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The Culture of Food Weekly Round-up: Veggies, Chuletas and Lots of Chocolate

This week’s culture of food features three simple recipes and a free e-book! Valentine’s day is just around the corner so we looked for simple recipes for busy families on the go. Two of the recipes we chose feature creative ways eat veggies, the third is a rarely heard of way to prepare chuletas, and finally we are featuring a free e-book that’s perfect for chocolate lovers and was created by three of our amigas! Rollos de Acelgas y MozzarellaRead More ...

The Culture of Food Weekly Round-up

Who doesn’t love a good pasta dish? This week we are featuring three delicious pasta dishes, one amazing pastelón de arroz, and a delicious fresh fruity cooler . All of these recipes include a few vegetables that our niños usually wrinkle their noses at. But we don’t think they’ll be complaining after they get to taste these dishes. How To Make Your Own Homemade Organic Spaghetti or Pizza Sauce for $1 Plus Change! How amazing is this! Diana of Spain-In-Iowa sharedRead More ...

Beef Patties in Light Tomato Gravy | Tortitas de Carne en Salsa de Tomate

These beef patties are full of flavor and juices. They are also kind on your wallet because ground beef can come from some of the least expensive cuts of meat. But these humble ingredients transform this recipe into a delectable and delicious dish. It is also a perfect way to include vegetables into a young child’s diet because the bell pepper and tomato are combined in the beef patty. Serves 4-6 For the Beef Patties: 2 pounds lean ground beefRead More ...

Culture of Food Weekly Round-up

For our second week of recipe round-up posts we decided to share simple recipes that our niños can help out with and will surely allow for some conversation en español. We also included something a little spicy for us adults to enjoy. Make sure to click on the links to read the full recipe and explore each blog. These ladies have many awesome recipes for all occasions ! Breakfast Egg and Bean Mini-Torta Recipe Silvia of Mama Latina Tips sharedRead More ...

Creamy Layered Valentine Gelatin Treats {Recipe}

Layered gelatin and in particular, creamy layered Jell-O is very special to me.  Not only is it a fun treat to enjoy but it also brings back so many vivid memories of Valentine’s Day during my elementary school years in Mexico. Valentine’s Day in Mexican schools was celebrated somewhat differently than in U.S. schools.  It was more of a gift exchange between students in which they had the option of participating if their family was economically able.  To be includedRead More ...

Delicious Spicy Chocolate Recipe

Utilísima is receiving 2013 with a very delicious special, Chocolate Month! Chocolate month started on January 5th and is continuing every Saturday for the month of January. So, every Saturday at 4PM ET / 1PM PT this month you can enjoy programming on Utilísima that invites you to enjoy yummy desserts and cakes prepared with chocolate. You can watch four consecutive episodes of  “La Pastelería”, “El Toque de Aquiles”, “Puro Chef”and “Sabores de Familia”, which will each share their best recipes with thisRead More ...

The Culture of Food Weekly Round Up

The blogosphere is exploding with scrumptious recipes that feature the variety of the Latin American cuisines. We’ve decided to scour the web and bring you some of our favorite recipes from Latina food bloggers every week. Below you will find something simple, something healthy, and something to warm you up during these chilly January days. Oh yes, and we can’t forget to include a little something sweet. Check it out and share the love. Taquitos Mexicanos/ Chicken Taquitos We loveRead More ...

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 ...

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