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Recipes to Celebrate Christmas and Three Kings Day

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The most important thing about Christmas and Three Kings Day in the Hispanic world is to be with our loved ones and share a traditional and delicious meal. These recipes deserve a celebration. Happy Holidays!
Marinated Pork Roast

Marinated Pork Roast

The annatto, garlic and coriander flavors in the marinade bring out the best in this Marinated Pork Roast recipe. The overnight marinade  and 3 hour roast time makes this a great choice for entertaining or family meals when you want to deliver superior flavor results without a lot of last minute fuss.

Christmas Eve Salad

Christmas Eve Salad

This beautiful Christmas Eve Salad has vibrant colors and amazing flavor combinations that will make it a real crowd pleaser. Pomegranate seeds, peanuts and cilantro make an exceptional garnish.

Chicken and Poblano Tamales with Cilantro Crema

Chicken and Poblano Tamales with Cilantro Crema

These delicious Chicken and Poblano Tamales are full of flavor and rich textures. They are a must in any major celebration!

Flan Impossible

Flan Impossible

This Flan Cake recipe is the perfect choice when you are looking for a unique alternative for family and friends entertaining. You'll love the layered look and tasty flavors of this inverted cake. You can make this ahead and serve when ready. 

Three Kings Bread

Three Kings Bread

In Spain, and especially in Mexico, a Rosca de Reyes is served for the traditional merienda on Three Kings Day, January 6, along with chocolate caliente. The rosca (round or oval ring of bread) is baked with a special surprise inside: a small porcelain figurine that represented the Infant Jesus (today a dried bean can be substituted). The person who gets the piece with the figurine, is responsible for buying the tamales for El Día de la Candelaria, or Candelmas, February 2.

Abuelita Holiday Beverage

Abuelita Holiday Beverage

Festive and chocolately, Abuelita Holiday Beverage is a hot drink that is perfect for entertaining or get-togethers. Add an optional touch of rum or whipped cream to dress this one up.

Butterfinger Bites Cookie Pops

Butterfinger Bites Cookie Pops

Have the kids leave their shoes out the night before Three Kings’ Day for goodies. Store small toys and goodies like these Butterfinger Bites Cookie Pops or Nesquik Nibble Cookies inside Ziploc® brand Bags and place them inside their shoes. Watch the kids smile as they make the discovery the next morning!

Ziploc® is a trademark of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., used with permission.