Za’atar Hummus

When you have really good hummus, you find yourself wanting to put it on everything. On sandwiches instead of mayo, a dollop on your salad, with your chips instead of salsa.  The za’atar really brings this to another level. Make sure you use the best olive oil you can get your hands on. Za’atar Hummus…

Salchipapa!

They serve this everywhere in Colombia. Naturally I had to jazz it up a bit.

Seasoned Fries

The trick to great fries are to fry them twice. Don’t worry. It’s not as complicated as it seems, especially when you’re working in batches because you don’t own a giant fryer.

Maple Glazed Donuts

I’ve only ever had donuts 3 times in my life. The first time was so heavenly and special, I had to experiment with them. Thus was born the maple glazed version. This recipe is so awesome because it’s made with coconut milk and the hint of nutmeg makes them smell just like the real deal….

Empanada Dough (Baked Version)

My nickname is Empanadita. Little Empanada. I love these. Ever since my mom made them when I was a kid and even our next door neighbor would snag a dozen or more, I knew these were delicious. I mean, super easy to make, baked or fried, whatever filling you like. You couldn’t ask for a…

Sundried Tomato & Onion Focaccia

There’s something about focaccia bread that keeps me coming back. There are so many possible topping choices, the olive oil and saltiness. I just can’t get enough. Be sure to use the best possible olive oil you can. It makes a difference. Better yet, use some of the oil from the tomatoes. This recipe is…

Bacon & Dates

  The first time I had these, I was at a Spanish tapas restaurant in NYC. They were so delicious and may I add: pri-cy! One day while out grocery shopping at the local store here in Bogota, Carulla, I saw a bag of dates for about 3,000 COP which is not even $1.00 USD!…

Popcorn with Chili Powder

When you love popcorn as much as I do, eventually you get to trying different flavors and toppings because it only gets better! The perfect snack for movie night or after dinner. My love for popcorn is most likely inherited from my dad. He literally cannot go to the movie theater without it, and now,…

Pico de Gallo

Why buy jarred salsa when it’s so easy to make! I served this Pico de Gallo recipe at a party and before the night was over it was all gone! Make sure you have tortilla chips or your favorite taco recipe to serve it with. A spoon works, too! 🙂 Pico de Gallo Ingredients 2 large…

Fancy Deviled Eggs

These are always a hit at any party or gathering and easy to whip up. I’m due to make some soon! My family loves them. They can be made with different toppings and will keep for a couple days if you don’t want to eat them right away once prepared.   Fancy Deviled Eggs Serving:…

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…

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…