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Celebrando el Dia de las Brujas 
Oct. 31, 2012 10:03 pm 
Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 7:54 pm
I sure love sweets and I won't say no to almost any candy out there! However, as a cook and foodie, I like to take a different approach to Halloween (and other Holidays as well). Yes, the typical store bought candy is good but it's expected and your guests have had it all before. Guaranteed. Sure you can't just bake a bunch of stuff for strangers as they will likely toss it for safety reasons but when having a party at home, why settle for the same old same old? Make it different, fun and delicious and break from the monotony of the "expected". 
Incorporate your guests ideas and tastes. Recipes such as: Creepy Mini Pizzas http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Creepy-Mini-Pizzas/Detail.aspx<  and Caramel Corn Treat Bags http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Caramel-Corn-Treat-Bags/Detail.aspx<  are open to personalization from each of your guests. 
Give a spin to an easy treat (that people usually think is hard to make, but you have mastered!)
I've recently tackled the art of Macaron making and surprisingly, it's easier than what I thought. Just read enough on it before hand so you know what to do to have them come out perfect. Your guests will be impressed! Color with the colors of autumn! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/French-Macaroons/Detail.aspx<
And how about the beautiful, inexpensive and super easy Merengues?! A little food coloring can turn these into fun candy corn treats!http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Merenges/Detail.aspx<
How about the good old Chocolate Covered Marshmallows? Try festive colors and decorations instead of regular chocolate! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Covered-Marshmallows/Detail.aspx<

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Separate already beaten egg white mixture and color (mixing gently), then pipe straight down
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Nov. 2, 2012 8:12 am
As always, a gorgeous job. PS Send me some of your macarons please :)
Nov. 2, 2012 7:54 pm
Beautiful pictures of awesome food. Great job, LatinaCook!
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Hola!! I'm a 36 years old Nuclear Medicine Technologist, mom to the smartest and handsomest 16 year old boy (I love you Dan!) and wife to a retired military man. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico but the military brought me to Ft.Bragg, NC where I lived for 13 years. After my husband retired we moved to St. Louis, MO (in August 2009). I'm currently job hunting. I've met some great people in the area but I still miss my family in PR and my friends in NC. Planning meals, cooking and baking take a big chunk of my day and make it more bearable.
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Being from Puerto Rico, it would be a sin not to mention Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas), Pernil Asado (Roasted Pork), Tostones (Fried Plantains), and Pasteles (hmm...pasteles is kinda like a Puertorican tamale, made with green bananas or yuca root - or even a variation of roots). I do love Bistec Encebollado though and I think my mom makes the best in the world!! I did find a pretty good recipe for this dish at Goya.com
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A triumph for me consists of my husband, or my son, or anyone to tell me that they loved my dish. I love feedback in the kitchen and most of the feedback I get is very good I must say :o)
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I just got a new stove when I moved to my new house and I just can't figure out the right setting to cook pancakes!! Hahaha. I always burn one or two before I can get it right and then I FORGET what temperature setting I used!!! I can't remember anything in particular that was a huge disaster but I do mess something up every now and then. Hey, it's life!! Life's boring without mess-ups!!
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