My son is visiting! So excited! He loves to cook, bake and everything related. He’s been following a gluten-free diet for about a month now, will see how that turns out. Meanwhile, we had a great time baking this delicious apple bread. We made some little mistakes, like mixing up tablespoons with teaspoons, but it didn’t matter because it smelled and tasted wonderful anyway.
We had this bread for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee, we also had it for dessert with a little spoon of ice cream!
He found in the internet a mixture of flours to replace wheat flour. So you can transform any baking good to gluten-free. It was interesting all the way from the grocery store to the tasting. Just delicious and above all, building good memories!
This is the simplest ice cream you’ll ever make. So easy and… healthy! Yes healthy! It has absolutely no sugar added, just the natural sweetness from the bananas. So yes, we can have a little healthy delicious treat.
It is made out of frozen ripped bananas, cocoa powder and pecans.
Happy Saint Patrick’s day!! I love Saint Patrick’s day, I feel it is a festivity full of energy, positiveness, happiness, proudness, brightness, or maybe it is just the luck of the Irish! Most of all it is my husband’s birthday! I wanted to prepare something very special for him. I know he really likes cheesecake, so I decided to go with this version that I created. Something green to go with Saint Patrick’s theme, something tart I didn’t want it to be over sweet and of course what can be better than cheesecake!
It may seem like a lot of steps, but they are all very simple and it goes very quickly. Hope you like it. And have a very, very Happy birthday my love!
LIME CHEESECAKE WITH LIME CURD AND MERENGUE TOPPING
I have a friend who is an Amuzgo indian and speak the Amuzgo dialect. She speaks spanish too (thankfully). She is very dear to me and my family. She is from the south of Mexico, from the State of Guerrero.
Every time she goes and visit her family, she brings us something. Once she brought lemon grass which I planted in my garden. Other time she brought a kind of green beans that are very big (gigantic), I also planted them in my garden. Last time she visited her family she brought us homemade chocolate. I mean realhomemade chocolate made from scratch, from picking up the cacao from the cacao tree! At the ranch, her family have several different plants and trees. Among them Cacao and sugar cane. Continue reading →
Cafe de Olla is a traditional hot drink from Mexico. Tells the story that during the Mexican Revolution, the “soldaderas”, women who helped with the revolution, used to prepare this special drink on bonfires for their soldiers to comfort them and give them strength.
It is called coffee from the pot because it is prepared by boiling the coffee, spices and piloncillo (the purest or least refined form or sugar cane) in a pot. Usually a clay pot. Some people add clove and different kind of fruit. But the recipe here is the way I like it the most.
It is such a delicious beverage not only for its flavor, but for its aromas full of sweetness and spices, that it has turned into a traditional distinctive mexican drink. A Coffee that tastes and smells like Mexico…
I’m sure you’re going to love this coffee specially with this cold winter weather
There is something about individual dessert that I really like. Maybe portion control, maybe not wanting to share, maybe not liking someone digging into my food. At the end, I simply enjoy my and only my dessert.
That’s why I made this tasty cheesecakes in indivisual ramikens. Everybody gets to enjoy their share. Not one slice bigger than the other, not one scoop bigger than the other in a sharing dessert and best of all, no one trying to eat faster than others because before you know it, it will be gone!
All the ingredients are special in this cheesecake, together they make a bomb full of flavor! The berries with the lime, the macadamias with the graham and the creamy cheeses that tightens all the flavors together. Mmmm..
Over the holidays I got this beautiful squared ceramic oven safe pan and I just couldn’t wait to use it for the first time! Luckily, my son Luis’ birthday is TODAY! So I had the perfect excuse to bake with it.
He is not much of a cake fan, but as the rest of the family, he is a huge fan of pecans. So I baked this pecan pie for him. Smells delicious, looks delicious and taste delicious!
Pecan pies are easy to bake, the crust is the only that takes a little time because you have to chill it for a bit, but is very easy too. This crust you may use it for any kind of pie, tart, rustic tart or pastry.
Let’s not forget the main celebration of Christmas: the celebration of the birth of Jesus. God gave us the greatest gift of all, his own son. Jesus, the prince of peace, would grow to show us the way of life, the pathway to God, and eternal life.
And yes, I believe that it is time to make peace with ourselves and with those around us to show that we care about them. This involves getting together, having delicious food, and giving gifts.
Today I am preparing a very easy last minute dessert that is delicious and healthy (yes, you read right: healthy!). It only requires strawberries, yogurt, and pecans. This dessert looks so pretty and tastes like a little popsicle full of flavor. Prepare them ahead of time and stick them in the freezer.
It is a cloudy, gloomy day. It is getting colder and tomorrow it is supposed to snow. So what a better day for baking and let the good kitchen aromas brighten my day?!
I’ve been meaning to bake some nice morning, nutritious, breakfast muffins. I came up with this idea and it turn out so delicious, it made my day! You know, only the best is in here, coconut oil, flaxseed, bananas, raspberries… Bet you cant wait to try them.
This can be a perfect Christmas morning breakfast! They freeze perfectly, can be made ahead of time, and microwave them just before serving.