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Puerto Rico

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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Puerto Rican Chicken Noodle Soup (Sopa de Fideos con Pollo de Puerto Rico) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Though cold winter weather isn’t something we experience in Puerto Rico, this doesn’t stop us from enjoying a nice warm bowl of sopa de fideos con pollo on any given day. Sopa de fideos con pollo de Puerto Rico (because you’ll find sopa de fideos in other Latin American countries as well) is Puerto Rican […]

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Celebrating Los Tres Reyes Magos: DIY Three Kings’ Day Baskets for Kids (Canastas para Día de Tres Reyes Magos)

Kids

In our household the holiday season is not yet over as we will be celebrating Los Tres Reyes Magos, Three Kings’ Day, this coming Monday, January 6th. In Puerto Rico, my family always celebrated El Día de Los Reyes by making baskets for the children to use to collect grass for the Three Kings’ camels. […]

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Celebrating Puerto Rican Parrandas with a Tembleque Recipe

Puerto Rico

Navidad in Puerto Rico is a special time known for family togetherness, good food, wonderful music, and lots of celebration. A particular tradition the island is especially known for is that of the Puerto Rican parranda. Though much of Latin America celebrates Las Posadas during Christmas, in Puerto Rico we have parrandas, similar in fashion […]

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