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  • BRAZILIAN CAIPIRINHA COCKTAIL Kicks-off World Cup 2014
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    Today kicks-off the 2014 FIFA World Cup and what better way to start the worldwide celebration than with a delicious and classic Brazilian cocktail — the Caipirinha. The sugar cane rum, Cachaca, is mixed with a lime and some sugar and poured over ice. Super easy and tasty! Brazilian Caipirinha Yields 1 cocktail Ingredients: 1 lime, quartered 4 oz. Cachaça Continue Reading...
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  • TEPACHE: A Lightly Fermented Pineapple Cider
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    Cool off in this warm weather with this recipe for an effervescent and refreshing Tepache, a lightly fermented pineapple drink. Tepache has similar qualities to a light alcohol cider. Although Tepache comes from the Mexican state of Jalisco, various types of fermented beverages have been drunk throughout Mexico since the creation of dirt. Luckily, Tepache has made its way up north. While it Continue Reading...
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  • WATERMELON AGUA FRESCA
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    Heaven. That’s how I felt when I sipped the watermelon agua fresca today. The drink is so refreshing, sweet, and brings a smile to my face every time. Beautiful in color and taste, Aguas frescas are a refreshing beverage and mostly found in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the southwest of the United States. Some of the more common Continue Reading...
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  • Fat Tuesday Recipes: Guiltless Indulgence
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    It’s FAT TUESDAY or MARDI GRAS, where people live it up one last time before strict rituals of fasting during the Lenten season. This year, Stephen says he is to eliminate white sugar and bread, which he says means he can still eat corn tortillas. Let’s see how that one lasts. We have two great recipes to share with you Continue Reading...
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  • Buchanan’s Offers Easy Ways to Entertain at Home “A Lo Grande” on New Year’s Eve
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    Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year David Rios from Spain shares tips for creating a perfect holiday punch to celebrate with family and friends Special gatherings call for special beverages and nothing makes a party more festive than punch. A New Year’s Eve punch satisfies your guests, relieves some party planning stress and saves you time and money. David Continue Reading...
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  • Best Holiday Horchata Recipe for the “Cha Cha” in All of Us
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    This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are our own. Who remembers that old disco tune, “Another Cha Cha” from Santa Esmeralda? This holiday season Art and I are getting our cha cha on with a new drink – Horchata. Every holiday party needs a great Continue Reading...
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  • Café Tres Leches
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    This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Who doesn’t need a boost of energy during the upcoming hectic holidays? Rather than picking up a can of soda or downing a glass of wine, take five minutes to make this delicious, creamy Café Tres Continue Reading...
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  • Cinco Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
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    Happy Cinco de Mayo from our kitchen to yours!  Here are CINCO recipes to make your fiesta memorably delicious. Click on the photos below to get the recipe. Carne Asada Ensalada de Nopalitos Fiery Shrimp with Avocado Chicken Tinga Slow Cooked Shreded Pork with Chile Verde And here are Cinco more recipes to round out the festivities! Sweet Corn Bundt Continue Reading...
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  • National Margarita Day Should Be Everyday! Try Our Margarita de Tamarindo
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    The headline says it all! It’s National Margarita Day and it’s Friday — time to kick off the weekend and break out the cocktail shaker. We have tamarindo candy and tamarindo paste. Why not a tamarindo margarita? The sweet and sour flavor of the tamarindo pairs wonderfully with the tequila to create a flavorful evening cocktail. Go to the frozen section of Continue Reading...
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  • Hot and Thick Champurrado Warms the Soul During the Holidays
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    Mexican hot chocolate or Champurrado? Believe it or not, growing up that was a major decision for me. I preferred Mexican hot chocolate as I was always leery from the thickness of Champurrado. Oh, how times have changed. And, on holidays like Diá de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) celebrated on January 6, Champurrado is a great companion to the Continue Reading...
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  • Sangrita — Sweet and Spicy
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    As you’re throwing together your menu for a wicked Halloween party, don’t forget the Sangrita. We’re not talking about the wine and fruit drink. No, Sangrita is a traditional Mexican drink served with high-end tequilas. Unfortunately, it is not as widely known in the United States. It does not contain alcohol, but rather it is a simple mix of juices and spices Continue Reading...
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  • National Tequila Day — Enjoy This Fabulous Margarita Recipe
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    Today is National Tequila Day, a wonderful reminder to enjoy a tequila beverage. Sure it is mid-week, but who cares?! A margarita would pair nicely with your Taco Tuesday menu for dinner tonight. Here’s a margarita recipe we featured a while back that is sure to get you singing to Chente tonight.   Grapefruit Margarita Yields 2 cocktails Ingredients: Wedge of lime Continue Reading...
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  • Cinco de Mayo: A Moment in Time to Celebrate Food and Culture
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    There are some who see Cinco de Mayo as somewhat of a joke because they feel their culture is being exploited by U.S. beer and alcohol companies. I see it a bit differently and let me explain why. You see, I grew up in Pico Rivera, Calif., a mostly working, middle-class, Mexican-American community that commemorated the holiday with parades down the main Continue Reading...
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  • Ring in the New Year Carribean-style With This Creamy Coquito Recipe
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    Before your guests arrive and before the big countdown, mix up a batch of our special New Year’s Coquito.  We got this recipe from an old colleague who says she got it from her Puerto Rican grandmother.  We thought, “Hot damn, it must be good.” And, sure enough, it was delicious!        Holiday Coquito Makes about 8 to 10 servings Continue Reading...
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  • Día de los Muertos – Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration
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    Día de los Muertos brings back many fond childhood memories for me — from the making of sugar skulls to the annual bus ride to Evergreen Cemetery in East Los Angeles for the night time procession.  Sometimes, when people of other cultures hear for the first time about the celebration of the Day of the Dead, they mistakenly think it Continue Reading...
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  • Nescafé Clásico Kicks-off “Celebra Nuestro Ritmo” Campaign
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    Nescafé Clásico invited LatinoFoodie and a handful of other local food bloggers to breakfast on Monday, August 15, to introduce them to Latin dance sensation, Javier “Poty” Castillo, director of choreography for leading reality television dance show, Mira Quien Baila. He is touring the country promoting the instant coffee’s “Celebra Nuestro Ritmo” campaign.  Poty’s personality is vibrant, spiritied, hopeful — just as the folks from Nescafé Clásico say Continue Reading...
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  • This Summer Gussy Up Your Beer Michelada Style
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    It’s 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning. My eyes burn, stomach turns and even my teeth hurt. The only audible sound is the leaf blower from my neighbor’s gardener. Anything past 2 a.m. is a blur. Slowly, I crawl out of bed to wake up friends who are sprung out in the guest rooms. We gather in the kitchen for breakfast. No Continue Reading...
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  • Time for Happy Hour Libations To Kick-off Memorial Day Weekend 2011
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    I have a good friend who always says, “It’s happy hour somewhere in the world.”  LatinoFoodie loves that care-free spirit. When all the work is done and you’ve braved the traffic home, there’s nothing better than to kick off your shoes (or heels) and enjoy a tasty libation.  It’s Memorial Day Weekend. Time to relax and enjoy. We are featuring an easy to Continue Reading...
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