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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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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 …

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 …

Mango Paletas! Mexican Popsicles Recipe
May 22, 2011 – 6:02 pm | 33 Comments
Mango Paletas! Mexican Popsicles Recipe

By Vianney Rodriguez
Warmer temperatures scream for Paletas! A Mexican sweet widely popular for fighting off the summer heat. Paletas are either cream or water based.
Popular flavors include coco, tamarind, mango, watermelon and arroz …

Dulce de Leche de Tia
April 4, 2011 – 9:44 am | One Comment
Dulce de Leche de Tia

I usually make my dulce de leche by slowly simmering a can of sweetened condensed milk in water, but one of my Tias — one of the best cooks I know — recently sent me …

Torrejas: French Toast, but Better
March 24, 2011 – 8:21 pm | 6 Comments
Torrejas: French Toast, but Better

By Lisa Renata
I don’t know about you, but when Lent comes around I go crazy trying to figure out meatless meals I can cook for my family.
Growing up, most of our Lent Friday …

Tres Leches Cake, an Easy Recipe
March 10, 2011 – 5:41 am | 12 Comments
Tres Leches Cake, an Easy Recipe

By Laura Feo-Fernandez
I can gringify just about anything, but my gringified tres leches cake takes the, erm…cake.
So, let me tell you about tres leches, Lazy Gringa Style.
Now before any hardcore tres leches fans out there …

Comelata of the Seas
November 30, 2010 – 3:46 am | 5 Comments
Comelata of the Seas

I often say that I lead a charmed life. In fact, I think I’ve said it enough that now there’s something out there in the universe which makes it so.
The week before Thanksgiving, Eric and …

Que Rica Vida – Dulce de Leche Crepes
September 6, 2010 – 4:19 am | 7 Comments
Que Rica Vida – Dulce de Leche Crepes

As promised here’s another recipe from the fabulous Betty Crocker Kitchens.
Of course, you know that I got to go to Minneapolis, Minnesota and cook in the Betty Crocker Kitchens with a wonderful group of bloggers. …