Tortilla Soup

Written by Chacha on Jan 23rd, 2021 in Appetizers, Main Dish, Soups | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Despite its lengthy ingredient list this delicious soup recipe is quite easy to prepare. I am not sure which part of this soup is the best, the soup itself, or the toppings. The soup is spicy and flavorful. The toppings, with the richness of the avocado, the freshness of the lime and cilantro, and the crunch […]

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Split Pea Soup with Ham

Written by Chacha on Jan 23rd, 2021 in Appetizers, Main Dish, Soups | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 A thick, creamy, and delicious soup. Adding a bit of balsamic vinegar just before serving makes the taste special and lighter. It tastes even better the next day. I always make this delicious and comforting soup after I baked a bone-in ham. This recipe does not require overnight soaking. Many recipes require that the split peas […]

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Texas Peach Cobbler

Written by Chacha on Jan 10th, 2021 in Cobbler, Dessert | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 A super-moist, fruity, and mighty tasty cake-style peach cobbler. Starting with butter in the bottom of the pan and batter followed by fruit on top. The layers switch places during baking, yielding a very moist yellow fruity cake heavily laden with peaches in the bottom, middle, and top. This tasty, quick-to-make-at-the-last-minute all-year dessert calls for canned […]

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Flan

Written by Chacha on Jan 3rd, 2021 in Custard, Dessert, Flan | No Comments

Flan tops the list of Latin American desserts. Its name and not so much its preparation varies from country to country. This comforting, rich and silky simple baked custard topped with a caramel sauce dripping over the side begging to be slurped features caramelized sugar, eggs, both whole milk and condensed milk, and vanilla. The recipe is quite simple and […]

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Cheese Flan with Pineapple (Flan de Queso with Pineapple)

Written by Chacha on Jan 2nd, 2021 in Custard, Dessert, Flan | No Comments

 Servings: 10 to 12 A rich, creamy, and silky custard topped with a caramel sauce dripping over the side begging to be slurped up. This rich and simple baked cheesecake-like custard features caramelized sugar, cream cheese, eggs, both evaporated and condensed milk, pineapple, and vanilla. The recipe is quite simple and easy to make. The custard ingredients are mixed in one […]

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Chocolate, Cherry, Almond Torte

Written by Chacha on Dec 31st, 2020 in Cake, Dessert, Torte | No Comments

Servings: 10 to 12 This torte features chocolate, cherries, both toasted ground almonds and almond paste. It is nutty and rich, rich, RICH! A chocolate ganache glaze takes it over the top, which makes it the perfect finish to a celebratory meal. It is my family’s favorite Christmas time desert, and soon to be yours! Special Equipment A 9 or 10 […]

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Norwegian Tea Cakes

Written by Chacha on Dec 29th, 2020 in Cookies, Dessert | No Comments

Yields: 4 dozen Your family may refer to these cookies as Sand Tarts, Snowballs, Russian Tea Cakes, or Mexican wedding Cookies. It is safe to say that just about every nationality has their own version of this cookie. Who can blame them? These delicious nutty cookies are simple to make! The nutty flavor comes from roasting the pecans. Roasting the […]

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Almond Tea Cakes

Written by Chacha on Dec 28th, 2020 in Cookies, Dessert | No Comments

Yields: 4 dozen A butter sugar-coated cookie with a nutty melt in your mouth texture. The nutty flavor comes from roasting the almonds. Roasting the almonds first forces the almonds to release their oils and take on a richer and nuttier flavor. The cookie dough itself is not very sweet because the cookie balls are coated twice in powdered sugar. […]

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Pecan Tassies

Written by Chacha on Dec 28th, 2020 in Cookies, Dessert | No Comments

Yields: 2 dozens These homemade Pecan Tassies are sweet bite-sized pies with a buttery and flaky crust and a golden caramel-pecan filling. Take one bite and you will see what I am talking about. The dough that surrounds the filling is made out of a simple blend of butter, cream cheese, and flour. Because there is no sugar in the […]

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