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A Sweet $500 Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes from Don Victor Honey!

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Don Victor Honey
A few days ago, I shared some ideas for using Don Victor honey at home, including my mother-in-law’s Honey-Nut spread recipe and the very popular Honey-Lime-Cinnamon tea used to ease sore throat pain. I’m sure you already know that Honey not only sweetens drinks and desserts, but is also used to make savory dishes, as well. Over the past few years, there’s been a food revolution that’s taken Mexican cooks back to their roots, using natural ingredients to craft their recipes. Don Victor Honey is made in the USA and available at your local Walmart's Hispanic section. They also have other gourmet products like Don Victor’s Whipped Honey, which comes in flavors like Cinnamon, Caramel, and Cocoa.

How to make Tlacoyos, a tasty street food.

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Tlacoyos are thick corn dough tortillas in an oval or rhomboid shape, usually filled with beans, pork cracklings, or fava/broad beans. They are served topped with salsa and nopales, cheese, and cilantro. As a common dish in the central states of the country, Tlacoyos are often sold for breakfast. In the city of Toluca, Estado de Mexico, they’re made using blue corn masa and stuffed with fava/broad beans. Other fillings, like potatoes and cheese seasoned with dried peppers, can be found in the State of Morelos. I used to love going to the main market in Toluca where women from the farms would go to make Tlacoyos on a small griddle using a portable wood grill. The flavors of the blue corn and the wood smoke gave them a taste that was unforgettable.

Mexican Christmas Dishes

Mexican Christmas dishes
The meals eaten in Mexico for Christmas Eve vary from region to region, and as mentioned before, every cook adds his/her personal touch to the recipes. Here is a list of some of the traditional recipes you can find here on the blog to celebrate this Christmas with a Mexican theme.

Cheese and Chorizo Turnovers – Volovanes de Chori-Queso Estilo Veracruz

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Keeping up with the fun and easy snacks I posted last week, today I’m sharing a recipe for “Volovanes”. They’re a really quick way to fix dinner, and you can even have the little ones help out. They also make perfect appetizers and finger food for your holiday parties, and are great for making a fun movie night with the kids.

Volovanes, named after the French “Vol-au-vent”, are a typical snack for a mid-morning or late afternoon pick-me-up for the inhabitants of the City Port of Veracruz. They’re sold in bakeries around town, but are easy to get at busy street corners where street vendors often sell them. The baskets they carry are full of Volovanes that come in an assortment of fillings, including: tuna, crab, cheese, mushrooms, pineapple, chori-queso, and the most famous one, ham and cheese. The influence of the bakers from colonial times, as well as the French Occupation during the 1860s, has made the State of Veracruz a place of rich gastronomy, with a great influence from the Old World. The French army was stationed in the central part of the state for 5 years, which was more than enough time for their cooking to permeate into the local cuisine.

Spicy Peanuts Snack to watch “Guardians of the Galaxy”, a post by my son

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One of the things we love to do as a family is go to the movies, which of course, leads to us having a lot of movies at home.  This summer, our favorite movie was Guardians of the Galaxy, and now it’s finally available on home video. To watch the release of this fantastic movie, we prepared these Spicy peanuts as a snack. It’s a snack loved by many in my country, and is usually sold in small packages, but is also really quick and easy to make at home.
But to tell you a little more about this movie and the recipe, my teenage son is writing for the first time on the blog. Enjoy!

Hey guys, David here. Before I talk about this movie, let me start off by saying that I’m a huge cinephile and I actually saw this movie five times at the movie theater. FIVE. TIMES. I know, I have a problem…

But anyway, lets get started...

Rompope Mexican Eggnog Recipe

RompopeB I read somewhere that when you move to another country, one of the things that you miss the most is the food from your homeland. You can adapt to the new climate, culture, and customs, but your taste for the food back home can never be replaced. Sadly, it can sometimes be hard to recreate those meals, since not all of the ingredients are available to you. For us, one of the things we missed from Mexico was Rompope, a drink very similar to Eggnog. In Mexico, it is readily available at most supermarkets and liquor stores, but it is not sold here in the States. It didn’t seem to hard to make, so one day I gave it a shot, and the results were really good!