Main Image: The Orgullosa Holiday Cookbook 2018 Edition with images of two of the recipes.  Inset 1: The Cream of Cauliflower Soup and Cinnamon Atole recipe featured in the cookbook.  Inset Image 2: Brochetas de tomate y tortellini and Pasta con salsa hua

New for 2018: Orgullosa’s Holiday Cookbook

From our cocina to yours: delicious recipes from celebrated Latina food bloggers and the Orgullosa community.


As the holiday season nears, deciding which dishes will make it onto the final menu is no easy feat. Should you go traditional, re-creating abuela’s favorite recetas? Or should you stick with well-known American traditions? How about a fusion of the two?

We know it’s a challenge, but at Orgullosa, we’ve done the work for you! In 2015 we debuted our first-ever Latina-American holiday cookbook featuring recipes submitted by the Orgullosa community. This year we invited three celebrated Latina food bloggers to contribute a collection of easy, delicious and abuelita-approved recipes to the second edition.

Ericka Sanchez
Ericka Sanchez has a bevy of experience working in sports marketing, retail property management and community management. Following her passion for re-creating childhood kitchen experiences with her own family, she created the bilingual website Nibbles and Feasts, a successful site where she re-creates traditional Mexican family recipes and shares her own unique recipes inspired by her life experiences and travels.

Nibbles and Feasts has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2015 Tecla Award for Best Latino food blog, and inclusion on the Mom.me list of favorite 50 Mom Food Blogs of 2014, the 10 Best Food Blogs of 2013 list by Latin Kitchen, the Babble.com Top 100 Food Blogs for 2012 and 2013 lists, and, in 2012 and 2013, LATISM Top 50 Latina bloggers in the nation list.

The bicultural mamá co-founded Society Culinaria LLC, which is designed to help food brands connect with influential food and lifestyle bloggers from all over the nation.

In the Orgullosa Holiday Cookbook, Ericka dishes up comfort comida with her Arroz Con Leche, Cream of Cauliflower Soup and Cinnamon Atole recipes. She takes two sweet classics – Arroz Con Leche and Cinnamon Atole – and creates cinnamon-rich, mouth-watering treats to be enjoyed after (or before, because it’s just that good) the main course. The holidays are prime time for sopa, and her easy-to-make cauliflower soup will leave you feeling warm and satisfied. The crema Mexicana paired with the potato gives the soup a nice consistency and rich taste.

Pilar Hernandez
Pilar Hernandez, a former Chilean physician who resides in Houston, Texas, discovered her true passion: South American cooking and baking. She started her bi-lingual food blog, En Mi Cocina Hoy, in 2008. Pilar is now the cookbook author of “Comer Rico: Del Blog A La Mesa” and “Del Blog A La Mesa Para Niños.” She is an avid urban farmer and also participates on a community of 30 food blogs focused on preserving Chilean cuisine.

There’s a healthy dose of pasta in two of Pilar’s recipes:Brochetas de tomate y tortellini and Pasta con salsa huancaína. Who says skewers are reserved for summer? Simple to prepare, the combination of cherry tomatoes, basil and tortellini are a great addition to the holiday lineup. Pasta is easy to make, but your palate wouldn’t know because of the complex flavors in Pilar’s Pasta con salsa huancaína. No meal is complete without sweets, so make sure to indulge in Volovanes de calabaza dulce. Baking can be an all-day process, but this recipe won’t take too much of your time. You’ll get to enjoy this flaky-meets-pumpkin-flavored treat in no time!

Oriana Romero
Founder and photographer of the bilingual blog Mommy’s Home Cooking, Oriana Romero shares her three great passions: family, food and photography. As a typical Latina, food goes far beyond just feeding her family – it is an essential element of her culture, which represents love and tradition. She captures these two aspects through her lens, finding beauty in every dish. This Latina mom of three, wife and economist by profession traded analyzing and solving for pots, pans and a camera. Oriana has a true passion for creating dishes in the kitchen that the whole family can enjoy, without complications and spending a fortune.

Asado negro is one of the most well-known traditional dishes in Venezuela. While every family has their own recipe, we can vouch that Oriana’s is la receta perfecta. Her use of different types of wines and herbs makes hers a flavorful standout. But before indulging in Asado negro, her Venezuelan Tequeños boast a crunchy yet slightly sweet dough that’s very simple to make. It’s a great holiday party addition! Last, but certainly not least, her Chocolate Tres Leches is a spin on the popular white-vanilla version. Tres Leches is known to be demanding due to the three types of milk it requires, among other ingredients, but Oriana has provided easy-to-follow instructions for making this dense and delicious chocolate cake.

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Click the link at the top of this page to download and print the whole cookbook!

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Rosa663

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@Orgullosa, I would like to try is the No-Bake Pina Colada Cheescakes. I love Arroz con Gandules, Pernil, and Coquito. I grew up having those in Puerto Rico.

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rqlswayze

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I love that they included all this great recipes

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Dina27

Dina27

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Printed editions?

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chavy

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where can we get the printed edition?

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