What is a "Catrina"

If you know a little bit of Spanish, you may know that the language has a gender, feminine and masculine, and Catrina is the feminine word of "Catrin". This word is very popular in Mexico and it refers to a very elegantly dressed up gentleman, so that being said "Catrina"  means a very elegantly dressed lady. 

But what is the tradition of "La Catrina" in the day of the dead? 

The Addams Family Easy Cookies Ideas

The Addams family show was one of my favorite shows growing up, and when I saw a new movie was coming out, I wanted to make the cookies, there are so many cute cookies that I want to make inspired in the new movie. 

Here is a preview of some of the cookies I am making, if you want to see the final look of the cookies and the full collection, don't forget to watch the video on Youtube next Tuesday morning at 10:45 am

I will be sharing a new method on how to decorate cookies in a very "not messy" way, easy and fast. 

You will see what food gel colors I used to make the cookies and few more tips on cookie decorating. 

Gingerbread cookie recipe with a twist

I think that is very necessary to take a time out and relax once in a while.  The kids now a days live a very stressful life, between school and after school activities, they do not have enough free time to really enjoy the simple things in life, and when they have a free time they spent it using their cellphones, computers, ipads, etc, etc. 

And this summer we try to relax and enjoy our free time doing fun and simple things...for a while I was wishing to make a Ginger bread house for my little Girl (not so little any more), and finally this summer we made it!!! It is just ADORABLE and DELICIOUS!! 

As a kindly warning make two recipes, because the cookies are so delicious that you should taste them. 

I am sharing with you the recipe we used  so you can start practice and when the Christmas time comes you will be an expert on making   Ginger bread cookies!!

You can see how to build the ginger bread house here

This is not the traditional ginger bread cookie recipe, we add a special touch..." A la Cookie Couture"