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Perfect Party Cake

Perfect Party Cake for Perfect Parties

Perfect parties are hard to come by. For some reason this week I have spent a lot of time thinking about past groups of friends. Mostly I have been thinking how much I miss them. I miss the times of hanging out at different houses, different people – yet all the same. I miss those […]

hot cocoa cuppies

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Celebrate delicious hot cocoa with an adorable idea of Hot Cocoa Cupcakes! These may not warm you up inside, but they sure will make you smile!

WTSIM…Spicy Black Beans

It is true, the spicy pulled pork from yesterday was amazing. I have made a variety of pulled pork recipes and this one by far was the best. But I think it was partly because of it’s incredible sidekick. I told you yesterday to serve the pulled pork with black beans. I sure hope you […]

spicy pulled pork

Not Just For Winter Anymore

Crockpots make you think of winter, don’t they? A wonderful stew, delicious soup or hearty chili is delightful to come home to after a long day. I feel like it is my duty to make plea on behalf of Crockpots everywhere…don’t hide them away just because the sun is coming out. You could make delicious tacos […]

Empanada Mini Pot Pie

Empanada + Pot Pie =

The Spanish verb empanar means to wrap or coat in bread. From the word comes the the name for the delicious pocket meal, empanadas. Empanadas are typically a circular piece of pie type pastry which is filled, folded and sealed before being baked or fried. They are a wonderful, portable snack. Here in Peru, empanadas […]

caramel topped flan

Caramel Topped Flan [TWD]

Most flan recipes that I have made have turned out to be what they call Crema Volteada here in Peru. This recipe is the more traditional flan topped with a homemade caramel syrup.

Papa con Mani // Peruvian Peanut Potatoes

My Prized Possession

Peanut butter is a prized possession. It is sold in small jars for almost $5 a jar. I have only bought it here once. Before opening the jar, I learned that it was in a batch of recalled products in states. The supermarket here couldn’t understand that I wanted to return it because of a […]

Bolas de Manjar y Mani // Peanut Caramel Bites

Bolas de Manjar y Mani // Peanut Caramel Bites

Visiting others in their homes is an important part of friendship and relationship here in Peru, and maybe much of Latin America. It is not uncommon to have people drop by for a few minutes or a few hours. Typically I have something freshly baked to offer and occasionally I have to run down to […]

Crocodile Bread

Playing With Crocodiles

When I was in India, we visited the Crocodile Park of Chennai, home to nearly 7000 alligators and crocodiles. It was started in 1976 and is spread over 3.2 hectares of lush vegetation. It is the largest crocodile-breeding site in India where several species of African and Indian crocodiles and alligators are bred in captivity. […]

Spicy Squash Ginger Soup

Spicy Ginger Squash Soup

Ginger is used in Peru mainly for the Peruvian Chinese food. This delicious – and I mean delicious! – soup allowed me to play with several types of ginger. 


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