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About: Alicia Maher

Alicia Maher was born in El Salvador and resides in Los Angeles CA since 1986. She learned to cook at a young age authentic Salvadoran food from her grandmother, great aunts, aunts and her Salvadoran friends. For almost thirty years Alicia has passionately carried and shared her country and ancestors’ culinary traditions with family and friends. In her cookbook Delicious El Salvador: 75 Authentic Recipes for Traditional Salvadoran Cooking, she sets out to preserve and teach El Salvador’s home cooking history, flavors and dishes to future generations. She is also the former owner of two full service bakeries in the Los Angeles area, and has taught private cooking classes for the last five years. Before moving to Southern California, Alicia lived in Israel and Washington, D.C. She graduated from UCLA in 1992 with a BA in Art History. Alicia has been married to Joseph since 1988; they are the parents of three sons. Delicious El Salvador: 75 Authentic Recipes for Traditional Salvadoran Cooking is her first book.

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6 Tips to Prepare for Baby’s Arrival

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Huggies. As always, all opinions are my own. Nothing can really prepare you for that magical day when your baby arrives home for the very first time and all of a sudden you’ve truly become a family. You’ve spent months dreaming about this day and making sure every single detail is in order. The nesting stage seems to have put you in overdrive when it comes to making sure that everything your baby willRead More ...

Las Posadas Craft: Make Your Own Farolitos

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Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Although Las Posadas is not something I celebrated as a child, I believe the beautiful tradition is something worth exploring with my kids. In a way, it’s similar to the Puerto Rico tradition known as parrandas, where a group of people go from house to house singing and playing musicalRead More ...

Sending Navidad Greetings with Hallmark Go Cards

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I am part of the Windows Champions Program. As a Windows Champion on behalf of SpanglishBaby, I am loaned a laptop, and, on occasion, Microsoft products such as software to assist me in developing content for my blog posts. All opinions are my own. Do you send out Christmas cards? This season is so busy that if you haven’t gotten around to it yet, you’re running out of time to get them to the post office and sent so thatRead More ...

Multilingual Christmas App: Pango en Navidad

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You might remember Pango, the adorable blue raccoon, from our previous review of Pango Imaginary Car. Developer Studio Pango has just released a cute seasonal app which is, best of all, multilingual. Pango Christmas 2013 is a fun way to keep kids excited about the upcoming holiday. In this app, Pango is getting ready for Christmas with his animal friends. They are setting up the wreath, building a snowman, and staying warm by the fire while they participate in other traditionalRead More ...

Christmas Craft: Easy DIY Ornaments with Messages in Spanish

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Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. My 7-year-old daughter, Vanessa, loves it when I tell her we’re going to do a craft together. Although I’m never sure if I’m doing things right, just quality spending time with her and my younger son trying to make something beautiful and unique with our own hands is enough toRead More ...

FREE Letter to Santa + Holiday Activities in Spanish

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Have we told you that being a SpanglishBaby subscriber comes with perks? Well, it does! Not only will you guarantee you never miss one of our articles and finds, but you also get access to exclusive and free downloads of printables for bilingual kids, as well as giveaways for subscribers only. This month we’ve put together a holiday pack in Spanish with: Bingo navideño Juego de memoria navideño Tarjetas de regalo Carta a Papá Noel You’ll be able to downloadRead More ...

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