Culture & Lifestyle
Published October 11, 2018

Punch America Chavez’s Spicy Stars for International Day of the Girl

It’s #DayOfTheGirl and we’ve got a recipe with a kick to celebrate the Protector of the Omniverse!

Happy International Day of the Girl!

The United Nations declared October 11, back in 2011, as the “International Day of the Girl Child” in hopes of helping “galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”

If there ever was a Super Hero that embody that spirit, it’s Miss America Chavez – a strong, independent young Latinx hero in “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.” And star Cierra Ramirez brings a lot of spunk and punch to the role.

In “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors,” America’s painful past initially compels her to reject leadership and friends until the Secret Warriors showed America her unique place in the universe.

Our resident foodie Jenn Fujikawa (@justjenn) is back with another badass recipe that’ll surely transport your taste buds to another dimension.

Marvel Rising - America Chavez Spicy Stars

America Chavez Spicy Stars
Recipe by Jenn Fujikawa (@justjenn)

You'll Need:

baking sheet
parchment or silpat non-stick baking mat
wire rack
piping bag with large star tip


4 eggs
1 egg plus 1 tsp of water, for egg wash
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
1 (4 0z) can diced jalapeños
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
¼ tsp salt
dash of white pepper


  • Preheat the over to 400 degrees. Prep a baking sheet with parchment or silpat.
  • In a saucepan, bring to a boil the milk, butter, salt and pepper.
Marvel Rising - America Chavez Spicy Stars
  • Turn off the heat and add the flour, mixing until the dough starts to pull away from the sides. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, stirring completely.
  • Stir in the cheese and jalapeños.
Marvel Rising - America Chavez Spicy Stars
  • Place in a piping bag and use a large star tip to pipe star shapes onto the prepped baking sheet.
Marvel Rising - America Chavez Spicy Stars
  • Lightly brush with egg wash and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool on a wire rack.
Marvel Rising - America Chavez Spicy Stars

Want to learn about this star on the rise? If you're interested in reading up on America and her history, might we suggest AMERICA from Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones. We've got tons of other recs if you keep scrolling below! And don't miss out on the fact that Earth’s Mightiest Show has another bonus on Miss America Chavez herself below!

To watch "Marvel Rising: Initiation" on the Marvel HQ YouTube click here and "Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors" is now available to stream on DisneyNOW.

For more information, check out “Marvel Rising” on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Subscribe to Marvel HQ on YouTube for full episodes and more

America Chavez
America Chavez hails from the Utopian Parallel, a lush, wonderland dimension once threatened with destruction. After both her mothers died to save their world, America upheld their legacy as a Young Avenger and member of the Ultimates! Beyond super-strength and flight, America can punch star-shaped holes through dimensions.



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