celebrate National Hamburger Month by saving money!

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I am so happy it’s summer already, that means cookout’s with the family and hamburgers on the grill. I have a big family so at times it can be 10 of us on vacation together and it can be so difficult to pick out what we all want to eat. So I always try to find something quick and easy that won’t break the bank and taste amazing. Since it’s National hamburger month I decided to head to Walmart and grab a few things to make a meal that my family will enjoy. 

 

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Because I wanted to make a quick meal to save time I headed down the boxed foods aisle at walmart. I spotted the Hamburger Helper® section and I already knew I had to get a few boxes.  I grabbed  the crunchy taco Hamburger Helper® product to help me create a quick and easy meal that was also tasty! It’s goes for $2-3 dollars a box which is amazing because if you bought everything separately it would be so expensive. I love saving money and it’s very important to my family because we have a big family to feed. 

 

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 All you need is a 1LB of ground beef or turkey which ever you perfect and any ingredients you want to use to spice up your dish! I grabbed an extra few items and created a super yummy recipe that I will be sharing with you in a few days! It features onions,tomatos and cilantro! 

 

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 Right now its National Hamburger month so I thought it was fitting to share this coupon with you guys. Ibotta has a Hamburger Helper® coupon offer that you can use to save money. It helps you save an addtional 50 cents when you buy your Hamburger Helper® at any Walmart. I love that this helps you save money and so much time so you can spend that extra time with your family. Check out my website in a few days, I will share an amazing Pica de gallo Crunchy taco recipe that made my family want some more. 

What do you do to save money on groceries? Which Hamburger Helper® meal is your favorite? 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hamburger Helper® . The opinions and text are all mine.

 

My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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Starting my day right with Nestle Breakfast Essentials!

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it literally sets the tone for the rest of the day. If you don’t eat you feel groggy and upset versus if you eat in the morning, you feel more energized and that you can conquer the day. In my latino household  its important for us to have our meals together. To talk about our plans for the day, it creates a peaceful environment where our family is in unison; enjoying good food and each others company.   

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I remember my Abuelita starting this tradition in our family, we would always start the mornings with a hearty smoothie.  We would have Batida de lechoza -Papaya Milkshake all the time, I wanted to try to make it a bit healthier and under 350 calories.

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So instead of using all the crazy fatty ingredients I would have used if I made the one my grandmother made I decided to head out and purchase the Nestle Carnation Breakfast essentials packet. It saves me so much time doing that and is packed with so much protein. Since I am saving so much calories, I added a bowl of farina to my meal as well. 

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 I headed to Kroger to pick up the  Carnation Breakfast Essentials in french vanilla, they also had a chocolate version for all the chocolate lovers like myself.

#50 years krogerThis is such an easy smoothie to make, especially for folks who are so busy between work and school etc. It’s the perfect filling pick me up and tastes so amazing. Just take the Carnation breakfast essentials packet and put it in a blender with milk and a whole banana and a few shakes of cinnamon. 

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Each serving of Carnation Breakfast Essentials is full of proteins, 21 vitamins & minerals and is super nutritious. It’s the perfect snack right before heading to work. I usually have no time in the morning to make breakfast for myself because of the crazy hours I work but having this easy to make pick me up saves me so much time and taste great. 

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What is your favorite breakfast recipes that your grandmother shared with you? Which Carnation Breakfast essentials is your favorite? 

My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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