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 ...
Mmmm!!!! The intoxicating aroma of something good baking in the oven is getting me all anxious… I am as excited as a kid!!!! :) Oh, didn’t ...
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 ...
Have ever told you that I am craaaazy for lamb? One of my favorite dishes to prepare with this tasty meat is Kibe Assado Recheado (Brazilian-Style Baked Kibbeh), a ground meat-bulgur wheat pie filled with lots of cheese. Mmmm!!! This baked version, as well as the fried one (croquettes), bring back precious memories from my home city […]
Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Hunt’s Tomato Sauce and Latina Bloggers Connect. As a Latina, I enjoy cooking with fresh, natural, and quality ingredients — just like my Mom and grandmas. These Spicy Tomato Soup Shots with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches– cooked with Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce and Kraft® Parmesan Cheese — […]
Pumpkins can be used for cooking and also for carving jack-o-lanterns around Halloween time. Since the shell can be quite tough, learn here how to peel a pumpkin easily for cooking in just 4 quick steps – 1. Slice in half and Clean, 2. Cook, 3. Let Cool, 4. PEEL. To make peeling the shell easier and faster, it is best […]
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 […]