Hispanic Culture in Roswell

Hispanic Culture in Roswell

In her 13th year, Daniela Garcia told her parents that she wanted her Quinceañera celebration to happen on the date of her birthday. Daniela’s 15th birthday was going to occur on a Saturday, and in Roswell that’s the day that most Quinceañeras take place. Her mother,...
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...