Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Champurrado is a Mexican atole made with chocolate, spices, and masa de maíz, or corn flour. It’s a thick version of a hot chocolate but with a unique flavor that can only be attained by using Chocolate Abuelita, a brand of Mexican chocolate and piloncillo, a cone made from unrefined sugar. Champurrado is made during the holiday season and pairs well with sweet tamales like pineapple and pecan! Give this a try… Read More

Camote enmielado is one of my all-time favorite Mexican desserts. It’s sweet potato cooked in a cane sugar syrup, served warm and topped with evaporated milk. You can find piloncillo  in the Latin section of your grocery store or order it online. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes with skin, sliced in 1 inch pieces 1 piloncillo 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 cup water 1 can evaporated milk – In a medium sauce pan, add 1/2 cup… Read More

I have eaten pozole countless times so preparing this dish brought back many fond memories. One of my favorite memories is of my father rushing out of the house early Sunday morning with one of my mother’s pots in hand. He would stand in line at one of the neighborhood’s bakeries and bring back a pot full of pozole and fresh-baked bread for us to enjoy. Pozole is popular during the holiday… 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

Calientitos, or Ponche Navideño, is a drink commonly prepared during the holiday season specifically Christmas. The aroma of this punch while is simmers on the kitchen stove is hypnotizing.  With the blend of exotic fruits, cinnamon, clove, and sugarcane, this punch is sure to entice your guests and is the perfect drink to serve after a holiday feast. Set some aside for the children; they will love digging into the cup to… Read More

Buñuelos, a traditional Mexican dessert popular during the holiday season, are crispy, flaky, and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. They are also very easy to make. Give them a try! Here is what you will need: -Makes about 26 buñuelos 1 kg. of white flour or 2.2 lb. (approx. 7 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup vegetable oil for dough and 1 cup for frying 2 1/4 cups warm water pinch of salt… Read More