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Traditional Día de los Muertos Recipes
By Stacey Rivera | 10/31/2011 - 09:25

Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday honoring loved ones who have passed. Celebrated on November 1 and 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, Pan de Muertos, a sweet bread, is traditionally made and private alters or grave sites are decorated with sugar skulls, marigolds and the favorite food of the deceased.

Get the Pan de Muertos recipe here 


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Holiday Weekend Recipe: Ensalada de Jicama
Holiday Weekend Recipe: Ensalada de Jicama
By Grace Bastidas | 05/27/2011 - 10:36

Looking for a quick and easy salad for your Memorial Day BBQ? Chef Julian Medina’s shared his ensalada de jicama with us. Chef Medina is a Mexico City native and the chef/owner of Toloache, Toloache Taqueria, Yerba Buena and Coppelia, all located in New York City. 

ENSALADA DE JICAMA

SERVES: 4


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Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes with a Latina Twist
Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes with a Latina Twist
By Latina Staff | 11/24/2010 - 09:00

Thanksgiving is the biggest food holiday of the year and not the time to be changing the menu! After all, your family looks forward to this day all year. But as the cook, you may be a little bored with the same old turkey and mashed potatoes. So why not give one element of your Thanksgiving menu a Latina twist? Or, go crazy and feed them a whole new dinner menu, you can always go back to boring next year.


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Create a Soothing Outdoor Escape
By Martin Amado | 05/07/2010 - 10:30

I love hearing the relaxing sound of water in an outdoor space. It’s a must in any design plan I come up with for a patio or backyard since it creates an environment that appeals to all our senses. Lucky for us, there are many options that easily allow us to bring a water feature into our outdoor retreat without breaking the bank.


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How To Make Your Garden Grow
By Renee Billy | 04/27/2010 - 18:00

There are a million reasons to start your own garden, from growing organic vegetables to saving money to embracing a natural stress-relieving activity—the real question should be: Why not start a garden?

It's not as hard as you might think! Check out our slideshow and learn step-by-step how to grow your own little patch of green.


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Add a Little Hollywood Glam with Fabulous Decorative Pillows
By Martin Amado | 04/12/2010 - 15:29

The Hollywood Glamour Style is a decorating trend that has become increasingly popular in recent years.  It combines classic lines with modern patterns and fabrics with lots of reflective surfaces and bold colors. 


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Scented Candles for a Good Cause
By Elayne Fluker | 04/08/2010 - 15:53

"It smells like soap... it is way too strong... it's too masculine; no, too feminine..." These were the initial responses from co-workers as I passed around the new scented candle from Nest Fragrances. But something about the powerfully fragrant Blue Garden Candle ($32, neimanmarcus.com) wouldn't let me part with it. I'm a big fan of scented candles and know that unique and truly memorable ones are difficult to find.


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How To Create a Picture Perfect Gallery Wall
By Martin Amado | 03/25/2010 - 11:01

I’ve walked into many homes where photographs are displayed randomly on a table or on the walls. A lot of times, the photographs are in mismatched frames or out of scale with the size of the wall they are hung on. On the flip side—and even worse—is when precious family moments or memories of special trips are hidden away in an album, where no one can see them.


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Redo Your Room for Less than a $1,000!
By Martin Amado | 03/16/2010 - 14:00

When I first saw this living room, I have to admit I was scared. Almost everything needed to be replaced but I only had a $1,000 budget to take it from the oh-so-out-of style 80s to a contemporary, updated look. I was up to the challenge and believe me, it can be done.


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Design Detail: Whimsical Knobs
By Martin Amado | 03/09/2010 - 19:00

Ahoy, mates! I recently did a nautical-themed makeover for a boy’s bedroom and as I was shopping for the decorative accessories I came across a set of starfishes. Usually, when I'm shopping, I get the inspiration for projects for my television programs since I try to come with ideas of how to use an item in a completely different manner. As I looked at the starfish, it occurred to me that they could be turned into drawer pulls!  I’ll show you how to get the same look in this month’s Design Detail, where I highlight a quick DIY project on a budget.


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