Mas News

What are Polvorones de Naranja? The sugar cookies called polvorones are sometimes known as “Mexican wedding cookies” in English, although you never really see them served at weddings in Mexico. They are a common bakery item throughout the year, but the version made with fresh orange juice and zest is associated with the Christmas season, because oranges are an abundant winter

  What is Rompope? Rompope is Mexican eggnog, this beverage was first made by the colonial-era nuns at the Convent of Santa Clara in Puebla. It is fun and very easy to make at home, rompope adds a touch of alcohol and is very much enjoyed during the Christmas season. Ingredients for 8-10 Servings

  • 2 quarts milk
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Adrian Gonzalez - El Mariachi Loco

A big shout out to Adrian Gonzalez for choosing “El Mariachi Loco” as his walk out to bat theme! It was the 1st time anyone had chosen the Roman Palomar classic as their theme song. Looks like it did the trick for Gonzalez though….”El Mariachi Loco” played over the PA system at Dodger Stadium as Gonzalez, born in the San Diego neighborhood of Chula Vista and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, strode to the plate for the

What are Sweet Tamales? In Mexico, it’s a long-standing tradition for people to come together and spend all day making stacks of tamales, to be eaten during Christmas time and shared with friends and family. Sweet tamales feature different types of ingredients like nuts, fruit, and spices. Ingredients for 24 Servings

  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried corn husks
  • 1 cup lard

What are Buñelos?

In Mexico buñuelos are made from a yeasted dough with a hint of anise that is deep fried then drenched in a syrup of brown sugar and cinnamon. Buñuelos are commonly served in Mexico and other Latin American countries with powdered sugar, a cinnamon and sugar topping, or hot sugar cane syrup and are sold in fairs, carnivals,

What is Ponche? Ponche is a warm tropical-fruit punch and is traditionally imbibed in Mexico during Christmas time. Vendors sell it at night near the sidewalk Christmas markets. It’s also served with buñuelos during the posadas. Ingredients for 8-10 Servings

  • 2 1/2 to 3 quarts water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, about 6 inches long
  • 8 ounces tejocotes, left whole
  • 6 guavas, peeled and

What is Champurrado? Champurrado is defined as the warm and thick Mexican version of hot, sweet and spicy chocolate drink based on masa (hominy flour), piloncillo, water or milk, vanilla, and sometimes containing cinnamon, chilies, anise as well as other spices. Champurrado is traditionally served along with churros as a simple breakfast but is a popular drink during Dia de los Muertos. Ingredients for

What is Calabaza en Tacha? This recipe is similar to candied yams, and is a great use for pumpkin.In Mexico, candied pumpkins are often used on the family altars during Dia de los Muertos and after Halloween, all of the leftover pumpkins go on sale and it is the perfect time to enjoy the fall harvest. This recipe is also non-fat.

Pan De Muerto Recipe

Pan De Muerto Recipe What is Pan De Muerto? One of the more traditional dishes seen at Día de los Muertos celebrations is Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead). This traditional round loaf of bread has strips of dough rolled out and attached on top to represent bones and skulls. This bread is eaten and left on gravesites or on altars as part of the

Sugar Skull Recipe

Sugar Skull Recipe What are Sugar Skulls? Sugar skulls are skulls shaped from sugar! Traditional Sugar Skulls are made from a granulated white sugar mixture that is pressed into special skull molds. The sugar mixture is allowed to dry and then the sugar skull is decorated with icing, colored foil ,feathers, and more. While the ingredients of Sugar Skulls are edible (with the exception

Universal Studios Hollywood Haunt

Universal Studios Hollywood Haunt Universal Studios Hollywood announces the chilling return of ‘La Llorona,’ the fearful story of melancholy and murder that has terrified Mexican and Latin American children for generations, to its Halloween Horror Nights event of authentically disturbing mazes. Beginning September 21, 2012, the 500-year-old legend comes to life anew in the maze, ‘La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños’ or

Guerra de las Galaxias

Guerra de las Galaxias Special shout out to artist John Karpinsky who created these amazing Dia De Los Muertos-esque designs of our favorite Star Wars characters! John is a struggling artist living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Raised with blue collar Midwest sensibilities, he never suspected that art could provide a living. Fortunately for him, he took his first drawing class his first year in