Category Archives: Appetizer

Ancho Chile Roasted Klondike Rose®

This is a sponsored post for Klondike Brands but all opinions are my own. Fall is here, and with it comes holiday entertaining. Skip the bland potatoes and be bold with these spicy spuds.  This dish of ancho chile roasted Klondike Rose® potatoes can be made ahead of time...
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CALABACITAS: CHEESY COMFORT FOOD

Calabacitas, or “little squash” in Spanish, is a Mexican dish of cooked squash often served as a side dish, but substantial enough for a hearty vegetarian main.  The dish can be made as a casserole, but is often made as a thick, chunky vegetable...
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QUESO FRESCO

Queso fresco, or “fresh cheese” in Spanish, is a soft Mexican cheese that is traditionally made with raw goats milk or a combination of goat and cow milk. Pasteurized versions of this cheese can be found in many markets throughout the country. The flavor...
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CACHAPITAS DE JOJOTO: CORN PANCAKES

Right now ears of sweet corn are in abundance at grocery stores and farmers markets. We wanted to do something different and stumbled upon this dish in our research during the World Cup as we were looking for South American recipes. Popular among Venezuelans...
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BRAZILIAN CHAYOTE “XUXU” SALAD

With the World Cup on every television, computer, smart phone, magazine and newspaper, it is only natural for a Brazilian recipe to turn up on our little blog. For the last few weeks, we've been researching (this really means eating) our way through Brazilian...
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GRILLED TOMATO GUACAMOLE

Tomatillo, or “little tomato” in Spanish, is only related to the tomato by being in the nightshade family of flowering plants, but tomatillos are more closely related to ground-berries and Cape gooseberries. With that in mind, tomatillos like Cape gooseberries and Chinese lantern berries,...
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California Figs

California pepper fig salsa spears.  Quinoa salad with roasted cauliflower and figs.  Mission figs sausage sliders.  Grilled cheese with fig-onion jam.  Griddled fig and prosciutto.  Filet mignon with spiced fig Not Ketchup.  Lamb daube with orange zest and California Figs.  Hot damn! Read more