picking eggs for Easter

Easter in the USA and Semana Santa in Guatemala

  Semana Santa and Easter Sunday are one of my children’s favorite holidays. My little guy is all about chocolate, while my daughter loves the idea of the Easter bunny, the parties, and crafts. Easter is almost over, and even though I swear I only looked away for a second, my kids run around the … Read more

Rellenitos de platano recipe

Rellenitos de Platano

If you’re looking for the best Guatemalan rellenitos de plátano recipe you’ve come to the right place. I love to share traditional Guatemalan recipes and this Guatemalan dessert is one of my favorite. Rellenitos are made with ripe plantains, filled with beans and covered in sugar. This sweet plantain recipe is one of the most … Read more

Bocado de reina Guatemalan bread pudding

Bocado de Reina – Guatemalan bread pudding

Wondering what to make with leftover bread? Make a simple yet delicious traditional Guatemalan dessert! Bocado de Reina is a Guatemalan cake made with leftover bread, milk, and cinnamon. It is similar to bread pudding but with more of a cake consistency. This easy Guatemalan recipe is a quick and easy version of the traditional … Read more

Torrejas: Guatemala’s French Toasts

Torrejas is a typical Guatemalan dessert very popular during Christmas and Lent. They are the Latin American version of the French toast, and everyone makes them a little different. There are also many different versions of the Guatemalan recipe for Torrejas. I chose this one because it is somewhat easier, and I made sure the … Read more

Guatemalan fish ceviche

Guatemalan Fish Ceviche: A Refreshing Summer Meal

Fish Ceviche or Seviche is one of my favorite Guatemalan foods, a dish that just tastes like summer! Marinated in lime juice and seasonings, it’s a Guatemalan recipe that requires no cooking. The crisp veggies and the freshness of the fish create a tasty appetizer, perfect for a pool party or a hot day. This … Read more

Guatemalan buñuelos recipe

Guatemalan Buñuelos Recipe

Buñuelos Guatemaltecos are the quintessential Guatemalan comfort food for cold weather. They are a traditional Guatemalan dessert served for numerous occasions, from Christmas to baptisms and birthdays. A fritter-like ball of dough soaked in a rich syrup, buñuelos dulces (or bunuelos) is a popular Guatemalan food commonly sold by street vendors, at state fairs, and … Read more

Guatemalan ponche de fruitas Christmas fruit punch

Ponche de Frutas de Guatemala (Hot Fruit Punch)

Guatemalan ponche de frutas, or Christmas fruit punch, is the ultimate hot holiday drink! This Guatemalan recipe for fruit punch is very similar to Mexican ponche de frutas. This traditional Guatemalan recipe made with fruits, sugar, and spices is prepared during the holiday season and served for Las Posadas, Christmas, and even for Three Kings … Read more