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Chicharrones de Guayaba (Guava Paste Pastry)

1 comment November 26, 2014
Chicharrones de Guayaba (Guava Paste Pastry)|

For those that are not familiar, Chicharrones de Guayaba are a traditional and popular Colombian sweet pastry. They are flaky and buttery layers of puff pastry with a soft, sweet and delicious guava filling shaped in the form of a chicharrón. This is a very simple dessert with simple ingredients and easy to make at […]

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Bean and Rice Soup (Sopa de Arroz y Frijoles)

5 comments November 21, 2014
Bean and Rice Soup (Sopa de Arroz y Frijoles)|

I am a die-hard soup fan and it’s one of my absolute favorite meals during the fall and winter seasons. This Rice and Beans soup was a staple at my grandmother’s house when I was a kid. Mamita made the most amazing food! I love how this soup is both incredibly easy to make yet […]

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Easy No-Bake Coconut Cheesecake

7 comments November 18, 2014
Easy No-Bake Coconut Cheesecake |

Cheesecake is one of those diverse desserts that is classic, yet fancy, while its recipes are easy enough for a beginner to make. I already have a great recipe for dulce de leche cheesecake and wanted to create something a little different. When I thought about the flavors I really love, coconut immediately came to […]

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Albóndigas Estofadas al Tomate (Meatball and Tomato Stew)

6 comments October 21, 2014
Albóndigas Estofadas (Meatball and Tomato Stew) |

Simple, tasty, and filling, these Albóndigas Estofadas will quickly become a regular addition to your dinner lineup. I’ve talked a lot about Sunday dinners at my mamita’s house, where the entire family would gather and enjoy an amazing Colombian feast! However, before I left Colombia, I would often go to mamita’s for lunch alone or […]

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Chorizo and Beef Picadillo (Picadillo de Carne y Chorizo)

12 comments October 12, 2014
Chorizo and Beef Picadillo|This is a variation of the Cuban style beef picadillo|

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Hunt’s® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, the recipe, pictures and opinions are 100% my own! Today I have simple and comforting Chorizo and Beef Picadillo recipe made with Hunt’s® tomato sauce and served over white rice. This  variation of the Cuban style beef picadillo has definitely earned itself a […]

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Sopa de Letras con Pollo (Alphabet and Chicken Soup)

4 comments October 3, 2014
Sopa de Letras con Pollo (Alphabet and Chicken Soup)

My mom made me all sorts of sopas when I was growing up in Medellín and soups made with pasta were on our table once a week. This simple Sopa de Letras con Pollo was one of my favorite soups growing up. I love to make this soup especially during the fall and winter months […]

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Chicharrón de Pescado con Ají de Mango (Fish Fritters with Mango Sauce)

7 comments September 28, 2014
Chicharrón de Pescado con Ají de Mango (Fish Fritter with Mango Sauce)

Chicharrón is a dish usually made from fried pork rind, but in Latin América and Spain, there are other variations of chicharrón made from chicken, beef and fish. The most popular Chicharrón in Colombia is made with thick, fried strips of pork belly. It has a crunchy texture and is one of the indispensable components […]

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