Creamy Coconut Tart

Creamy Coconut Tart

  Creamy Coconut Tart We recently celebrated my older sister’s birthday with a small family gathering at her home. My mom and younger sister were in charge of the food, which was amazing.  And little ole me was in charge of presenting the birthday girl with a sweet birthday treat.  My sis loves key lime… 

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Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake Texas sized goodness this chocolaty Texas Sheet Cake has got to be one of my family’s favorite recipes.  This is my little sister’s go to birthday cake for her daughters, those little gals have great taste. I mean can you blame them?  A supersized sheet cake topped with chocolate frosting and pecans,… 

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Orange Passionfruit Bundt Cake

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I have been having a ball playing with passion fruit in my kitchen. Widely popular in Latin kitchen this tiny fruit is refreshingly tart and becomes even sweeter when fully ripe.  I’ve made sweet syrup for a passion fruit cooler, used it in my morning smoothie and in this tantalizing Bundt cake. It seems lately I’m… 

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Pineapple Tamales – Tamales de Piña

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  Pineapple Tamales Warm tamales wrapped in corn husks brimming with savory a filling of pork or chicken are a traditional festive meal to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, Las Posadas, Christmas or Lent. But have you tried sweet tamales? Tamales sweeten with chocolate, nuts, fruits or spices the combinations are endless. Served warm with… 

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Turkey Picadillo Empanadas – Empanadas de Picadillo de Pavo

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  Turkey Picadillo Empanadas My hubby loves breakfast sausage with his stack of Saturday morning pancakes.  He also loves breakfast sausage with his eggs, on his tostadas, over his chilaquiles and on his pizza.  He can’t get enough of it. So when I was asked to create a new recipe using Jimmy Dean fully cooked… 

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Farro-Pepita Breakfast Bread

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Farro-Pepita Breakfast Bread I made two of these breakfast loaves for brunch today. I served thick slices alongside softened butter and extra honey for drizzling.  My mom used to make a similar loaf with oatmeal, dried fruit and served it with blackberry jelly on days when the temperatures dropped overnight out of nowhere. She enjoyed sitting… 

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