Central America

Bacon and cheese stuffed ripe plantains

Bacon and cheese stuffed ripe plantains {Canoas de plátano con tocino y queso}

Recipe for bacon and cheese stuffed ripe plantains made with baked ripe plantains filled with crispy bacon, grated mozzarella and queso fresco. Served with spicy aji criollo hot sauce. [read more]
Homemade dulce de leche ice cream

Homemade dulce de leche ice cream

Easy recipe for homemade dulce de leche ice cream made with milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and dulce de leche. Can be made in the ice cream maker, or using a mixer/blender/food processor. [read more]
Pumpkin empanadas

Pumpkin empanadas

Delicious homemade pumpkin empanadas made with caramelized or candied pumpkin, cooked in panela or piloncillo syrup with cinnamon, clove and all spice. [read more]
Fried plantains with cheese

Fried plantains with cheese

Easy recipe for fried plantains with melted cheese, made with sweet ripe plantains topped with grated quesillo or grated mozzarella. [read more]
Jalapeño cilantro salsa

Jalapeño cilantro salsa

Mild and creamy jalapeño cilantro salsa recipe made with fresh jalapenos, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and olive oil. [read more]
Mango passion fruit margarita

Mango passion fruit margarita

Mango passion fruit margarita recipe made with fresh mango slices, passion fruit juice, lime, sugar, tequila, orange liqueur, and ice. [read more]
Mango passion fruit smoothie

Mango passion fruit smoothie or batido de mango y maracuya

Mango passion fruit smoothie recipe made with fresh mango slices, passion fruit juice, lime, sugar or honey, and ice. [read more]
Arroz con leche recipe

Arroz con leche {Latin style rice pudding}

Easy recipe for homemade arroz con leche, a classic Latin American rice pudding dessert made with rice, milk, cinnamon, sugar, raisins, and condensed milk. [read more]
Choriqueso empanadas

Choriqueso empanadas

Mouthwatering empanadas filled with chorizo and cheese, can be fried or baked. Served with a creamy avocado sauce. [read more]
Avocado sauce

Avocado sauce

Creamy avocado sauce recipe made with avocados, limes, cilantro, hot peppers, garlic, olive oil and cumin. Use it as a dipping sauce or for grilled meat/seafood. [read more]
Rompope recipe

Rompope

Rompope is popular Latin American drink that is made with milk, sugar, vanilla, orange peel, egg yolks, condensed milk, cream and aguardiente or rum. [read more]
Pumpkin flan recipe

Pumpkin flan

Easy flan recipe prepared with candied pumpkin cooked in brown sugar and spices, eggs, cream and orange liqueur. [read more]
Majado de verde recipe 11

Majado de verde or mashed plantains

Majado de verde is a green plantain mash made with green plantains, onions, garlic, and achiote. Majado is served with fried eggs and cheese slices. [read more]
Summer salad recipes

10 Great Summer Salad Recipes

Easy to make delicious salad recipes for summer. Find the perfect summer salads for your BBQ, picnic or dinner party. [read more]
Cow feet soup recipe

Caldo de pata or cow feet soup

Caldo de pata de res or cow feet soup is a traditional Latin American comfort soup made with cow feet, yuca, mote or hominy, cilantro, parsley, onions, garlic, achiote, cumin, peanuts, milk, oregano. [read more]
Miel de panela or miel de caña

Miel de panela

Miel de panela or miel de caña is a sweet syrup made from panela or piloncillo. It is used as a sweetener for drinks and also in a variety of Latin American desserts. [read more]
Panela or piloncillo

Panela or Piloncillo 101

Panela, also known as piloncillo, raspadura, chancaca, is unprocessed brown sugar that is made by boiling sugarcane juice into a thick syrup and then cooling it down. [read more]
Grape pisco sour

New Year’s traditions in Latin America and grape pisco sour

Latin New Year’s Eve traditions and rituals. Plus, a grape Pisco Sour recipe to celebrate. [read more]
Dulce de zapallo con miel y quesillo

Dulce de zapallo or candied squash in spiced syrup

Dulce de zapallo is a dessert made with squash or pumpkin simmered in a syrup of panela or hard brown cane sugar and spices. [read more]
Boiled mote or hominy

Mote or hominy

Basic instructions for cooking mote or hominy. [read more]