Random Post

Contributors

Bryanne E. Salazar
Bryanne E. Salazar

Bryanne is a Southern Californian writer, editor, mom, wife and foodophile. She works from her home as a contributor for 3FatChicks.com, FitDay.com and as a freelance digital media consultant who helps clients develop their emerging internet brand. She’s a military spouse, and has her hand over her brow, searching for the horizon (aka, retirement) where she hopes she will finally get to know her husband of sixteen years. Her teenage sons, now permitted to drive and date, have one foot out the door, and she is hesitantly facing life as an eventual empty-nester. Bryanne finds balance through her blog, Bryanne Bites the World, where she explores local ethnic enclaves, tasting some pretty outrageous (and delicious) food, which she then translates into a blog post for her five readers to enjoy. She hopes to one day write for the Huffington Post, New York Times, Saveur and Lucky Peach Magazine, and to publish a memoir. In the meantime, she’s happy sitting in her bathrobe, sharing her stories with the world.

More From Bryanne E. Salazar

Lessons
Bryanne E. Salazar

I Thought I Was One of Them

I grew up a mixed breed among Mexican immigrants in California, and for the first ten years of my life, I thought I was one of them. My mother, a practitioner of free-love, told me and our family, that my biological father was a Mexican man, and that was the only tidbit about his identity she knew. For ten years, trips to our local Mexican restaurant, and crispy bites of tortilla chips dunked in cool tomato salsa felt like a link to half of my heritage. Read More

Photos

Mr. Peabody & Sherman + Giveaway!

Almost four weeks ago, the ladies at What the Flicka? sent me to Universal City for a blogger’s prescreening of the animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which comes to theaters on March 7th. Directed by Rob Minkoff, this film takes science, history, family and problem-solving to an entirely new dimension. Read More

Lessons

Lost and Found: The Spirit of Santa Claus

Once upon a time, Santa, the man, was revered in my household. My oldest son absolutely loved him. When he was five, he told me he actually wanted to be Santa when he grew up. Our youngest son lit up like a string of LED lights each holiday season, and demanded we track Santa’s sleigh on NORAD each Christmas Eve (he’s obviously my more scientific-minded child).

Read More

Tagged in: , , , , ,
DIY

I love themed parties. As a girl, my parents threw an annual Hat Party, where, as you guessed, invitees were required to wear a hat to get into the event. Guests were creative, and I remember one year a friend of theirs came wearing nothing but a hat. There were prizes for the best cap in show, and the whole night seemed so lively and full of fun. Unlike a more traditional gathering, no one seemed to drift into a confined group or feel awkward around new people. Everyone had the shared experience of wearing a goofy hat, and that created an instant sense of community and participation.

Read More