Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

3.25.2009

honey bun cake

Today we all went to G's house... our children love her place and they jump on the tumbling and play with the tree swing... my aunt is visiting this week... G. made Green Ceviche, it was great... I'll try to get the recipe for you... basically it was made with fresh white fish, avocado, cilantro, onion and lime juice... fresh for these days that keep getting warmer...

I baked Anne Byrn's Honey Bun Cake from her book Cake Mix Doctor... I just took one photo and completely forgot to take a picture of the cake, sorry...

Honey Bun Cake



This cake is great for breakfast... I just warm it before serving...

Happy Baking!

3.13.2009

mmm... I mean hummus

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I love Hummus... my husband loves Hummus... my children love Hummus... Mom loves Hummus... my brothers love Hummus... We ALL love Hummus... so I used to buy Hummus from a local lebanese restaurant, but then it was sometimes great, sometimes not so good, and sometimes not good at all... I asked Y., my aunt, (her in-laws are from Lebanon) if she knew how to make Hummus, well she didn't but she got the recipe for me...

Let me tell you a bit about Hummus:
  • Hummus means chickpeas... simple, isn't it?
  • It is one of the oldest known prepared foods
  • It is widely eaten in the Mediterranean and Middle East
  • When prepared with Tahini (sesame spread), it is named Hummus bi Tahina
Hummus Bi Tahina



2.21.2009

piñon de carne

Piñón de Carne


My mother in law shared this recipe... it is from my husband's grandmother, born in Costa Rica. Some people have told me that this plantain "lasagna", is from Puerto Rico, and that they just name it Piñón... so, from Costa Rica or Puerto Rico, Piñón is ricoooo (good)!!


Meat Piñón




I love Piñon, because it can be made ahead, and the flavor combination is one of my favorites...


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Mi suegra compartió conmigo esta receta... es de la abuela de mi esposo, que nació en Costa Rica. Algunas personas me han dicho que esta especie de lasaña de plátano macho es de Puerto Rico, en donde la llaman simplemente Piñón... sea de Costa Rica o de Puerto Rico, el Piñón es ricoooo!!!


Piñón de Carne


Me encanta el Piñón porque puede hacerse con anticipación y la combinación de sabores es una de mis favoritas...

2.15.2009

quick apple streusel cake



Yesterday I made Gale Gand's Quick Apple Streusel Cake for a party... most of our friends were there last night and we had a good time and the food was great as usual...
I don't know what was I thinking when I put the apples without peeling them before, it wasn't until M. was cutting the cake that I realized I always peel them... the cake was good but the green showed and it looked funny (to say the least)...
I made a few variations on Gale's recipe:
  • Added 1 tsp madagascar vanilla to the mix
  • Cinnamon: 1/2 Tbsp on the mix and 1 Tbsp for the Streusel (love it spicy!)
  • Used butter for vegetable shortening (don't like that thing and avoid it when possible...)
  • Added 1/2 cup chopped pecans to the streusel
  • I doubled the recipe and it came out perfect
  • For the mix I used the Iber Gourmet or if you own a Thermomix it should be perfect
Of course I bought vanilla ice cream for accompaniment, as suggested...
Happy baking!

2.05.2009

i yam what i yam...

Popeye the Sailor's diet consists mainly on spinach... spinach (and many fruits, veggies and legumes) are not children favorites... so la Nena, my grandmother, (or maybe her mother) came up with the idea of these Open Spinach Sandwiches, really simple to make:

Open Spinach Sandwiches



My children love them!
Open Spinach Sandwiches

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