Feliz Dia de los Muertos! Known in English as “Day of the Dead,” this multiple day celebration brings us a rich cultural celebration filled with food, family, music, art and honoring our loved ones who have passed.
On the first day of this holiday, family and friends celebrate the lives of children who have passed by making skullcandy, known as cavaleras, and leaving toys at altars. The second day of this celebration honors adult loved ones who have passed by preparing food and leaving them their favorite items or libations.
Music, arts, culinary traditions and much more make Dia de los Muertos a special time each and every year. Graves, homes, and altars turn into colorful celebrations of lives once lived as family and friends gather to honor and remember the joy their loved ones once and still do bring them. Double Up on fresh ingredients at your local farmers market and try out these recipes to celebrate this special holiday!
Pan De Muerto
Pan de Muerto is a staple for Dia de Los muertos celebrations. Not only is it delicious, it is a vital component at the altars – it represents the body of the loved ones, and is also an offering for celebration. Pair it with you favorite in-season fruits for an extra special snack!
Jalapeño and Cactus Tamales
Tamales are a popular item for the holiday season, and these ones can be made with fresh jalapeños and cactus from your favorite market!
Calabaza en tacha
Calabaza en tacha is a popular candy item made for Dia de Los Muertos. It is slightly easier to make than sugar skulls, and is perfect for this time of year, as your local farmers market is sure to have some great pumpkins available. This is a perfect Double Up recipe because you can purchase some of the ingredients such as sugar and cinnamon, then use your Double Up Food Bucks to buy the pumpkins and oranges used in the recipe.
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