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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.

SpanglishBaby Travels to Knott’s Soak City {Video}

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This post is sponsored by Toyota. As always, all opinions are our own. My 8-year-old niece flew in from El Salvador with my mom to visit for two weeks. Those two weeks it was for my girl as close as it gets to having una hermana. They loved and fought each other all day over cualquier cosa tonta. That, and the fact that they would only speak to each other in English, was driving us a bit insane, butRead More ...

How to Make Fun Spanish Printables for Your Niños!

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I am part of the Windows Champions Program. As a Windows Champion, 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. This year, as a Windows Champion Ambassador on behalf of SpanglishBaby, I will be exploring all this new platform has to offer you, with a focus on information, tips, and apps for bilingual families. Today we’re going to have aRead More ...

What a 6-Year-Old Girl thinks of the Movie “Turbo” {Video}

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Camila has decided she also wants to be a blogger. We’ve agreed that she can help me review movies, books, toys and such. Of course, I want her to do the videos in Spanish, but she feels more at ease in English (sigh…). We watched Dreamwork’s newly release family movie a few weeks ago and both her and her prima who was visiting from El Salvador laughed out loud the whole time. This was great to see since my girlRead More ...

Join Huggies and SpanglishBaby in San Diego!

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Gracias to Huggies Brand for this sponsored post. This weekend San Diego, CA will be bustling with Fiesta del Sol, its largest Latino festival, and I’ll be joining Huggies there to be part of the celebrations of their newly announced California Puts Huggies to the Test.  This initiative encourages parents in the Southern California area to put Huggies new and improved products to the summer “fest” test. Aside from providing festival goers with a free mobile changing station (whose tour kicksRead More ...

Easy Homemade Avocado and Coconut Ice Cream Dessert {Recipe}

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This post post was written in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are our own. Now that summer is in full swing ice cream is a must-have dessert in my kitchen. I love trying new flavors and this summer I’ve been making my own frozen treats too. I decided I would attempt to make an avocado and coconut ice cream. I know that most people don’t think of the color green when they think of iceRead More ...

31 Days of Reading in Spanish: Un Pez, Dos Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul

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Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW My son and I have read many of Dr. Seuss’ books and this is definitely a favorite! The magic of his art and the liveliness of his characters make it a great read not only for 6 years and up, but for all ages. IRead More ...

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