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The Importance of Keeping Cultural Traditions Alive

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I’m on maternity leave as of December 8: The following is a guest post by Roxana A. Soto. There’s really no better way to expose our children to our Latino culture than to travel with them to the place where we — or our family members — were born. We try to travel to both […]

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A Peek into a Puerto Rican Thanksgiving Dinner

Latino Culture

This post was first published on November 26, 2008. Edits have been made since the original version. I’m often asked what type of Thanksgiving my family and I have. The question arises from the fact that people know I’m Puerto Rican and that I don’t always eat dishes common to the American culture. For example, […]

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How to Make Puerto Rican Arroz con Gandules in a Rice Cooker (Rice with Pigeon Peas) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

I am very fond of rice. Fond doesn’t even cover it. I’m actually quite in love with rice. You ask me what the ultimate comfort food is and I’ll quickly tell you rice and beans. I grew up eating rice on a daily basis, practically. There were days my mami made vegetables (of the root […]

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Bistec Encebollado Recipe {Puerto Rican Cubed Steak}

Recipes

Earlier this year, I wrote about how my family is comprised of meat lovers. In that post, I shared a story from when my husband and I were newlyweds and I made the mistake of serving him dinner with no meat. The recipe I included in that post was for Bistec Encebollado (Puerto Rican Cubed […]

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My Quinceañero – Reminiscing on a Latino Tradition

Puerto Rico

You know how a lot of women say they dreamed of their wedding ever since they were little girls? For me, I would think about my Quinceañero. Ever since I learned about this tradition and knew that I’d have a choice of celebrating with such a party, I knew that I wanted one. I’d sit […]

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