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When Mami and Papi Visit (Video)

Submitted by on December 6, 2011 – 4:49 pm19 Comments

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 en crema and a few root vegetables, to boot. It was as if a Little Havana mercadito exploded in my kitchen. The only thing missing was the window counter and a surly cubana making cortaditos.

It has been 24 hours since they left and I have made a few discoveries in their absence.

Watch the video to find out que…

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Cuban Parents

What you find in the pantry after your Cuban parents leave...

Updated…Look what else I found…Papi’s homemade, premade mojito mix! Pura Vida!

premade homemade mojito mix

Papi left his homemade, pre-made mojito mix!

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