Hispanic American: A Foreigner of Two Countries

It’s a weird feeling when you have lived in a country for 16 years but you are seen as an outsider. I moved here, to the U.S, when I was 9. The first 9 years of my life were spent in Venezuela; My home country and the place I will always love. The rest of my life has been spent in Miami and as of the last 2 years, in Houston....more

Hispanic American: A Foreigner of Two Countries

It’s a weird feeling when you have lived in a country for 16 years but you are seen as an outsider. I moved here, to the U.S, when I was 9. The first 9 years of my life were spent in Venezuela; My home country and the place I will always love. The rest of my life has been spent in Miami and as of the last 2 years, in Houston....more

Hispanic American: A Foreigner of Two Countries

It’s a weird feeling when you have lived in a country for 16 years but you are seen as an outsider. I moved here, to the U.S, when I was 9. The first 9 years of my life were spent in Venezuela; My home country and the place I will always love. The rest of my life has been spent in Miami and as of the last 2 years, in Houston....more

10 Signs Your Grew Up in a Hispanic American Household

I was born in Puerto Rico but raised in the United States, so I get the best of both worlds--Fireworks on the Fourth of July and lechon for Noche Buena. If you, like me, grew up in a Hispanic American household, you probably had some ‘splaining to do every time your friends came over....more

What to Get at a Latin / Hispanic Grocery Store

Shopping at a Hispanic market or Latin grocery store can be intimidating for some, but if you know what to look for and how to say certain words, you will find treasures you cannot find anywhere else. Let me give you my secret shopping list to what you MUST get:ALFAJORES ...more

Decoding The Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, is not about death… it’s about celebrating life and welcoming back the spirits of the dearly departed.That’s the best way to explain this event that originated in Mexico and Central America with the Aztecs more than 3000 years ago and is now celebrated November 1 and 2.If you’re dying (had to say it) to learn how you can commemorate the life of someone you love in this Latino tradition, read on…...more

National Hispanic Heritage Month

 The Hispanic culture has been a major part of America long before the British Settlers came. The first reconition to this great race was given by President Lyndon Johnson when he made September 15 (Central America's Independence Day) the start of Hispanic Heritage week. In 1988, President Ronald Regan extended the celebration thur October 15th to include Columbus Day (Dia de la Raza). The United States takes this time of year to honor the Hispanics (past and present) that have contributed to our society. A few are listed below....more

Proof To Be Proud?

  My entire life I've been proud of who I am, proud of where I came from...more

Extra Helpings: Guava Paste

Nancy asks: You used guava paste in a recipe the other day and I had no idea what you were talking about. What is it and where do I find it?Great question. Sometimes when we are so familiar with something, we lose sight of the fact that this just may be someone else’s first trip to the rodeo....more

Plated + Served: Light and Easy Guava & Cheese Empanada

You’ve made your resolutions and promises to take better care of yourself, right?Here’s an easy four-ingredient flavor-packed snack that will indulge your sweet tooth, but has only 40-calories a serving (and it’s all about portion control!)...more
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