Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Gloria's Easy Microwave Oatmeal-Raisin Clusters
(This recipe was given to me by my Mother-in-law Gloria Cordero)

1/4 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins or dried fruit of your choice
1 tbs ground cinnamon 
a pinch of salt
3/4 aprox. cup oatmeal


In a medium bowl, add butter and brown sugar and mix until paste like substance forms.
Add the cinnamon, salt, raisins and oatmeal. Transfer mixture to a glass baking pan and heat on microwave for 3 minutes.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Puffed Oven Pancake with Brown Sugar Banana Sauce

-2 tbsp unsalted butter

-4 eggs 
-2/3 cup all-purpose flour 
-2/3 cup fat-free milk 
-1/2 tsp salt 
-1/2 cup unsalted butter 
-1/3 cup brown sugar, packed 
-3 medium bananas, sliced 
-2 tbsp apple juice 
-powdered sugar (optional)
-whipped cream (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place 2 tbsp butter in a 12-inch oven safe skillet. Place skillet in oven for 3 to 5 minutes or until butter is melted.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl beat eggs with a wire whisk. Add flour, milk, and salt; beat until smooth. Immediately pour batter into the hot skillet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and well browned.

Brown sugar-banana sauce:
In a small saucepan combine the 1/2 cup butter and the brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until melted. Add bananas; cook about 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring gently. Carefully stir in apple juice; heat through.

To serve, spoon sauce over pancake. If desired, sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream.

Friday, November 11, 2011


* Para labios sensuales este invierno, usa NIVEA A KISS OF MOISTURE. Un tratamiento hidratante para tus labios con FPS 4 que protege tus labios de sequedad. Pruébalo!

*There's nothing sexy about chapped lips. Battle the chilly weather with NIVEA A KISS OF MOISTURE, a hydrating lip care with SPF 4 that protects your lips from dryness with its long-lasting moisturizing formula. Try it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Mariana's Gourmet Breakfast Bean Mash

-1 can kidney beans
-1/2 yellow onion (diced)
-1/2 cup water
-2 tbsp. olive oil
-1 tbsp. minced garlic
-1 bay leaf
-1/2 tbsp. salt
-1/2 tbsp. oregano
-a pinch of black pepper
-a pinch of cayenne pepper
-fresh parsley leaves for garnish

Drain and rinse the beans. In a small saucepan pour beans, bay leaf and water. Bring to a boil and then lower heat. Let simmer for a couple of minutes until beans are tender. Mash beans in the water with a fork, take out bay leaf and set aside. In a medium size skillet, heat olive oil, onions and garlic until browned. Add mashed bean mixture, salt, oregano, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly until it forms into a paste-like substance. Garnish with fresh parsley. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


*Preparando maletas. Esta noche viajo a mi bella isla, Puerto Rico, donde me espera mi familia, amistades y compañeros de trabajo. Aunque no tendré acceso al Internet en mi teléfono, tratare de mantenerlos al tanto lo mas seguido posible. ¡Los quiero mucho y no olviden sintonizar Telemundo el lunes, 7 de noviembre donde estaré co-animando la noche final de Miss Universo Puerto Rico 2012!

*Getting ready for my flight tonight. I'll be going to my beautiful caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Even though I'm not gonna have internet access on my phone, I'll try and keep you guys posted as much as I can. I love y'all and don't forget to watch me on live stream hosting the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2012 pageant next Monday, November 7th: