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5 Latino Holidays Drinks

Here are 5 Latino drink recipes to get you started, get you going and for the day-after. ____________________________________________________________________   COQUITO – Coquito, a tropical eggnog made with rum, coconut milk, condensed milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, is a must-have drink in every Puerto Rican household during the holidays. RECIPE     ____________________________________________________________________   […]


History of Tamales

History of Tamales by Darlene Tenes   Tamales have been around for a very, very long time. The tamal is recorded as early as 5000 BC, and may date back to as early as 7000 BC. But, first to come were corn tortillas, made by soaking corn kernels in a […]


Ensalada de Nochebuena / Christmas Eve Salad

Our family eats this traditional refreshing salad with fresh fruits, peanuts & pomegranates every Christmas eve with homemade tamales, beans and rice Ensalada de Nochebuena Recipe by Darlene Tenes of CasaQ 1 small head of Iceberg or Romaine lettuce, thinly sliced 1 med-sized pineapple, sliced or 1 (20 oz.) can sliced […]


Sip n’ Shop – The Ultimate Home Party Show

You’re invited to afternoon party to shop, sip and mingle with your friends amongst a fabulous mixture of classic favorites to exciting new brands Sip & Shop: The Ultimate Home Party Show Sunday, October 22 2:00 – 7:00pm Free Admission Reserved Seating: $8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥   ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ LOCATION: San Jose Clubhouse 15480 Union Avenue, […]


Darlene’s San Jose Jazz Fest Top 5 Picks

This is a whole lot more than my Top 5 picks. I’m trying to branch out this year at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017 and not live at the Salsa Stage so this is my schedule of performers that I personally want to see. I’ve got a little bit of everything but it […]


CasaQ: Albuquerque Balloon Adventure Itinerary

    Join us in exploring the Land of Enchantment during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the most magical time of the year.  You’ll be in awe as hundreds of hot air balloons ascend into the beautiful New Mexico sky. Few spectacles on earth rival the Mass Ascension, as hundreds of […]


CasaQ Cuba Foodie Fantasy Adventure

CasaQ Cuba Foodie Fantasy Adventure Havana Culinary Exchange September 28 thru October 1, 2016 5 Day / 4 Nights • Cost per Person $2,780.00 Double Occupancy September 24 thru October 1, 2016 8 Days / 7 Nights  •  Cost per Person: $4,950.00 Double Occupancy __________________________________________________________________________________ CasaQ would like to invite you to venture to Cuba […]


Guacamole, Sangria & Salsa Workshop

  Learn how to make the perfect Guacamole, Sangria & Salsa just in time for throw your own Summer fiesta! Darlene Tenes of CasaQ will teach you all the skills you need to slice, dice and chop your way to prepare an authentic guacamole and pico de gallo salsa. Next, […]