• Family Dinners

    I probably shouldn’t make such a big deal about it, but I do. Family Dinners are super important to me. It has nothing to do with surveys or statistics. Although statistics are on the side of regular...

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  • Cuando Sali de Cuba – Roland’s Story

    Marta here: This story is really about Roland’s mother. I love how totally genious she was in preparing her young son to leave Cuba at any given moment. (Also, we have a really cool giveaway today.) As...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Cuando Sali de Cuba – Carmen’s Story

    Marta here: Carmen tells a beautiful story about her family’s many and painful losses after the Cuban Revolution and about their personal triumphs here in America. (Get tissues.) By Carmen McPherson I was born on July 23,...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Cuando Sali de Cuba – Estrella’s Story

    Marta here: Estrella was 10 years old and part of the historic Mariel Boatlift which happened 32 years ago and brought more than 125,000 (!) Cubans to America’s shore and to freedom. Mariel:¬† Remembering the Boatlift By...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Everyone Should Have a Giant Chalkboard

    Back at the beginning of the summer I had the opportunity to host a big birthday bash. It was a joint birthday party for my sister, Helen who would be turning 70 and my daughter, Amy Kikita...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • It’s Not Easy Being Green – Avocados from Mexico

    Growing up Cuban meant we didn’t eat many salads. And by “many,” I mean, “none.” For the most part, the only time green things appeared on our plates were the tiny, diced pieces of bell pepper in...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Lucy and The Wardrobe (and the Mamey Smoothie)

    I was in Burbank with my girls recently. Our intention was to get a quick bite (and some provisions to bring home) from Portos. Portos is a divine Cuban Bakery that’s not too close to where we...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • “What’s For Dinner?”

    A few months ago when we had our kitchen painted, I had my painter-man do the top of the pantry door in chalk paint. Can I just tell you how much I love this? Sometimes we leave...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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