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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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Chocolate con Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate)

4 comments December 20, 2013
Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate

In Colombia we drink hot chocolate for breakfast or late afternoon snacks all year round. Since moving to the Northeastern United States many years ago, there’s nothing like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold, winter day, especially if it’s made with sweet and creamy dulce de leche! I am crazy for all things […]

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Plantain Nachos

10 comments November 2, 2013
Plantain Nachos

Sometimes while lying in bed at night, just about asleep, a recipe comes to me, like these Plantain Nachos. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I am in love with plantains! Today, I am putting a twist on Nachos, one of my favorite appetizers, with these Plantain […]

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Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños

19 comments September 24, 2013
Pickled Jalapenos Peppers

The theme for this months Creative Cooking Crew challenge was: Pickle it! We had to pickle an ingredient and incorporate it in a complete dish. I decided to pickle one of my favorite Latin ingredients, Jalapeños!And for the complete dish, I made Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños. I love this dish because it is […]

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Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

15 comments July 25, 2013
Stuffed Avocado with Shrimp and Mango Salad

This month’s Creative Cooking Crew challenge is “stuff it!” By now my readers know my love for avocados (aguacates), and I always have avocados at my house. So when the Creative Cooking Crew challenge theme was revealed, I decided to stuffed one of my favorite ingredients with a fresh salad to enjoy during the summer […]

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Hot Dog with Chimichurri Sauce

6 comments July 19, 2013
Hot Dog with Chimichurri Sauce

This Hot Dog with Chimichurri Sauce was inspired by the popular dish Choripán from Argentina. Choripán is basically a sandwich made with grilled Argentinian sausage, split in the middle and top with fresh chimichurri sauce. I love Choripán and it’s been a while since I’ve had one. The last time I ate a good Choripán […]

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Quinoa, Salmon and Avocado Salad

6 comments June 4, 2013
Quinoa, Salmon and Avocado Salad

It seems everyone is talking about, and cooking, Quinoa these days, also known as “quinua” in Spanish. The name is derived from the Quechua Spanish word “Kinwa” or “Qin-wah” and originates from the Andean region of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia. I love quinoa because is a versatile ingredient that serves as an excellent base […]

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