Dos Borreguitas Blog

'Tis the Season for Pan de Polvo December 13 2011

There are several foods I always equate with the holidays. Tamales are one. And pan de polvo, or Mexican wedding cookies coated in a cinammon sugar mix, are another. Yes, they're eaten at weddings, but also during Christmas-time. I decided to make a few dozen this year, and I used Eva Longoria's recipe because I couldn't find my grandmother's. In my head, I can see it clearly written on a paper...

Five Ways to Latinofy the Holidays December 11 2011

If you have little ones and want to expose them to a little bit of Latino culture, here's a few ways to Latinofy the holidays. 5. Abuelita Hot Chocolate:  These cinnamon-infused chocolate tablets make the best hot chocolate during Christmas time. I just break up the big piece of chocolate -- which is not easy to do -- and then I put the smaller pieces in the blender to really...

Red, White and Green All Year Long December 02 2011

Move over Christmas with your holiday colors. La bandera mexicana is also red, white and green, and so are the staples of our cooking. I'd say about half of what I cook has these three in it: tomato, onion and cilantro. I use it in a ton of different ways, including to make pico de gallo, to add to avocado to make guacamole, or just add to a can of...

Spanglish Holiday Mix-Tape November 28 2011

Our holidays have always been a mix of culture and traditions, but they're blended so well that it's sometimes hard to separate where one ends and the other begins. We eat tamales (de venado), with ketchup. Yep, ketchup (it's a habit leftover from childhood). We drink Abuelita hot chocolate. We make lots of fudge. We wait and wait and wait until we hear Last Christmas by Wham! play in some...

Con Mi Burrito Sabanero Voy Camino de Belen December 01 2010

El Burrito de Belen is officially the toddler K's favorite Christmas song, and in particular she likes the Juanes version that's on the Superestrellas En Navidad album. She really shakes her hips to it. Si me ven, si me ven, voy camino de Belen Tuqui tuqui tuqui tuqui/ tuqui tuqui tuqui ta/ Apurate mi burrito/ que ya vamos a llegar! Okay, I like it too. I'm not so into the Christmas songs that...
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