noche buena

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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Merry Christmas: Modern Mami Style


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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