By Stacey Rivera | 01/25/2013 - 16:13
We Latinas do a lot of entertaining, and being entertained...and that almost always means food! We know, no recipe will ever taste exactly like abuela’s cooking, but whether you are hosting or visiting, there are some recipes every Latina should know!
These sixteen staples of our cuisine will take you from the dog days of summer to the chilly holiday season without missing a beat.
By Samantha Leal | 12/07/2012 - 15:33
Puerco pibil, or cochinita pibil, is a slow-roasted pork dish. Cochinita (small pig) pibil (to bury) literally translates to ‘buried whole suckling pig’. Traditionally, you should marinate the pork in the same manner as described but cook the whole pig wrapped in banana leaves underground with fire wood and hot stones for hours until tender. Recipe courtesy of Flavors of Belize: The Cookbook and Chef Sean Kuylen.
By Stacey Rivera | 12/03/2012 - 15:26
We know, no recipe will ever taste exactly like abuela’s Christmas cooking. And while it may not be Christmas to you without natillas, some other Latinas may not even know what that is. Here, we give you eight basic holiday recipes from all over Latin America that every Latina should know. Share your family spin on these recipes in the comments section.
By Latina Staff | 11/30/2012 - 16:53
Developed by Vangie Soza of Muy Bueno Cookbook: "When I started making stuffing I was just 13 years old. I began with helping my older sisters by doing all the chopping. Over the years I changed some of the ingredients and finally came up with this recipe. Having made this recipe for years, it is engrained in my memory. Mi mama loved my stuffing and so do my children and grandchildren. I usually double this recipe to give some away to neighbors or anyone else who doesn’t cook at Thanksgiving; I usually include all the other fixings and a homemade pumpkin pie. They are always so grateful; the smiles on their faces warm my heart."
By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 21:20
This delicious soup from Ronaldo's Cocina is perfect for the fall season. Get cooking!
This recipe comes from chef Ronaldo Linares, Executive Chef of Martino's Cuban restaurant in Somerville, NJ who has appeared on BBC America's Chef Race and Food Network's Chopped.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/09/2012 - 09:27
Growing up, Café con Leche played an important role in my daily life. I can’t recall the first time I had coffee, but I do remember I was very young. Drinking coffee became a daily part of my life and one that I could not bear to go without.
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/24/2012 - 16:00
There is nothing like a nice, hot drink on a chilly day. The problem is many of us get stuck in a “drink” rut, and are unable to get out of our comfort zone. Time to shake things up a bit with these six warm beverages you’ll love.