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Lucha Libre Gingerbread Men {Recipe}

Gingerbread men are so much fun to make because the decorating possibilities are endless. Sure, you could always make a traditional gingerbread man, who is rather cute and irresistible with his plain sweet smile and buttons. But why not add a little personality with a range of facial expressions – curious, mischievous, deadpan, dour or dreamy.  Or, you could even go further … I was thinking of how I wanted to decorate these sweet little things this year, when itRead More ...

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes in a Cup with Dulce de Leche Drizzle {Recipe}

  With the stress of Thanksgiving occurring this week, let me take the worry away from cooking a dessert that everyone on your guest list will love.  In just a few minutes, you can present a fun and easy dessert that explodes in autumn cheer.  Still keeping the tradition of fall flavors, this no-bake pumpkin cheesecake dessert will capture the seasonal mood in a non-traditional presentation. This year, we are skipping the pie and making individual dessert treats. I’m servingRead More ...

Día de los Muertos Traditional Dish from Guatemala : Molletes {Recipe}

In Guatemala there are many dishes that are traditionally made for the Día de los Muertos celebrations, one of my favorite is the molletes. Very different from the Mexican molletes, Guatemalan molletes are similar to French toast. They are stuffed with custard and accompanied with syrup made with panela or raw sugar and rum. However, you can leave the rum out for a kid-friendly version. Molletes and torrejas are sometimes used interchangeably but they are different dishes as the torrejas areRead More ...

Tortillas de Cempazuchitl | Marigold Flower-Pressed Tortillas {Recipe}

Marigolds, Cempazuchitl (cempoal-xochitl), meaning the flower of twenty petals in Náhuatl, are traditionally known as flor de muerto or the flower of the dead. From deep reds to bright yellows, the marigold’s blooms can reach up to 2-inches in diameter and a stem up to 3-feet tall. During the pre-Hispanic era, the Aztecs selected this robust flower to cover the altars and take part of burial offerings dedicated to their dead. Now, this beautiful flower is one of the majorRead More ...

Día de Muertos Recipe for Kids: Sandwich Art

Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Contrary to what many could think judging by its name, el Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is mostly a celebration of life. It is a time where we honor and remember our loved ones that have passed away and we do so by celebrating with joy the memory of their lives. In Mexico, colorful altars are created either at home or the cemetery. These altars include skulls and other symbols that represent death but they areRead More ...

Easy Chocolate Sugar Skull Cookies for Día de Muertos {Recipe}

  With  Día de Muertos just around the corner we were inspired to bake up something sweet that reflects the flavors of this special holiday. We also wanted to make something that we could enjoy creating with our niños. It helped that we attended the Nestlé Dia de Muertos event where our creative juices really got going. How do some Abuelita Sugar Skull Cookies sound ? Yes, you read right. That tasty and traditional cup of Mexican hot chocolate thatRead More ...

Delicious Holiday Recipes with Smucker’s

I recently attended an all-expenses paid meeting at The J. M. Smucker Company on behalf of SpanglishBaby to learn more about Smucker’s Brand Products and  helpful holiday tips. I want to share some of the fun and easy recipes I learned using Smucker’s Brand Products that will surely add some love to your holiday fiestas. During my visit I learned how to make delicious tasting treats and dishes that would make family gatherings for the holidays extra special. My familyRead More ...

Chicken Sandwich Peruvian Style

One of the things I miss the most about my native country is its delectable cuisine. I’m no chef, but because I want my children to experience the flavors of Peru, I do my best to cook traditional dishes as often as possible. Some times that’s hard to do because not all the ingredients for the more complicated dishes are readily available where I live, that’s why I’m always looking to make the simpler recipes. This usually means trying toRead More ...

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