Coquito and Puerto Rican Christmas Spread

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Christmas is just a few days away and holiday parties are in full swing.  In fact I already have a few fabulous parties under my belt.  Christmas is a huge, huge deal back home in Puerto Rico and it lasts well past Christmas day.  Christmas starts the first day after Thanksgiving till January 6 which… 

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Arroz Con Dulce

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If there is one thing that I must have on my plate at some point during Christmas it’s arroz con dulce.  Which basically translates to rice candy.  It’s a sticky sweet coconut rice treat with cinnamon and raisins tossed in.  Its delicious, its sweet , it’s sticky and for me it is Christmas. I have fond… 

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Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

  Yesterday I had this incredible urge for rice, but not just any rice, I wanted the rice that brings back memories of my childhood, the one that makes me reminisce about holidays and family gatherings back home in Puerto Rico.  This particular rice is a staple of any festive gathering, especially Christmas.   It is typically served… 

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