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Chili Garlic Peanuts

    Chili Garlic Peants Makes 3 cups Ingredientes: 60 ml / ¼ cup oil 5 cloves garlic, sliced thinly  5 dried Chile de arbol, seeded 500 gm / 3 cups spanish peanuts, raw with skins 1 lime, zested and juiced salt to taste Instructions 1. In a skillet, add the oil and thinly sliced garlic. Fried the garlic...

Ninja Foodi Baking: Pastel de Elote

Man this quarantine is getting boring. I recently moved so now I'm in an apartment without an oven. A buddy of mine gave me a Ninja Foodi for a house/apartment warming gift, and he says it's the shit. I've mostly been using it for beans,...

Mezcal and Orange Sorbet

Mezcal seems to be all rage these days, but to be honest, I'm still not a big fan quite yet. I find it a bit too smokey for my liking, but that's just my opinion. Although after a fews beers, I do find myself ordering...

Eggnog Bread Pudding

Christmas never really feels like Christmas while living in a different country. Family, climate, customs, foods, even the smells are different down here. Being alone for the holidays really makes you realize and feel grateful for what you are missing back at home. Christmas is a...

Ale Carrot Cake

A special someone inspired me to do this recipe. He’s a fanatic of beer and carrot cake, so I thought way not have both? He can have his beer cake and drink it too.  I chose an ale, that tends to be a bit on the sweet...

Pumpkin Cheesecake Flan

  Basically the only time my Mom would ever bake was during the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Every single Thanksgiving, (the second Monday in October for us Canucks) she would bake a pumpkin pie for dessert. But that all changed one fateful day when she found a...

Mango Coconut Royale

Icebox cakes were all the rage in the 1950s. They consist of whipped cream, pudding, or any other loose creamy mixture, layered with dry cookies or wafers. As the cake sits overnight in the fridge (or icebox), the cookies absorb some of the moisture from...

Nanaimo Bars

Ooh Canada. Every so often I start to feel a little homesick, so I generally try to head on up for a visit 2, 3, or even 4 times a year to catch up with friends, family and my twin brother. I've been living in...

Grilled Pineapple with Rum Caramel sauce

In Northern Mexico, Carne asadas are a staple for any weekend, social event, or gathering. Given any excuse, people here love to throw a carne asada. Your uncle's birthday? Carne asada. Cousin's graduation? Carne asada. Grandpa passed away? Carne asada. The literally meaning of Carne asada is grilled...

Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream

F*ck me does it ever hot where I live. It's only April and temperatures have already reached 38C, that's about 100F for you gringos. So for obvious reasons, down here the frozen dessert business is booming. In Northern Mexico they have a large variety of frozen...