Appetizers and Snacks

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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Patacones with Shredded Chicken and Avocado (Patacones con Pollo Desmechado y Aguacate)

10 comments August 21, 2013
Patacones with Shredded Chicken and Avocado (Patacones con Pollo Desmechado y Aguacate)

I have great news to share! I’m a new contributor for Parade Magazine! I am so honored to be writing for this popular American online publication. I will let you know whenever I post a new recipe on Parade.com, so you can go and check them out. I would love to hear what you think.

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