Five-day, massive party? This is carnival in my home country, Brazil. If you are going there to celebrate carnival, pack summer clothing and perhaps a ...
Who doesn’t love mangoes? I am just crazy for mangoes and many other tropical fruits. From salads to desserts, mangoes deliver, big time. A great example ...
Eggs are a sensitive, important topic for many people. They are an ingredient that nearly all of us share, regardless of what corner of the ...
Hummin’ and hummin’… A famous traditional Brazilian New Year’s song is definitely on my mind — and on my lips. “Farewell Old Year, Happy New ...
Cookies, cookies, and more cookies!!! I cannot bear to eat or even look at a single one more…. Everyone is sharing cookie recipes…it seems that ...
FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM Mmmm!!!! The intoxicating aroma of something good baking in the oven is getting me all anxious… I am as excited as a ...
Paçoca Ice Cream topped with Fried Bananas and drizzled with a luscious Chocolate Sauce is what I have for you today… Huh? Paçoca is a Southeastern Brazilian candy made from ground peanuts and sugar. Don’t worry! If you don’t have access to pre-packaged paçoca (peanut candy), you still can make this super duper delicious ice […]
Disclaimer: Thanks to Fiji Water for sponsoring this post about the best eats in my two hometowns. All the opinions expressed here are my own. Click on the image below to enter the competition and win!!! Have I ever told you that I have two Brazilian hometowns? They are the cosmopolitan city of Recife and the age-old, charming town […]
Yummm!!! Our dish today is Escondidinho de Frango (or Brazilian Chicken Shepherd’s Pie), a variation of the popular Escondidinho de Carne Seca (“Sun-dried Beef Shepherd’s Pie”) from my native Northeast region of Brazil. A true one dish wonder or casserole that can be made from leftovers. Happy? If only you could see my beaming smile… Originally, […]
Hello, everyone! As you know, Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on the 14th of February here in the United States and in several other countries– a special day to say ‘I love you,’ to exchange gifts, chocolates, cards, and bouquets of flowers… a day to prepare aphrodisiac, romantic, and/or simply scrumptious sweets and treats for our […]
Hello, dearies!!!! I am very happy to be sharing with you today these luscious Passion Fruit Mousse Cupcakes or Cupcakes Mousse de Maracujá… Soon we will be celebrating two important dates: The Two-Year Birthday of From Brazil To You on February 6th, and Valentine’s Day on the 14th!!! I cannot believe that almost two years have […]
Bife acebolado (pan-fried steak with onions) is one of my husband’s favorite Brazilian dishes… from my Aunt (Tia) Graça!!!! He has been asking me to post this recipe here for almost 2 years. :) I finally got a word with my aunt by phone past week, who kindly explained the details of her bife acebolado […]
Ideas? My mind is just brimming with them. Check this one out… who doesn’t love brigadeiros? Or beer? So, Beer Brigadeiros (Brigadeiro de Cerveja), is what this girl is super happy to be sharing with you today – five-ingredient, quick-and-easy-to-make, beyond-scrumptious Brazilian fudge balls, great for any type of party!!! (wheww) I can already see your loved […]
Rice pudding… Priceless memories of a childhood long gone! I still remember sitting as a child at the table of my favorite Grandma, eating spoonful after spoonful of her simple yet comforting arroz doce… as well as her Grandma’s Chicken Soup (canja de galinha). I always intended to post a recipe for rice pudding here, but it has […]
Just when one thinks that there is nothing else new that could possibly be invented, humanity’s endless creativity proves one wrong… Oh, yes! Ready? I have already shared here both the traditional Brazilian cheese rolls recipe and its quick version… I have also made it with a bit of Mediterranean flair… Well, today we’ll be presenting it its […]
Yes, I can hear you laughing! I have to admit…Horseback-Riding Steak or Bife à Cavalo (in Portuguese) is a hilarious name for a steak. But perhaps instead of having a smile on your face you have a big question mark over your head… Well no, it is not what you might be thinking– this is […]