Author: Gina Ruiz



Gianfranco Minuz is soft-spoken and retiring, quite the antithesis of what chefs are portrayed to be on television. He’s certainly no Gordon Ramsey. His voice is deep, a little raspy and heavily accented Northern ItalianContinue reading

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Strawberry Skillet Cake

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Strawberry Skillet Cake Going Into the Oven

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Chewy Woocookies

There’s a certain film out that is breaking all the records and like some, my grandchildren are obsessed. I took them to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Christmas was filled with R2-D2 measuringContinue reading

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#DDLM2015, #drinkAbuelita

Dia de los muertos with NESTLE®

Día de los muertos has always been an important part of my life and a day I eagerly  look forward to each year. I spent a good part of my youth at Aztec dance ceremonies,Continue reading

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Feria de los Moles 2015

I love mole. My grandmother Lupe always made the best. To have that plate of mole, rice and beans placed in front of me was always a special treat. I would carefully squeeze lemon onContinue reading

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Knott’s Scary Farm 2015

I was given an incredible opportunity to attend Knott’s Scary Farm Social Media Night. I said yes to the invitation, enlisted my partner in event coverage, Mr. Alan Ishii, and off we went. It wasContinue reading

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Coming Home With a Good Case of #SwitchersRemorse

Disclosure: This is a paid post for Verizon’s #SwitchersRemorse campaign. If you switched away from Verizon and are regretting it, don’t worry. They’re making it easy for customers to come back. For more information, headContinue reading

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POWERADE® Gametime Granola Bars Are My #SidelineHero

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SidelineHero #CollectiveBias   I come from a soccer-loving family. I played, my kids played and now my grandchildrenContinue reading

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Tortillas & Salt – #MyHeroIs

Disclosure: I am a member of the OM Media Network I receive products and occasionally promotional fees. I do not promise positive reviews and all opinions are my own. There are heroes everywhere if youContinue reading

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