By Irina Gonzalez | 11/01/2013 - 17:10
For the next two days, families are gathering to celebrate Dia de los Muertos by remembering friends and family members who have passed on. And along with the classic sugar skulls--food plays a big role. Ingrid Hoffmann, host of the Univision’s Delicioso and author of Latin D'Lite: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist, shares her favorite recipe for Mexican Pork Pozole. The hominy-based stew, usually made with pork shoulder, is also perfect to warm you up this time of year. Ingrid recommends that you set bowls of shredded cabbage, avocado, radishes, chopped cilantro and lime wedges on the table so each person can flavor their Pozole as they wish. And don't forget to keep plenty of tortillas and Mexican beer on hand!
By Rosy Cordero | 10/31/2013 - 15:35
Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Latin American holiday where family members honor the souls of their departed loved ones. One of the oldest celebrations began in Mexico during the pre-Columbian era commencing on October 31st and ending on November 2nd. Latina.com was invited to attend a special Dia de los Muertos celebration at Nestle Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA recently to learn about the traditions, food, and meaning behind the holiday that today has been embraced by countries all over the world including the United States.
If you noticed people with their faces painted like skeletons during Halloween, La Calavera Catrina - an icon of Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebration - inspired them. Both skeletons and flowers are symbolic to the tradition and are featured in decorations, masks, and even food.
During our time at Nestle, we learned how to create two necessary elements needed for even the most basic celebration. DIY pro Kathy Cano-Murillo of CraftyChica.com taught us how to make photo frames, which will feature photos of our dearly departed loved ones on an altar. To make your own at home, follow her easy-to-follow tutorial via this link.
After wrapping up our glittery projects, we moved into their test kitchen where we made this delicious sweet bread called, Pan de los Muertos. The recipe was so easy to make that you’ll want to make it more than once a year. The best part about making the loaf is that you don’t even need a mixer! See the easy recipe below:
By Samantha Leal | 10/30/2013 - 10:26
Dulce Candy, one of the top beauty bloggers, has been coming up with fabulous makeup vlogs for years. So it was no surprise that she's tackling Halloween with the same gusto, creating tutorials on different looks you can create for the holidays.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/24/2013 - 09:25
Dia de Los Muertos is a week away, but Sandra Bullock is already celebrating!
By Dan Koday | 10/21/2013 - 14:20
Inspired by Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos, the traditional Mexican celebration to honor the dead), this spicy cocktail developed by Casa Noble Tequila is perfect for pairing with Pan de Muerto or candied pumpkins.
By Samantha Leal | 10/19/2013 - 10:00
Fall is here and that means it's almost time for Halloween and Day of the Dead! But when it comes to spirits, we think they're better in drinks. Here are some wickedly fantastic shots, cocktails and drinks to try:
By Amaris Castillo | 05/09/2013 - 17:14
Disney tried to trademark Dia de los Muertos. Yes, the Mexican holiday. We wish we were kidding, but the mass media corporation had actually placed a trademark request earlier this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Disney’s reasoning? According to a story by Fox News Latino, the company sought to trademark “Dia de los Muertos” for merchandising purposes.
By Kate Sandoval | 11/01/2011 - 17:14
From jewelry to a baby bib to an iPhone case, Dia de los Muertos has inspired a slew of new products. Whether you’re heading to a Day of the Dead party, plan to spend it at home, or want to get your kids (even your pup) in on the fun, these festive products help you celebrate.
By Kate Sandoval | 11/01/2010 - 08:30
Are you celebrating Día de los Muertos this year? If so, you can now bring the party into your shower! Lush, the natural beauty brand who makes those addicting bath bombs we all love, has created a special Día de los Muertos collection. The company states on their website that they decided to create the products because they “were so inspired by the idea that this time of year could be filled with love instead of scary creatures.”
By Mariela Rosario | 10/27/2009 - 17:00
Día de los Muertos is just around the corner and we talked to Gail Dosik, confectionery artist extraordinaire and owner of One Tough Cookie NYC to find out the secrets behind her spooktacular cookies! Here she fills us in on how to create some scary beautiful cookies for the special day. Check out the recipe below: