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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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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 …

When Spices Fly: A Cooking Mission
June 25, 2012 – 6:53 am | 9 Comments
When Spices Fly: A Cooking Mission

By Briana Alfaro
When I first moved back to San Diego last year, my dad shared his early memories of life in Mexico, on el rancho. His family grew their own vegetables, raised animals for food and foraged …

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, …

Homemade Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce
November 14, 2011 – 1:00 am | 18 Comments
Homemade Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

By Nicole Presley
I know many people reach for a can of cranberry sauce to dress the Thanksgiving table with a dash of red and to add a nice, sweet condiment for the bird. But, why …

Empanadas: The Global Fried Pie
November 9, 2011 – 1:00 am | 13 Comments
Empanadas: The Global Fried Pie

I am declaring it, right here, right now:
The Future is Fried Pies.
Fried pies sold in rolling trucks, fried pies sold in cute little cafes, fried pies served as dessert in chichi restaurants.
It is the next …

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 …

Preserve Summer: Easy Freezer Jam Recipes
May 29, 2011 – 2:20 pm | 6 Comments
Preserve Summer: Easy Freezer Jam Recipes

 
Preserve las Frutas
The strawberries in my parts have been spectacular this year, so this weekend when the local farmer told me his plants were about to be done, I grabbed two quarts and rushed home …

Delicious Gluten-Free Living
April 15, 2011 – 1:00 am | 9 Comments
Delicious Gluten-Free Living

Editor’s Note:  This is the fifth in the series, ¿Vege-Que? — A Week of Healthy Eating, ongoing from April 11 to 18 on the Tiki Tiki. Please visit the first essay to learn more about the series …

Faking it….in the Hispanic Kitchen
January 16, 2011 – 8:48 pm | 17 Comments
Faking it….in the Hispanic Kitchen

Way back before I became a famous baker of Cuban flan, my caramelo el stunko.
It boiled and boiled, but never turned beautiful caramel. Or, it boiled and burned.
Salvation came when my Los Pollitos partner, …

DIY Pig Roaster…in a gutted Washer/Dryer.
December 19, 2010 – 10:05 pm | 3 Comments
DIY Pig Roaster…in a gutted Washer/Dryer.

So, this Fall, I dropped my Caja China off at a Cuban-American friend’s house so  she could use it during a party and pig roast.
La Caja China (Chinese Roasting Box) is a genius, portable, wooden …