By Amaris Castillo | 07/17/2013 - 13:07
Ever tasted a Dominican cake? If you are Dominican, then of course. If you have Dominican friends, then of course. But what are the key ingredients behind the delicious, massive confection? And what actually goes into the thickly layered icing the cakes are best known for?
We did a little digging to find out.
Below are the things you definitely should know about Dominican cakes - so you will never have to question it again.
By Latina Staff | 07/14/2013 - 12:00
Ahhh, dating a Latino. It’s an experience like no other. Whether or not you're Latina or not, there are some things that come with the territory of dating a man of the Latin persuasion. For your entertainment, we've plucked a few golden ones.
So, here we go... you know you’re in a relationship with a Latino if:
1. You know you may never cook as good as his mother. But dammit, you can try your best.
2. Your suegra (mother-in-law) can be your best friend, or conveniently place herself smack-dab in the middle of your relationship with your man.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/07/2013 - 12:00
There are a lot of problems in this world – including #LatinoProblems. Those are actually our fave kind of problems because they’re not necessarily serious issues, but instead a social media outpouring of quite-funny frustrations associated with being Latino.
To finish your weekend off on a great note, we decided to ask around and combed through Twitter for the worst #LatinoProblems. Below are our favorites:
By Amaris Castillo | 07/06/2013 - 12:00
You know when it’s time… time to move out of your parents’ house. Maybe you've been saving up dough before making the big jump – or you're knee-deep in student loan debt and are keeping it safe living rent-free with your parental units.
That doesn't mean you're not paying the price for that.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/30/2013 - 10:00
Have you ever lived in a Latino neighborhood? Then, you know it’s filled with plenty of noise, movement and colorful characters. There are some unique telltale signs of having settled in a hood dominated by our Hispanic brethren.
Whether you live in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, or elsewhere, we’re sure you’ll get a kick out of this mega-list. You know you live in a Latino neighborhood if:
1. Latin music blasts on Saturday mornings.
2. You see cars parked on front lawns – multiple cars.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/28/2013 - 10:14
You gotta love Spanglish. If you’re Latino/a but were born here in the U.S., you’re guilty of it. What’s funny is that most of us learn it from our parents; Spanish is in their blood, yet they want to get their message across so you will surely understand.
Those well-versed in Spanglish have the language down pat. Below are some fun words that don’t… sound quite right. But they're great anyway:
Not party, it’s pronounced “parreeeeee!”
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By Amaris Castillo | 06/21/2013 - 09:09
If you're Latina, you're with me. There are just some things you can never tell your mami - unless of course you want to throw her into cardiac arrest. Throughout my life, I've been conditioned to learn of the kinds of statements that are better left unspoken in a Latino household - the list seems endless.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/15/2013 - 16:31
Bodega. Colmado. Latin market. Whatever your preferred term is, I'm sure you have probably frequented a Latin grocery store at some point in your life.
By Kristina Guerrero | 04/05/2013 - 16:38
I love that we live in a melting pot of cultures; white, black, brown, orange (I live in LA, so I’ve seen ‘orange’ people) — so many different kinds of people and we can’t wait to expose Baby Bean to all of it. But before we introduce him to sushi and Rosh Hashanah, we want him to be proud of his strong Mexican roots. My husband Gibby and I compiled a list of the cultural things we want to pass on to our little Vato L