Recipe: Biscochitos

Recipe: Biscochitos

 “This is a just one of several variations that I have. My grandmother and mother used the traditional lard to make these biscochitos. In those days, there was no oil or any other type of fat.” -Helen Mariscal  Helen Mariscal is locally known for her mouthwatering...
An Olympian in Our Midst

An Olympian in Our Midst

Coincidences happen by the grace of God. One day this past January, I was in Mardel’s Bookstore in Lubbock, Texas, where my husband Kent and I were waiting for a nice young man named Nick to finish imprinting Kent’s name on the Bible I had just bought for him as a...
Recipe: Pumpkin Empanadas

Recipe: Pumpkin Empanadas

Many Hispanic families and restaurants serve a traditional pastry called empanadas, made by folding dough over a stuffing. While Helen Mariscal shared this recipe for pumpkin empanadas, any number of ingredients can be used as filling instead. Empanadas can be made...
The Foods That Bind Us

The Foods That Bind Us

Have you ever thought of cooking as an art form? If not, try making tamales using your grandmother’s recipe. Do they come out the exact same? Or try making the same dish your mom always made, only to be disappointed that it didn’t come out as good as hers always did....