Mexican Holiday food

Tamales, Sugar Cane, and Nuns

 Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Frida Kahlo. Champagne Confetti Co. on pinterest.com/champagnecon/ I've been busy with tamale making for the past three days. We added an extra day for the vegan tamales. Tamale making (or tamalada) is something my family prepares for… Continue reading Tamales, Sugar Cane, and Nuns

Family, Family time, Mexican Cooking, Mexican Holiday food, Mexican Vegan food

Beginning a New Tradition with Tamales-Vegan Style!

Five years after my youngest became a vegan, I now have another vegan son who has a wonderful girlfriend who is also vegan. I began cooking vegan style for the youngest some time ago. My oldest son, David and his girlfriend, Laura 'veganize' all sorts of foods while educating people on their YouTube site titled… Continue reading Beginning a New Tradition with Tamales-Vegan Style!

Christmas Traditions, Family, Mexican Holiday food

The Missing Mystery Gift

  We have a tradition of opening gifts on Christmas morning at eleven o'clock at my mother's home. We bring our gifts to my Mom's very warm house which is filled with the fragrance of cinnamon and coffee and steamed roasted pork tamales. Christmas morning is a big event for my mom who loves to… Continue reading The Missing Mystery Gift

Family, Latino culture, Latino Family Traditions, Mexican Cooking, Mexican Holiday food

Christmas Desserts-Mexican/Chicano Style

My friend, Evelyn Holingue, invited me to share my traditional Christmas dessert recipes. She's written about Buche de Noel, a gorgeous French chocolate yule cake with chocolate whipped topping on her blog. Think of this as a virtual cookie exchange from different cultural backgrounds. The weather outside is cold/rainy and alternately cold/sunny. And when I… Continue reading Christmas Desserts-Mexican/Chicano Style