My first year at my current job, I was amazed at the massive influx of mangoes during mango season. It was like homeowners couldn’t get rid of them fast enough. That’s how Mango Madness was born, and Mango Season every year since then has been dedicated to mango-fying anything that I can think of. Mango
Dulce de leche is basically the product of sweetened milk that is cooked until it darkens and thickens. Dulce de leche, or arequipe as it’s known in Colombia, is getting more and more popular in the US. And, with more households investing in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot, making it at home has never been
Since getting my Instant Pot, I have discovered how easy it is to make yogurt at home. I make about two weeks’ worth of yogurt at a time and portion it out in jar to take to work with me. Sometimes, I add fresh fruit, but more frequently I eat it with fruit compote. Peach
Skip to Recipe Not long ago, a friend of mine mentioned that she cooked a grilled cheese sandwich in the microwave. She said this with pride in her resourcefulness and ingenuity. I, on the other hand, was horrified. It’s like watching someone cook a good cut of steak until it’s a dried up hockey puck of
Skip to Recipe Arepas are savory flatbreads made of corn flour and griddled, fried, or baked. They are are widely consumed in Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine, so it’s only natural that I have eaten my fair share of arepas in my lifetime. Colombians generally serve them as a side to go with a protein (steak,
Pandebono, if you ask me, is one of the best things to come out of Colombia. It is not uncommon to eat this at breakfast with a cup of coffee or cocoa, but is also eaten during the day as a snack.
Rice pudding, I’ve noticed, comes in many different varieties. Still, my experiences with rice pudding have always been where it is served in a bowl for you to eat with a spoon. So, when my aunt mentioned the rice pudding empanadas that my grandmother used to make, it was definitely a surprise. As it turns
Skip to Recipe I don’t remember what exactly made me start thinking about donuts again. All I know is that, for about a week, they were quite imprinted in my mind. Then, while looking up recipes for donuts, I came across a recipe for creme brulee donuts that caught my eye. Why did no one
There are those whose metabolisms are off the charts. For the rest of us, there are diets. And, now that I am in my thirties, dieting seems to be a way of life. Except on the weekends, of course. Everyone knows that calories don’t count on Saturdays and Sundays.
Crack kills, mmkay? Colombian empanadas, while utterly delicious, are a bit of a pain to make. Seasoned cooks can probably crank them out with little trouble. I am not, however, a particularly seasoned cook when Colombian cuisine is concerned. Most dishes are so time-consuming and extensive, that I don’t make them often. As such, I don’t get a