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The Culture of Food : Mexico

Coctel de Camarones | Shrimp Cocktail {Recipe}

Mexican shrimp cocktail always brings a smile to my face. The tangy tomato entrada or “entrance” to an amazing meal is a tough dish to follow. The combination of sweet, tart and spicy is the perfect medley to accompany the plump shrimp overflowing from the tall glass it is served in. The most memorable and delicious shrimp cocktail I’ve ever experienced was at the Mercado Municipal in Zihuatanejo, a Mexican city in the state of Guerrero. Recommended by our taxiRead More ...

Traditional Rosca de Reyes – 3 Kings Bread {Recipe}

Ana’s note: One of the things I love most about embracing different Latin American holidays is the abundance and creativity of the variety of foods associated with the celebrations. Bread seems to be a common theme in Mexican traditions and it’s never lacking symbolism. On January 6th — the official last day of the holiday festivities — we celebrate el Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) across Latin America and Spain. In Mexico the tradition includes family andRead More ...

Mexican Molletes {Recipe}

Warm bolillos smothered with refried beans and cheese are a staple in most Mexican families.  Molletes are one of the simplest, inexpensive and most delicious breakfasts you can have.  It’s perfect in every way because kids love them, no silverware is needed and you can customize them with your favorite toppings.  Today, I chose the traditional method by topping them with pico de gallo.  Kids can enjoy them with mild chorizo, small pieces of ham or roasted veggies for aRead More ...

A Taste of Nostalgia: Kellogg’s Choco Zucaritas

Last year a friend sent me a tweet with a picture of some Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Choco Zucaritas she had found in a Mexican market in her city. She knew I would “get” the feeling of nostalgia and tinge of excitement to be able to buy in the U.S. a cereal we had eaten in Mexico. Then I read a post from Maura of The Other Side of the Tortilla about how excited she was that our very own TracyRead More ...

Café de Olla Atole {Recipe}

  Ahhhhh…..one of my most treasured food “discoveries” when I moved to Mexico in my 20′s was the café de olla. I had never tried one before and didn’t even know it existed. This coffee is a delicacy and it’s due to the patience put into preparing it with just the right ingredients like piloncillo, cinnamon and freshly ground coffee. And because it’s such a special drink, it’s very difficult to find it made from scratch, and that’s even givenRead More ...

Sugar Skull Rice Krispies Treats {Recipe}

Today I want to share a Holiday that is very dear to my heart, Dia de Los Muertos. A time to reflect on the loved ones we have lost, celebrate their lives and rejoice in knowing their legacy will be carried on with our children. Our family celebrates this yearly tradition with a weeklong celebration of honoring our loved ones with a family altar. In our altar we showcase favorite family photos of our departed, papel picado, candy skulls, flowersRead More ...

Mole de Chocolate {Recipe}

Now that the weather has chilled and we’re getting ready for the Day of the Dead celebrations, qué mejor than a sweet and decadent mole de chocolate to indulge in? Here’s a recipe sent to us by NESTLÉ featuring Abuelita chocolate. Feel free to make it your own! Abuelita Chicken Mole Estimated Times · Serving Size: 8 · Preparation Time: 10mins · Cooking Time: 30 mins Ingredients: · 6 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon,divided · 1 (3 to 4Read More ...

Chocolate Caramel Almond Dia de Muertos Rice Krispies Treat

It was one of those days…. I was missing my Tio who passed away 3 years ago.  With Dia de Muertos / Day of the Dead (Nov.2nd) around the corner, I decided to start building an alter in his name.  I put on his favorite song “Miss You” by the Rolling Stones and played it loud on repeat.  Choked up with tears stuck in my throat, I tried my best to belt it out and get to the rest ofRead More ...

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