Mexican Bread Pudding (Capirotada)

Mexican Bread Pudding (Capriotada) - This traditional Mexican dessert is the perfect after-school treat for kids! Made with whole wheat bread, unrefined sugar, and loaded with nuts and raisins!

Have you all ever tried Capirotada or Mexican Bread Pudding? Traditionally served around the Lenten season, Capirotada is an age-old recipe that can trace it’s roots back to the 17th century. People are passionate about their Capirotada! It seems like every family has a recipe that they pass down from one generation to the next; some fry the bread while others toast, some keep the ingredients minimal while others add sprinkles and such.

One thing is for sure…everyone’s abuelita makes the best Capirotada!

I decided to make a really basic Capirotada that could come together quickly for an after-school treat to celebrate the heritage of my children and 16 de Septiembre (Mexican Independence Day). My kids love the doughy sweetness of this dessert while I love the fact that it’s whole wheat and has the added nutritional benefit of California Raisins. It’s a win/win for everyone!… 

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Made with soy milk and natural sugars, this Healthier Pumpkin Spice Creamer is a perfect way to enjoy a crisp Autumn morning!

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Creamer

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. There are few things in this world that scream “Autumn” quite so much as Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Unfortunately, because we try to refrain from ingesting cow’s milk and refined sugars, our options for this tasty Fall beverage are quite limited. Well, as… 

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This Teacher Survival Kit goes together super quickly with a few office supplies, a paint can, and the Tried & True free printable!

Teacher Survival Kit

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents Ok, confession time…I’m a terrible procrastinator. I was one in high school, college, and as it turns out, in parenting as well. I’ve pretty much come to terms… 

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Add a custom Autumn art top to a metal tin to make the perfect gift!

Autumn Art with Dremel

It’s officially September and soon we’ll be stressing over gifts to give our neighbors and friends. I’m a big fan of gifting edibles and while I wish I could say I bake everything from scratch, sometimes life gets in the way and I’ve got no problem with repackaging bought cookies as gifts. Here’s a great… 

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How to use Chalky Finish to turn a cheap CD storage case into a gorgeous farm house chic cabinet!

Converting Furniture with Chalky Finish Paint

This post was sponsored by DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint. All opinions and mistakes are my own! Shhh…I’ve got a secret to tell you…this is my first time working with DecoArt’s Chalky Finish Paint and I’m madly in love! (Don’t tell Jim.) We found this cheap CD storage cabinet at a local thrift store a few… 

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Make a Halloween Skull Wreath to greet all the trick-or-treaters this year! Super easy to put together with just a few materials. Even lights up!

Halloween Skull Wreath

If you’ve been around Tried & True long enough, you’ve probably already realized how much I love to make Halloween Wreaths. There’s just something about Halloween that makes me to hang skeleton parts off my door! This Halloween Skull Wreath is super easy and inexpensive to make. I got these skulls from Dollar Tree last… 

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