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Spicy Chorizo Bean Dip

In my family we grew up eating refried beans with chips. My mom always had a pot of beans on the stove and they were either whole boiled...

Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies

Blueberry Compote Ingredients 1 ½ cups frozen or fresh blueberries ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice Tiny pinch of salt, a little...

Apple Hand Pies with Cinnamon Glaze

My sister, mom and I absolutely love apple pie! Its gotta be one of our favorites during the holiday season, Thanksgiving specific. We...

Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies Ingredients 1 stick butter, salted or unsalted ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ tsp instant coffee ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips 2...

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Sliders

Game Day food is my excuse to enjoy NFL sunday. Don't get me wrong, I support my husband and his love for his favorite NFL team...

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar ⅓ cup brown sugar 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla...

Fudge Brownie Cookies

Why not turn brownies into a cute little cookies? These are so easy to make, my nephew is obsessed with anything chocolate dessert. He...

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are for my nephew. He is a chocolate dessert fanatic. Although he loves regular chocolate chips cookies. He will devour these...

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

A tasty shareable appetizer for game day and only requires minimal ingredients. Crispy Buffalo Chicken Taquitos Ingredients 2 chicken...

Brie, Fig, and Prosciutto Crostini

The easiest appetizer to impress a crowd. I love the flavor combinations of the brie and fig. Prosciutto is just added savory to the...

Sugar Cookies with Holiday Theme M&Ms

Sugar cookies are unbelievably easy to make at home. I tend to forget that because there are holidays or festivities where we are all...

Banana Oatmeal Blender Muffins

I'm a huge ingredient meal prepper because my husband and I work and have long days. So, we want to be able to get home, have a quick...

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Hi. I’m Lourdes Perez, everyone knows me as Lulu. I was born and raised in a small town located in the Central Valley in California. I’m 29 years old and am a full time High School Special Education Teacher. I love what I do and I love working with kids. However, what brings me true joy is my love for cooking and entertaining my friends and family. 

It began way back in my teen years, watching the Food Network, writing down recipes from Giada De Laurentiis and Rachel Ray and experimenting in the kitchen. I guess you can say, I’m a self taught, “Chef.” I’ve been my mom’s little sous chef ever since I can remember.  She is who taught me real authentic Mexican cooking and I continue to learn from her to this day.

I never went to culinary school, but that didn’t keep me from learning new techniques, creating new dishes, and searching for new recipes to re-invent. I have never been so inspired at this time in my life. I am learning to balance a full time career, being a wife, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while entertaining for friends and family with delicious food and dessert. FOOD is what gathers everyone together and I live for it. 

5 Quick Things About Me

  1. I try not to follow any specific diet- Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, gluten free, low carb, keto, etc. In my house we are definitely mindful about what we eat, so we can enjoy our favorite meals and desserts. 

  2. I stay active- whether it's going on a run, hitting the gym, or creating a HIIT workout at home.

  3. I enjoy reading Cookbooks- This is how I get ideas. Especially from chefs that inspire me.

  4. Music lifts my soul. When I’m on my way to work, cooking in the kitchen, cleaning, or relaxing; music is what motivates and just keeps me productive.

  5. I love being a tia (auntie)!! I come from a large family, ten of us total (5 brothers and 2 sisters). All biological. Currently, have 12 nieces and nephews. Another role I have is trying to be the best tia I can be. Even if my nephew, Mandito, asks me to make chocolate chip cookies, I’m on it, ASAP. 

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