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Green Bean Casserole Makeover

20 comments November 24, 2012
Green Bean Casserole Makeover

November’s 5 Star Makeover Challenge was to remake the classic American Green Bean Casserole. This classic holiday dish contains green beans, cream of mushrooms soup, and fried onions. For my version I decided to put a little Latin touch on the dish using mini caramelized onions, jalapeños, and queso fresco corn cakes, topped with a […]

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Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

25 comments November 4, 2012
Torta de Manzana (Colombian-Style Apple Cake)

This Torta de Manzana is a traditional Colombian dessert from the Boyacá department of Colombia. I do not bake very often so you won’t find many cake recipes on the site, however, when I do bake, the recipes are mostly simple and easy to make cakes, or traditional Colombian breads. This apple cake is my […]

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Ponqué (Colombian Pound Cake)

21 comments November 1, 2012
ponque colombiano

To start, my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. I hope you and your families are safe. I am thinking of you! Now for the recipe…Ponqué is the Colombian version of pound cake, which is basically a cake made with equal parts of each ingredient, flour, butter, and sugar. Our Colombian version […]

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Torta de Dulce de Coco (Colombian Coconut Pudding Cake)

10 comments October 13, 2012
Torta de Coco

Torta de Dulce de Coco is one of my favorite desserts to make, and eat, when the weather starts to cool down. This Colombian dessert is a moist cake made with Dulce de Coco (Coconut and Milk Dessert) and Bizcochuelo (Sponge Cake). This Colombian Coconut Pudding Cake is originally from the department of El Valle, […]

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Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

10 comments September 20, 2012
Pastores Colombian cake

Torta de Pastores is a traditional dessert from the Valle department of Colombia. Soothing, comforting, and just downright good, there’s nothing like digging into a delicious, warm and sweet homemade dessert when the weather is getting cooler. It’s a pretty filling and rich dessert so a word of advice, serve this after a light meal, […]

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Bizcochuelo (Colombian Sponge Cake)

11 comments September 18, 2012
Bizcochuelo (Colombian Sponge Cake)

Bizcochuelo is a simple cake made with flour, sugar and eggs and has a light, spongy texture. Sometimes this cake is served plain with coffee, or it’s filled with fresh fruit jams, but it’s typically used as a base for other traditional Colombian desserts such a Torta de Pastores and Torta de Coco. Buen provecho!

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Torta de Quesito con Bocadillo (Colombian Fresh Cheese and Guava Paste Cake)

14 comments June 2, 2012
cheese,eggs, bocadillo

This Colombian cake from the Boyacá Department of Colombia is very versatile, as it can be served as a side dish, appetizer or dessert. Traditionally this cake is made with cuajada, a Colombian fresh cheese made with non pasteurized milk and rennet tablets, but I adapted my mom’s recipe to make it with quesito or […]

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