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Piraguas

A Piragua /pi'ra:gwe/  is a Puerto Rican shaved ice dessert, shaped like a pyramid, consisting of shaved ice and covered with fruit flavored syrup. Piraguas are sold by vendors, known as piragüeros, in small colorful pushcarts. Besides Puerto Rico, Piraguas can...

Best Bread Pudding Recipe – Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

  This pumpkin bread pudding is a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. Stuffed with raisins and nuts, each bite will be a wonderful experience. 1/2 loaf raisin bread, cut into cubes 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla...

Basic Salsa Dance Steps

Mastering the basic step will be the first key step to developing proper technique and timing in salsa. Your spins and partner-work techniques will be executed in sync with the rhythm of the music once you have mastered your basic. Think of the basic step as the...

Tembleque de Coco

  I want to share with you a classic Puerto Rican desert recipe. This one is a treat, it is light coconut custard that shakes like Jell-O. That is why it's called tembleque, which can be loosely translated as jiggling. Here is the recipe: o 2 cups of coconut milk...

Seafood Appetizer – Stuffed Shrimp

  Everyone loves shrimp. Instead of serving plain cold shrimp with cocktail sauce, why not mix it up a bit and make something extra special? With only a little extra effort, you can provide your guests with a shrimp appetizer they will remember. When buying your...

Wedding Traditions of Puerto Rico

  A wedding is a joyous celebration and that is no different in Puerto Rico. There are a few traditions that are associated with a conventional Puerto Rican marriage. One of these traditions is the offering of the bride and groom a beverage called café con leche...

The Best of Puerto Rican Food

Puerto Rican food is a mixture of African, Taino, and Spanish influences. They have their own take on creole food, which they call cocina criolla. This cooking style is not only popular with locals; tourists also frequent Puerto Rico to experience authentic creole...

Asopao de Pollo

[ad_1] This soupy rice and chicken stew is a classic Puerto Rican recipe that is prepared in every Puerto Rican home. Make sure you make plenty, this soup keeps getting better with every serving. Although it takes 1½ hours to prepare, serves 4, and it will be even...

Christmas Celebrations

In Puerto Rico, as well as most of Latin America, Christmas traditions have their roots in Catholicism. Due to contact with other cultures,  some of these traditions have evolved and changed through time. Some customs have lost their religious meaning and become...

Patron Saint Festivals

Every year, each town celebrates patron saint festivals (fiestas patronales) in honor of the area's patron saint. The festivities include religious processions since they were originated as a Catholic tradition. However, they have adopted other elements of African and...

Puerto Rican Recipes

[ad_1] Caribbean Islands have a rich and flavorful dishes. And Puerto Rico is one of the best places for vacation. The island offers a superb relaxation adventures with soothing beach, comfortable and luxurious hotels, colorful festivals, and most especially the...

Desserts in Puerto Rican Style

[ad_1] Desserts in Puerto Rico mostly comprise of a type of flan or egg custard. Just as usual in the Puerto Rican flag is a slice of guava jelly with white cheese (queso blanco). Chefs seize the abundant produce of fruits in Puerto Rico and make several desserts,...

Puerto Rican Food Recipes

[ad_1] I want to talk to you about Puerto Rican Food Recipes. A subject near and dear to my heart. Growing up my mom and my grandmother provided us with the daily food my family ate. Sometimes when you are accustomed to something you take it for granted. However, the...

Get Ready for a Taste of Rum

By Zain Deane March 2014 kicks off in grand style with the Taste of Rum Festival. One of the biggest food and drink events on the island, Taste of Rum is the official rum festival of Puerto Rico, and takes place on March 1 along the Paseo de la Princesa Boulevard that...

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