Hey Friends. For this week’s recipe, I’m bringing you a traditional dessert recipe from my country, the Dominican Republic, called Arepa Dulce De Maiz (Cornmeal Coconut Cake) but with some Fall vibes. What is Dominican Arepa? This dessert is a moist, dense and sweet cornmeal cake made with coconut milk, whole milk, cinnamon, butter and raisins, but I’m taking this traditional Dominican arepa to the next level with the addition of Fall flavors like brown butter, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice mix. I’m also going with a suggestion from my mother by using a combination of whole milk and evaporated milk along with the coconut milk. Check it out.
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This simple, thick and ridiculously creamy pumpkin pasta sauce is a deliciously comforting Fall recipe. This is the most straightforward pumpkin pasta sauce recipe that you will ever make. This rich pasta sauce flavored with shallots and garlic sautéed in black sage honey brown butter lusciously coats the traditional Tuscany spaghetti Pici pasta. Then we add mascarpone cheese, pumpkin puree, and top with crispy Oyster mushrooms or crumble pancetta, and at the end, season with smoked paprika sea salt. This is a perfect quick Fall weeknight dinner.
Spanish Hot Chocolate, “chocolate caliente” in Spanish, is MY FAVORITE HOT DRINK that I always get the second I land in Barcelona, Spain whenever I visit my sister. Super rich, thick (grueso), decadent, authentic Spanish Hot Chocolate. If that’s not tempting enough, this dreamy drink must go with sugary CHURROS. Yes! I made Churros too!
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