UPDATED November 1st, 2017

There is no holiday more American than Thanksgiving. All the bounties and blessings of the year are celebrated with family and friends and food and football. While a turkey dinner is the traditional celebratory meal, it doesn’t have to be. Many Latino families have adopted this U.S. tradition and made it their own with Hispanic Thanksgiving recipes and flair. According to Univision: “Thanksgiving in a Latino home may still look and feel innately Latino from food and décor to a steady stream of Latino music, dancing and laughter.

This year, Latinize your celebration by mixing a few Latin Thanksgiving recipes with the more traditional ones. The holiday is about celebrating the best of family and friends. It’s a time to give thanks for what the year has brought us. Whether you eat turkey or tamales or Chinese takeout.

1. Mexican Bread Pudding
This traditional Mexican dessert, a sweet complement to any meal, is as good at Thanksgiving as it is for the Lenten season. It is easy to make, inexpensive and delicious.

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