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September is Hispanic Heritage Month and I haven’t stopped thinking about all the wonderful family moments and mom’s dishes. I miss her cooking. She lives in the center of Puerto Rico, an area well known for its coffee. Most of my family either worked in coffee fields or growing some sort of produce. She enjoyed making all kinds of dishes using coffee and a key, (or secret) ingredient. One dish she made and I tweaked a little is a morning french toast casserole. My version includes instant coffee, coffee creamer, chocolate chips, and some crunchy pecans. Making it the perfect cafe con leche french toast casserole. Sounds just about perfect, don’t you think?
For the record, anything that pairs as well with my morning cup of coffee and liquid coffee creamer is a recipe worth making over and over. I had recently snagged at Walmart some of my favorite NESTLÉ® products. Some for my morning coffee, another an after school snack for the girls and some chocolate chips that pairs well with just about anything even on their own.
If you are anything like me, or have a mom, or grandmother like my abuelita you have chocolate chips and instant coffee in your cupboard. My mom loves her instant coffee. Nothing beats creating meals with ingredients you have easy access to by having them in hands reach. My girls loves snaking on HOT POCKETS® BrandSnack Bites right after school and who wouldn’t, they are the perfect size and perfect taste. For those that like me enjoy a good offer, here’s a rebate opportunity for Stouffer’s® Frozen Meal by Ibotta, learn more about it here, enjoy!
It is always important to commemorate and teach our children about the history and culture of their heritage. My girls and I always talk about my years growing up in Puerto Rico, we travel as often as possible and their grandparents come over as well. They always bring treats and food from the island. Their stories are always our favorite, those are the things that make our heritage special. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. Happy Hispanic Heritage to all who are celebrating this month!
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