An Avocado Recipe I Want My Child To Love

Chicken tomato and avocado-spinach pesto pasta One of my favorite things in the world is pesto. I love the fact that you can use it with almost anything, and also that you can make it with a great variety of ingredients. This particular recipe is made from avocado and spinach to create a rich and … Read more

My Abuelita’s Recipe: Leche guisada

This is a very special recipe for me and I am really glad I finally got around to sharing it. My abuelita, who is no longer with us, used to make this every time we came over for dinner and besides being delicious I loved getting away with eating ladyfingers soaked in wine, it make … Read more

Rellenitos de Plátano

Ingredients 6 ripe plantains, peeled and broken into chunks 1 (16 ounce) can refried black beans 1 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 quart oil for frying Directions Place plantains in 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until tender (bout 15 minutes.) Reserve some … Read more

bocado de reina - Guatemalan bread pudding

Bocado de Reina – Guatemalan bread pudding

Bocado de Reina is a Guatemalan cake made with leftover bread. It is similar to bread pudding but has more of a cake consistency. This is a very easy and fast version of the recipe using condensed milk, but you can substitute the condensed milk for 1 cup of milk mixed with 1 cup of … Read more

Now this Is the Best Beer Margarita Ever!

Ingredients 2 12once bottles of light beer, chilled ½ cup of frozen limeade concentrate, thawed ½ onz fresh lime juice ½ onz orange juice 4 fluid ounces tequila 1 fluid ounce triple sec coarse salt for rimming the glasses 1 lime cut into wedges for garnish   Rub the rims of the glasses with the … Read more

Guatemala’s French Toast – Torrejas

The Torrejas are a typical guatemalan dessert specially popular during Christmas and during Lent. Torrejas are common in many Latin American countries and every country makes them a little different. There are also many different versions of the guatemalan recipe for Torrejas. I chose this version because it is somewhat easier and I made sure … Read more

Fish & Shrimp Ceviche

  Ceviche is one of my favorite foods, it’s a great summer or beach food and you can add different shellfish and fish to it. Ceviche is a traditional food in many Latin American countries and this version is from Guatemala, my home country. Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes , diced 2 lbs of firm, fresh … Read more

Michelada the Best Way to Drink Your Beer

  Michelada The Michelada or Chelada is a beer cocktail which is popular in Mexico and in my home country of Guatemala, there are also similar versions of this in Colombia and other south American countries. In my opinion this is the best way to have a beer and it’s great for hangovers. There are … Read more

The Perfect Latino Valentine’s Cocktails

All of these delicious cocktails are filled with Latino flavor and are the perfect option to accompany that romantic Valentine’s dinner. Chocolate Margarita Ingredients 1/2 cup chocolate syrup 8 ounces tequila 1/4 ounces chocolate liqueur 1/3 cup half and half 1/3 cup orange liqueur 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Preparation To rim … Read more