A popular street- and bar-food started in the 1950's, salchipapas (literally, "sausage fries") comes in many forms. The most basic is fries and sliced sausage, that's it. This dish is so popular, there are even festivals built around it, with cooks aspiring to win awards for the best salchipapa recipes. Chorizo sausage used for salchipapas … Continue reading Salchipapas Suprema- Latin American Street Food
Snacks and appetizers
Ranch Dip and Dressing Seasoning Mix
Check it out! It's so simple to make your ranch dip and dressing seasoning mix. My sister Maggie came up with this delicious seasoning mix blend and it takes just like the HVR brand we all know and love. Ranch Dip and Dressing Seasoning Mix 1 tsp dried dill weed½ tsp dried parsley½ tsp dried … Continue reading Ranch Dip and Dressing Seasoning Mix
No Fuss Hummus Recipe
Homemade hummus with sundried tomato topping Hummus is so easy to make. While there are some store brands that are tasty, I love that I can whip up a batch of homemade hummus in 10 minutes or less and leave out the preservatives. Blender or food processor? Personally, I prefer using a blender. Why? I … Continue reading No Fuss Hummus Recipe
Oh Yeah! The Best Guacamole Dip
This guacamole recipe will get you rave reviews!
Chicago-style Hot Giardiniera Recipe – spicy good!
Living in Costa Rica, one of the things I get a craving for is Chicago-style Italian Beef sandwiches - slow-cooked in herbs and spices, sliced razor-thin, served up on Italian bread dipped in the au jus drippings from the pan and topped with this Chicago-style hot giardiniera recipe for just the right amount of zing! … Continue reading Chicago-style Hot Giardiniera Recipe – spicy good!
A Little Kick Old Bay Grilled Shrimp
Once up a time in Annapolis, while attending a conference, hubby and I went to a group dinner at the Chart House Restaurant where they served up an appetizer of grilled shrimp. It blew everyone away, it was just that good! Of course I asked the waiter what the marinade consisted of and seeing that … Continue reading A Little Kick Old Bay Grilled Shrimp
Patacones – Fried Green Plantain Chips
Super easy to make, patacones (pah-tah-coh'-nays) - also known as tostones - are a diet mainstay in Latin America. Before I ever actually tried one, I was hesitant to eat them figuring they'd be sweet. A sweet scoop for guacamole or ceviche? Ick. But they're not sweet at all because they're made with unripe, green … Continue reading Patacones – Fried Green Plantain Chips
Peruvian Ceviche with Shrimp
Peruvian-style Ceviche con Camarones (Peruvian Ceviche with Shrimp) Shrimp selection and acid-cooking Although it seems anathema to the mantra of always cooking with fresh ingredients, it's best to used frozen shrimp. Unless you live in area with access to the day's catch, you can't be sure just how fresh the shrimp is. The lemon-lime acid … Continue reading Peruvian Ceviche with Shrimp