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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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Pumpkin Flan Recipe Round-up
November 20, 2012 – 4:57 pm | 7 Comments
Pumpkin Flan Recipe Round-up

                                                               Source: cielitorosado.com via TikiTikiBlog …

Avocados from Mexico for a Salvadoran Sandwich
July 17, 2012 – 9:47 am | One Comment
Avocados from Mexico for a Salvadoran Sandwich

By Tracy López
Growing up during the 1980′s I don’t think I knew what an avocado was, and I never saw one in our gringo household. As I got older, I knew them in the …

Capirotada: Mexican Bread Pudding with Cheese
April 23, 2012 – 5:49 pm | One Comment

Capirotada Recipe Video

How does bread pudding with cheese sound?
Different, right?
Pero delicious, and you know it, if you’ve ever eaten Mexican Capirotada, an amazing bread pudding with cheese, nuts, conchas (or pan dulce), shredded coconut and …

Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe
March 22, 2012 – 6:57 am | 10 Comments
Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

Healthy Latin Food Tips and a Recipe
By Camilla V. Saulsbury
Many of the fundamental ingredients of Latin cooking are not only nutritious, but are superfood superstars. Think beans, stone-ground corn tortillas, fresh fish, cilantro, mangoes, bell peppers, …

Healthy Salmon Cakes Recipe for Lent
March 7, 2012 – 6:49 am | 11 Comments
Healthy Salmon Cakes Recipe for Lent

By Nicole Presley
Many Latinos practice Lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.
There are many dishes that take me back to the Lent of my childhood. For instance my grandfather always made shrimp cakes with nopales …

Baporu: Make Your Own Vapor Rub
March 1, 2012 – 7:23 am | 18 Comments
Baporu: Make Your Own Vapor Rub

‘Bic Baporu’ Fixes All
Memories of childhood winter colds: The Vicks rub down, followed by a tissue placed on my chest.
Vicks Vaporub– or bic baporu  – and colds — they just go together, si? I just …

Remembering Your First Flan
January 28, 2012 – 7:05 am | 29 Comments
Remembering Your First Flan

A Latina Never Forgets…her First Flan
It could be argued, I did not fully embrace my Cuban-American identity until I made my first flan.
I was around 28, un poco vieja for a Cuban kid from Miami …

How to Make Perfect Flan Caramel (Recipe)
January 28, 2012 – 6:36 am | 9 Comments
How to Make Perfect Flan Caramel (Recipe)

Making Flan Caramelo
By Bren Herrera
Okay, chicas and fellas (those gutsy enough to explore beyond grilled cheese and eggs), making flan is not rocket science.
It is, however, an art and one that requires a certain level of …

Dulce de Leche Cheerios Recipes
January 9, 2012 – 1:00 am | 9 Comments
Dulce de Leche Cheerios Recipes

Dulce de Leche: Not Just For Latinos Anymore
Dulce de leche, a staple deliciousness in the Latin American diet, is not a well-kept secret anymore.
For goodness sakes, it is as main stream as salsa. It’s everywhere.
The …

Pretty Things: Celebrate!
December 18, 2011 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments
Pretty Things: Celebrate!

Hola a todos! It’s Dariela and I’m back with the second part of the fiestas. Some more pretty cositas for you or for your friends and loved ones. Let’s celebrate the holidays with lots of …