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Flan Week: Cuban-Inspired Pumpkin Spice Flan {Recipe}

Editor’s note: This is the fifth post in our Flan Week celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Today is the turn of  Bren Herrera, a Cuban-born American private chef,  food writer, blogger and creator of #FlanFriday.  Bren shares with us a story and recipe of her favorite Cuban flan: Flan de Calabaza . We hope you come back during the weekend because we´ll continue with Flan Friday for two more days!  Who doesn’t like flan!??! Clearly, we’ve all tuned in to FlanRead More ...

Flan Week: Traditional Flan From Spain

Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in our Flan Week celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Today is the turn of  María Amelia,  creator of Mommylogue.com, and the community leader of and a blogger for Blogsdemamas.com de Todobebé.  María Amelia shares with us a story about traditional Spanish Flan. We hope you come back all week to check out so many different ways of making flan in Latin America and Spain! Ah Spain. España de mi alma. I love it. It is in everyRead More ...

Flan Week: Crema Volteada from Peru {Recipe}

Editor’s note: This is the third post in our Flan Week celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Today is the turn of  Morena, half the team behind the blog Perú Delights and she brings us a traditional Crema Volteada {Flan} from Perú.. We hope you come back all week to check out so many different ways of making flan in Latin America and Spain! Nothing in the world is easier to make than a Flan, or its mother, the gracious FrenchRead More ...

Flan Week: Malbec Flan Alfajor from Argentina {Recipe}

Editor’s note: This is the second post in our Flan Week celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Today is the turn of Chef Uchi from Latino Food Lovers and she brings us a Malbec flan alfajor. She says: “This is a classic family recipe of flan with caramel and whipped cream with some modernized modifications to delight. When accompanied by whipped cream and dulce de leche, the flan is called ‘mixto’ (mixed).” We hope you come back all week toRead More ...

Flan Week: Flan de Queso from Puerto Rico {Recipe}

As you all know, we’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month until mid October. Ana and I wanted to do something a bit different this year and so we came up with the idea of dedicating one whole week to the time-honored Latin dessert that unites us all: FLAN. We’ve invited fellow Latina bloggers to share their flan recipes and stories with all of us in the days coming up! And there’ll be something for everyone. Check out the list of bloguerasRead More ...

Peruvian Lomo Saltado: A Mixture of Cultures and Flavors {Recipe}

Chances are that if you’ve ever had the good fortune to eat Peruvian food, you’ve had a scrumptious plate of lomo saltado! One of the most popular Peruvian dishes – after ceviche, of course – lomo saltado is super easy to make and it virtually takes no time. Growing up, I was lucky to eat this at least once a week. My dad’s lomo saltado was by far my favorite. Most of you know I’m not a huge cook, butRead More ...

3 Back to School Lunches Your Kids Will Love

Summer vacation is over and our back to school routine has once again taken over our lives.  Part of that routine involves parents taking the role of a nutritionist, chef and magician and packing a healthy lunch for the kids that is easy to prepare and fun to eat.  To add to that challenge, you must also use inexpensive staple foods in your home that are flavorful and nutritious. Below are three of my family’s favorite back to school lunches. Read More ...

Sabroso Grilling: Marinated Pinchos de Camarón

Funny thing that I grew up in El Salvador where seafood and fish have always been abundant–and insanely delicious–but I didn´t appreciate that until I moved away. As a kid I detested shrimp, oysters and would only eat fish in ceviche. Now, on a hot summer day, all I crave are some ostras frescas, a fish ceviche, coctel de camarón or even a mojarra frita with an ice-cold drink.  Since I only get to feast on Salvadoran seafood once aRead More ...

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