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Lemony Tea Cakes

I made this recipe for a company event and based on tremendous positive feedback from both my daughter and the staff, I think I will be making these quite often. ...

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Raspberry Champagne Cocktail with a Kick!

This New Year’s give your midnight champagne toast a burst of color and flavor by adding fresh red raspberries and a touch of Brazil with some Cachaça. Featured on Fox ...

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Pernil (Pork Shoulder)

This pork shoulder recipe, more commonly known among Latinos as pernil, is a dish heavily marinated with garlic. Traditionally served on special occasions, it is sure to please a crowd. The ...

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Spicy Peruvian Yuca Mash

Yuca mash is very similar to mash potato with a slightly grainier ...
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Honduran Banana Bread

Perfect for breakfast or brunch, this Honduran banana bread is very dense ...
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Sausage Tortellini Soup

I created this recipe for a teachers luncheon and it was all ...

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Hearty Dominican Stew

It is cold and it’s Dominican Independence Day!  A perfect combination which calls for DR’s traditional stew. This stew, most commonly known as Sancocho is a traditional dish in Dominican Republic that is usually prepared for special occasions like Dominican Independence Day or on the weekends where one would have more time to prepare such […]

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I “HEART” You Mini Pot Pies

Like in most Latin American countries, empanadas are a big hit at the “to go” lunch counters in Brazil.  Traditionally, in Brazil, they are made to look like mini quiches that are baked with flakey crusts and a wide variety of fillings. In this recipe, we used hearts of palm, a common ingredient found in […]

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Chorizo and Cheese Empanadas

Chorizo and Cheese…need I say more? Ingredients 3/4 pound chorizo 1/2 cup onions, diced 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, cubed 14 ounce package prepared dough (discs for pastries) – located in the frozen aisle Oil for frying Directions Remove chorizo casing and while cooking in a medium-sized skillet break up chorizo to fine little pieces. Cook until […]

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Corned Beef Empanadas

Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product and as picky as my husband is, it was one of his favorite foods while growing up and still to this day.  So naturally, he challenged me to make an empanada. Ingredients 1 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 12 ounce can […]

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Warm Apple and Fig Empanada Shells

Apples are full of fiber, satisfy the sweet tooth without compromising calories and keep your tummy filled for a long time.  In this recipe, we took a recipe that is typically enjoyed in a deep fried empanada and stuffed into a baked puff pastry shell and added rehydrated dried fig, a good source of potassium […]

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S’mores Heart Pillows

I absolutely loved making this recipe.  Especially since I had a pair of little helping hands with my daughter Madison by my side.  She was 5 years old at the time and now my little nutcracker is 8.  My how time flies. Ingredients 1 – 14oz box pie crust 4 oz bar – 60% to 70% […]

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Life of emPi-nadas

I came up with this recipe when Life of Pi was up for an Oscar.  In the book, the character talks about some of his favorite foods, one of them being Korma.  Korma is a very flavorful vegetable dish made with curry and heavy cream.  For this recipe, we’ve added shrimp considering the main character was at sea. […]

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Salteñas

Bolivian empanadas are called Salteñas, which was named after a city in Argentina. Salteñas are enjoyed as a mid-morning snack and can be purchased from street vendors, as well as restaurants all over Bolivia. Aside from the great taste of this sweet yet spicy empanada, it’s filled with veggies and it’s baked instead of fried. Empanadas without […]

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Turkey with a Latin Twist

Here’s an easy way to give some Latin flavor to your turkey.  I used many of the ingredients my mom uses for her pernil. Click here for my video recipe Latin Turkey on Fox News Latino. Thaw your turkey in the refrigerator for three days.  Brine two days before.  Season a day in advance and bake […]

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Arroz con Pollo

This dish is typically done with chicken on the bone but if you’re anything like me, I don’t like pausing to pull chicken from the bone while eating so here I’ve done it with boneless chicken thighs.  Super juicy and no interruptions!  Enjoy! Click here for my video recipe Arroz con Pollo on Fox News […]

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