I am crazy for black beans! And so are many friends of mine who ask me all the time how to make black beans. To take ...
I can’t believe it… Thanksgiving is already knocking at the door. Since it is just around the corner, we will be making great holiday side dishes ...
I think I have told you that I caught a terrible cold… Unfortunately I’ve been quite sick for almost 2 weeks so far. When I ...
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 ...
This is soup day! That’s right!!! I am serving one of my family’s favorite soups for dinner tonight: Ravioli Soup! My husband and I were introduced ...
Halloween has arrived early at FBTY. Although I didn’t grow up celebrating this fun event, as an adult I have often dressed up in costumes and gone trick-or-treating with my daughters, who enjoy this celebration a lot. This year we are sharing a quick, ridiculously easy, and fun “recipe”: Creepy Jello Cups!!! They are something that one can prepare […]
Do you love to entertain big, but without too much effort? Oh yes, so do I… That is why I am sharing with you this new favorite of mine: Mallomars Trifle or Pavê Nhá Benta… A five-ingredient, ASAP, small-portioned treat containing layers of (citrusy) cookie crumbs, sweet marshmallow cream, and melted dark or bittersweet chocolate… A […]
Skirt steak (fraldinha in Portuguese) is an inexpensive yet versatile cut of beef — perfect for fajitas, philly cheesesteak, pizzas and flatbreads, sandwiches, tacos, Chinese stir-fry, churrasco, and many more dishes. Despite its wonders, skirt steak can be a fairly tough cut of meat since it comes from the plate beef cut, and represents a boneless portion […]
It is Shrimp Mini Pot Pie (Empadinhas de Camarão) Day… Huh?! I mean, I am celebrating my B-day with these small bites instead of birthday cake! They are made from a homemade flaky dough (pâte brisée or massa podre) and filled with a tasty, creamy, and chunky shrimp filling… A true party in your mouth… and yet guilt-free! […]
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 […]
Disclaimer: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Tyson Foods. The opinions expressed herein are honest and from the author. As a busy Mom, I know how much of a challenge it is to prepare healthy yet easy meals for the family every day. Since chicken is budget friendly and a real family favorite […]
Howdy!!! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was busy yet happy: my daughter, Hannah, turned 8! Of course, she just had to have a birthday party — with FROZEN CUPCAKES and everything FROZEN related, of course! I mean… I made CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES from scratch about 5 days ahead… A day or two before the party, I […]
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 […]
Thinking of something quick to make for your next get-together or party? These fried beef empanadas (pastel de carne) will both save you time and make your guests quite happy. The secret for preparing them quickly is to use wonton wraps instead of making the dough from scratch. Basically, the only difference between these and […]
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 […]