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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...

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...

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...

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo sauce is EVERYTHING! Buffalo wings are our favorite. I had to make a little twist or reinvent as a form of a dip. It is perfect...

Meatball Marinara Sliders

Food for a crowd that I know everyone will love! You can't go wrong with a handheld sandwich. might need a knife and fork...

"Healthier" Asian Zing Boneless Wings

Boneless Wings are your typical wings without the bone and they really are chicken nuggets, since it is either meat from the breast or...

Buffalo Cauliflower

Buffalo wings are one of my husbands favorite thing to eat! Anytime we go out to eat, we somehow manage to always order them as an...

Spicy Garlic Edemame

Edemame are protein packed, bite size appetizers or snacks to eat. They can take on many flavors and my sauce in particular is spicy,...

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients Half red onion, diced 1 lime juiced (3 tbsp) 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper 1...

Jalapeño Avocado Hummus

I can never get myself to finish a whole container of store bought hummus. Homemade is just 10x better and it's super easy!I've made this...

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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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