Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Coconut rice is served alongside savory dishes across Latin America. Depending on the region, there will be slight variations in the cooking process but overall, it’s a simple to make side dish. This is not to be confused with another popular Latin American dessert also known as, arroz con coco or arroz con leche, which has raisins and other spices. Ingredients: 1 cup Jasmine rice  *(Read note below) 3/4 cup canned coconut milk ( you… Read More

There’s nothing better than homemade pumpkin puree. Not only does it taste similar to mother’s empanadas, but knowing exactly what goes into the preparation of my food is priceless. Now, I know –  it’s only September. But the stores are stocking their shelves with Christmas decorations and so I thought I’d jump on the holiday season bandwagon. What I love about this pie (and other desserts in general) is that both, the… Read More

These little pieces of heaven are very popular in Brazil and often made for parties or served as a dessert. There are many variations such as the brigadeiro traditionally rolled in chocolate sprinkles and the beijinho most often rolled in coconut flakes or granulated sugar, both pictured below. The texture of these candies is similar to fudge but with a distinct flavor that only condensed milk can provide. My personal favorites are… Read More