Summer Food

Picnic Orzo Salad and GE French Door Fridge Review

20 comments August 27, 2012
Orzo Salad

In my fantasy world, I live in a beautiful house, with a huge organic garden in my backyard, where I grow my own fruits, herbs and vegetables. In this fantasy world, I wake up in the morning greeted through the large bedroom windows by beautiful, tall tomato plants and green herbs. Then after I finish […]

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Paletas de Fresa-Frambuesa (Strawberry-Raspberry Popsicles)

6 comments August 17, 2012
Berry Paletas

Strawberries and raspberries are two of my favorite fruits. I can eat them by the bucket, drizzled with condensed milk (Lechera). In this recipe I combined my two favorite berries with a mixture of condensed milk and evaporated milk, and the result was a sweet, creamy, rich and colorful frozen desert. Paletas were one of […]

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Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing

12 comments August 15, 2012
Avocados

This Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing began as a simple lunch idea, and turned into something wonderful. The secret to this salad is the avocado dressing that is used instead of the typical mayonnaise. This gives the potato salad not only it’s creamy, silken texture, but it also adds a twist to the flavor, as […]

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Lentils and Mango Salad

11 comments August 13, 2012
Lentils and Mango Salad

This Lentil and Mango Salad recipe has become a favorite of mine. I love the tangy and sweet flavors, and I also know that I am doing something good for my family and I, serving this healthy dish. This salad can also be made with beans instead of lentils, if you prefer. It would make […]

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Café Helado Hecho en Casa (Simple Homemade Ice Coffee)

7 comments August 11, 2012
Café Helado Hecho en Casa (Simple Homemade Ice Coffee)

I am a huge coffee fan and this Simple Homemade Ice Coffee is my best friend. If you like coffee, it just might be yours, too! This dessert-like drink is creamy, sweet and delicious! This Café Helado is ideal for sipping outdoors on a hot sunny summer day. Buen provecho!

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Cholados Colombianos (Colombian Cholados)

14 comments August 4, 2012
Choldao Colombiano

Cholado is a cross between a frozen dessert, fruit cocktail, and a drink, and derives from El Valle region of Colombia. It is made with crushed ice, fresh fruit, condensed milk, passion fruit (maracuyá), and Colombian blackberry (mora) syrup, and is topped with shredded coconut and a maraschino cherry. It makes a wonderful summer dessert! […]

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Ensalada de Salmón y Aguacate (Salmon and Avocado Salad)

8 comments August 2, 2012
Ensalada de Salmón y Aguacate (Salmon and Avocado Salad)

Hot summer days make me tired and cranky, so I try to keep things simple in the kitchen. So on those days when you’re too tired to cook something fancy, this salad makes a wonderful and satisfying lunch or dinner for the whole family. You can serve it as a side dish or as your […]

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