Margarita Day
Happy National Margarita Day!
By Latina Staff | 02/22/2011 - 12:00

Mexican in origin, but completely American in consumption (the US consumes more tequila than any other country!), the margarita gets it day in the sun today, February 22. We aren’t really sure how or when we started to celebrate the margarita in the middle of February, but hey, do we really need a reason?
 
Here are two recipes to help you celebrate today. ¡Salud!
 
“Original” Margarita


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Valentine's Day Recipe
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Sweets for Your Sweetheart!
By Bren Herrera | 02/14/2011 - 11:00

It's Valentine's Day so why not cook up an extra special treat for your sweetheart tonight? This lovely postre will only leave him wanting you even more!

Chocolate Fudge Mini Cakes with Peppermint Icing

Ingredients:
1 box of fudge cake (per directions)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 cups hot water


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Wolfgang Puck is Cooking Up a Latin Menu for the Oscars
Wolfgang Puck is Cooking Up a Latin Menu for the Oscars
By Irasema Romero | 02/10/2011 - 15:30

The annual star-studded dinner will feature a veggie risotto paella and Spanish ham for 1,500 guests that include Academy Award winners, nominees and presenters. We sure that Spanish stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem (who is nominated for Best Actor) to certainly enjoy the evening.

“Our goal each year is to honor Hollywood’s brightest stars and most accomplished artists with a culinary masterpiece,” Puck said of the planned specialties. “Only the finest ingredients and flavors will do”


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Disneyland Chef Jay Garcia Shows us How to Make Tamales!
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2010 - 14:30

Did you now that they serve tamales in Disneyland? Neither did we! But Chef Jay Garcia proved us all wrong and in the video below, he shows us exactly how to make a proper tamale from scratch.

Watch the video, then round up the family and get the tameleria going!


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Flanboyant Eats: Cornish Hen
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Cranberry and Caramelized Pecan Cornish Hen
By Bren Herrera | 11/23/2010 - 09:30

Try this delicious recipe for an exciting twist on a Thanksgiving poultry dish! Believe us, you won't regret it.


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The Next Iron Chef Hails from Puerto Rico
The Next Iron Chef Hails from Puerto Rico
By Verky Arcos | 08/31/2010 - 10:30

They finally announced the chefs for seaon three of The Next Iron Chef, and we're really excited to have another Latino, Mario Pagan, (last season Jose Garces won!) to represent on the show.  "I'm really excited; I'm really happy that it's finally coming out and hopefully I'll do a good job," says the Puerto Rican chef and owner of restaurants Lemongrass and Chayote.


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Tell Us: How Do You Entertain and What's Your Favorite Recipe?
Tell Us: How Do You Entertain and What's Your Favorite Recipe?
By Elayne Fluker | 08/19/2010 - 15:00

Cocktail party, passed hors d'ouerves, sit-down dinner—though summer is winding down we know that you continue to get together with your friends and family to enjoy good food and good times! So tell us your party-planning secrets!

The editors of Latina want to know how you entertain! Click here to fill out our quick survey at Latina.com/entertaining, and don’t forget to submit your favorite recipe—you might just get featured in the November issue of Latina magazine!


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Why You'll Love the New iPhone 4
By Chris Hermosilla | 07/10/2010 - 10:00

Apple’s slick iPhone 4, the newest version of the popular smartphone, is selling out in stores; but we scored one, put it to the test and found that it’s perfect for the Latina who loves staying connected online. A recent study found that more U.S. Latinas are using social media than ever, but most of what we find lacks a sense of community and content aimed specifically at Latin women. Luckily, the new features available on this model help you fill that online void by making and sharing the things that reflect who you are! 


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Red Snapper Escoviche
By Bren Herrera | 05/18/2010 - 08:00

I’ve always loved red snapper, especially at Thai restaurants. Haven’t had it in a while, but it’s the one thing I love to order every other visit. Cuban and Latin Americans eat pargo any kind of way, but I don’t remember my mother ever really making it. Short of recently seeing it prepared in avocado in a Cuban cookbook, I had kind of “back-burnered” it from my top culinary choices.


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Cinco de Mayo Recipes and the Truth about Nachos
By Bren Herrera | 05/05/2010 - 16:17

Today is a good day to celebrate Mexicans and their contributions to this country! With all that’s going on in Arizona (against all Latinos) Cinco de Mayo couldn’t have come at a better time.

To that end, let’s talk about some of Mexico’s beloved indigenous foods and spirits. Tequila, for starters, made from the agave plant, is usually the liquor of choice. And then there are Margaritas—tons and tons of Margaritas.

And what about guac?


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