Category Archives: Latin American

Thanksgiving Empanadas

Empanadas are filled savory pastries common in Spain, Latin America, and Portugal.  The word ‘empanada’ comes from the Spanish verb emapanar which means “to coat in a pastry” which is better known as “delicious.”  I was first taught to make empanadas … Continue reading

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Teeny Taco Cupcakes

I set out to make some pumpkin spice cupcakes today but apparently there is a shortage of pumpkin and it won’t be back until maybe the end of September.  Really?  That is some sad-face foodie news.  Well, as we say … Continue reading

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Creamy Vanilla Bean Flan

My mom just had knee surgery so of course she got a choice of treats.  Without hesitation, she said flan.  Flan is an egg-milk custard and versions of it are made all over the world: Latin America, South America, Portugal, … Continue reading

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Spicy-Cheesy Tamales with Pineapple-Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Cooking Club last month was themed Christmas in July and before I read the actual text of the evite I must admit I thought she was nuts.  My first thoughts were “Maaaaannnn I don’t want to cook heavy winter food now. I … Continue reading

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