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Honduran Banana Bread

Perfect for breakfast or brunch, this Honduran banana bread is very dense but super moist and oh, so sweet. The unique ingredient used in this recipe is flaked coconut. It’s like coconut bread taken to a whole new banana level. Featured on Fox News Latino Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tablespoons lite […]

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Sausage Tortellini Soup

I created this recipe for a teachers luncheon and it was all the rave. I had to share the recipe with quite a few people right away. It’s a perfect crowd-pleaser and so so good on those cold winter nights. Ingredients 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed 1 cup onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, […]

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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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