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Puerto Rico

Use Leftover Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes! Puerto Rican Style Bacon & Cheese Mini Stuffed Potato Balls (Rellenos de Papa con Tocineta y Queso) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

One of my favorite Puerto Rican fried delicacies is rellenos de papa or papas rellenas (stuffed potato balls). Traditionally made with ground beef or chicken, the combination of the crispy fried outer shell, soft potato inside, and delicious meat filling, makes for a delightful treat. My kids have grown to love papas rellenas and ask […]

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Guineos en Escabeche (Puerto Rican Green Banana Salad): Great Thanksgiving Side Dish Idea! {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Growing up, Thanksgiving in my family always included a mix of traditional Puerto Rican food. Along with the turkey, you could always find yellow rice on the table, sometimes beans, and many times, guineos en escabeche – green bananas tossed with sauteed onions, olive oil, and vinegar. Guineos en escabeche is easy to make and […]

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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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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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