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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Warm Apple and Fig Empanada Shells

Apples are full of fiber, satisfy the sweet tooth without compromising calories ...
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Life of emPi-nadas

I came up with this recipe when Life of Pi was up ...
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Salteñas

Bolivian empanadas are called Salteñas, which was named after a city in Argentina. ...

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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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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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Thanksgiving Turkey with a Latin Twist

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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Simple Saucy Salmon

The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon will help lower your cholesterol.  Salmon also helps speed up your metabolism which can help lower your blood sugar level which in turn decreases your risk of developing diabetes.  Make  it a very Good Friday with this salmon recipe. Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 4-6 salmon fillets, 6 ounces each […]

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Lamb and Corn Casserole

Pastel de Choclo is an incredibly popular dish in Chile.  It is typically made with ground been and chicken. It is a sweet and savory dish and the perfect comfort food.  In this recipe, we used lamb for the protein.  Pasture fed lamb can be very healthy as it can be a significant source of omega-3 […]

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Zero Dark and Dirty Martinis

Showing my appreciation for the Academy awards this evening with this Dark and Dirty martini.  What makes it dark?  arakú, a rum and coffee liqueur.  What makes it dirty?  arakú, it’s so good, you can’t just have one. Makes 2 martinis Ingredients 4 parts arakú 2 parts heavy cream red sprinkles, optional Directions Rim martini […]

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Passion Fruit Mousse

In this video recipe at Fox News Latino, Liz Carrion shows Maria Molina how easy it is to prepare a delicious Valentine’s Day dessert in under a minute!

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Chorizo and Peppers Hoagie

Use low or fat free cheese and hollow out some hoagie bread does not make it a healthy sandwich but it is a better option. Serve up this slightly revised recipe of your typical sausage and peppers sandwich this Super Bowl Sunday or any day for that matter. Ingredients: 14 ounces chorizo, sliced 1 large […]

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Not My Mama’s Empanadas with Avocado Cream

My sister said it best when she read the recipe suggested this recipe title.  She said, “wow, this is not your typical Dominican/Puerto Rican empanada.” When Latinos think about empanadas, it’s usually the fried Caribbean style we  grew up with that mom used to make and probably still does. But these are  not your typical […]

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