Desserts

Torta Negra Colombiana (Colombian Black Cake)

23 comments November 7, 2013
Torta Negra Colombiana (Colombian Black Cake)

Since starting this blog, I’ve had at least fifty people email me asking how to make Torta Negra Colombiana. Growing up in Colombia, it wasn’t a birthday party, wedding, anniversary or any other special event without Torta Negra. Considering all the queries for Torta Negra, I figured it was time to post a recipe for […]

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10 Dulce de Leche Recipes

4 comments October 10, 2013
10 Dulce de Leche Recipes

I love Dulce de Leche everything, or Arequipe, as it’s called in Colombia!

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Pastelitos de Guayaba (Guava Pastries)

10 comments September 26, 2013
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My absolute favorite desserts are the ones that are the simplest and easiest to prepare. The kind that can be whipped up in thirty minutes or less from start to finish. These delicious pastries filled with guava paste, known as pastelitos de guayaba, are a popular Latin dessert that you’ll find in many Latin bakeries […]

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10 Popsicles (paletas) Recipes

3 comments August 28, 2013
10 Popsicles (paletas) Recipes

Here is the post I shared this week on Parade Magazine’s site: Mango, Passion Fruit, Coconut & More: 10 Exotic Popsicles Recipes. Paletas (popsicles) were a big part of my childhood. My mom makes the best popsicles and I can’t think of a better post to celebrate the last weeks of summer. Check out my list […]

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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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Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles)

9 comments August 19, 2013
Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles)

Let me begin by telling you that these Paletas de Arequipe y Coco (Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles) are, by far, the best popsicles (paletas) that I’ve ever made! It’s also among my easiest recipes, consisting of just two ingredients, and requiring very little effort. I have a passion for Dulce de Leche or […]

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Paletas de Maracuyá (Creamy Passion Fruit Popsicles)

6 comments August 4, 2013
Paletas de Maracuyá (Creamy Passion Fruit Popsicles)

If you love passion fruit I’ve got a special treat for you today, Creamy Passion Fruit Popsicles. Popsicles (Paletas) are one of the most popular treats in Latin America and one of my favorites during the summer season. Certain foods bring back wonderful memories of childhood and these simple, sweet treats trigger those memories for […]

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