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I want to share with all of you today a great recipe but also an especial celebration. As a latina, I feel the responsibility to share all my knowledge and roots with my daughters. I know most of the time we feel like in a competition of language but let me tell you, we are and we must teach our kids how important it is to speak in Spanish.
My grandmother used to say, los hijos son el reflejo de uno mismo, and let me tell you that is true. Every day I’m on top of my girls asking them to speak more and more Spanish.
I’m so proud to have this heritage and share all my abuelas recipes and of course, I’m so lucky that I can find lots of the same ingredients we have in Costa Rica here in San Diego. Walmart is a source for me to find all I need for my recipes, especially this month that we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
I must say, one pantry item that I love and I can’t live without is NESTLÉ® La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk; We use it in almost or all our recipes, we eat it with crackers or fresh bread and pour on top of our snow cones, we have to have it at all times, it is definitely part of our food culture.
And speaking of celebrations, did I mention that back home my family when it comes to food and gatherings is the best, we all make different traditional dishes and share with our neighbors and friends. Here in San Diego, I’m blessed to have fabulous friends to celebrate this important month and sometimes I rely in different dishes that I love and are not very latinoish but, we put our stamp on it. For example, I brought STOUFFER’S® Family Size Chicken Alfredo and because this is a complete meal, I recommend to take advantage of the Ibotta link which offers a $1.00 reimbursement. I just made to accompany this dish my abuelitas Ensalada de Repollo, Yum! what a delicious dinner we had.
And for dessert, we had so much, Arroz con leche, caramelos and because I love easy peasy no complications, I know everybody love cookies and ice cream It was easy OUTSHINE® FROZEN SNACKS and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, was an easy option, so fresh cookies and paletas it is.
Don’t get me wrong we are very proud of our culture and our food, but sometimes we need to make our life a little easy to also enjoy the party.
I know what are you thinking, what is my recipe? Ok just let me tell you that this recipe is my sisters go to dessert, she loves to make it and is so easy and so traditional that I want to share it with all of you. I’m sure that you are going to love how simple and easy it is, and how perfect it is for any family gathering. Remember we as latinos, are very humble people that love to laugh, eat and spend time with our families and friends, and we made delicious food with the most basic ingredients.
So tell me, what is your favorite latino food? How are you celebrating this month? And if you want more inspiration, check out the Flavorful Moment Pinterest Board