Still trying to figure out how to decorate the house for Halloween and starting to run out of ideas? Well, THIS is what you've been waiting for!
I'm a big fan of decorating the house for any holiday, but Halloween is one of my favorites. The colors of this day, orange and black, have always appealed to me--which is exactly why I'm so in love with these 5 super easy DIY pumpkin decorations. If you're looking for a quick way to spruce up the home without spending too much time, money, or energy, then these do-it-yourself crafts are just for you. Plus, the kids will DEFINITELY love these, too. And the best part? No carving required!Continue Reading >
Somehow, it's already mid-October and the weather is quickly turning from sunny and breezy to cool and crisp. And with so many fun fall activities to choose from, this season is the perfect time to spend some quality time with your family.
When I was little, I know I used to love getting bundled up and heading out to jump around in the fallen leaves with my sister and cousins. So before winter htis and we all have to head indoors, why not do the same with your kids? Below, check out our list of the top 6 fall activities to enjoy with your kids!Continue Reading >
Canning and pickling is something that I sometimes joke is in my blood. My grandfather was a big fan of it. In fact, I even remember him making his very own pickles when I was young. Now pickles are one of my favorite foods and, although I typically buy them in the grocery store, I still remember the crunch of my abuelito's fresh pickles. Let me tell you, there's simply nothing better than homemade pickles.
I grew up in a typical Cuban household, so it may be no surprise that I didn't really hear of apple butter until last year. To be honest, I don't really know any Latinos that eat apple butter but I'm here to tell you that you absolutely MUST add this delicious snack into your life! Here's why:
The Southern specialty is basically like apple sauce, except thicker, richer, and MUCH tastier. It works great as a spread and I also love having it as a snack (the same as I would do with regular apple sauce) or as a dessert (maybe even putting it on top of something, like a brownie). After making my first batch of apple butter last year (after an apple-picking trip with my family), this year I decided that the perfect way to celebrate the start of fall would be to make a spicy apple butter with some delicious Latin flavor!
Now, making apple butter can take a while but luckily my trusty slow cooker was up to the challenge! And now I have lots of deliciousness to enjoy.
If you loved the watermelon keg with agua fresca (watermelon juice) that we featured this summer, then you're also going to LOVE this amazing pumpkin keg!
It's a great and creative idea to celebrate Halloween or just the Autumn season. Plus, you can make it kid-friendly by taking the insides of the pumpkin and making a pumpkin juice, which comes directly out of the Harry Potter books! I bet your kids will love that and they'll love it even more when they're pouring it out of the pumpkin keg. The best part, though, is that you can make it with your kids for an afternoon of fun, creativity, and delicious pumpkin juice that the whole family with enjoy this Fall.
Cooking with your kids is one of the things I treasure most. It's the best way to both ensure that you're making something they'll like as well as teaching them valuable skills for the future. One of my favorite things, though, is teaching kids how to cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients like the delicious Autumn fruits and veggies found in these 5 Latin Fall recipes that are kid-friendly.
From yuca fries (cause what kid doesn't like fries?) with chipotle mayonnaise or boniato mash (like mashed potatoes, only BETTER) with mojo, there's a delicious side dish anyone will love. Then there's the mushroom quesadilla (great for lunch!) or the fettuccine with a tomatillo and cilantro pesto (oh my, YUM!), both of which I'm craving right now. And, of course, you can't end stop until you make a pumpkin spice flan for dessert. Dig in!Continue Reading >
Just because the kids are back in school, it doesn't mean that the family fun needs to stop. Fall can be a beautiful time for short getaways, with the air getting cooler and many great things to do.
Whether you're in apple-picking country or can still squeeze in a few beach weekends, fall is a wonderful time to make new memories with your family. I love to pack the kids into the car, look on my state's tourism website, and hit the road. Here are a few tips for keeping sane on the road.