September 2012

Cerdo Encebollado (Pork with Onion Sauce)

6 comments September 30, 2012
Cerdo Encebollado (Pork with Onion Sauce)

This delicious and comforting dish was a staple at my grandmother’s house in Colombia. My grandmother never wrote, or cooked from, a recipe, so I needed to learn by watching her in the kitchen. Ever since I came to the United States, I have been making Cerdo Encebollado based on the memory of what it […]

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Chancacas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy)

12 comments September 28, 2012
Chancacas (Colombian-Style Coconut Candy)

Chancacas are a traditional dessert from Buenaventura Colombia, a seaport city on the Pacific Ocean. This candy is made with coconut and panela (sugar cane) and is a delight in every way. Using fresh coconut makes this dessert sensational but you can also use dried shredded coconut. This coconut candy is very sweet and has […]

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Cream Cheese and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

11 comments September 27, 2012
Cream Cheese and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

Today I have a recipe to sweeten your day and to celebrate the beginning of autumn, my favorite season. I have tried quite a few bread pudding variations, and this creation is definitely one of my favorites. I added dulce de leche and cream cheese to my classic bread pudding recipe. The result was a […]

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Pollo Guisado a la Jardinera (Braised Chicken with Vegetables)

15 comments September 25, 2012
Pollo Guisado a la Jardinera (Braised Chicken with Vegetables)

Pollo Guisado was one of the most popular dishes in my house when I was growing up. This dish is very easy to prepare, full of flavor, and it is absolutely delicious! I love serving this with white rice on the side to soak up the rich and wonderful sauce. Use bone-in, skin-on chicken for […]

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Lentil Patties or Meatless Burger

15 comments September 22, 2012
Lentil Patties or Meatless Burger

Although I love meat, I don’t eat it as much as I would like. If you are a regular reader, you know that my husband doesn’t eat meat, so I am always making meatless dishes that meat eaters like me and my kids will love too. I added avocado slices and pink sauce (salsa rosada) […]

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Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

10 comments September 20, 2012
Pastores Colombian cake

Torta de Pastores is a traditional dessert from the Valle department of Colombia. Soothing, comforting, and just downright good, there’s nothing like digging into a delicious, warm and sweet homemade dessert when the weather is getting cooler. It’s a pretty filling and rich dessert so a word of advice, serve this after a light meal, […]

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Bizcochuelo (Colombian Sponge Cake)

11 comments September 18, 2012
Bizcochuelo (Colombian Sponge Cake)

Bizcochuelo is a simple cake made with flour, sugar and eggs and has a light, spongy texture. Sometimes this cake is served plain with coffee, or it’s filled with fresh fruit jams, but it’s typically used as a base for other traditional Colombian desserts such a Torta de Pastores and Torta de Coco. Buen provecho!

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