Celebrating The Fourth of July & Remembering Our Family!

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Honey Maid. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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Hey All!

We love to celebrate the Fourth of July like every other American family. Who doesn’t love to watch the fireworks light up the night sky?! I know I do! Being a Hispanic in America, we blend our family traditions with the U.S. traditions to celebrate Fourth of July. It’s a day to celebrate our freedom and my family truly knows the meaning of what it is to value freedom. I’m Puerto Rican and Cuban, as I’m sure most of you know by now. My mother’s side is Puerto Rican and my grandparents came to the states back in the 50’s. Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the USA, so people from Puerto Rican are born US Citizens and can travel any where in the USA with out a passport. They chose to live in NYC where they had my mom and 4 other kids. They worked very hard to provide for their family and truly lived all their lives working hard to achieve the American dream. My father (who is my Cuban side of the family) has a different story of coming to America. His family had to flee Cuba when he was little because of the political situation taking over the country. He came to America when he was 3 years old with his parents and brother. They too chose to live in NYC and they later had my aunt in NYC and they all became US citizens.

My family combined has had both experiences with having and wanting freedom, so we take the Fourth of July to celebrate the joys of having the freedom we are so blessed to have. We combine our traditions mainly by the food we eat on this special celebration. We BBQ like every other American, but we have some Hispanic dishes incorporated. For example we eat pastellios aka beef empanadas and star shaped donuts. We also make mojitos to drink and eat tostones (fried plantains) and some traditional American BBQ treats like hotdogs and Honey Maid s’mores!

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Who doesn’t love a good Honey Maid s’more? You all know how to make yummy s’mores right? If you don’t know how to make s’mores you can visit http://www.honeymaid.com/smores to learn how. If you prefer a Spanish language site you can visit http://www.honeymaid.com/espanol#RECIPES for the recipe for s’mores in Spanish.  We pull out the grill and get to making or feast of foods and desserts like delicious s’mores.

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S’mores are by far one of my favorite treats to make on July 4th! They are the perfect gooey delicious treat that is the perfect blend of sweet that we love.

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We can eat s’mores the whole Fourth of July if you let us. There is probably no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than eating some tasty treats like s’mores and watching the fireworks with your family.

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We’ve also added some new awesome treats for the kidlets, like these Honey Maid Teddy Grahams Crackers.

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Honey Maid Teddy Grahams Crackers are now in a Birthday cake flavor and taste delicious.

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These are just some of the reasons and ways we love to celebrate the Fourth of July. We always like to blend our family traditions with each holiday, but no matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will. Honey Maid provides wholesome snacks for every wholesome family.

S’mores are the ultimate compliment to any Fourth of July party! Check out Honey Maid’s deliciously sweet tips and ideas for endless s’more fun.

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Also check out this beautiful video on what the Fourth of July means to so many!

How do you celebrate the Fourth of July?

 

 

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