I love, when I celebrate and when I feel pain!
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My familia and I recently spent five amazing days in Puerto Rico. This time, we stayed with friends who grew up on the Island which was a totally different experience! Here are 5 things that we learned and experienced about Puerto Rico that I didn't know!Continue Reading >
My family loves when I make meals that can be adapted to fit their individual tastes. These dishes are usually easy to make, affordable and fun. This "made-to-order" food can be made with quesadillas, tacos and pizza. Take a look at my make-your-own pizza recipe.
This week I tried this custom-made approach with omelette and it was a hit!
Every summer I create a playlist that includes the best Latin and American hits that my familia and friends--a blend of Latinos and Gringos--can enjoy while barbequing, hanging at the beach or at our house. Before recommending them to my friends I make sure that the Latin songs are popular with my gringo audience--in other words that they've been gringo approved and tested.
I am not sure if these things that my teenage daughter says hit a nerve because I am more of a traditional Latina when it comes to how kids should speak to their parents or if it's a result of how different the parent-child dynamic is from when I was growing up!! I am proud of having raised an independent-thinking, assertive young woman but at times I think perhaps "se me ha pasado la mano." (I've gone too far!)
My parents would have spanked me (and that's putting it lightly) if I had said or done half of these things:
I don't know if it's because as a Latina I grew up watching novelas or because movies that focus on other people's suffering, put my life's ups and downs into perspective. But once in a while I feel the need to watch a movie that rips my heart out! So if you are in the mood for a good cry, here are six movies that I highly recommend.