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Vianney Rodriguez Texas icon Corpus Christi, TX

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Sharing memories in the kitchen with those you love is one of the best Texas traditions—that's what Taco Night is all about.

Taco Night is a tradition for Texan families from all walks of life. For Vianney Rodriguez of Corpus Christi, it’s all about making memories with her family in the kitchen and around the table.

Vianney is an award-winning food blogger, recipe developer and author. But when she’s not managing her website, Sweet Life Bake, she’s a busy mom trying to juggle every day life.

Like most Texans, tacos are a time-honored tradition no matter your cultural background or what part of the state you’re from. For Vianney, Taco Night is the one night a week her family together to share traditions and enjoy good food. Ground beef is her go-to solution for family meals, entertaining ideas, and even breakfast.

A typical Taco Night at the Rodriguez house isn’t complete without Vianney’s homemade Beef Picadillo. With just a few ingredients, this recipe gets dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Eating dinner as a family to me is one of the most important things. It's a great way to stay connected.

Vianney Rodriguez