January 2013

Panderos (Colombian Yuca Starch Cookies)

16 comments January 13, 2013
Panderos (Colombian Yuca Starch Cookies)

Panderos is a popular Colombian cookie from El Valle region of the country. They are traditionally made from yuca (cassava) starch, butter, sugar, egg and aguardiente (sugar cane and anise-flavored alcohol drink) or anise extract, if you don’t have this drink at home. Panderos have a very crumbly texture and are lightly sweetened with a […]

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Pastel de Chocolo con Champiñones (Mushrooms and Corn Casserole)

6 comments January 11, 2013
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I’ve been craving today’s recipe, Pastel de Chocolo con Champiñones, for a long time. One of my aunts in Colombia makes this dish and I’ve always loved it, but never made it at home until a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t even have her recipe, but luckily, I remembered watching her make it and […]

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Cazuela de Huevos con Chorizo (Baked Eggs with Chorizo)

9 comments January 9, 2013
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What’s more comforting than this Baked Eggs with Chorizo for breakfast? Not much for this homegrown Colombian! Every day when I wake up I don’t crave waffles, pastries, French toast, cereal or granola. I want to eat eggs, arepa, bacon, cheese, chorizo and mushrooms. The more savory and hearty, the better. This Cazuela de Huevos […]

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Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

9 comments January 7, 2013
Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

My grandmother was such an inspiration to me. She was strong, loving, generous, a wonderful homemaker. We were truly blessed when we were able to eat a meal at her house, as they were always authentic, fresh and delicious Colombian food. A chicken dish in Mamita’s kitchen would not be based solely on the boneless […]

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Locro Nariñense (Potato and Cheese Soup)

4 comments January 5, 2013
Locro Nariñense (Potato and Cheese Soup)

Locro is a comforting, thick and hearty soup popular in Latin American cuisine. Almost every South American country has their own version of this dish. Locro is typically made with potatoes and cheese in a milky broth base, but Argentinian Locro is a little different, as it is usually made with vegetables, corn and meat. […]

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Arroz con Pollo al Horno (Baked Chicken and Rice)

18 comments January 3, 2013
Arroz con Pollo al Horno (Baked Chicken and Rice)

Out of all my favorite traditional Colombian recipes, my mom’s Arroz con Pollo ranks in my top 10. This is a big deal, considering that I’m in love with the more than 750 recipes I’ve posted on mycolombianrecipes.com I love my mom’s Arroz con Pollo so much that I find myself eating the cold leftovers […]

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Top Ten Favorite Colombian Recipes of 2012

16 comments January 1, 2013
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Today I have a list of the top 10 favorite posts on My Colombian Recipes from 2012. I wish you all health and happiness in the new year! Buen provecho! Happy 2013!    Empanadas Colombianas (Colombian-Style Empanadas)

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