Can you hear it now? “Oye, ven a comer el lechon!” shouts your Tío Pepe who lives five minutes away but screams into the phone as if you were in China. Another BBQ with your loving family. Your presence is requested or deal with your Mami’s version of the Spanish Inquistion. Arriving empty handed is out of the question but...Por aquí, chica!
Ah, nothing quite hits the spot on a hot summer day like a sweet, ice-cold paleta. It helps you cool down and reminds you of your carefree childhood days. Except, back then the ice pops you were scarfing down were more likely than not frozen Kool-Aid or orange juice. Girl, please. That is not how you roll these days. If you have a...Por aquí, chica!
Getting a reservation at a decent restaurant on Valentine’s Day can be an effin’ nightmare. Even if you do manage to get in, it’s crowded and stuffy; hardly the intimate dinner you envisioned. Why not go for a cozy and romantic home-cooked meal? You don’t need to get crazy with some overly-elaborate dish that takes hours to...Por aquí, chica!
One of the best parts about Sunday dinner is getting together with all your tias, primas and hermanas in the kitchen and gossiping while everyone pitches in to help prepare the meal. You discuss la novela, the neighbor’s kids and who’s wearing what while you peel potatoes and chop onions to recreate abuelita’s best recipes....Por aquí, chica!
Hallacas, pasteles, humitas; a tamal by any other name would taste as good. Though tamales as we know them originated in Mexico, virtually every Latin American country has its own version. They are traditionally made from a corn-based dough and stuffed with a variety of fillings like chicken, pork, vegetables, rice and cheese. They...Por aquí, chica!
Salads are delicious, refreshing and healthy. But alternating between chicken Caesar and plain old lettuce, tomato and onion can get a bit boring and repetitive. Variety is the spice of life, and we Latinas are nothing if not spicy. So add a little sabor to your meals by mixing it up every once in a while and trying one of these...Por aquí, chica!