navidad

Celebrating Christmas Eve with Coquito!

Puerto Rico

It’s Noche Buena…Feliz Navidad! It may sound strange, but as I’ve mentioned before, Christmas Eve is actually the day that we get together and celebrate. Normally, our whole family gathers at someone’s house and we have our typical Noche Buena dinner. A traditional Puerto Rican Christmas Eve dinner has the following dishes: Arroz con Gandules […]

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SpanglishBaby’s Bicultural Holiday Traditions

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Starting today, SpanglishBaby, is hosting 7 days of Mamás Blogueras (Blogging Moms) and highlighting posts about our bi-cultural holiday traditions. I’m honored to be 1 of the 7 mamis being featured! You can find my post up today: Embracing Puerto Rican Christmas Traditions. A little excerpt for you: Growing up, we always knew Navidad had […]

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Merry Christmas: Modern Mami Style

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This year we did things a little different. Instead of having our traditional Noche Buena meal with the (extended) family, we decided to stay home and celebrate with our own family. That is to say, that it was just the three of us this year. But, we will be heading to my parents’ for dinner […]

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Puerto Rican Coquito & other fine Navidad traditions

Puerto Rico

Before I sign off for the holidays, I couldn’t leave without sharing the recipe for coquito (let’s call it a Puerto Rican version of eggnog – but better! lol). ************************************************************************************ Coquito – from http://www.elboricua.com/coquito.html 30 ounces coconut milk 14 ounces condensed milk 1 cup Bacardi rum ½ cup water pinch of salt ½ tsp. cinnamon […]

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