Family Bonds

I am blessed to have a beautiful family. My mom, dad and grandparents are from Cuba and my step-dad is from Nicaragua. I have a 9-year-old brother and I love playing the role of big sister. I enjoy giving him advice and tickling him until he turns pink in the face.

My family and I love to play board games and watch game shows. Our favorite board game is Parcheesi (we can get very competitive!). Our favorite game show is Family Feud. I am convinced that if my family was on the show, we'd definitely win. My family also loves to spend a good time driving around our beautiful city of Miami. We especially enjoy traveling around Coral Gables; it is quite the sight to see with glamorous shops and millionaire homes. Who says you can't dream?

Moreover, because I am Hispanic, I LOVE TO EAT! My mom and grandmothers make amazing food. I have arroz con frijoles, platano maduros y pollo en salsa (rice with beans, fried plantains and chicken in sauce) often, and I have a big appetite, so I don't mind the overflowing dinner plates. I must say- Cuban food is delicious! My mom also makes this amazing dessert, and you can find the recipe below and try it yourself. Believe me, this recipe is one to try!

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine and gently mixed the drained fruits, marshmallows and sour cream.
2. Pour into a serving dish. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.