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Celebrate National Margarita Day With These 5 Delish Drinks!
Celebrate National Margarita Day With These 5 Delish Drinks!
By Samantha Leal | 02/22/2013 - 14:31

It's National Margarita Day! (Yes, it's a thing. Believe us, we were just as excited as you.) So now that you have the perfect excuse to drink a delicious marg, here are some recipes to get you going. What's better than a handcrafted margarita? Yeah, we couldn't think of anything either.


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Love Potions: Latin Aphrodisiac Cocktails for V-Day
Love Potions: Latin Aphrodisiac Cocktails for V-Day
By Stephanie Nolasco | 02/13/2013 - 10:33

Looking to add some spark during a romantic dinner for two? Dimly lit candles may set the ideal mood, but the right dishes could add some fuego to your sheets. For thousands of years, various cultures throughout the world have relied on aphrodisiacs, or certain ingredients that can instantly stir up passion and desire. And while the idea of specific foods having the powerful to stimulate arousal is based on folklore, who doesn’t mind the idea of savoring oozing chocolate dipped in juicy strawberries for some added effect?


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Chicken Wing Shortage? 5 Latin Recipes Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday
Chicken Wing Shortage? 5 Latin Recipes Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday
By Latina Staff | 02/03/2013 - 15:43

By now, you’ve heard reports about a chicken wing shortage in our great US of A.

The news made many Super Bowl fans panic and probably caused a large chunk of them to brainstorm other great alternatives – including us. TIME later reported that there was indeed no shortage, but more like a “crisis” because of a sharp rise in prices for wings.


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Aaron Sanchez Chicken Lollipop Recipe
Aarón Sánchez's Chicken Lollipops
By Latina Staff | 01/31/2013 - 12:54

These bites of deliciousness are perfect for any sort of party, especially tailgates (or the Super Bowl!). They are my version of chicken wings, dreamed up with my colleague Alex Garcia from Food Network. Serve it with my Tamarind-Pasilla BBQ Sauce and you’re sure to have a crowd-pleaser.


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9 Ways to Make Your Meals Healthier!
9 Ways to Make Your Meals Healthier!
By Carolyng Gomes | 01/29/2013 - 15:36

Being healthy doesn’t mean you need to give up your favorite dishes or cocktails. You just need to give them a healthy twist! With these simple tips and tricks you can make any of your Latin favorites healthier, better for you and taste better too.

First off, the basics: Keep fresh fruits and vegetables accessible, front and center. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, minimize your salt and sugar intake and don’t keep junk food at home. If you have piroulines you can bet you are going to eat them.


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9 Summer Recipes Every Latina Should Know
16 Classic Recipes Every Latina Should Know!
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.


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Belize Fry Jacks
Latin Recipe of the Week: Fry Jacks
By Samantha Leal | 01/18/2013 - 14:28

These fritters can be eaten morning, noon or night! The recipe comes from Flavors of Belize: The Cookbook


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Latin Recipe of the Week: Belizean Lemon Pie
Latin Recipe of the Week: Belizean Lemon Pie
By Samantha Leal | 01/11/2013 - 14:37

This delicious lemon pie recipe comes from Flavors of Belize: The Cookbook. Try it -- you'll love it!


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Puerco Pibil
Latin Recipe of the Week: Puerco Pibil
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.


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8 Holiday Recipes
8 Holiday Recipes Every Latina Should Know
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.


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