Panamanian Hojaldres

These fried pieces of goodness bring me back to Panama. My grandma Victoria taught me the recipe after¬†someone became completely obsessed with them! They are great to eat with meats made in a sauce or with a simple slice of cheese (so I hear) or to scoop up eggs. The dough keeps in the fridge…

Cinnamon Raisin Nutmeg Bread

I’m always on the lookout for a no-knead bread. This recipe is perfect. Slightly sweet, easy to prep before bed and bake the next day! And let me tell you, once it’s in the oven- the smell is enough to have the neighbors asking for an invite! I know this may seem daunting with all…

Lentil Chili

Lentils are great. I love lentils. I also love chili. This was my first time¬†bringing these two together and the results were amazing. Not to mention PACKED with vegetables. We ate it for days! The best thing is you can also freeze it for later! Lentil Chili Recipe 1 cup lentils (soaked overnight) 1/2 cup…

Empanadas de carne

I’ve been nicknamed Empanadita for my love of empanadas and for making them so much! I grew up eating them made from the ready made Goya discs and didn’t know any different until someone asked me how I made my dough! Goya’s been holding me down since day one so I’ll share that recipe with…

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