Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Pastelón (Plantain Lasagna) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Plantains are a staple ingredient in Puerto Rican food as well as other Caribbean and tropical cuisines. Most people know of sweet plantains, but you can eat and cook with either ripe plantains (sweet) or green plantains. Both are delicious. I’ve wanted to share a recipe for pastelón, a dish akin to lasagna that I […]

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Summer Means Family Vacations, Right?

life

Summer means vacation time for many families, but that’s not something I’m used to. We did take family vacations occasionally, but it wasn’t a set every year kind of thing. Now that I have my own family, I see the same pattern happening. We have been lucky to take a trip every year since 2008, beginning with my […]

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Sharing Heritage By Keeping Memories Alive and Creating New Ones

Latino Culture

As I’ve mentioned before, my father has dementia. He was diagnosed with it about three years ago, but began to show symptoms close to six years now. His dementia manifests itself in many forms and shows in various things my dad says and does. Forgetting things is not all it’s about, but it does play […]

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Latino Culture

Photo: Jose Oquendo Having been born in Puerto Rico and growing up in a Latino household with parents that maintained our culture alive, celebrating our culture wasn’t something that was on our minds. We sort of lived it and “celebrated” every day. Now that my culture has blended with that of my husband’s and we […]

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Remembering Easter

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This is a sponsored post. Growing up in Puerto Rico, I remember Easter being kind of a big deal. We went to mass dressed in our brand new Easter outfits and celebrated amongst family. Though we didn’t have any Easter-specific special dishes for our meal that day, we often did get together with extended family […]

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