Guatemalan Crafts and Activities for Kids

Today, September 15th, Guatemala celebrates it’s independence day. Here are some fun activities and printables that you can enjoy making with your children so they can learn more about Guatemala, it’s culture and it’s history. Photo from DLK’s Crafts for Kids Quetzal Toilet Paper Roll Craft from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids. Love this cute craft … Read more

picking eggs for Easter

Easter in the USA and Semana Santa in Guatemala

Easter is one of my children’s favorite holidays. My little guy is all about the chocolate while my daughter loves the idea of the Easter bunny, the parties and the crafts. Easter is almost over and while my kids run around the house in a sugar rush after eating more chocolate eggs than they should … Read more

Rellenitos de Plátano

Ingredients 6 ripe plantains, peeled and broken into chunks 1 (16 ounce) can refried black beans 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 quart oil for frying Directions Place plantains in 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until tender (bout 15 minutes.) Reserve some … Read more

Guatemala’s French Toast – Torrejas Recipe

The Torrejas are a typical Guatemalan dessert especially popular during Christmas and during Lent. Torrejas are common in many Latin American countries and every country makes them a little different. There are also many different versions of the Guatemalan recipe for Torrejas. I chose this version because it is somewhat easier and I made sure … Read more

buñuelos

Guatemalan Buñuelos Recipe

photo credit: JC i Núria via photopin cc   Growing up in Guatemala buñuelos where always one of my favorite foods. I can still remember the sweet smell of the anise syrup floating in the air every time we when to a “feria”. I was lucky because my Nana made them at home so I … Read more