Appetizers and Snacks

Pasteles de Jamón y Queso (Ham and Cheese Pastries)

9 comments August 10, 2013
Pasteles de Jamón y Queso (Ham and Cheese Pastries)

Today I am sharing a simple recipe with you guys called Pasteles de Jamón y Queso. It is one of my favorite snacks and very popular in Colombia. When it comes to pastries, I love recipes that are simple to make, and with store-bought ingredients, to make it easier and faster. This Pasteles de Jamón […]

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Bollos de Mazorca (Steamed Fresh Corn Rolls)

13 comments July 28, 2013
Recetas de Comida Colombiana

Bollos de Mazorca is a traditional and simple Colombian dish that uses fresh corn, which is a perfect dish during the corn harvesting season. This simple and tasty dish consists of corn rolls wrapped with corn husks and then steamed, usually served warm with butter and cheese. Bollos de Mazorca (Boiled Fresh Corn Rolls) are […]

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Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

15 comments July 25, 2013
Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

This month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge is “stuff it!” By now my readers know my love for avocados (aguacates), and I always have avocados at my house. So when the Creative Cooking Crew challenge theme was revealed, I decided to stuffed one of my favorite ingredients with a fresh salad to enjoy during the summer […]

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Chuzos o Pinchos de Cerdo (Colombian Grilled Pork Skewers)

9 comments July 15, 2013
Chuzos o Pinchos de Cerdo (Colombian Grilled Pork Skewers)

Colombian street food varies from region to region, offering a huge selection of delicious snacks, like grilled corn, hot dogs, empanadas, cheese arepas, and fresh fruit salads, to name a few. You will find street vendors in almost every neighborhood in Colombian cities and even in some small towns. The food is prepared right there […]

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Dulce de Papaya (Fresh Papaya in Syrup)

11 comments June 26, 2013
Dulce de Papaya (Fresh Papaya in Syrup)

Growing up in Colombia, I was spoiled by all the exotic tropical fruit varieties available around the country. Fruits are a very important part of Colombian cuisine and we eat them every day in a variety of ways. Papayas are used in Colombia to make fruit salads, smoothies, juice, savory sauces and desserts. My favorite way […]

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Paletas de Limón (Creamy Lime Popsicles)

6 comments June 19, 2013
Paletas de Limón (Creamy Lime Popsicles)

What’s more fun and satisfying on a hot summer day than a frozen treat on a stick? On that tip, how about some homemade paletas? These little frozen treats are just right for beating the summer heat. If you haven’t heard of paletas, they’re a popular Latin American popsicle made in various flavors. The more […]

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Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas

8 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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