Latino Culture

Tostones Bar: Game Time Food Idea {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Next Sunday is the big game day and I’m sure many of you will be watching with snacks in hand! While wings, chips, and dips of all varieties are customary game day food, I thought I would share a fun game day appetizer idea that’s a little different. It’s still finger-food and shareable, a must […]

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Using Holiday Leftovers: Puerto Rican Pernil (Roast Pork) Stir Fry {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Our big holiday feast is on Christmas Eve, or Nochebuena. Our family enjoys arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas), pernil (roast pork shoulder), pasteles, and coquito (our holiday drink). There’s usually a variety of other side dishes and of course, plenty of leftovers! While we’re more than happy to eat our Christmas Eve […]

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5-Ingredient Thanksgiving Dessert Idea: Cranberry Apple Pastelitos (Puff Pastry Dessert) {Recipe}

Recipes

In just a couple of days, many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving with loved ones, enjoying wonderful food as we give thanks for all we have. I know that pumpkin and sweet potato pies are popular Thanksgiving desserts, but since our family isn’t a big fan of either, I thought I’d try something a […]

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Our Trip to Puerto Rico: Must-Do Wish List

Puerto Rico

I told my husband that I wanted to celebrate my upcoming 35th birthday in a big way. I wasn’t sure what I wanted exactly, but just felt an urge to “do something big for my birthday.” Being the incredible husband that he is, he responded with, “Want to go to Puerto Rico?” So, a couple […]

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The Time My Daughter’s Multicultural Voice was Called Un-American

Baby Girl

“Mommy, when Mrs. [Teacher] was talking to us about the Southwest region, she called the Rio Grande, Rio Grand. I told her it’s pronounced Rio Gran-de, not Grand, and she said, ‘Well, yes, if you were Mexican or Spanish, you’d say it like that, but if you’re American, we say Grand.’ I didn’t say anything […]

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