I am Thankful for You!

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Brazil? Stories? Food? Recipes? No, not today!!! Today was chosen to say THANKS… TO YOU.  I may not have met many of you in person, but you are a dear part of my life.  You choose to lend me your eyes and ears when you could be anywhere else. You have given me the opportunity to share […]

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Spiced Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting

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It’s all about Thanksgiving… including this marvelous Spiced Sweet Potato Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting (Bolo de Batata Doce com Caramelo)! I know — just thinking about it makes my mouth water. But it’s fine, one has to enjoy the season’s goodies. Moist, comforting, aromatic, and festive are this cake’s real names.  Folks, this was a […]

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Creamy Corn Gratin (Creme de Milho Gratinado)

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Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria. Herein, all opinions are honest and my own. Thank you for supporting the brands I consume and make this blog possible. The month where Thanksgiving falls has finally arrived, and along with it we will be sharing several great recipes to make your holiday memorably […]

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12 Warm and Comforting Winter Soups

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When temperatures start to fall, soups and more soups are what many of us crave. With that in mind, I created a list of 12 warm and comforting winter soups from several different blogs that are both easy to prepare and deliver a one-pot, complete meal.  Ready? There is a soup for everyone! Healthy, hearty, creamy, chunky, vegetarian, vegan, with […]

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Brazilian Minestrone (Black Bean, Pasta, Bacon, and Vegetable Soup)

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Fall has really arrived in Texas now, with temperatures getting lower and lower.  Along with the cool weather comes the need for some warm, comforting dishes, including this quick and hearty Black Bean, Pasta, Bacon, and Vegetable Soup — which I call Brazilian Minestrone. If you have ever tasted a classic minestrone, I know you will become a fan […]

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Flourless Pumpkin Coconut Muffins (Queijadinha de Abóbora com Coco)

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It’s pumpkin season and I intend to make the most out of it… starting with these flourless pumpkin coconut muffins (queijadinhas de abóbora com coco) which are naturally gluten-free, easy and quick to make, yet so yummy. If you’re looking for alternatives for a breakfast or snack on the go, this is a fall treat well […]

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Adorable Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops & Other 5 Treats

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The month for Halloween has finally arrived… and along with it all the sweet treats and fun. My children are as happy as can be… especially after devouring these Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops — a super simple treat basically made from just marshmallows and chocolate.  Aren’t they just adorable? Our Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops are much funnier and quicker to […]

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Hibiscus Tea & A Guide To Medicinal Teas

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Along with the arrival of Autumn come colds, congestion, seasonal allergies, and sleepiness, among other unpleasant effects. Drinking teas is one way to relieve symptoms while enjoying a comforting, warm beverage.  With this in mind, I decided to share with you an easy and delicious recipe for a cranberry-like hibiscus tea. And I have included an useful guide to medicinal teas as well. […]

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Fresh and Quick Fall Salad (Salada de Abobrinha)

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Fall has arrived… Yay! This is usually known as baking season in my household. But this year I decided to break this old habit a bit by introducing a variety of recipes, including this fresh and quick Fall Salad (Salada de Abobrinha)… and that is going to be the way we will welcome my favorite season this year. Our fall […]

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