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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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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 …

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 …

The New Southern-Latino Table – Recipes, Y’all
October 3, 2011 – 9:52 am | 3 Comments
The New Southern-Latino Table – Recipes, Y’all

“The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes that Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America and the American South” by Sandra A. Gutierrez describes the melding of traditional foods from Latin American and American South. 150 original recipes.

Candy, Chi Chis and Cities
September 30, 2011 – 10:20 am | One Comment
Candy, Chi Chis and Cities

Celebrate the Chi Chis

Pa’ reir a little in a naughty-ish way. A company called Ta-Ta-Toos has released a Spanish line of temporary tattoos for the chi chis. A portion of the online sales for October …

Making More than Arroz in a Rice Cooker
September 27, 2011 – 1:00 am | 31 Comments
Making More than Arroz in a Rice Cooker

The sound of steam quickly rising from the rice cooker on the kitchen counter, followed by the “ding” of done, is a vivid, burned-in-my-brain memory of my parents’ house.
When I got married, my father gave …

Mexican Albondigas Soup Recipe — Easy, Rico!
September 12, 2011 – 1:00 am | 22 Comments
Mexican Albondigas Soup Recipe — Easy, Rico!

Ed. Note: Please welcome Nicole Presley, of Presley’s Pantry, as the newest regular contributor to the Tiki Tiki. Her food essays and recipes will give you hambre y felicidad.
By Nicole Presley
At first people thought it …

Mojitos by the Pitcher
August 28, 2011 – 5:48 pm | 15 Comments
Mojitos by the Pitcher

At this week’s potluck with the neighbors — where we discuss things such as new baby names, Google+ vs Facebook and dogs that eat underwear — a friend joyfully told me she had purchased a …

Get Your Mojo (Sauce) On
August 4, 2011 – 9:08 am | 14 Comments
Get Your Mojo (Sauce) On

I turned the grocery store aisle and stopped my cart short because I spotted a bottled Havana Garlic and Lime marinade. In other words, mojo ready to go by Lawry’s.
Interesting. I had not seen it …

Latin Slow-Cooker Recipes. Que Gusto!
January 27, 2011 – 6:23 am | 13 Comments
Latin Slow-Cooker Recipes. Que Gusto!

My slow-cooker has become a dear and trusted friend, allowing me to experiment with easy and healthy Crock-Pot meals.
It allows me to make at least six to eight meals in one batch and it allows …

Que Rica Vida – got apples?
November 10, 2010 – 1:32 pm | 4 Comments
Que Rica Vida – got apples?

I posted the other day about my Thanksgiving Placecards and how I had to “wound” some apples to make my table look awesome. (And it did. *blushes*)
But, what to do with all those apples?
I have …