For those of you who are unfamiliar, El Dia de los Muertos is celebrated every November 1 and 2 in Mexico to honor those who have passed away.
Families set up altars with pictures of their deceased loved ones and decorated flowers, calaveras (top photo), and food and drinks galore. Growing up in San Antonio, we often acknowledged this tradition in school - especially Spanish class - by making decorations, writing stories and indulging on a little Pan de Muerto. For me, El Dia de los Muertos evokes memories of bright Mexican colors, fanciful sugar skulls, ornate altars and that tasty bread.
Thanks to AllRecipes we can all bake a loaf for ourselves this year: