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The Culture of Food : Mexico

Tortillas: Nutritious and Delicious

The smell of freshly made tortillas immediately takes me back to my childhood – specifically the time I was between 6 and 8 years old. As many of you know, I was born in Peru, but I had the fortune to live in several countries as I was growing up and one of them was Mexico. So, as a child, I would be given one peso so that I could run out and get some freshly pressed tortillas when the tortillero visitedRead More ...

Sugar Skulls: Art to Honor Your Loved Ones {Craft}

  A couple weeks preceding Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), we begin creating and preparing the decorations for our altar.  One very important element and colloquial symbol incorporated in the altar is the sugar skull (calaverita de azucar). Sugar skulls represent and honor a departed soul.  Customarily, the name of the person the altar is dedicated to is written across the skull’s forehead.  If you do not have an altar to display them on, sugar skulls can alsoRead More ...

Flan Week: Easy Flan de Cajeta From Mexico {Recipe}

Editor’s note: This is the sixth post in our Flan Week celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Today is the turn of  Ericka, our The Culture of Food regular contributor and author of Nibbles and Feasts. Ericka shares with us a story and recipe of a traditional and easy flan de cajeta from Mexico . We hope you’ve been enjoying Flan Week and come back for the last recipe {Fat-Free Flan?!} tomorrow. The smell of simmering cajeta at my grandmother’s house signified two things:Read More ...

Strawberry Empanadas with Sweet Life Bake! {recipe!}

Today our amiga Vianney of Sweet Life Bake shares a recipe she and her daughter came up with for Strawberry Empanadas! … Read the sweet introduction written by Bonnie’s daughter, Angelica and then onto the sweet recipe! Kids everywhere rejoice when the final countdown begins. Summer is finally here! Freedom from books, flash cards, reviewing math, (the worst subject) and history lessons. For an 11 year old nothing beats playing video games, movies at the drive-in and staying up late,Read More ...

Wordless Wednesday: Huevos Rancheros

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I’m so not a morning person, nor do I like to eat breakfast, but once in a while, especially on a lazy Sunday mid-morning, I crave huevos rancheros. I made them this past weekend and my niños (and husband) devoured them! What’s your favorite desayuno? ...

Cooking, Eating, Learning + Entomatada Recipe

Having a toddler doesn’t mean struggling at the dinner table every evening. I consider my two-year-old son Joaquin a pretty diverse eater. I know it sounds silly but we started his good eating habits at five months. His first solid food after cereal was avocado then frijoles then carrots…so on and so forth. A new food every week and it’s been working for us since. Don’t get me wrong, we still struggle with weird textures like broccoli florets or evenRead More ...

Muy Bueno Valentine’s Day Menu {Recipe Cards}

Still looking for an original way to impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day?  How about putting together a simple, tasty, aphrodisiac meal that will fulfill him enough to leave him hungry for more? Our amigas at the Muy Bueno Cookbook blog have set you up with such a plan–a fresh appetizer, a sensual drink and a mouth-watering dessert.  They’ve even made it easy–just for SpanglishBaby readers–by putting the recipes in cards for you to download and print onto heavyRead More ...

Crepas de Cajeta Made Easy

My husband, my girl and I all have a very sweet tooth.  Our weekend breakfasts usually consist of pancakes, waffles or crepes that my girl and I make together.  It’s become a bit of a special routine.  The one thing that is always present in our sweet breakfasts, thanks to my husband’s obsession with it, is Mexican cajeta; similar to dulce de leche, but made with goat’s milk instead of cow’s milk.  I’m sure when my daughter is older andRead More ...

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