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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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Café Flan Recipe
September 10, 2011 – 3:13 pm | 23 Comments
Café Flan Recipe

At my house, there always is a jar of instant café in the freezer, which I use especially for making heavenly Coffee Flan.
It is easy. Just dissolve café granules into the flan’s liquid ingredients, making it a …

Latin Fitness: Be Que Barbara! (Giveaway)
March 13, 2011 – 10:58 am | 14 Comments
Latin Fitness: Be Que Barbara! (Giveaway)

Giveaway closed: Jackie Won. Thanks to all who left comments!
By Barbara Gomez Trujillo
Ya! Enough is enough!
Spring is here, your New Year’s resolutions are slowly but surely dwindling, and although that big sweater is disguising the …

Baila! Latin Music USA (Giveaway)
March 6, 2011 – 3:41 pm | 14 Comments
Baila! Latin Music USA (Giveaway)

Giveaway: The documentary Latin Music USA.
 
You know those moments when your heart busts with this big, giant pride for your culture? When you want to grab the person next to you and say “See? See? …

What The Farm Maiden Stirred (Giveaway)
March 1, 2011 – 9:38 am | 19 Comments
What The Farm Maiden Stirred (Giveaway)

Listen as Maria Reads The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred
My 7-year-old found, sitting on the kitchen table, the new book,The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred. It had just arrived in the mail.
A little …

Giveaway: Aviesta, New Members-Only Shopping
January 24, 2011 – 10:13 am | 14 Comments
Giveaway: Aviesta, New Members-Only Shopping

Contest closed.
Disclosure: Aviesta, a discounted designer fashion shopping site launching in February, is a Tiki Tiki sponsor.
Ah, handbags, shoes, jewelry. I like talking about fashion as much as I like talking about food.
But, to be …

For You: Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas and Dulce de Leche
December 13, 2010 – 4:03 am | 19 Comments
For You: Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas and Dulce de Leche

Giving Dulce de Leche and Crema de Vie
I’ve been busy cooking up Christmas gifts in my kitchen. Cookies? No. I like to give gifts with a little more flair (and lots of leche condensada).
I usually …

We say “Merry Christmas” – A Giveaway
December 5, 2010 – 8:22 pm | 19 Comments
We say “Merry Christmas” – A Giveaway

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the exchange of greetings. Yes, I’m the one who loves to get Christmas cards and letters detailing my friends’ lives over the past year.
It’s that social-Cuban-connector …

Win NY Giants vs Jaguars Game Tickets (Giveaway)
November 19, 2010 – 8:23 am | 9 Comments
Win NY Giants vs Jaguars Game Tickets (Giveaway)

Contest closed: The winner is Boni! Have a great time at the game.

True story. I walked in the front door just as someone was beginning to leave a message for my husband, who was …

Promoting Your Assets. (Spanx Giveaway!)
October 25, 2010 – 8:10 am | 51 Comments
Promoting Your Assets. (Spanx Giveaway!)

Contest Closed! The Winner is Yoly. She gets to hide her rollitos with Assets. Thanks all who contributed. Your stories were tremenda!
Click the headline to see the video about back fat. Oh yes. Back fat.
A …

Giveaway: Bilingual Children’s Books
September 28, 2010 – 8:12 am | 11 Comments
Giveaway: Bilingual Children’s Books

Ana Lilian won the giveaway! Congratulations!
Click the headline link to see the video.

During our first parent-teacher conference with Maria’s new teacher last year, she told us she looked in our folder to see what …