Smoked Salmon Spring Rolls

As the scourge of hot summer days continue, I’ve been hiding away at the beach. This has, as you can probably imagine, cut down on both my kitchen and blogging time – not that I have any reason to complain. I’ve had a gloriously relaxing couple of weeks, where my primary concern has been, when’s…

Humintas

I’m racking my brain for the best way to describe a huminta, and all that I can come up with is the Bolivian version of a tamale, but that seems like a tragically inefficient way of categorizing these wonderful cheesy pastry.  This Bolivian speciality consists of a sweet corn dough, stuffed with a salty white…

Mom’s Italian Pot Roast

My Mom’s Italian pot roast is one of my favorite winter meals – beef slowly stewed in tomatoes, red wine, bayleaves, rosemary, and cloves served on a base of broiled polenta.  The only reason it has yet to make the blog is that I, personally, have only made it a couple of times, the creation…

Potato Crust, Blue Cheese Quiche

An eggy quiche with a hash brown inspired crust, some fresh baby spinach, and crumbled blue cheese on top, to pack in a little extra punch.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 3-4 Potatoes 1 Onion 3/4 tsp Salt 2 tbsp Cornstarch 1 tbsp melted Butter 6 Eggs 3 tbsp Half & Half 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 large…

Cuñapé

Cuñapés are one of my favorite bake goods.  These soft, chewy, cheesy rolls hail from Bolivia, and are made out of three key ingredients – yucca flour, cheese, and eggs.  If you are gluten intolerant this recipe is a home-run.  There is no gluten in it, but the starchy consistency of the cuñapé is oddly reminiscent…

Five Layer Black Bean Dip

A simple black bean dip that is a family favorite, and a great way to use leftover black beans. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups pre-cooked Black Beans 1 cup Salsa 1 cup Sour Cream 1 cup Guacamole 1 cup shredded Cheese 2 chopped Scallions for garnish (optional) Serve with Tortilla Chips. Directions: Spread the beans out…