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,…

Rice with Guandules

Say what you want but I judge a place on how good their rice is. If they can’t get that right, who know what other kitchen snafus they’ll have. It applies to so many cuisines and is a staple in many homes, including mine! This was probably one of the first things I learned how…

Chicken Allegro

I would eat this every day if I could but since I’m currently living in Bogota, Colombia, they don’t have it here šŸ˜¦

Cole Slaw

My mom made this when I was a kid and my sister and I loved it so much we would eat it with yellow corn tortilla chips as a snack. Everyone thinks they have the best recipe of potato salad and cole slaw right? Well this one isĀ the best. I promise you! Thankfully my mom…

Lomo Saltado

This is one of my favorite dishes! Rice AND Potatoes?! Sign me up. Lomo Saltado hails from Peru and if you’ve ever been to Jackson Heights, NY, you know you have many options for eating Peruvian food. While I’d LOVE to eat it at my favorite restaurant every night, making it at home can be…

Panamanian Hojaldres

These fried pieces of goodness bring me back to Panama. My grandma Victoria taught me the recipe afterĀ 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…