Cherry Tart Cake

Cherry Tart Cake presented with a slice of the tart and coffee

I know it took me too long to post again but I guess I underestimated what it takes to have a food blog and make sure that there is a new post ready every week. I could not do this if it wasn’t for the support of my hubby and my kiddos. And in their honor I am posting the recipe for a Cherry Tart Cake (more…)

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Chicken Salad, the Brazilian way – Salpicão de Frango

Brazilian Chicken Salad Plated

Brazilian steak houses (Churascarias) are now fairly common in many major cities in the US. In Brazil, you can find these restaurants in every town. They are well know for the multiple waiters (Gauchos) that walk around with skewers full of tender, juicy and delicious cuts of meats. But for Brazilians, the salad table is as important as the meat. (more…)

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Berries Foster – Summery Dessert Sauce

Berries Foster over ice cream with almond slices and mint leaf garnish

I was not planning to post this recipe this week. However, after talking to my youngest sister, Rayane, she told me that she misses having some vanilla ice cream topped with my Berries Foster.

I made this sauce once as a last minute dessert attempt and it became one of her favorites. I hope she reads this and tries to make it herself. (more…)

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Shrimp Stew in Coconut Milk – Brazilian Ensopado or Moqueca

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Shrimp Stew in Coconut Milk – Brazilian Ensopado or Moqueca

Today is all about classic Brazilian food. One would think that it is my favorite kind of food. But I am not sure I have a favorite. Growing up in a household with a Spaniard father and a Syrian Mother, I was fortune enough to get exposed to many different types of food. But Brazilian food is definitely comfort food to me. (more…)

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Mud Pie – an easy and refreshing dessert

Mud Pie filled shell with coffee beans in the backgroud

Oreo cookies crust and Häagen-Dazs® coffee ice cream, what is not to love?

Mud Pie is one of my daughter’s (Gabi) favorite desserts. I think mostly because she loves coffee and we don’t let her drink any coffee. She is only 14, there is no need for coffee yet. And we have Grandma, Barbara Fielding, to thank for on this one. She taught us how to make it.

Mud Pie is also one of the easiest desserts to make in the world, possible in the planet, maybe even in this universe. And although it’s one single dessert, you have two options for serving: adult mode and child mode. (more…)

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Carmem’s Cream of Chicken

Carmem's Cream of Chicken plated with rice

Carmem’s Cream of Chicken is a combination of stewed chicken with tomatoes, onions and herbs, that is then mixed with a white rich sauce combined with some of the chicken broth, table cream and parmesan cheese. When it’s ready, it’s creamy, velvety and tasty. It’s another dish that my kids request. (more…)

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