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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 …

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, …

Healthy Salmon Cakes Recipe for Lent
March 7, 2012 – 6:49 am | 11 Comments
Healthy Salmon Cakes Recipe for Lent

By Nicole Presley
Many Latinos practice Lent from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.
There are many dishes that take me back to the Lent of my childhood. For instance my grandfather always made shrimp cakes with nopales …

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 …

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 …

Dominican Food: Hearty, Delicious Recipes
October 31, 2011 – 1:00 am | 11 Comments
Dominican Food: Hearty, Delicious Recipes

Ed. note: The Tiki Tiki asked Clara, the genius behind the Dominican cooking site, Aunt Clara’s Kitchen,  to share some favorite recipes from the Dominican Republic.
To learn more about the typical creole cooking, the …

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 …

Tropical Homemade Paletas and Ice Cream Recipes
July 7, 2011 – 6:39 pm | 13 Comments
Tropical Homemade Paletas and Ice Cream Recipes

I have been making paletas and ice creams regularly ever since we published a mango paleta recipe on the Tiki Tiki. I was inspired.
In my freezer are watermelon, blueberry yogurt, strawberry, pineapple and blueberry/lemon/strawberry paletas …

Sangria pa’ Celebrar
June 15, 2011 – 8:22 am | No Comment
Sangria pa’ Celebrar

 
When next you raise your copa of sangria say this: “A comer, beber y bailar que el mundo se va  acabar.”
Basically, it’s the Spanish version of “eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.”
Cheery, …

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 …