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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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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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