Some of my fondest memories growing up revolve around visits to my abuela’s house. Whether it was helping her in the kitchen or laid back on the couch watching Sabado Gigante with a Cuban tostada in hand (yes, she often let me get away with this as my dinner), there are few places in the world where I felt more at home.
Maybe that’s why I felt so comfortable the very first time I visited my in-law’s house almost nine years ago. From the moment I walked through the door, I was reminded of my childhood and immediately fell in love with this family.
Here are 14 things you’ll find in a Cuban’s (or other Latino’s) house that will make you feel like you’ve gone home again.