Our Family Trip to Medellín, Colombia, the Beginning…

As many of you know, I just returned home from a trip to Medellín, Colombia. What you don’t know is that I brought my American husband and children with me for the first time! I have always stayed with family during my visits to Medellín, so this was my first opportunity to visit my home […] ...more

Bolas de Tamarindo (Tamarind Sweet Balls)

These Bolas de Tamarindo are a traditional Colombian dessert and is a very simple recipe to make, requiring only two ingredients. These treats have a wonderful sweet and tart combination. If you like tamarind flavor, I’m sure you’ll love this dessert ....more

Colombian Beef Stew (Sudado de Res)

Sudado de Carne Res is a very popular dish in Colombia, is very easy to make and delicious over white rice with avocado on the side. I think every Colombian home makes a sudado dish a least once a week. Sudados can also be made with pork or chicken ....more

Flan de Leche (Traditional Flan)

I am posting this Traditional Flan recipe today in honor of Mother’s Day, as it is my mom’s favorite dessert. Flan is very popular in Latin America and Spain. Colombians have different variations of this delicious dessert, including mango flan, pineapple flan, coffee flan and just about any flavor of flan you can imagine ....more

Avocado and Garlic Shrimp Bites

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect. With El Día del Niño (Children’s Day) approaching, I want to share a very simple and crowd-pleasing recipe for the whole family to enjoy on this celebration. I was inspired to make this dish by an Avocado Queso Topper recipe I found […] ...more

Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef)

Cooking flank Steak this way is ideal when you want to prepare a dish ahead of time. Carne Desmechada or Ropa Vieja is another popular recipe in Colombia and Latin America. This classic beef dish is very easy, and is great over rice, patacones and arepas ....more

Beef Cheek Stew (Estofado de Cachetes de Res)

Beef cheek may not be a cut of beef that you’re accustomed to using in your recipes, so let me tell you a little about this tasty, tender cut of beef. It needs to be slow cooked for a long time to achieve the desired tenderness. It absorbs flavors well, is rich and very simple […] ...more

Brigadeiro de Leche (Brazilian Bonbon or White Truffle)

This is a sponsored post featuring Rice Krispies®. As always, all opinions are my own. The Brigadeiro is a traditional Brazilian candy, very popular at birthday parties and others special occasions in Brazil ....more

Sancocho de Costilla (Beef Ribs Sancocho)

Here’s a heart-warming Colombian soup that’s as rustic as it gets. Sancocho de Costilla (Beef Ribs Sancocho) is a filling and hearty soup made with root vegetables, corn, spices and beef ribs. My mom made this soup for me when I was growing up and I always loved the rich flavor from the beef ribs ....more

Arroz con Fideos (Rice with Angel Hair Pasta)

This is another Colombian rice recipe and as I’ve mentioned before in this blog, rice is a staple in a Colombian diet. Arroz con Fideos is a popular recipe in my family. As children, we loved it because of the little angel hair pasta in the rice ....more