Easy No-Bake Coconut Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of those diverse desserts that is classic, yet fancy, while its recipes are easy enough for a beginner to make. I already have a great recipe for dulce de leche cheesecake and wanted to create something a little different. When I thought about the flavors I really love, coconut immediately came to […] ...more

Sancocho Antioqueño o Paisa (Paisa Region Soup)

Sancocho always coincided with a celebration with friends, cousins, aunts and uncles getting together at Mamita’s house. From the very first moment the pot was placed on the stove, the aroma of the herbs and spices would fill the house. Sancocho is one of the staples of traditional Colombian cuisine and is a famous weekend […] ...more

Avocado Empanadas with Cilantro Sauce

Empanadas are a very popular Latin American treat, although originally from Spain. They come in many variations, ranging from savory to sweet, large to small, some baked and some fried. Empanadas make a great party food, simple, delicious, and inexpensive, they are great for a crowd of nibbling cocktail drinkers ....more

Early Holiday Giveaway

Today I am giving away an awesome platter and bowl set from Azulina Ceramics, hand painted in Colombia! I love the quality of their products, their colors, and especially where they’re made… in my home country of Colombia. I have their plates, a platter, serving bowls and mugs and love, love, LOVE them! ...more

Bistec a la Criolla (Colombian -Style Creole Steak)

This is one of those recipes that many Colombians and I grew up eating at least once a week. Bistec a la Criolla is one of my favorites because I love creole sauces over white rice. This Bistec a la Criolla Colombiano...more

Arroz con Leche Colombiano (Rice Pudding)

Arroz con Leche is one of my favorite Colombian desserts. This Colombian-Style Rice Pudding version is sweet,...more

Atol Colombiano (Colombian Corn Drink)

Atol is a traditional hot drink from the Llanos region of Colombia. This region is one of the world’s richest tropical grasslands and stretches between Colombia and Venezuela in northern South America. There are many variations of this drink in Latin America, which is also known as atole, in some countries ....more

Dulce de Tomate de Arbol (Tree Tomato in Syrup)

Dulce de Tomate de Arbol is a traditional dessert served in Colombian homes. Tomate de árbol, also known as tamarillo, is a South American fruit that is shaped like an egg and is either dark yellow-orange or red. The red ones are more tart than the yellow-orange tree tomatoes ....more

Arroz Atollado de Cangrejo (Crab and Coconut Creamy Rice)

Arroz Atollado is a traditional Colombian dish from the Pacific region of the country, which includes the departments of Nariño, Chocó, Cauca, and El Valle del Cauca. This region of Colombia is located on the Pacific Ocean and borders Panama in the north and Ecuador in the south. There are many different variations of this […] ...more

Albóndigas Estofadas al Tomate (Meatball and Tomato Stew)

Simple, tasty, and filling, these Albóndigas Estofadas will quickly become a regular addition to your dinner lineup. I’ve talked a lot about Sunday dinners at my mamita’s house, where the entire family would gather and enjoy an amazing Colombian feast! However, before I left Colombia, I would often go to mamita’s for lunch alone or […] ...more