Roasted Grape Margarita

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 Roasted Grape Margarita 12 grapes or Las doce uvas is the tradition of eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight.  With each grape eaten you make a wish for the New Year.   This is one of my favorite family traditions.  A tradition bursting with hope for the New Year with a few final laughs… 

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Ensalada de Noche Buena – Christmas Eve Salad

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  In Spanish Noche Buena means “Good Night.” In the month of December Noche Buena for Latinos becomes a celebratory part of the Christmas Holiday. Noche Buena means Christmas Eve or Poinsettia and is the final evening of Las Posadas. On Noche Buena families attend misa de gallo (midnight mass).  After mass entire families, friends and… 

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Homemade Corn Tortillas for the Holidays with Maseca

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Homemade Corn Tortillas in the kitchen with Maseca for a holiday tortilla. My mom makes the BEST tortillas!!  Hands down they are the best.  I’m certain these are the words that flow proudly from every child whose mom makes tortillas, but my mom can seriously rock a tortilla. Every opportunity I get I sneak into… 

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Lime Flan

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  Lime Flan It has rained for the last three days.  I have transformed into different person accomplishing so many tasks that had fallen behind and with the rain, giving me reason not to leave the house. I have become efficient.  My girls on the other hand have sat through their entire holiday carton collection, filled an entire wall with Christmas art and… 

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Polvorones de Chocolate

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Polvorones de Chocolate Baking is in full swing here this week as our family prepares for Las Posadas. A celebration that begins on December 16 and ends on Christmas Eve with the Cena of La Noche Buena. This celebration reenacts Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter in Bethlehem. These processions of los  peregrinos  lead to a different house every night for… 

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Citrus Margarita – Our Virtual Bridal Shower for Nelly – #NellysBigDay

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  “And …I said YESSSSS!” It happened one November midnight, in Twitterverse, we  saw this tweet from our dear Nelly @nella22. Without missing a beat, we all  knew Nelly had “said YES” to her beloved “M”,as she sweetly calls Brian  Murray, her fiancé. So here we are,Nelly dear, your friends in the food  world, wishing… 

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