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Christina Chavez (Mama's High Strung)
Works at http://www.mamashighstrung.com
Attended University of Texas at Austin
Lived in Chicago
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What is the Day of the Dead?
Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, is not about death, it’s about celebrating life and welcoming back the spirits of the dearly departed.
Read more: http://mamashighstrung.com/2013/10/what-is-day-of-the-dead/ #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos 
If you're dying (ha-ha) to learn what is The Day of the Dead, and how you can celebrate this very interesting day, you've come to the right place!
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As a die-hard Cubs fan, I really believe this is our year! Want to be at Wrigley Field when the Cubs win their first World Series since 1908? +American Weathermakers is giving one lucky fan tickets! Will it be you? (Hope it's me!) #WorldSeries #ChicagoCubs 
 
After a record-breaking 100 wins, North Side fans are starting to believe this could really be the year they go all the way to the World Series. If they go, we’re giving one lucky fan tickets. Wanna enter? Click here to find out how you can be at Wrigley Field when they break the curse!  #WorldSeries
American Weathermakers. We have been serving Chicagoland's heating and cooling needs since 1949. Family owned and operated.
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Happy First Day of Autumn! Here's a quick and easy dinner idea to keep in your back pocket for the coming months!
#dinner #pork #dinnerideas #autumn #comfortfood
We're heading into comfort food season and this Baked Pork Chops and Apples recipe is just what you need to welcome the cooler weather!
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When summer comes, two things are certain: it’s hotter than a firecracker lit from both ends and there's a big ‘ol pitcher of Chilled Red Gazpacho in my fridge.

Get the Recipe: http://mamashighstrung.com/?p=12204
Pin It: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/30821578678995745/

#Summer   #soups   #gazpacho   #Spanish   #healthyeating  
When summer comes, two things are certain: it’s hotter than a firecracker lit from both ends and there's a big ‘ol pitcher of Chilled Red Gazpacho in my fridge.
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here summer now ,how to make this?
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Look what +Diana Hansen has for Sunday Brunch! #muffins   #Brunchideas   #breakfast   #growingcircleshop  
 
Fresh Cranberry Orange Muffins
This post shows how to take a muffin mix from ordinary to extraordinary using fresh fruit. I love to bake, but I don't often bake from scratch. I like to take baking mixes and doctor them up with various ingredients to create something new. Here is an orange muffin mix uplifted with fresh cranberry and orange. #recipe   #muffins   #cranberry   #orange   #easy   #fresh   #growingcircleshop  
This post shows how to take a muffin mix from ordinary to extraordinary using fresh fruit. I love to bake, but I don't often bake from scratch. I like to take baking mixes and doctor them up with various ingredients to crea...
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Definitely adding these to my holiday cookie list! Thanks +Diana Hansen 
#cookies   #pumpkin   #chocolate   #desserts  
 
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cake Cookies
Today I have an easy pumpkin cookie recipe made with a cake mix. Tomorrow I will have another variation of this cookie. #recipe   #cookie   #pumpkin   #chocolate   #easyrecipes   #growingcircleshop  
Today I have an easy pumpkin cookie recipe made with a cake mix. Tomorrow I will have another variation of this cookie. It's no secret that I love pumpkin. Any and all forms of pumpkin. I've been very focused on pumpkin ove...
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Before you put that other bird on the table next week, serve up Nashville Style Hot Chicken THIS week! 
Recipe: http://mamashighstrung.com/?p=12119
Pin It: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/30821578677401062/

#hotchicken   #chickenrecipes   #dinnerideas   #SundayDinner   #SoMe2   #Nashville  
What makes Nashville Style Hot Chicken so unique is the “sauce” that is brushed, dipped or poured over the chicken just before serving.
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Thinking about a renovating your kitchen? Here's how to get through it and still feed your family at home during the process!
#kitchen #renovation #DIY #family #house
Read it: http://mamashighstrung.com/2016/10/kitchen-renovation/
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For many of us, a kitchen renovation means creating a temporary kitchen in another room in the house. Here's how to do it and still cook for your family!
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Happy First Day of Fall! Here's a quick and easy recipe to keep in your back pocket as the cooler weather approaches!

#dinner   #comfortfood   #pork   #recipe   #dinnerideas   #food  
We're heading into comfort food season and this Baked Pork Chops and Apples recipe is just what you need to welcome the cooler weather!
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Want something deliciously different? Try one of these Chilled Soups!
#soup   #chilledsoup   #fresh   #healthy   #delicious  
Whether sweet or savory, made with fruit, vegetables, fresh herbs, nuts, or legumes, there's a chilled soup recipe out there to satisfy every taste.
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How I Met Your Matcha
Gingerbread cookies step out of the Dark Ages with the addition of matcha, the antioxidant-packed green powder, which was first used by the Chinese in the 10th century! 
#cookies   #gingerbread   #matcha   #baking   #SoMe2  
Meet matcha, the culinary world's favorite superfood ingredient.
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Nashville Style Hot Chicken is HOT right now (in more ways than one!). Here's a mouth watering recipe!
Recipe: http://mamashighstrung.com/?p=12119
Pin It: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/30821578677401062/
#hotchicken   #dinnerideas   #chicken   #sundaysupper   #Nashville   #growingcircleshop  
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I'm all about food... finding it, cooking it, eating it. Join me!
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A culinary consultant, recipe writer and product tester... talking about all things food related, in and out of the kitchen!
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Five kids, a husband and I'm Latina. Enough said.
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Journalism and English
    Television Journalist
  • Kendall College
    Culinary Arts
    Professional Chef
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Culinary Consultant
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Culinary Consultant since 2000, specializing in ethnic marketing. Certified chef with broad experience in international food media, marketing, recipe development and brand management. Led marketing and advertising initiatives across multiple media platforms, including print, broadcast and the internet.
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  • http://www.mamashighstrung.com
    Culinary Consultant, 2000 - present
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10 Cake Decorating Tips
www.foodandwine.com

From piping techniques to the best method for writing on a cake, here are ten fantastic cake decorating tips. Basic tools for decorating a c

Pearry-Berry Molded Fruit Salad -
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Are you looking for an elegant molded fruit salad to serve for a special occasion? Pearry-Berry Molded Fruit Salad is beautiful, delicious,

Savoury Shamrock Snacks
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A blog sharing children's arts and crafts activities and messy play ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school infants to do altogether.

Valentine's Day Cookbook Affair Giveaway! - A Mama, Baby & Shar-...
www.acookingmizer.com

COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!! Several of my fellow food blogging friends and I have gathered up fourteen of our favorite ..

Next Act for Women
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Open Menu. Home · About; Categories. Art, Music, Performance · Business and Consulting · Coaching and Counseling · Education · Food and Cook

OF MICE AND raMEN
ofmiceandramen.blogspot.com

I am sure you must have seen these cute kokeshi dolls floating all over the internet. My fascination for these dolls started when I first re

Food Republic
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Eating. Drinking. Living.

Baked Sausage & Pesto Rangoons
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Thank you Mezzetta for sponsoring this post! I have been compensated for this post, but all creative work and opinions expressed is my own.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Double Layer Pie
loulougirls.blogspot.com

Peanut butter is one of my favorites!!! Add chocolate and oh my! This pie is full of surprises and your family will be doing a happy dance w

The Apple(sauce) of My Eye
itsokaytoeatthecupcake.blogspot.com

In my last post about my visit to Wawona Frozen Foods with the California Farm Water Coalition, I promised the recipe for My Gramma Omi’s St

#GrowingCirclesHop Link Party
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Recipes, crafts, scrapbooking, travel, giveaways and peeks into my paradise

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Monsters
sanpasqualskitchen.com

Big and beautiful ~ full of white chocolate goodness and crisp macadamia nuts. Ingredients

Burlap Valentines Wreath - Glitter Glue & Paint
www.glitterglueandpaint.com

After the Christmas wreath came down it was time to cheer my front door up with a Burlap Valentines wreath. The burlap Valentine wreath is e

Five Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Five Dollars
heidiswanderings.blogspot.com

Yes, it’s time to take a look at Valentine’s Day gifts. We are all looking for something a little different to give our loved one. And of co

6-ingredient-strawberry-flan
www.rightathome.com

Fall in love with this creamy strawberry flan, topped with caramel, chocolate curls and fresh strawberries. What’s better? It’s low fat!

Sweet Sharing Monday - Sweet Anne Handcrafted Designs
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Its Thanksgiving week! I'm so excited for amazing food, family and warm companionship. I've also been huddled around my craft room for some

holiday rice pudding
www.rightathome.com

A cinnamon-dusted layer of tropical dried fruit, cranberries and chopped pecans gives this traditional dessert a modern and colorful twist.

A Humble Bumble
ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

It's those moments when I don't trust that I see things would have turned out better if left in His hands. That my way of doing things is so

Light and Fluffy Peanut Butter Pie with Oreos and Reeses
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What makes this Peanut Butter Pie so creamy and dreamy? The original recipe called for a non-dairy topping to mix into the filling, but I de

Musings on Motherhood and Midlife
musingsonmotherhoodmidlife.com

I'm an award-winning journalist who went from dating diva to married lady to older mom in the blink of an eye. This blog chronicles my often

Kale Salad, Mac and Cheese Skillet and Fried Chicken Sandwich (with fried pickle) were fantastic. Great atmosphere. Mark at the bar is fabulous.
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reviewed 4 months ago
We love Wiggly Tails. Mack, our Australian Terrier, always comes home happy, but absolutely exhausted. I see him on the Webcam and he is either playing with other dogs his own size or following around whomever is on the playground (inside or out). I have recommended Wiggly Tails to many, many friends and will continue to do so! One side note... once when we dropped Mack off he became violently ill from something he had eaten at home. The Wiggly Tails staff notified us IMMEDIATELY. We were not in a position to return quickly, so they cared for him, calling us every hour to report his progress until we could get to him.
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