December 2012

Sancocho Costeño (Atlantic Coast Sancocho)

6 comments December 17, 2012
Sancocho Costeño (Atlantic Coast Sancocho)

Sancocho is a hearty soup made with meats and vegetables, in a broth usually flavored with herbs (cilantro or parsley), combined with achiote, garlic, onion, scallions and bell peppers. There are many variations of Sancocho, dependent on the region of Colombia. This dish warms the soul, heart and body, and is exactly what I expect […]

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Arroz Chino Al Estilo Colombiano (Colombian-Style Fried Rice)

8 comments December 15, 2012
Arroz Chino Colombiano

This  is the Colombian version of the world famous Chinese fried rice, and it was one of the staple dishes at our house growing up in Colombia. Colombia has Chinese restaurants every, some are poor quality and some are upscale, and this Arroz Chino is one of the most popular dishes in the country. Colombian […]

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Cleaning Up the Mess with Bounty® Basic Paper Towels and a $100 Giveaway!

31 comments December 13, 2012
Bounty with print

I am so excited to be part of the “Have You Tried This Yet?” review program for P&G. Have You Tried This Yet? is all about improving your everyday. Their Trend Trio offers their fans ongoing insider secrets, tips and product advice to help improve the daily grind. When they asked me what product I […]

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Tortas de Pescado Seco (Colombian-Style Salted Cod Fish Cakes)

13 comments December 10, 2012
Torta de Pescado mixture

A couple of years ago I was craving my Mamita’s Colombian-Style Salted Cod Fish Cakes. I went to the nearest Colombian restaurant and ordered two of them with arepa on the side. It was a poor version of what my grandmother and mom used to make, but I still savored it to the very last […]

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Galletas de Anís (Anise Cookies)

6 comments December 8, 2012
Galletas de Anís (Anise Cookies)

Cookies and milk anyone? It’s cookie baking season in the United States and I want to share with you today a popular Colombian cookie recipe called Galletas de Anís. These Anise Cookies are crispy on the outside and have a gorgeous chewy inside. The flavor of the anise is very delicate and they are absolutely […]

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Colombian Christmas and New Year’s Traditions

26 comments December 6, 2012
Natilla Colombiana de Coco

Today I want to share some of the Christmas and New Year’s traditions that I grew up with in Colombia. Like many people who left Colombia and have been in another country for a long time, I’ve lost touch with many of these wonderful traditions. Colombia is mostly a Catholic country, so most of the […]

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Dulce de Leche and Coconut Mini Cheesecakes

22 comments December 2, 2012
Crust 1

Dulce de Leche, Coconut and Cheesecake, what could taste better than this heavenly combination of ingredients? Today I’m sharing a must-try dessert, Dulce de Leche and Coconut Mini Cheesecakes, a sweet indulgence to brighten your day. As a food blogger, I love to take classic recipes and add my own Latin touch. These easy to […]

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