Meatballs in Broth with vegetables

Meatballs in Broth with vegetables

When albóndigas (Spanish meatballs) were brought to Mexico, they did not become wan, but acquired a rich local flavour, served in a tomato-based broth (caldillo) and often seasoned with fresh or dry peppers (such as jalapeño or chipotle), or cooked with vegetables, as in this recipe … click on title for more

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Grageitas – Sweet Treats for St. Valentine’s Day

Grageitas – Sweet Treats for St. Valentine’s Day

I remember cookies as a sweet treat for St. Valentine’s; my mom and I would often bake heart shaped cookies, which I sometimes shared with my friends, and I loved receiving small sweet tokens from them, too. Grageitas (meaning “tiny tablets” or “little sprinkles”), are a classic Mexican confection of bite-size cookies topped with rainbow-coloured sprinkles … click on title for more

Superbowl Parties – Mexicans Like Them, Too!

Superbowl Parties – Mexicans Like Them, Too!

American football has been played in Mexico since the 1920s; over the decades, it has not only remained popular, but grown into one of the top sports, both played and followed nationwide. Not surprisingly, watching NFL games on TV is also a very social activity in Mexico, and for Superbowl Sunday, either a parrillada (BBQ) or a feast of carnitas y chicharrón (fried pork meat and rinds) is a must … click on title for more