Observing Dia De Los Muertos: Churro Recipe

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 I am big on traditions especially ones that involve my Hispanic heritage, my family just finished observing Hispanic heritage month in October and now it’s time to observe “Dia De Los Muertos” Literally meaning “Day of the Dead” Many people observe this holiday in many different ways that is special to them. This tradition has been around for centuries now and hasn’t changed much. 

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A good majority of people gather with friends and family to remember loved ones and friends who have passed. The way some people choose to honor their loved ones is by building an altar that represent earth, water, fire and wind. 

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Filling it with sugar skulls, marigolds, sweet treats like Churro’s and atole drinks. The table is filled with foods/drinks that the loved ones might have loved. 

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When I was kid I remember having  so many traditions since my family comes from so many different backgrounds. It was so much fun growing up with traditions like these. I try to observe these holidays with my younger family members so they can keep it going when they have their own family some day. img_4179

 I wanted to create a recipe to observe this beautiful holiday that is celebrated by so many people. I decided to make a churro recipe and headed to Walmart to find the ingredients I needed. 

 What you need:

Homemade Churros
Serves 5
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. Box of Trix or Cinnamon toast crunch or both
  2. Sugar
  3. Flour
  4. Salt
  5. Vegetable Oil
  6. Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix in a bowl 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of water , 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of vegetable and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix until its a bit tacky, while making the batter heat up a pot of vegetable oil at least two quarts for frying on high.
  2. Once the batter is ready, check your oil and make sure it is hot enough, I usually flick a small drop of water in there to determine if it's ready. Place your batter into a ziploc bag or piping bag and squeeze out the batter into the oil. make sure to brown for at least 3 mins each side until they are golden brown and place on plate to cool off.
  3. After you are done making the Churros it's time to had a bit a flavor to it.
  4. Grab a handle full or trix and place it in a ziploc bag same with the Cinnamon toast crunch in a differnt bag. Crush until finely milled, place each mix onto a plate to roll the Churro in. With the Cinnamon toast crunch mix add a bit of sugar to taste. After all that there you have it!
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 Do you celebrate Dia de los Muertos? If so what traditions do you have with your family?  What recipes do you create with your family?  

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Soy grande en tradiciones, especialmente las que involucran mi herencia hispana, mi familia acaba de observar el mes de la Hispanidad en octubre y ahora es el momento para observar: Dia De Los Muertos “que significa literalmente”Día de los muertos”muchas personas observan esta fiesta es de muchas maneras que es especiales para ellos. Esta tradición ha existido desde hace siglos y no ha cambiado mucho.

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Una buena mayoría de personas se reúnen con familiares y amigos para recordar los seres queridos y amigos que han pasado. Algunas personas optan por honrar a sus seres queridos es mediante la construcción de un altar que representa la tierra, agua, fuego y viento. Relleno con calaveras de azúcar, caléndulas, Antojitos dulces como de Churro y atole bebidas. La mesa está llena de alimentos y bebidas que los seres queridos podrían haber amado. img_4181

Cuando yo era niño recuerdo tener tantas tradiciones puesto que mi familia viene de muchos orígenes diferentes. Fue tan divertido con tradiciones como estas. Trato de observar estas vacaciones con mis familiares más jóvenes pueden mantenerla cuando tienen su propia familia algún día. Quería crear una receta para observar esta hermosa fiesta que es celebrada por tanta gente. Decidí hacer una receta de churros y se dirigió a Walmart para encontrar los ingredientes que necesitaba.

 
Lo que usted necesita

Ingredientes

de la caja de Trix o canela crunch toast 
azúcar 
harina 
aceite 
canela de sal

 Mezclar en un bol 2 tazas de harina, 2 tazas de agua, 2 cucharadas de azúcar, 2 cucharadas de vegetales y 1 cucharadita de sal. Mezcla hasta que quede un poco pegajoso, al tiempo que el calor de la masa encima de un pote de vegetales del aceite por lo menos dos cuartos de galón para la fritura alta. 

Una vez la masa está lista, compruebe su aceite y asegúrese de que está lo suficientemente caliente, generalmente la película una pequeña gota de agua allí para determinar si está listo. Coloque la masa en una bolsa ziploc o pastelera y apretón hacia fuera de la masa en el aceite. no se olvide de brown para por lo menos 3 minutos cada lado hasta que estén doradas y coloque sobre la placa se enfríe. 

Después de que termines haciendo los Churros es el momento de tenía un poco un sabor a él. 

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Agarrar un mango completo o trix y colóquela en una bolsa ziploc, mismo con el pan tostado Canelo crunch en una bolsa diferente. Machacar hasta que finamente molido, colocar cada mezcla en una placa para rodar el Churro. Con la mezcla de pan tostado canela crunch añadir un poco de azúcar al gusto. Después de todo lo que ahí lo tienen! 

 ¿Celebra día de los Muertos? Si es así ¿qué tradiciones tienen con su familia? ¿Qué recetas se crea con su familia?

 

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COVERGIRL: First Male Brand Rep!

I woke up  to some pretty amazing news in the beauty world today, COVERGIRL has picked a new brand ambassador and yes he is a guy!  I am so excited about this, finally male MUA’s getting represented on a grand scale that has not been done before. Unfortunately news like this makes a few folks a bit “miffed” about COVERGIRL’s decision. To make a male a brand rep “saying men don’t wear makeup or It’s COVERGIRL not coverboy”  But listen, Makeup is genderless let me repeat that makeup is genderless.. Men have worn makeup for thousands of years, the earliest record of men using cosmetics was in Asia, flash forward a couple of thousand years in ancient Rome,  men would rock makeup too. So to see something like this come into fruition is giving me so much life now.jamescover                                              @jcharlesbeauty / Via instagram.com

More about this amazing talented MUA  named  James Charles, he is a 17 year old makeup artist who started filming on youtube a year ago gaining at least 70,000 followers within a year. He created his IG account @Jcharlesbeauty ,  441,000 instagram followers later he is making history as the first ever male to be a COVERGIRL rep! How amazing is that?!

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 He is seriously so talented and I’ve been blown away by his work for a while now. 

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“Breaking gender norms just comes instantly as soon as a boy is comfortable and confident enough to put on makeup. I think it’s so important to love who you are and be comfortable in your own skin,” Charles told BuzzFeed.

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“I really hope that as the first male CoverGirl that I am able to inspire others and give other people confidence to try out makeup! Hey, if a random 17-year-old guy can do it, you DEFINITELY can too!”

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Good Luck James, I can’t wait to see what amazing and creative things you are going to do!!!

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#QNoTeLoCuenten: Comcast FreePassLatino

 

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When I am looking for discounts or deals I don’t only shop for beauty or fashion items. I also look for deals for food, entertainment, trips or even utilities like cable. When I heard comcast was having a free pass Latino week I decided to take advantage of it and see what Comcast has to offer; when it came to Latino programming. I have been a customer of Comcast’s for 15 years so it’s nice to know they have most of their programming SAP accessible for me. I watch most of my programs in English but I do like to throw in some shows that are Spanish speaking it helps me keep in touch with my roots.

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I don’t know about you but as a Hispanic American when I am around people speaking my language it gives me a sense of home. So it’s nice that they have this option for XFINITY customers. For two weeks fromSeptember 26- October 9th we will be able to enjoy at no cost, new movies, series, novelas and other Latin programming XFINITY on demand online and on your TV.

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Something that I’m so excited to try out this week is the voice remote control comcast has that now recognizes commands in both English and Spanish; How cool is that?! Now I can watch my favorite movies like Star wars in Spanish which is so awesome to hear. There are thousands of programs that you can choose from like, classic films and recent ones. Kids programming like La isla del faro, also the movie “instructions not included which is such an amazing film that was one of the highest grossing spanish lanuage flim out. One of my favorite things is music and they have tons it featured in the MUSIC CHOICE section from artists like J-Balvin, Gente de Zona, Lennox, Chino y Nacho and more.

what is a favorite show that is in Spanish?

For more details on Xfinity FreePass Latino,including the full programming list, please visit Xfinity.com/Latino to browse through the thousands of hours of content available and check the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel daily for recommendations on what to watch, or join the conversation on www.facebook.com/XfinityLatino and https://twitter.com/XfinityLatino using hashtag #QNoTeLoCuenten.

please visit www.comcast.com/Espanol.

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Cuando estoy buscando descuentos u ofertas no me única tienda de belleza o artículos de moda. También busco ofertas para comida, entretenimiento, excursiones o incluso utilidades como el cable. Cuando me enteré de Comcast estaba teniendo un pase gratuito Latino semana he decidido aprovechar y vea qué Comcast tiene para ofrecer; cuando llegó a programaciones latinas. He sido cliente de Comcast por 15 años, por lo tanto, es bueno saber que tienen la mayoría de su programación SAP accesible para mí. Puedo ver la mayoría de mis programas en inglés, pero me gusta tirar en algunos espectáculos que son de lengua española, me ayuda a mantenerme en contacto con mis raíces. No sé sobre usted, pero como hispanoamericano cuando estoy alrededor de gente que habla mi idioma me da una sensación de hogar o de cultura. Por lo tanto, es bueno que tengan esta opción de Xfinity cliente. Durante dos semanas, del 26 de septiembre- El 9 de octubre podremos disfrutar sin costo alguno, nuevas películas, series, novelas y de otros países de América la programación XFINITY on demand online y en el televisor.

Algo que estoy tan emocionado de probar esta semana es la voz control remoto comcast tiene que ahora reconoce los comandos en inglés y en español; ¿no es genial?! Ahora puedo ver mis películas favoritas como Star Wars en español que es tan asombroso escuchar. Hay miles de programas que puede elegir como, películas clásicas y recientes. Programación para niños como la isla del faro, también la película “instrucciones No incluido que es una impresionante película que fue uno de los más taquillera flim idioma español. Una de mis cosas favoritas es la música y tienen toneladas que aparecen en la sección de opciones de música de artistas como J-Balvin, gente de la Zona, Lennox, Chino y Nacho y mucho más.

¿Qué es un show favorito que esté en español?

Para más detalles acerca de Xfinity FreePass Latino,incluyendo la lista de programación completo, visiteXfinity.com/Latino para navegar a través de las miles de horas de contenido disponibles y verificar la Xfinity Latino Canal entretenimiento diario para las recomendaciones sobre qué ver, o únase a la conversación sobre www.facebook.com/XfinityLatino y https://twitter.com/XfinityLatino utilizando hashtag #QNoTeLoCuenten. La disponibilidad del contenido puede variar entre plataformas. visite www.comcast.com/Espanol.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Comcast. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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Always keep connected with Family!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Aaron’s Inc.. The opinions and text are all mine.
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This past year has been a crazy one for my family and I, from my grandmother getting diagnosed with breast cancer to my mom moving to New York taking care of her mother. We are so use to being around her, so her leaving for so long was a bit of a shock for my family and it took a while to actually adjust to it. Staying connected to our mom is so important so we make sure to text, call and video chat with her all the time. Alot of the time her phone calls drop or the video chat freezes up when we are speaking with our grandmother.

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 Because of this happening I have been searching for a better phone and provider for my mom as a gift. Needless to say things have been super tight money wise and I try to save money as much as I can. You guys know I am all about saving that money any way I can.

When I heard Aaron’s announce that they are partnering with Cricket Wireless to provide lease-to-own phones and afforable plans it had me jumping for joy! I can actually afford to set a phone service up for my mother and get her a snazzy new phone to go with it. Cricket has 4G LTE Nationwide Coverage, all with an Amazingly Affordable deal. It doesn’t matter if you have not so good credit, or don’t have $600 lying around for a new phone… which I sure don’t, maybe one day! They have Amazingly affordable payments and have new and previously leased phones for a great deal.

Thankfully this will keep me more connected with my mom until we finally see each other later this year to catch up on everything. Because of Aaron’s Amazingly Affordable payments and Cricket’s amazing phone plans, I can actually save money and take a trip to NYC to see her.

Here’s a bit more information about Aaron’s work with Cricket

Here’s what you will get:

Aaron’s:

– No Long-Term Commitment

– No Hidden Fees

– No Credit Needed

– All new phones include an Accessories Bundle Pack with charger, case and screen protection!

– Choose from New and Previously Leased Phones

– Amazingly Affordable payments

Cricket Wireless:

● Enjoy a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience

● Stay connected with Cricket’s 4G LTE network

● No Annual Contract

● Keep your existing phone number!

● Visit CricketWireless.com to learn more about Cricket’s North America coverage

● Check out CricketWireless.com for more information about Cricket’s affordable plans

What would you do with the extra money you would be saving by checking out Aaron’s new partnership?

 

Este último año ha sido un loco para mi familia y yo, desde mi abuela obteniendo diagnosticadas con cáncer de mama a mi mamá de mudarse a Nueva York para tomar cuidado de su madre. Estamos tan utilizar para estar cerca de ella, hasta su salida por tanto tiempo fue un poco chocante para mi familia y me tomó un tiempo para adaptarse a ella. Permanecer conectado a nuestra mamá es tan importante, así que asegúrese de texto, llamadas y videoconferencias con ella todo el tiempo. Mucho el tiempo de su caída de llamadas telefónicas o el chat de vídeo se congela cuando estamos hablando con nuestra abuela. Porque de este acontecimiento he estado buscando un mejor teléfono y el proveedor de mi mamá como un regalo. Huelga decir que las cosas han sido super apretado de dinero sabio y yo intente ahorrar dinero tanto como puedo. Ustedes saben todo acerca de estoy ahorrando ese dinero todo lo que pueda.

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Cuando me enteré de Aarón anuncian que está criando con Cricket Wireless para proporcionar arrendamiento-compra de planes que me hizo saltar de alegría! Yo realmente puede permitirse establecer un servicio telefónico para mi madre y obtener de ella una llamativa nuevo teléfono para ir con ella. Cricket 4G LTE tiene cobertura nacional, todos con un precio sorprendentemente asequible. No importa si no tienen tan buen crédito, o no tienes que miente alrededor de $600 para un nuevo teléfono… que estoy seguro que no, quizás algún día! Tienen sorprendentemente asequible y tienen nuevos pagos y teléfonos previamente arrendadas por un precio estupendo.

Afortunadamente esto me mantendrá más conectada con mi mamá, hasta que finalmente nos vemos unos a otros más adelante este año para ponerse al día en todo. Porque de Aaron’s Cricket’s sorprendentemente asequible tratar, en efecto, puedo ahorrar dinero y tomar un viaje a NYC para verla.

Aquí hay un poco más de información acerca de Aaron’s nueva alianza:

Esto es lo que obtendrá:

Aaron’s:

– ningún compromiso a largo plazo
– No hay cargos ocultos
– No necesita crédito
– Todos los nuevos teléfonos incluyen un paquete de accesorios con cargador, funda y protector de pantalla!
– elegir de nuevo y previamente arrendadas teléfonos
– sorprendentemente asequible pagos

Cricket Wireless:
● disfrutar de un sencillo, amistoso y fiable experiencia inalámbrica nacional
● permanezca conectado con Cricket’s red 4G LTE
● Sin contrato anual
● conservar tu número de teléfono!
● Visita CricketWireless.com para aprender más acerca de Cricket’s North America
● Compruebe CricketWireless.com de cobertura para obtener más información acerca de Cricket’s planes económicos

¿Qué haría usted con el dinero adicional que se estaría ahorrando comprobando Aaron’s nueva alianza?

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Cenia New York headed for HSN with Curvy Collection!

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Cenia New York is one of my favorite designers not only is she talented but she makes me proud to be Dominican. She is Dominican like I am and to see someone from my country make big moves like this,  inspires me so much.  Cenia has been all around the world and now she is expanding her line to a size 24W. Im so happy about that because now I can wear her designs, her dresses flatter every woman no matter what size. Cenia is a Designer that has heard the voices of consumers expanding her line to size 24W, and her mission is to make every woman feel and look beautiful. Perseverance and hard work are the keys to her success, Paredes says .

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Cenia who traveled to Russia a couple of weeks ago to promote her line at #hse24russia is excited to announce, her debut collection at HSN, a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer.

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Just in time for summer 2016, Paredes will bring nine of her signature dresses. Knee length, body-con signature silhouettes, are fully lined and made from quality stretch fabrics that conceal and provide a sexy, yet tasteful look while flattering curves without the need for body shapers. HSN’s exclusive special retails on this collection, provide an unmatchable value given the intricacy of details, construction and included accessories of these dresses.

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It gets better…As an added bonus, the collection is offered in Cenia’s proprietary distinctive fits created to flatter and compliment the most predominant female body types in America: The Cenia Fit, for pear shaped women and Cenia’s regular fit for the curvier women! The gorgeous model Ana Garcia did a shoot in Puerto Rico captured by the lens of Vanessa Velez Photography, of the collection that will be at HSN.

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I am in love with the designs, and can we talk about the red dress so SEXY and HOT!! I can see myself rocking that dress, showing off my curves, looking so Sexy and Hot!. I love the way the dresses can go from day to nighttime, by simply adding an accessory like bold earrings, a bracelet, or necklace, something great with our busy schedules. Congrats to Cenia New York for taking her brand to another level, and for being our voice letting the world know that a Plus Size Woman is beautiful too! 

Collaboration on Puerto Rico Shoot-Photographers Enuel Viera and Yamilette Arana

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