Cafe con Leche Cake

Strong dark coffee, a splash of liquor, and swirl of sweet milk infuse this seemingly innocent sponge cake that’s been topped in cocoa dusted mascarpone. My latest brainwave – What would happen if I baked a cake that’s a cross between a Tiramisu and a Tres Leches? The answer – Amazingly yummy things. Ingredients: 6…

Watermelon Radish and Jicama Salad

Watermelon Radishes can brighten up almost any salad, throw in some fresh mint, jicama marinated in freshly squeezed citrus, spicy arugula, and some tangy pickled onions, and you’ve got a refreshingly light salad to enticingly tickle your palette. Ingredients: 1/2 Jicama (peeled and cut into matchsticks) 1-2 Grapefruits 2-3 Oranges 1 tbsp Olive Oil Salt…

Guacamole

Guacamole is all about enhancing the creamy, smooth flavor of the avocado.  A little salt, a little spice, and a little tartness, and you have it made.  Everyone has their favorite guacamole combination.  Some people like it with hunks of vegetables, others with salsa, some with sour cream, and yet others like to use olive…

Cheese Empanadas

There are many, many types and forms of empanadas.  At its most basic an empanada just means something enveloped in bread or a wheat dough.  When I envision  empanadas, I think back to the empanadas of my childhood – the light, crisply fried pockets of melted cheese, dusted in powdered sugar – the hallmarks of…