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Recipe – Zesty Chicken Soup

Hola from Houston, Texas! I am in Houston visiting my folks and doing the cooking while I’m here, which is fine by me! I love cooking and baking as much as I do writing. (First draft done of my sequel … Continue reading

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Grammarly, Copyediting Software/App

For those of you who need editing help—this is for you! It’s been weeks since I’ve written something on this blog. Between being overwhelmed by what’s happening at home and abroad with the health and humanitarian crisis and focusing on … Continue reading

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English Grammar & Punctuation Guide

Recommendation for Writers and Students As a writer, I consider myself mostly proficient with grammar and punctuation, but I still question myself on occasion, or I just can’t remember–like a permanent brain blip, e.g. lie vs. lay. I’ve used this … Continue reading

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What is “Latina” Enough?

I have been reading, with great interest, the heated controversy about Jeanine Cummins’ new book, American Dirt. While I have not read the book myself, I’ve read enough from proponents and critics of the book, that I believe I understand … Continue reading

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Historic Period of Racial Injustice and Terror Provide Backdrop to Evangelina Takes Flight Sequel

The excerpt below from the Refusing to Forget non-profit organization highlights a little known period of racial terror in US history perpetrated by ordinary citizens and law enforcement against Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. Their revealing, award-winning work provides the historical backdrop for … Continue reading

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Recipe – Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

Of all the recipes I’ve posted here, the recipe for Mexican fideo gets the most views. Chile verde with pork and authentic Mexican tacos are the runners up. Fideo is a dish I grew up eating and frequently make for my own family (with tortillas, frijoles … Continue reading

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What’s El Día de los Muertos? It’s Not Scary, and It’s Not Halloween

Ran into this article by Kristina Puga on the CBS News Latino website. For those who aren’t familiar with Día de los Muertos or who think it’s Mexican Halloween, you might want to read it. There seems to be a … Continue reading

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