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.
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.
This heavenly Caramel Corn Ice Cream has such fantastic flavor with a subtle taste of sweet corn along with nutty brown butter notes, swirled around with Vanilla Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce. The ice cream base is infused with fresh corn kernels sautéed in brown butter, and then simmered with heavy cream for 25 minutes. Blended and strained to get a concentrated corn flavor.
Homemade Goat Cheese & Raspberry Jalapeño Ice Cream is a winning combination of flavors. The base of this gourmet ice cream is heavenly creamy, with the flavor of goat cheese and we use Raz-Pepper (Raspberry Jalapeno) Preserves to infuse some sweetness, fruitiness and hint of heat. Learn in this post how to make a creamy perfect ice cream base with no eggs. Recipe inspired by Salt & Straw cookbook
Mediterranean Chicken Thighs is an easy one-pot dinner braised in the oven with green lentils, carrots, onions, bay leaves & garlic. The chicken thighs are seasoned with Za’atar, smoked paprika, ground coriander, cumin, sumac, Greek sea salt & pepper. Then garnish with pitted jumbo premium Chalkidiki olives, lemon zest & lemon thyme herbs. Learn about Halkidiki / Chalkidiki Green Olives and their health benefits, and find out if black olives and green olives different fruits.
Quick & easy 1-2-3 no-bake honey cheesecake made with Labneh cheese and cream cheese filling sweetened with raw wildflower honey, with a crust made with amaretti cookies, and right before serving add the lemon honey-thyme drizzle.
Juicy and tender grilled Skirt Steak Tacos, also known as carne asada tacos, is the best taco recipe ever. Topped with avocado, cilantro, queso fresco, & sour cream, the skirt steak is marinated in jalapeño, lime, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt & pepper, and olive oil. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesdays, or any day of the year.
Protein energy bites are easy to make, and no baking required. These healthy snack bites are loaded with quick-oats, almond butter, cocoa nibs, raisins, unsweetened coconut flakes, honey, and protein meal replacement by Naked Nutrition. These protein energy bites are perfect for a healthy morning or afternoon pick-me-up, or when you are craving for dessert. Easy 1-2-3 recipe
Pork Porchetta is a traditional Italian pork roast recipe using pork belly heavily seasoned with fennel, garlic, pepper, sage, sea salt smoked in beechwood, and other herbs. Rolled and roasted with salt and baking powder creates a crispy crackling skin.