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Tasty Tuesday and Tuesday Tunes: Portuguese Quejadinhas and Sara Taveres

Tasty Tuesday: Portuguese Quejadinhas This is one of those recipes that everyone’s Portuguese or Brazilian grandma has a slightly different recipe for. Most recipes agree on two things; coconut and eggs. The recipe also calls for cheese, although some say parmesan, some say gouda, some just say cheese. Some grandma’s use condensed sweetened milk, some just use milk. And even with the eggs, some recipes call for whole eggs, while others call for just yolks. Oh, and some even use...

Tasty Tuesday + Tuesday Tunes: Cameroon's Banana Pineapple Salad and Musician Henri Dikongue

I am taking a little liberty and borrowing a couple of great “coined” category titles from two of the blogs that I follow. The first is Tuesday Tunes from lifeintheblueridges and the second is Tasty Tuesday from dangerouslydreaming. I’ll trust them to inform me of any unintentional trademark infringement on my part. TUESDAY TUNES: Henri Dikongue (pronounced “On-ree Dee-kong-ay”), a musician who began playing guitar at the age of five has been called Cameroon’s unofficial global ambassador. Born in Douala...

Nothing says lovin’ like Toblerone Brownies in the oven!

For me, the best cures for cold winters are chocolate comfort foods. When I was a kid growing up in Germany, some of my favorite comfort snacks were Nutella on brötchen (crusty bread rolls), Bahlsen Hit cookies and Toblerone chocolate bars. If you’ve never had Toblerone, it’s a triangular Swiss milk chocolate bar with a layer of crunchy honey and almond nougat pieces on the bottom. I like to think of it as little pyramids of heaven! Unfortunately, my big...

Celebrate Fat (Bottom) Tuesday!

Personally, I’m not much of a planner or at least I’m not when it comes to resolutions and such. Each year at Lent, I have a terrible time deciding just what to give up and I usually end up putting it off and procrastinating. Before you know it, it’s Ash Wednesday and time to hurriedly swear off sugar or red meat with cabinet full of sweet treats or a freeze full of ground beef to taunt me for the next...

Cinco de Mayo—Revisión, Redux, Redo

It’s ironic to find myself writing about Cinco de Mayo on the 7th of May. Equally ironic is the fact that this holiday which celebrates the 1862 Mexican victory at the Battle of Pueblo isn’t so much of a holiday in Mexico as it is a Mexican American heritage holiday in America. Most major US cities hosted parades, carnivals and celebrations today to commemorate this day of Mexican American pride. But when it really comes right down to it, Cinco...