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...
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...
Italian with an American Dream

Italian with an American Dream

Let’s fire up the time machine and take a trip to Italy circa the late 1800s. Upon arrival to our destination, you’ll notice considerable poverty and areas left in ruins after multiple natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Further examination...
NMSU Carlsbad: Basic Adult Education & ESL

NMSU Carlsbad: Basic Adult Education & ESL

The English as a Second Language program at New Mexico State University Carlsbad has served nearly 140 students and the director of Adult Basic Education services expects that number to grow as more people move into Eddy County. Bertha Jasso feels the process to...