Olho de Sogra (Mother-in-Law's Eye)

Olho de Sogra (Mother-in-Law’s Eye)

Don’t freak out… No, these are not my/your mother-in-law’s eyes (olho de sogra, OHL-yoo dee SOH-grah in Portuguese)… I mean, at least not literally! These are Brazilian bonbons consisting of BEIJINHOS (coconut kisses) nestled inside a dried plum (prune), and then rolled in granulated sugar.  The name is due to the shape of the candy, which is reminiscent of an eye. I would […]

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Brazilian Coconut Kisses (Beijinhos de Coco)

 Ah, beijinhos de coco… I mean, Brazilian Coconut Kisses… They taste like childhood — so sweet!!! Make these five-ingredient, quick coconut fudge balls — especially if you have children or grandchildren who are fans of the movie FROZEN. Brazilian coconut kisses (beijinhos de coco — also known simply as beijinhos or branquinhos) are traditionally made from […]

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Triple Brigadeiro Cheesecake Tart

Triple Brigadeiro Cheesecake Tart

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane? No, it’s better… much better… It’s the BEAST: A triple brigadeiro cheesecake tart to celebrate an ultimate cheesecake day!  As you can imagine, my smile is even larger than my hips. Our triple brigadeiro cheesecake tart is a fusion dessert, inspired by the popular Brazilian brigadeiro fudge balls […]

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Gaucho-Style Flatbread

Gaucho-Style Flatbread for #KikkomanSabor

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Kikkoman and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions expressed herein are from the author. Gaúcho-Style Flatbread or “Grilled” Skirt Steak (fraldinha) with Chimichurri Sauce Flatbread is our ultimate creation… a dish proudly prepared using Kikkoman Soy Sauce as a marinade, natural browning ‘agent’, and flavor booster.  It […]

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Coxinha de Frango ou Coxinha de Galinha (Brazilian Chicken Fritters)

Coxinha de Frango (Chicken Fritters) and Rioja Wine: A Match Made in Heaven!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, brought to you by RIOJA WINE in collaboration with Honest Cooking (#matchmadeinheaven).  The opinions herein are from the author.  Have you ever heard about, or perhaps even gotten a chance to experience, a coxinha? “Hum? Come again!!!” Coxinha – a “little drumstick” that is actually a fritter molded into a shape resembling […]

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Prestígio Cheesecake Bars -- Three-Layer Chocolate-Coconut Bars

Prestígio Cheesecake Bars

Ah, Prestígio Cheesecake Bars…  A bottom layer of dark and fudgy chocolate brownie, contrasting with the second layer of mildly sweet, creamy coconut cheesecake, and the third layer of bittersweet, smooth chocolate frosting… This is our contribution for the Chocolate Party this month – hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking!!!  Our secret ingredient? Heavy cream! If you […]

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