No other drink reminds me more of summer than caipirinha… or is more celebratory of The World Cup Brazil! With temperatures soaring, I told myself ...
Ah, summer! One of the most awaited seasons… I am starting mine with the right foot — as we say in Brazil. Didn’t I tell ...
G’day, everyone! After our elaborate Mother’s Day sweet feast and an extra couple of pounds, how about something light and versatile such as these fresh Heart ...
A Useful List of Brazilian Food Products with their American Substitutes is finally here, which hopefully will make life easier for many!!! Friends, bloggers, and followers all ...
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 ...
What is for dinner tonight? Well, at my house it will be Brazilian-Style Pork Ribs… Oh, yes! I am counting the minutes with anticipation. It has ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]