Desserts

S’mores Empanadas

12 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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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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Pasteles de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Turnovers)

11 comments June 13, 2013
Pasteles de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Turnovers)

Pasteles de Arequipe are one of the most delicious pastries and are a snack and dessert staple in Colombia. You’ll find them in Colombian bakeries (panaderias) in Colombia and around the world. As a girl, after school, my mom would stand at the kitchen counter talking with us about our day and then a few […]

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Helado de Ron con Pasas (Rum and Raisins Ice Cream)

9 comments June 1, 2013
Helado de Ron con Pasas (Rum and Raisins Ice Cream)

Summer and ice-cream go perfect together! I have to admit that I am an all-year-round ice-cream and popsicles person, but during the summer time I enjoy these frozen treats even more. Helado de Ron con Pasas (Rum and Raisins Ice Cream) is one of the most popular ice cream flavors in Colombia and you can […]

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