Appetizers and Snacks

Patacones con Carne Desmechada (Fried Green Plantains with Shredded Beef)

13 comments November 27, 2013
Patacones con Carne Desmechada

I can’t even describe how good these patacones or tostones are! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve probably noticed by now how much I love patacones and this  recipe is one of my favorites. I’ve been making this Patacones con Carne Desmechada recipe forever. It is a dish that looks and taste […]

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Arugula, Fig and Prosciutto Tart

20 comments November 18, 2013
Arugula, Fig and Prosciutto Tart

The theme for this month’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was, “You’re invited to a Thanksgiving dinner party — bring an appetizer”. So, I decided to bring an Arugula, Fig and Prosciutto Tart. This is such a beautiful tart and the combination of flavors and textures are absolutely amazing! Fresh sweet figs, salty prosciutto, creamy cheese, […]

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Fritanga o Picada Colombiana ( Fried Food Platter)

7 comments November 16, 2013
Fritanga o Picada Colombiana ( Fried Food Platter)

I’m a Colombian who loves and misses Colombian food, even though some of those foods are just a bit unhealthy, like this Fritanga o Picada Colombiana, a platter of fried meats and vegetables. Though fritanga is something I eat once a year, it’s a traditional Colombian dish I thoroughly love and enjoy whenever I eat […]

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Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese Empanadas

10 comments November 13, 2013
Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese Empanadas

How about a flaky pastry pocket filled with Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese for an appetizer today? Sounds good to me! With the holidays ahead, you can make a big batch and freeze what’s left to serve later for appetizers, snacks or quick meals when you need them. Here is the recipe for Chicken, Mushrooms and […]

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Plantain Nachos

10 comments November 2, 2013
Plantain Nachos

Sometimes while lying in bed at night, just about asleep, a recipe comes to me, like these Plantain Nachos. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I am in love with plantains! Today, I am putting a twist on Nachos, one of my favorite appetizers, with these Plantain […]

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Mushrooms Stuffed with Chorizo

5 comments September 6, 2013
Mushrooms Stuffed with Chorizo

This Mushrooms Stuffed with Chorizo recipe is an easy to make, party appetizer. These little bite-sized treats are great for parties and get-togethers, and with the football season upon us, why not make a batch on Sunday? I love them! This dish is a fantastic appetizer with incredible flavors. Each ingredient adds its own special […]

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S’mores Empanadas

11 comments August 26, 2013
Smores Empanadas

Is there another culinary marvel as delicious, internationally recognized, and beloved as the Empanada? I don’t think so! We Latinos truly love our empanadas, in their many and wonderful variations. I am an empanada kind of girl. I really enjoy the whole concept of empanadas. Crust and filling, it’s like having the best of everything […]

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