Archive for 'February,2008'

Custard in a Crust

Custard in a Crust

It’s Friday again which means it’s time for another dessert recipe. All this week I had been thinking about what I was going to make today. I thought about making a niño envuelto or a three-milk [...]

Why Go Through the Trouble When You Can Buy It?

Why Go Through the Trouble When You Can Buy It?

Because it is fun, because it is challenging and because you can always learn something new, even if you swear not to ever make it again. This month's Daring Baker's Challenge was French Bread. I almost [...]

Sweet Breakfast Memories – Gorditas de Piloncillo

Sweet Breakfast Memories – Gorditas de Piloncillo

I strongly believe that memories are the best treasure we can accumulate. And when it comes to food, memories of aromas, textures and tastes form a very important part of our family, culture and our own [...]

To diet or not to diet, that is the question

To diet or not to diet, that is the question

Is dieting the key for a leaner and healthier body? I think the answer is yes and no. Read my opinion about this topic [...]

Chicken relleno

Chicken relleno

Val's recipe for this Taste & Create was a real winner, a layer after layer of flavor! [...]

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche

There is something about Fridays that I really love. Even now that I work from home and weekends have lost all meaning, Fridays still feel like they are the end something long and tiring call week. [...]

Mexican Hamburgers and Italian Zucchini

Mexican Hamburgers and Italian Zucchini

Update March-23-08: I just found out this amazing food event called Festa Italiana hosted by Marie of Proud Italian Cook and Maryann of Finding La Dolce Vita. I don’t know if this dish will be good [...]

Mole de olla (joust version)

Mole de olla (joust version)

Every month, as many of you might already know, there is an event on The Left-Over Queen forum called the Royal Foodie Joust. Last month was the biggest joust yet with 17 participants and my lovely [...]

Breakfast Sopes and a Comprehensive Guide to Making Tortillas

Breakfast Sopes and a Comprehensive Guide to Making Tortillas

Update 02-28-08: Michelle from Culinography is hosting the event Homegrown Gourmet this month and she chose breakfast as the theme for this month’s event. I think this is the perfect dish for this event because the [...]

Pineapple and Pumpkin Empanadas

Pineapple and Pumpkin Empanadas

And speaking of puff pastry… here is one of my favorite things to do with it, empanadas. Emapanadas are essentially stuffed pastries, but there are many variations of empanadas depending on the region of the world [...]