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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...

Conchas

When I'm sad and need some food comforting I, like many others, like to turn to ice cream. But down here, in Mexico, people turn to "pan dulce" or sweet breads. Mexican sweet breads include a large variety of pastries such as "cortadillo" (a large thick...

Cowboy Cookies

It was a long weekend in Mexico, so Jose Luis and I, decided to take break and drive up to his families ranch. “Las Margaritas” is a ranch up in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Durango, Mexico.  No internet, no phone signal, no social media or...

Café de Olla

Café de Olla literally translates to pot coffee or coffee from the pot. It's a brewed coffee drink you'll find almost in any breakfast joint in Mexico. Typically served in an clay mug, sweetened with piloncillo (Mexican cane sugar) and flavored with cinnamon or/and sometimes star anise...

Cajeta Banana Cake

Cajeta is a Mexican caramel made from goats milk instead of cows, and sometimes with additional flavorings added such as vanilla (cajeta vainilla), or rum (cajeta envinada). In Mexico you can find Cajeta or cajeta flavored products almost everywhere, from candies, lollipops, ice cream or even...

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mousse

Not sure where the fame of Mexican chocolate being spiced with chili peppers comes from, but from my years of living south of the board, I have never seen nor heard of a single spicy chocolate bar. Although Mexican hot chocolate does include cinnamon. The chocolate...

Cranberry Pear Pistachio Crumble

One of those few desserts that taste great hot, warm, or cold; and can be enjoyed anytime of the day. The fruit crumble is truly a perfect dessert. This variation of a fruit crumble (or crisp or Brown Betty) uses fresh tart cranberries and pears, but...