October is finally here and it’s time to make sugar skulls! You can learn how to make them right at home and decorate them yourself, or you can buy them pre-made. This fun and festive Mexican folk art is a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition. The decorated sugar skulls are used to adorn the altars of loved ones along with marigolds, papel picado and candles. It is not a somber holiday but one of remembrance and joy. For more information about Dia de los Muertos and more about Mexican Cooking, visit Mexican Food at About.com
Chelsie Kenyon enjoys cooking authentic and traditional Mexican dishes in her own kitchen. She has spent the last 5 years at About.com sharing her recipes and passion for Mexican Cuisine with her readers. Chelsie travels to Mexico frequently and shops at the neighborhood panaderias, carnicerias and farmer's markets in her own neighborhood and loves to use locally grown, fresh ingredients to create new recipes and improve family favorites. She is excited to share her recipes and knowledge with you to help you learn how to cook Mexican food.