Breakfast and Brunch

Pastel Hawaiano (Hawaiian Pastries)

5 comments June 1, 2014
Pastel Hawaiano (Hawaiian Pastries)

Pastel Hawaiano was one of my favorite pastries as a child in Colombia. To this day, eating it reminds me of my school days as a girl. Our school cafateria would serve Pastel Hawaiano for lunch along with Palitos de Queso and Empanadas Colombianas. Great memories! These Pasteles Hawaianos are a staple in school cafeterias, […]

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Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

14 comments April 25, 2014
Arepa Santandereana (Arepa from Santander)

Since posting my recipe for Arepa Boyacense, I’ve had several requests for a recipe for Homemade Arepa Santandereana. It took a few months, but I finally headed to the kitchen to give it a shot. The good news is, they are very easy to make. This Arepa Santandereana is from El Santander department of Colombia, […]

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Arepas Carisecas (Sweet Arepas)

9 comments April 5, 2014
Carisecas Recipe

Arepas are a very important part of the Colombian cuisine and one of my favorite Colombian foods. There are many variations of arepas prepared throughout the country. We have arepas de choclo, arepa de huevo, arepa blanca, arepa rellena de queso, arepa boyacence, arepiita frita, and arepa santandereana, and more! Arepas Carisecas are from El […]

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Pastel de Coco (Colombian-Style Coconut Pie)

5 comments February 1, 2014
Pastel de Coco (Colombian-Style Coconut Pie)

This Pastel de Coco is a traditional dessert from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. Coconut is a very important ingredient in the coastal regions of the country, and it is used in both savory and sweet dishes. Colombian-Style Coconut Pie has always been an absolute favorite of mine, given my long running love affair with […]

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Dulce de Leche and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

7 comments January 2, 2014
Dulce de Leche and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

I admit, I have a little bit of an obsession with dulce de leche or Arequipe! A couple of weeks ago, after eating a couple of tablespoons of dulce de leche for breakfast, I figured this Dulce de Leche and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast would be a fun and a delicious breakfast alternative. This […]

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Queso Frito (Fried Cheese) and Happy Holidays

8 comments December 23, 2013
Queso frito

Queso Frito (Fried Cheese) is a VERY simple, but delicious popular dish in Colombia. We usually eat it with arepa and hot chocolate for breakfast or alone for afternoon snacks with coffee. Queso Frito is very easy to make and contains only a few ingredients. To make this recipe you’ll need to pick up some […]

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Mushroom & Leek Migas

7 comments October 19, 2013
Mushroom & Leek Migas

I am very happy to be part of this event hosted by Heather at Girlichef, the ” New Southwest Cookbook Spotlight“. Meagan Micozzi is the woman behind the Scarletta Bakes blog and is now the author of the New Southwest cookbook as well. Her book, photos, stories and recipes are amazing! As is the case […]

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