I love ice cream--and not just in the summer. For some strange reason, I find myself craving ice cream even when it's cold out. Oh, who am I kidding? I love ice cream all year long. I love all the basic flavors, but I'm also a fan of Latin-inspired ice cream flavors.
There is something blissful about the creamy texture of ice cream. Yes, it is food, but it is also an experience. Why not make it even more of an experience by making some of your own? If you've never done it don't be intimidated, it's totally doable. Big plus of making your own is that you can choose all sorts of flavors or flavor combination. The sky or your freezer is pretty much the limit.Continue Reading >
May is the month of flowers. So I thought I'd share with you this cookie recipe whose ingredients include dried lavender flowers! No need to tell you how delicate they are. They are also perfect as a last minute present now that Mother's Day is here: give them to your mom and abuelita, your friends and even your children's teachers, and I promise everybody will adore you!
Today's recipe is an easy to make, almost fat free and light dessert: a very elegant angel food cake with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, served with whipped cream (unsweetened and light so you don't feel guilty).
What do you do when you have those ripened bananas getting ugly on your kitchen counter? You mash them and bake banana bread! What can be better than that? But being mamás Latinas, we make sure we add a delicious Latino twist, of course: use some nutmeg, pecans, and raisins and you will have a not-so-sweet flavorful loaf, with contrasting textures, that everybody will love! Try it and I promise you will never again put an overly ripe banana in the trash. Here is my recipe.
Today is Pi Day (Get it? Because it's March 14th or 3/14!) so let's bake a pie to celebrate! One of my favorites is this upside down apple pie, a classic French dessert, with caramelized apples that all my family loves.
I adore it, first because it's so easy make and also because it's an open pie, so you end up eating less flour and carbohydrates. Here is my recipe. I hope you like it!
Although I am typically a very healthy eater, there are two things that I love to indulge in occasionally: cocktails and dessert. I just love a good margarita and a really nice piece of chocolate cake. And yes, I do mean that they go well together. Why not?! Then, one day, I discovered something even better: Latin cocktail-inspired cupcakes. Each one of these recipes is as unique as the cocktail that it is based on and, personally, I can't wait to try every single one. These delicious desserts are sure to inspire you and make everyone in your family happy. Now, let's eat up! YUM.Continue Reading >
Who doesn't love dessert? I know I do! Although I don't have a huge sweet tooth like some of my family, I know that dessert is one of the best indulgences ever. However, since I am a weight loss success story (and plan to stay that way), I have two rules about dessert: always share when you're at a restaurant and, when at home, opt for guilt-free and low calorie desserts. Go ahead and try one of these 5 guilt-free desserts that I guarantee all Latina mamis will love. They're delicious and, best of all, most are low cal, healthy options. Of course, don't overdo it--but the good thing about these is that you don't have to feel guilty if you indulge a little!Continue Reading >
Although Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro is officially over, the celebrations continue all across South America until the end of the month. And in celebration of this, well, celebration, we're serving up 5 traditional Brazilian recipes that you simply can't miss!
The truth is that, since Carnaval is a street celebration, you're more likely to find Brazilian street food like espetinho, grilled meat on a skewer, being eaten by anyone who's actually attending the festivities. But since I'm not, I am indulging in some of my favorite Brazilian dishes. I hope you'll dig in! You and your family will definitely NOT be disappointed after trying these delicious recipes.Continue Reading >
When it comes to making something special for Valentine's Day, I've always been a fan of having my man cook something and me serve the dessert. However, times are busy and I don't always have an hour to make an elaborate, drool-worthy something sweet. But that doesn't mean that I want to skimp out on something delicious, either!
That's how I came across these 5 super easy and (most importantly) delicious Latin desserts. They're all perfect to serve on Valentine's Day and each one will have you (and him!) licking your lips with anticipation. Plus, the best part is that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time cuddling with your honey! And isn't that what we all REALLY want on VDay?Continue Reading >
Yesterday I stopped by Godiva, one of the finest chocolate shops in the world, and they were taking orders for its never well-praised chocolate covered strawberries. Is there anything more romantic than that to celebrate Valentine's Day? Only doing your own strawberries for your loved ones and here's how.