Darcy Esparza

Darcy Esparza
Darcy started her professional career in CC in 1994 and immediately moved away for her job, got married to her husband, Louie, and started her family before moving back to the Coastal Bend in 2012. Darcy grew up in Florida before making Texas her home. She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida but is more known for her middle school math teaching career and her now title as co-owner of a local mattress store, BoxDrop Mattress (social medial handle @boxdropcc). Darcy and Louie have been married for more than 20 years, have 4 children, 2 granddaughters, and 2 dogs.
graphic showing a plated sandwich with the title chicken spinach salad - a perfect summer recipe

Super Delicious and Super Easy Chicken Spinach Salad

It's the season of summer BBQ’s, picnics and beach/lake meals. While I love a great backyard BBQ – I’m seriously tired of the heat.  That is why I love making great food that is cool...
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DIY 3-D Pop-Up Cards

If your kids are bored  - I have the perfect hands on craft project: pop up greeting cards.   This DIY card can help you (and your kids) put a personalized spin on literally ANY card...
Spicy Summer Reading Recommendations with picture of a lady reading on the beach

Spicy Summer Reading Recommendations

The heat is turning up, and I am not talking about the temperature.  I am talking about turning this season into HOT GIRL SUMMER with the constant page turners of “spicy novels”. In this blog...
Easter Cake

Semi-Homemade, No-Bake Easter Cake

Semi-Homemade, No-Bake Easter Cake I am a sucker for a kitchen dupe that makes me look like I’m creative (and smart).   Years ago, when I first made this yummy cake - I made it with a...
Image shows a bowl of Carne Guisada, garnished with a warm flour tortilla. Text reads: CARNE GUISADA - Super easy, quick, & delish!

Super Delicious Carne Guisada Recipe – Easy and QUICK!

Super Delicious Carne Guisada Recipe Yall! When I moved to Texas — I had never heard of Carne Guisada.  But it quickly became a staple in our house because my hubby is quite the self...
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Meet the CBMC Writers: Meet Darcy Esparza

Meet the Writers: Say Hello to Darcy Esparza! I moved to Corpus Christi back in 1995 (yes, I am the oldest writer on the blog).  I was just 23 years old and had just graduated...
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Movie Review: Spirited

I am a sucker for holiday movies – especially Christmas flicks.  I like them cheesy but I prefer them to be clever, original and funny (with a holiday message, too). Today, I am here with...
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Super Easy (and Super Delicious!) Sopapilla Pie Recipe

Whether it's Margarita Monday, Taco Tuesday, Hispanic Heritage month or just a plain ole Friday – Sopapilla Pie is an easy and tasty dessert to make. Some say sopapilla cheesecake – but I was taught...
Taking a step back to work on my marriage.

Taking a Step Back

I am the type of person who likes to be involved in “all of the things”. And I really mean it.   But as I get older (and I’d like to think wiser) - this was...
Grandma's Strawberry Cake Recipe

My Grandma’s Strawberry Cake aka The Best Cake Ever

Strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream - the perfect dessert combo. If you are looking for an EASY sweet summer recipe - then my Grandma White’s strawberry cake is for you. The best part of it is...