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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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Stuff Guys Say to Cuban Girls (Video)
January 16, 2012 – 9:14 pm | 8 Comments

click the headline link to see the videos.
OK, we are a little bit addicted to these Things People Say videos on YouTube, and watching them has brought up stuff people have said to me and …

Caca that Cubans Say (Video) NSFW
January 16, 2012 – 7:32 am | 24 Comments
Caca that Cubans Say (Video) NSFW

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Have you seen all those funny videos “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls“; “Shit Spanish Girls Say?”; “Shit Gay Southern Guys Say?”
How about “Shit Salvadorans Say” …

When Mami and Papi Visit (Video)
December 6, 2011 – 4:49 pm | 19 Comments
When Mami and Papi Visit (Video)

So, my parents were visiting for a couple of weeks, bringing big Cuban Miami goodness to a little house in Nashville.
They brought guava and cheese pastelitos and turrones and guava paste and dulce de leche …

Feliz Navidad from Us To You
December 24, 2010 – 1:35 pm | 2 Comments

Carrie is in Miami preparing to celebrate a fabulous Nochebuena with her family. I am in Mission Viejo preparing to host dozens of noisy Cubans for our traditional Cuban Nochebuena feast.
We both want to wish …

Spanish Tips for Semi-Latinas (Video)
November 17, 2010 – 5:39 am | 44 Comments
Spanish Tips for Semi-Latinas (Video)

I recently introduced a half-Puerto Rican friend to a totally cubana friend and watched as the Puerto Rican sheepishly admitted she didn’t speak mucho Spanish.
I joked with her that we’d get rid of her complejo …

Latin-flavored Video Round-up
October 28, 2010 – 9:50 am | 7 Comments
Latin-flavored Video Round-up

OK, gente…I troll the web so you don’t have to. And see, today I found you the perfect thing: A chihuahua taco holder. You may have to find it at a flea market though. It …

Today’s Dicho: Live Large (Video)
October 26, 2010 – 7:36 am | 2 Comments
Today’s Dicho: Live Large (Video)

This video I shot at El Palacio de los Jugos of Marta’s hilarious and charming cousin riffing on living large in Miami made me go searching for an appropriate dicho.
I think this one fits wonderfully: …

Larger than Life
October 18, 2010 – 4:33 am | 11 Comments
Larger than Life

Editor’s note: While we were in Miami last week, Carrie took me on a pilgrimage to El Palacio de los Jugos on Flagler and 57th. I say “pilgrimage” because we both live in areas where …

Getting Our ¡Parranda! On (Video)
October 15, 2010 – 1:01 am | 13 Comments
Getting Our ¡Parranda! On (Video)

Click on the headline to enjoy the !Parranda! party video.
Carrie and I were in Miami last weekend attending a blog conference. It was called Blogalicious Weekend. (Don’t you just love the sound of it already?)
It …

Albondigas! Mexican Meatballs (Video)
October 12, 2010 – 8:50 am | 6 Comments
Albondigas! Mexican Meatballs (Video)

I sat front and center at the cooking demo done by Maura Wall Hernandez in the Kenmore kitchen at Blogalicious in Miami Beach. Yo no soy boba.
When the albóndigas with chipotle salsa were done, I was …