May 2013

Behind the Scenes

2 comments May 30, 2013
My Colombian Recipes

Catching Up with Me {May 2013} I can hardly believe that May has already come and gone! So what’s been going on with me since my April Catching Up post? I am learning everything about the art of Google+. I am already overwhelmed with all the social media out there, and there is always something […]

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Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas

7 comments May 27, 2013
Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas

I can’t remember the last time I slept past 9am! Ever since my kids were born, I’ve been up early, my showers are rushed, breakfast is rushed, and we struggle to get out of the door on time every morning. Does this sound familiar to anyone? That said, I love being a busy mom of […]

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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs

5 comments May 26, 2013
Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs

We Colombians love to cook with Coca-Cola. We use it to make rice, to cook meat and poultry, in desserts and appetizers. It may sound like a weird ingredient to use for cooking, but it gives wonderful flavor to savory dishes. This Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs recipe is the kind of thing you can […]

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Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

9 comments May 22, 2013
Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

Looking for a dessert for this Memorial Day weekend? How about Pastel Borracho? Pastel Borracho is basically rum-soaked sponge cake, top with prunes and creme Anglaise. The rum syrup makes this cake rich and incredibly moist, without being soggy, and has a wonderful texture. I made my sponge cake (bizcochuelo) from scratch and you can […]

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Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

16 comments May 20, 2013
Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad

The Creative Cooking Crew this month is going to a “virtual picnic” and I’m bringing a delicious and simple Quinoa, Shrimp and Chimichurri Salad. When I found out that the challenge for this month was a picnic dish, I knew I would make something fresh and simple, but full of flavor. This Quinoa salad was […]

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Slow Cooker Colombian-Style Pulled Pork

8 comments May 18, 2013
Arepa Colombiana

I love using my slow cooker year round. In the winter it warms the house with the comforting aromas of spices, and in the summer it helps keep the kitchen cool, and the best part, it does all the work for me. But strangely, I haven’t been using mine that much lately. I love cooking […]

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Pescado Aborrajado (Colombian-Style Battered Fish)

11 comments May 14, 2013
Pescado Aborrajado (Colombian-Style Battered Fish)

Today I am sharing another classic and easy to make Colombian recipe with you, a dish called Pescado Aborrajado. It is a simple fried battered fish dish that is popular around the country. Making my grandmother’s recipe for this Colombian-Style Battered Fish brought back a lot of wonderful memories for me. It had been a […]

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