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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Tapioca Breadsticks (Biscoito de Polvilho)

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I know that I don’t make breads very often. But I am about to redeem myself with these tapioca breadsticks — a quick, naturally gluten-free Brazilian snack that is best served warm and accompanied by coffee, tea, or any other beverage of your choice.  Is that sounding good to you? I know… Sometimes I can be a lazy cook.  On […]

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Crustless Banana Meringue Pie (Chico Balanceado)

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Have you ever loved a treat so much that you just had to have it no matter what?  Well, I sure have!  I made the most AD-DIC-TIVE and comforting dessert ever, right in time for my birthday: Crustless Banana Meringue Pie… an out-of-this-world, naturally gluten-free treat good enough to make you go yum (to not say something else). […]

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Shrimp Tapioca Crepes (Tapioca com Camarão no Dendê)

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If you had the chance to play Iron Chef and had a mystery basket of ingredients in front of you… what would you do with tapioca flour, shrimp, and fresh leaves and vegetables?  Well, I went for shrimp tapioca crepes (or as we’d say in Portuguese, tapioca com camarão no dendê). If you have never tried your hand […]

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Our Vacation in the Texas Hill Country… Take a Peek!

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Vacation… well mine was short this year, but awesome!  We went to the gorgeous Texas Hill Country — and enjoyed every second of it!   We stayed for four days at WorldMark’s Stablewood Springs Resort in Hunt, Texas… …A gorgeous, serene haven on the crest of a hill, surrounded by nature, trails, lakes, horses, fantastic swimming pools, games, and […]

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Coffee & Cream Popsicles

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Ah, summer… The perfect time for ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, popsicles, and other frozen treats, wouldn’t you agree? These refreshing Coffee & Cream Popsicles (Picolé de Café com Leite) are not only easy and quick to prepare but also the ultimate comfort food. Trust me, you will get hooked on them! This is a recipe from my talented […]

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