With no marriage prospects and a high-powered career, Marcela Alvarez is already a spinster in the eyes of her traditional family. But when she finds out her deadbeat dad wasn't Latino, her problems only worsen. It's time for her to change some things and prove she still has Chicana roots with a fool-proof ten-step plan, including - Dating Mexican men. Her work crush, George Ramirez, almost fills the bill-except that he can't speak Spanish; - Learning to cook, homestyle. Now, she can't even make mac and cheese without burning the house down. But that's nothing a few private cooking lessons can't fix, especially with a hot maestro; - Mentoring an at-risk Latina. But with Lupe's switchblade and bad attitude, Marcela starts to wonder - which of them is more at risk. And when she's done, she'll be able to out-Latina her sisters and cousins, no problem. But who knew being herself could be so much work?