These cheesy Brazilian bread balls are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. But I’m warning you; you won’t be able to keep your hand out of the bread basket! Pão de Queijo ½ cup milk ¼ cup cooking oil ½ tsp. salt 1 ¼ cup tapioca flour 1 egg ¼ cup mozzarella cheese ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese   – Heat oven to 425 – In a… Read More

  Shrimp cocktail is perfect for this time of year and is great served as an appetizer or as the main course. It’s usually served with crackers, lemon wedges, and hot sauce such as Tabasco. Serve this chilled cocktail at your next cookout with your favorite ice-cold beer. Salud! Serves 4 appetizer portions Ingredients: 20 fully cooked large shrimp, tails removed 1 cup peeled, seedless cucumber, chopped into small cubes 1/2 cup… Read More

Escondidinho de camarão is another popular Brazilian dish and can be served as the main course or as an appetizer. Ramequins are prepared by layering a generous serving of shrimp cooked in tomatoes and spices then requeijão (cream cheese) and yucca puree. As a final touch, they are sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan cheese and placed into the broiler until the top slightly browns and crisps. If you have never tasted yucca… Read More

Gorditas are made using the same dough you would use to make flour tortillas except you roll the dough into smaller and slightly thicker “patty-like” portions. So feel free to roll and extend the dough further to make tortillas and serve them on the side with your stew. Gorditas are very popular throughout Mexico and are sold for a buck, maybe even less depending on the filling! They’re a convenient bite to… Read More

  Fish tacos are a favorite in our home and this recipe is just one of the many we make during this time of year. Top off your tacos with your favorite salsa and serve with avocado and lime slices. It’s a perfect recipe for cookouts and even your next camping trip as it can be made in one pan from start to finish and all of the ingredients are easy to… Read More

  Churros are very popular in Central and South America but word on the street is, they originated in Spain. Spaniards eat this pastry for breakfast alongside a cup of hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is thicker than most found in the U.S. which makes it perfect for dipping. I remember when my parents would take me to the mall in Mexico on Sundays and bought me a churro filled with cajeta… Read More

I can’t get enough of this stew perhaps because of my obsession with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. The combination of chicken, garbanzos, and adobo is just fantastic! In this recipe, I recommend the use of half a 7 oz. can of chipotle peppers in adobo but feel free to make adjustments depending on the level of spiciness you want to achieve. However, the peppers in adobo are absolutely essential in the… Read More

I like to make this stew sometime in the winter months and in the summer for a light meal on the patio. Topped with queso fresco and fresh avocado, this spicy Poblano stew will leave you satisfied and full. Make it as mild or as spicy as you like by changing the recommended amount of peppers. For a hardier meal, add potatoes. Serves 4 6 cups water 4 cod fillets 5 poblano… Read More