Marshmallows – Malvaviscos

Homemade marshmallows from sweetlifebake.com

Marshmallows – Malvaviscos When I was engaged I began collecting fun Christmas activities in a small black binder for my future family.  The first recipe I clipped out was this one for Marshmallows featured in the February 1996 issue of Martha Stewart Living. My first daughter was 3 when I first made these marshmallows. She’s… 

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Jalapeño Jelly – Jalea de Jalapeño

Jalapeño Jelly - Jalea de Jalapeño from sweetlifebake.com

Jalapeño Jelly – Jalea de Jalapeño Every Christmas the Principal of the school where my mami worked as a teacher’s aide gifted his co-workers jalapeno jelly that his wife made. Mami looked forward to the little jar of jelly every year as she enjoyed it over crackers. One year she attempted the recipe, but with… 

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Texas Posadas- Pan de Polvo

Pan de Polvo - crumbly sweet cookie from sweetlifebake.com

Pan de Polvo The Posadas are here! Las Posadas (the inns) begins on December 16 and ends on Christmas Eve with the Cena of La Noche Buena. This nine day celebration reenacts Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter in Bethlehem. The candle-lit processions of los peregrinos (pilgrims) dressed as Mary and Joseph travel from home… 

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Eggnog Bread – Pan de Rompope {Giveaway}

Christmas Eggnog bread from Vianney Rodriguez at sweetlifebake.com

Eggnog Bread – Pan de Rompope My mami loves rompope – I mean she is addicted to it, so every year the day after Thanksgiving she begins whipping up batch after batch to enjoy the entire month of December. She enjoys a cup while she watches her favorite novela, while she sits outside watching the… 

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Mexican Bread Pudding – Capirotada

Mexican Bread Pudding - Capirotada

Over the Summer I had numerous requests on how to make Capirotada, Mexican Bread Pudding.   I promised I would share, but somehow never got around to featuring the recipe.  When Imperial Sugar asked me to create this family favorite recipe for their website I was more than happy to finally have the chance to share… 

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Seven Layer Dip – Dip de Siete Capas

Seven Layer Dip - Dip de Siete Capas

Seven Layer Dip – Dip de Siete Capas My mom worked as a teacher’s aide at our local school and every Holiday season all the teachers, aides and staff would host what they called a “pig out.”  Everyone was asked to bring one of their favorite pot luck dish. They would all gather in the… 

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Turkey Pozole Casserole with Cornmeal Biscuit Topping – Cazuela de Pozole de Pavo con Bísquets

Cazuela de Pozole de Pavo con Bísquets

Turkey Posole Casserole with Cornmeal Biscuit Topping -  Cazuela de Pozole de Pavo con Bísquets (recipe available in English and Spanish)   The last of the turkey went into this casserole for Sunday dinner with the family.  A cross between pozole, pot pie and tamale pie this casserole was love at first bite.  I’m a… 

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