So I have been putting my new mixer to work...this is what I have done so far this week :)

Peanut Butter Cookies using Jif Creamy Peanut Butter....mmm they came out soo good and chewy!
Ill be sending a TWO dozen batch out to a dear battle buddy in Iraq !!

Below are a picture by picture process of the Empanadas de Carne, Pollo, and Queso, (Basically Beef Patties (Puerto Rican Style), but I alternated filling the dough (half the batch was home made dough and the other half store bought!) with stewed chicken and Cheese Wiz!! mmmm)
Stewed Chicken, after it was pulled of the bones and left in its sauce to simmer and reduce and the stirring consequently shred the meat :)

Ground Beef! Season and sauteed with Sofrito (recipe upon request), Sazon, Adobo and tomato sauce)

Prepared and NOT cooked!

Frying in Veggie Oil!

The finished products!!!

I LOVE to cook and bake, try new and old things, put a twist on the usual and come out with the unusual but yummy!!

I ended up making over 2 dozen lol so I sent a bunch over to my boyfriend's parent's house....hope they enjoyed it.

Well hope it makes your mouths water!!! :) 

Stay tuned Ill be doing Flancocho and mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecakes soon!!

An Honor to Serve

Airman, Sailor, Marine, Soldier--Each is
someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made
payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and
including his or her life. That is an honor. Too many people in this
country today no longer understand that fact. Copy and paste this if you
are thankful for an American Military Member. Remember, Armed Forces
Day-Saturday, May 15, 2010

Today, an important day almost slipped by! Its days like today that I am thankful that I can claim to the title of U.S. Soldier, that I am proud of the decision I made to join the Military, and would do the same thing again if given the chance.  Its a day that I am proud to observe for the father of my child, a Soldier who gave four years of active duty including two year-long tours away from family and friends in Iraq, and four more years as a reservist.  It makes me thankful for the pride I am able to have in my brother, a Marine, who has so far given 9 years of his life to the Marine Corps.  And for my grandfather now deceased who as a very young man, gave his time to the US Army....

to all my brave friends family and those I love dearly home and abroad!!! Today is our day. We go above and beyond to serve our country.....and there are very few things more noble than that!

A VERY Happy Mothers Day!!!! (and my FIRST!)

In order of appearance!!!!
Lorac Aqua Prime (Sensitive Skin), Nars Duo Concealer in Custard/Ginger, Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation in 40 Watts all from Sephora.  HaraJuku Fragrance in G received as a Momma's Day Gift, Juicy Couture Roll-On Fragrance in Couture, Anastasia Mini-Wax Kit both from Sephora, Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black from Essentuals and Opi Iris I was Thinner and And A Cherry On Top (not pictured) from Sephora.  Dual Sharpener from Essentuals!! Courtesy of Gift Cards from my brother!!!!! 
A beautiful Red Rose from my love which accompanied a beautiful necklace engraved with a picture of our child, and a lovely message on the back.

A beautiful bouquet of pink roses from my nephew that accompanied my SIL's gift of a really nice woven beach tote (not pictured)

A wonderful selection of goodies (and just in time before I start INSANITY) from  a gift to my mother and I from my brother's fiance!

and the bigun!!!
A Kitchen Aid Artisan Mixer!!!!! I'm so excited!! I cannot wait to start baking goodies from scratch!!!

Reviews will be coming soon!!!!!

I plan on posting some pics and even vids of looks created involving the goodies above!!! 
I can already tell you that the Aqua Prime is fantastic....its soo refreshing on the skin and helps enhance the dewy look on your skin that the Stila Illuminating Foundation (which is really nice and light on the skin and can be applied in layers) creates!!!! and may I say how amazing the Nars Duo Concealer is!!!! I was sick a few days before and had red spots from broken capillaries and  after putting the concealer on it, it was GONE....I kid you not....its the only reason why i bought it...and its much much lighter than the Sonia Kashuk yeah....I was definitely SOLD....

As far as the Kitchen Aid goes....I bought a bunch of goodies at the commissary this weekend and I might just vid my milk chocolate and toffee chip cookies .....mmmmmmm otherwise you will see the fruits of my labor right here!!!!!!