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Pomegranates are a gift of the season. There’s nothing more exciting than cutting open a pomegranate for the first time only to find the jewel-like seeds enveloped in a sweet and antioxidant-laden fruit. Pomegranates have a short season, conveniently timed right around the holidays, so take full advantage of them when they’re available. And don’t be intimidated. It’s not difficult to remove the…Continue
Added by Sara Novak on December 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Our big celebration is usually on Christmas Eve where families get together, many times bringing food made at home or bought. They set the table, and for those who are religious they sit down to eat around the schedule of Midnight Mass-or Misa de Gallo- either before or after church.
The central dish is the hallacas. This tamale-style food is a meat stew…
Added by Elianne E. Gonzalez on December 21, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The month of December hails as an everyday gastronomically festive period throughout Spain. Chocolates are considered as an expression of hospitality, so when the cyclone of events that lead up to Christmas, New Years and Three Kings Day, it only means more decadent deserts are added to the platter just like this Festive Chocolate Roll.
It simply would not be Christmas in Spain without the parties,…
I dare you to find me one person who does not swoon over the thought of churros. Even the most hardened anti-sweets eater will bend a bit when you talk about a bright winter morning on the plaza in Madrid, or at the market in a tiny Latin American town, biting into the warm fried crunch of a churro. They are the simplest form of bliss – a tube of fried, eggy, crispy dough sprinkled with sugar. And dipped in chocolate, well, they just might transport… Continue
By Doreen from LaCocinaNoMuerde.com
This is one is one of those recipes that take me down to my childhood memory lane and reminds me when I used to play in my grandma’s kitchen.
What you need to have:…
Added by Doreen Colondres on December 9, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Forty years from now, if there is one dish that I’m hoping my kids refer to as “like mom used to make” it’s Ropa Vieja—yes, that’s old clothes in Spanish.
This delicious blend of shredded meat in a mouth watering sauce is my quintessential…
A traditional Cuban Nochebuena dinner rarely starts with one person. They are for the extended family so there are many cooks in the kitchen. In a Cuban family, do something especially well and you’re accepting a lifetime assignment, whether you like it or not. Make great frijoles negros just once, expect to be on frijoles lock-down the week before Christmas ever after. Come up with a well seasoned recipe for mojo criollo, you should start stocking up… Continue