In Puerto Rico it's coquito, in Venezuela it's ponche crema and in Central America it's rum popo. All these drinks have a common denominator: they are prepared with milk, eggs, sugar, spices and rum. Here in the U.S. the equivalent is the eggnog, prepared with the same ingredients and bourbon, whisky or brandy.
If like me, you're concerned about children, breastfeeding moms, pregnant women, and whoever doesn't want to drink alcohol during the holidays, here is my virgin eggnog. You can always add the spirit later. Happy holidays!
Recently one of our Latina mommies, asked me about no baking desserts. The first thing that came to my mind was my abuelita's natilla and now with the pumpkin season at its peak, I decided to make this no baking mousse for my Thanksgiving dinner. Keep reading for the full recipe and check out the video for step-by-step directions.Continue Reading >
With the cold weather here, what could be better than a dessert with a hint of liquor? Think about rum soaked raisins. They give a special touch to this bread pudding, which also has the addition of apples. By using stale bread, this year I'm bringing to my Thanksgiving table one of my abuelita's traditional recipes. If you are concerned with your children and alcohol, don't worry, it all evaporates in the oven. Check the full recipe below, and the video for step-by-step directions.
Ever since I made this recipe for the first time, it's been a classic on my Thanksgiving table. No one can resist how delicious it is. But the best part is how easy it is to prepare. Below I share the recipe and in the video I show you how to make it, so that you too can enjoy a hassle free Thanksgiving!
Stunning porcelain skin is just a few recipes away, I'm not kidding. To get it, you don't have to spend a fortune on costly beauty treatments. No way! Our kitchen cabinets have most of the ingredients that you'll need to take care of your skin and get it healthy in no time. Check out a few of these natural recipes in the video below and learn how to make amazing exfoliators--out of honey, yogurt, oatmeal, and even lemon--that will leave your skin buffed and beautiful.
Seguro como tantas otras mujeres, estás cansada ya de las canas y de tener que correr al salón a pintarte el cabello cada par de semanas, aborrecida también de las raíces que tan rápido se dejan ver. Y como lo que deseas es cabello resluciente y color espectacular, aquí te comparto dos truquitos naturales y un arma secreta para extender el tiempo entre tintes.
This is a recipe passed down from generation to generation in my family and it's for a delicious meatloaf. It's made with lean ground beef seasoned with sautéed onion and garlic, parsley and pickles, kneaded with eggs and breadcrumbs--and I swear it tastes like heaven. If you serve it with a tomato red bell pepper sauce, it's just perfect. Look down for the full recipe. In the video I'll show you, step-by-step directions for how to make it. Hope you like it!
Spices. I can't deny it, I love them. One of the things that I love the most about this season is baking and spices. The aromas in my house are just a-ma-zing! This gingerbread cake will warm your soul and make your tummy happy ... and has a Latin twist (sour cream), to make it even more rich and especial. I hope you like my recipe!
This creamy soup is the perfect combination of two of my favorite seasonal ingredients: pumpkin and apples. Sautéed onions enhance the flavor and instead of chicken or vegetable broth, I cook it with water and season it with curry. Keep reading for the full recipe and check the video for step-by-step directions.
In my house we all love natillas. In my case, it's one of those flavors that I treasure from my childhood. It was one of my favorite desserts, made by my paternal abuelita, who used to make easy yet delicious treats for me, for years her only nietecita. Every time I make it, my kids ask for more and I am happy that this dessert is the kind that we had from generation to generation... Keep reading cause below I'm sharing the recipe. Check the video for step-by-step directions.