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Nuevo Ano 2019

feliz año nuevo 2019!! Bienvenido Mi Gente, It’s that time of the year again! New year is knocking on the door with just a couple of hours left before we enter 2019. The New Year is the day that marks the beginning of a new calendar year. It falls on January 1, and is the day on which the year count of the specific calendar used is incremented. New Year, new resolutions and a fresh new start. Every year we pledged to learn something new, then why not start it from today.   “Should auld acquaintance be forgot,and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot,and auld lang syne?” If you’re like most people, you probably aren’t totally sure what you’re singing about when you join in for the group rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” What do these words mean? “Auld Lang Syne” was originally a Scottish poem that was later set to music. The phrase “auld lang syne” translates literally to “old long since” in English and means something akin to “times gone …

Puerto Rican Coquito Cheesecake

  Prep 15 min Total 1 hr 15 min Ingredients 17 Servings 8 17 Ingredients For the coquito: 12 oz coconut milk 8.5 oz coconut cream 12 oz evaporated milk 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cinnamon sticks 1 cup white rum (optional) For the cheesecake: 1 1/2 cups Graham crackers, ground 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour 1/2 cup condensed milk 1 cup coquito drink 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground clove 1/2 cup sugar For the coquito: In a blender, process all ingredients. You can make an alcohol-free version without rum. 2 For the cheesecake: Preheat oven to 350°F. 3 Combine ground Graham crackers with softened butter. Pour into a spring-loaded 7-inch mold and press firmly into the bottom to create the crust. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool. 4 In a blender, combine cream cheese, flour, condensed milk, coquito drink, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and sugar. 5 Pour into the mold and bake for 45 …

A Very Merry Borikén Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa not a creature was stirring, not even a Coquí. The children were tucked in their beds fast asleep in hopes Papa Noel soon would be there. Christmas in Puerto Rico starts early on, for some it starts right after Thanksgiving, which is the Advent or the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day.  There are many celebrations that make “Navidad en Puerto Rico” such a special time, the most famous traditions?: The “parrandas”or “asaltos navideños” especially on Christmas Eve and “Los Tres Reyes.” The Epiphany is the main celebration. On January 6 “Los Reyes” or The Three Wise Men arrive to bring offerings to baby Jesus. Christmas day, meaning “Nochebuena” is another celebration but not as important as The Three Kings. Here’s a few ways we celebrate: Attend a Misa de Aguinaldo From December 15-24, churches conduct misas de aguinaldo, masses held at dawn featuring the singing of aguinaldos, which are Puerto Rican versions of Christmas Carols. Catch a Parranda A parranda is the local translation of …

Latin Americas New Year’s Eve Traditions

It’s time say good-bye to the old! But oh, if only it were that simple. Sure, people from all over the world party on New Year’s Eve, but folks across Latin America and Spain have a special set of traditions and rituals to ring in the new year. Sure, we know people like to kiss their loved ones when midnight strikes, and that custom has spread worldwide, but what many don’t know is that us Latinos have a few tricks up our sleeves to guarantee that we have an outstanding new year! While some of the traditions below are unique to specific countries, many are celebrated by various nations, as well as by Latinos here in the U.S. Latin Americans not only bid farewell to another year gone by but make sure the next one will be even better. These traditions vary from family to family, but every Latino has at least heard or done one in their lifetime. From carefully coordinating your underwear to setting lots of stuff on fire (always fun, right?). So …

Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)

  Coconut and rum flavor tropical eggnog. makes 5 Cups Ingredients 2 cups coconut milk 2 cups Puerto Rican rum 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten Ground cinnamon and sticks, to garnish Instructions Blend milks, rum, and yolks in a blender until frothy; chill. Pour into glasses, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve with cinnamon sticks. But, if you’re anything like me and have never made it before, or maybe never had the chance to try it, or maybe you’re just not in the Coquito making mood you can always go about it the easy way. I, recently found some Boricuas who are main land and make the tasty island egg nog! Empire Drinks is on IG ONLY. They don’t have any other SM outlets just IG. So, if you’re craving Coquito for your holiday celebrations call Empire Drinks @ 1(512)788-3188……hurry or you might find your holiday Coquito-less….. They also do Vegan Coquito!! Hurry while supplies last! Friend them on IG and tell them Beautiful Boricua Styles sent you. Feliz Navidad …