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Peruvian Food: A Culinary Visual Tour

As I sit here craving una empanadita de carne con un vaso de chicha morada, I can’t help but think how awesome it would be if I knew how to cook Peruvian food. Sadly, this is not one of my talents…but I want to change that. I feel I owe to my bicultural children. In the meantime, I wanted to share some pictures of some of the delectable treats we were able to feast upon during our recent trip toRead 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 ...

Banana-Peanut Butter “Quesadillas”

I’ll never forget how blown away I was when I tasted peanut butter for the first time a bit after I moved to this country as a teenager. I’d never ever tasted it before and, as a big peanut fun, I just couldn’t believe how good it tasted and how I could it eat it in a variety of ways: by the spoonful, on PB&J sandwiches — which were, to me, the epitome of an American snack or lunch boxRead 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 ...

Last Minute Holiday Drink: Warm Winter Margarita

One of the traditional drinks served during Mexican Posadas and Nochebuena dinners is a warm Ponche Navideño.  Our friend Maura Hernandez has a great recipe for Ponche on her blog The Other Side of The Tortilla. However, if you feel like something a bit more different, or just adding one more warm drink to spike your holiday traditions, I suggest you check out Chef Marcela´s Warm Winter Margarita.  Chef Marcela, a Tijuana native and mom to a young bilingual, biculturalRead More ...

Multicultural Meal Exchanges

I love being a mom!  Watching my children learn and discover new things is truly amazing.  It is amazing to see how my boys change as they grow.  Being a mom has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.  The joy and happiness that my children bring into my life is hard to describe, but other moms understand that feeling without any words needing to be said. Being a good mom presents challenges.  I was finding itRead More ...

How to Bake a Traditional Pan de Muerto

{Today´s post is part of Dia de los Muertos Week on SpanglishBaby and comes courtesy of food blogger, Gabrielle Lopez.} “The Mexican . . . is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love.” –Octavio Paz The dead need their daily bread too. We are quickly approaching November 1st and like many Mexican households I am remembering and celebrating my dearly departed. AsRead More ...

Muy Bueno: Cooking for our Men + Corn in a Cup Recipe

Guest post by Yvette Marquez, from Muy Bueno Cookbook. I remember the holidays when all my relatives would gather at my grandma’s or one of my tia’s houses.  There would always be tables overflowing with food, cerveza chilling in the refrigerator, and Mexican music playing in the background. The women would be cooking, drinking, and giggling in the kitchen and the men reminiscing in the living room. Nostalgic for the big family meals of my childhood, I decided to bringRead More ...

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