Latino Culture

Puerto Rican Güiro Craft: Celebrating Latino Culture This Hispanic Heritage Month & Always! {Video}

Kids

Raising multicultural children can be a little tricky – you want them to learn about their roots and heritage, yet they’re surrounded and influenced by a culture that is different from the one you grew up knowing. That’s why keeping culture alive in the home is so very important to my husband and I and […]

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Modern Arroz con Maiz: Cooking Puerto Rican Yellow Rice with Corn (in a Rice Cooker) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Arroz con maiz (yellow rice with corn) is one of my favorite rice dishes. You may think all yellow rice recipes taste the same, but the different ingredients added to the rice do bring unique flavors and textures to your yellow rice, making for special variations. Arroz con maiz has become a favorite of mine […]

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Celebrating Latino Children’s Literacy for Día de Los Niños with John Parra

Kids

I’m very excited to share with you that I’m participating in Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL)’s 2nd annual Día Blog Hop! This year, the blog hop has paired up 24 authors and illustrators with 24 Latina bloggers to support and encourage Latino children’s literacy. You can find the full schedule of all participating bloggers and […]

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Recipe Idea for Lent: Ensalada de Bacalao (Puerto Rican Codfish Salad)

Puerto Rico

The Lenten season began yesterday, with Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of a 7-week period of meatless Fridays before the Easter holiday for many households. Growing up in a Latino Catholic household, each year my family honored Cuaresma (Lent) by following the church’s traditions of fasting and abstinence from meat. On Ash Wednesday and every […]

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Sopa de Fideos con Salchichón (Puerto Rican Salami Soup) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

I recently shared my family’s recipe for Puerto Rican chicken noodle soup, which combines fideos with potatoes and carrots for a wonderful warm soup you’re sure to call comfort food. There’s another Puerto Rican soup that’s just as delicious and just as comforting on cold or rainy days – sopa de fideos con salchichón, or […]

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