In the Kitchen

    Ginger Pavlova with Coconut Whipped Cream and Tropical Fruit
    Ginger Pavlova with Coconut Whipped Cream and Tropical Fruit
    A pavlova is an exceptionally stunning dessert. Even before it goes in the oven it is a bright white pillow, so soft and billowy you’d be tempted to lay your head down and take a snooze. But baked to a delicate crisp in the oven, it is even more ethereal. The outside is a fine, thin shell just begging to be cracked open to reveal...
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    Spinach, Blueberry, and Green Apple Salad with Balsamic Dressing
    Spinach, Blueberry, and Green Apple Salad with Balsamic Dressing
    When it comes to creating a delicious salad, some of us can get into a rut. Same old lettuce, same old tomatoes, same old bottled dressing… Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a salad fairy, housed in the veggie crisper drawer of our refrigerator, ready to prepare a magical salad for us at the end of a hard day’s work?Until the day that...
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    Queso Napolitano
    Queso Napolitano
    As a child growing up in Mexico, my Sunday afternoons were spent at my maternal grandparents. They were members of the Casino Monterrey, an exclusive club where they had lavish buffets every Sunday at lunch. Knowing the grandchildren were visiting in the afternoons, they always brought us a doggie bag with dessert, and my favorite was a ...
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    Spicy Chipotle Salmon
    Spicy Chipotle Salmon
    Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest and this is one of those dishes, an easy to throw together but oh-so-good spicy chipotle salmon. Made with ingredients you probably already have in the fridge and with an easy (and customizable) cooking technique, this gorgeous Spicy Chipotle Salmon is full of flavor and pretty enough to...
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    Chilean Salsa Mariscal for Shellfish
    Chilean Salsa Mariscal for Shellfish
    Even though I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the cuisine of our continent, I have yet to visit all of the 3.79 million square miles the Americas encompass. So I have a rather large library of cookbooks, from Uruguay, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Mexico, and points in between. One of my favorite cookbooks is the Chilean...
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    Limonada de Guayaba con Chia
    Limonada de Guayaba con Chia
    I had a very fortunate youth in Mexico, in terms of gastronomic variety. My Nana was (and still is) a traditional cook, and as such, all the food that came out of her kitchen was authentic, natural, and 100% made-from-scratch. Living on a ranch, we had a bounty of fruits and vegetables, meat was plentiful, and we had the luxury of having home-made...
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