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Traditional Natillas (Spanish Custard)

These Spanish Natillas are one of the easiest desserts that require absolutely no baking skills. This is the traditional recipe of the “Abuela” and it’s a delicious, creamy, and almost silky vanilla flan with a touch of cinnamon.  This recipe is similar to a crema Catalana but it is simpler and doesn’t have a caramel […]

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Traditional Brazilian Brigadeiros

Brazilian Brigadeiros is an easy dessert recipe that every “avó” in Brazil knows with their eyes closed. A great no-bake recipe that everybody — even kids — can make. These are like chocolate truffles but way more chewy and soft. They are covered with sprinkles and they are so cute and good for serving in […]

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Breaded Mushrooms

Crunchy and crispy breaded mushrooms made with a fail-proof batter that gives you perfect results every single time!  I already published my all-time favorite Chinese fried oyster mushrooms that are an exotic twist to regular fried mushrooms.  So, today I bring you the classic recipe of crispy deep-fried mushrooms. This is a delicious side dish […]

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Shrimp Oreganata

This shrimp oreganata is a simple way to use leftover breadcrumbs and create a fine-dining quality dish. Tender shrimps in a breadcrumb and parmesan bread… Delish! What is shrimp oreganata?  Shrimp oreganata is an American-Italian dish that is basically herb-seasoned breadcrumbs moistened with butter and olive oil topped with jumbo shrimps.  There are many variations […]

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Papelón con limón / Aguapanela

Today I bring you the ultimate summer refreshing drink: Venezuelan Papelón con limón. Only three ingredients + lots of ice.  Another Venezuelan/Colombian recipe here in the blog — what a surprise! This recipe is the same in both countries just with different names.  As a Venezuelan myself, I know this drink as papelón con limón […]

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Lemon and Parsley Couscous Pearls

This lemon and parsley couscous pearls is a quick and easy side dish with a ton of Mediterranean flavor. It takes less than 20 minutes to make and only 6 ingredients.  Couscous has been a quite trendy ingredient in the past years. The most known version is the tiny couscous that resembles quinoa grains in […]

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