As a kid, when fall came around, my family and I took a drive to the city of Big Bear, nestled in the Southern California Mountains of San Bernardino.
We spent a few days of relaxation, just sitting around chatting and eating a lot. My tía Rosie, my food mentor, would make a massive assortment of foods for everyone to munch on. I stuck to her like gum on a shoe so I could take in anything and everything she was up to in the kitchen. My favorite thing to make was a simple pepita brittle. It’s basically like a peanut brittle only with pepitas (pumpkin seeds), which are a good alternative because they add a more seasonal feel to it.
It is a very American homemade confection with a great Latin touch! A great way to combine both my cultures.