Do you live to break cascarones on your favorite people during Easter Sunday? I use to love breaking a confetti filled cascaron on my Grandfather when I was a kid. I could tell he would get so mad but couldn’t say anything because it was part of the tradition. Poor Grandpa. I foresee Confetti Eggs or “Cascarones,” as they’re called in (more…)
Tag: Latin traditions
There’s something to be said for a sugar cookie that someone has carefully taken the time to decorate. This is one of my favorite ways to spend my afternoon. Filling in the small details and add extra decorative depth to my cookies. I naturally like to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos with decorative sugar cookies. They make my alter look so amazing and the rest are for me and my family to enjoy and remember our loved ones lost. I make my sugar cookies with Mazola corn oil for a more crisp taste. I’ll share the recipe in my next post. But for now….. Watch my video on how to decorate Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Cookies.
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In my world making Cafe de Olla is a serious process. If you’re having family and friends over and want to clean up the house, make food, dress up to look nice, decorate your entertaining space, select good music and make your guests feel comfortable…. making cafe de olla is one more daunting task. I’m tired just thinking about it. As you all may or may not know, Cafe de Olla is the finishing touch especially when honoring Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead (Nov.2nd). Nestle just took one less worry off our hands with their new instant Cafe de Olla.
I was invited to the Nestle Headquarters a few weeks ago to speak with experts on papel picado, Dia de Los Muertos history and to learn to paint the perfect calaca face. I have taken part in Dia de Los Muertos year after year and celebrate it at home and make it a point to visit the annual Hollywood Forever Cemetery fiesta. Click here to see my photo diary from last year’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration.