This month for the #TheLeftoversClub I want it to send and make something different and change the theme a little, no cookies this month, so for my friend Faye Rodriguez I make delicious and super easy Orange Fudge.
Ok, this fudge is very different to any others you have tried, and is very traditional in my country, yes in Costa Rica we make all different kinds of fudge and is call Cajetas. We have so many different flavors like, coconut, peanuts, carrots, etc. But this orange fudge is so fresh and delicious, the flavor of the orange zest cuts the sweets of the sugar and you end up with the perfect dessert after a good lunch or dinner.
I just hope she likes it as much as we love it. And let me know how many pieces of this fudge will you eat.
Easy Orange Fudge #TheLeftoversClub
So different and delicious, this fudge will be a must at your dessert table this summer.
Place sugar, water, and orange zest in a pot on medium-low heat and cook until sugar is dissolved, let if boiled for 5 minutes.
Add butter, vanilla extract and the powder mix constanly on low heat for 15 minutes or until the mixture has a very thick texture.
Grease a large piece of waxed paper and place the mixture, let cool for 30 minutes, grease your hands with butter and form the balls. Place them in paper cups and ready to enjoy. Let cool completely before eating.
Ok, let me start by saying that I love donuts! Thank you, I needed that, I’m so happy to participate this month in the donut event for #FoodieExtravaganza and I’m sure you are too.
This is a great theme to have especially this month for me living in Southen California, the weather has been wonderful not too hot and perfect for baking, wich makes me so happy because I love to bake during the summer time. I know most of the donuts are fried but some people love to bake them and let me tell you those donuts are pretty delicious too.
Now let me talk about my donuts, I know that the title said orange glace, but, I decide also to present them in a different way and add the orange zest to the dough, this addition will make the donuts tastier and with a delicious citrus flavor. I’m sure you will love the flavor and this is a great opportunity to have some fun in the kitchen with your kids and let them decorate and cover the donuts and those little fingers in gooey goodies.
July has arrived and that means it’s time for another #FoodieExtravaganza! Each month we take turns hosting and selecting a foodie holiday associated with that month. Somehow in all the planning July was overlooked so in a mad dash in the second half of June, Lauren of From Gate to Plate told us to celebrate the doughnut. If anyone is keeping score, National Doughnut Day is actually the first Friday in June, but none of us are complaining to be celebrating one of America’s favorite breakfast treats today. July is National Culinary Arts month so let’s just go with that. Also in July: Fried Chicken Day (today, the 6th), Blueberry Muffin Day (the 11th), and Junk Food Day (the 21st).
Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tidbits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.
Heat 1/4 cup of the milk just enough, add yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar, cover and let it grow for 5 minutes.
In the bowl of a stand mixer add, the rest of the sugar, butter, salt, cornstarch and dry milk, mix just to combine.
Add the yest mixture and mix just a little, then add the egg and the rest of the milk, mix to combine, add in 3 additions the flour, if you have a hook for the mixer, use it and beat the dough for 8 minutes.
If you don't have one, knead for 8 minutes. Then place the dough in a greased bowl and let it grow for one and a half hors.
Once ready, heat up enough oil at 350 degrees in a pot, roll out the dough,cut the donuts, shapes and sides you like and fry 2 minutes on each side and place in a sheet with some towel paper.
Have fun decorating the donuts, I made a mixture of 3 tablespoons of sugar with some orange zest to cover the sugar donuts.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Kroger. All opinions are mine alone. #RecetasParaMomentos #CollectiveBias
Between all the things I do daily, one is for sure, I need to go to my favorite grocery store to buy the products I need for my recipes.
And let me tell you, from the moment I came to this country I shop in a Kroger banner store call Ralphs, my absolutely favorite for my everyday shopping.
Not only is very close to my house, but it is also convenient and has amazing offers all the time. Vegetables and fruits are always fresh and they have a good variety of Latin products.
Of course this is very important to me, especially on those occasions when I want to make for my daughters a delicious and traditional Costa Rican recipe, and they love to come with me and sample some cheese, find the bread they love and of course help me with the list, very important is what my little one said, she always help with the list.
I love going and know that I can find everything I need without having to go to another store.
For example, for this recipe, I needed very specific ingredients, such as ripe plantains, refried beans, and fresh fruits, these products represent a very important role in our nutrition, and culturally it is important for us to always eat products of excellent quality.
Another thing the I love, is just how friendly is everybody, always helping us with what we need an excellent attitude, and I can’t forgot to mention the coupons and sales to help you save more money.
But what motivates me to continue visiting my store Ralphs is that ultimately I love the variety, the environment and how convenient it is to buy.
It is truly one of the best supermarkets I visited, and I am a faithful buyer, I would not change it for another. Great prices, great deals, and I find everything I need.
So I invite you to make this recipe and to visit your store Kroger or a Kroger Banner store just like Ralphs.
Oh and don’t forget to let me know what you think about the recipe.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the ends of the banana and cut in half, wash them and place them in a pot with water, cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
Once ready, peel off the skin, and mash them up, add butter, sugar, and cinnamon, put it back on a medium-low heat and mix well.
Mix milk and cornstarch and add it to the mixture above, combine well and remove from heat. Have ready an 8x8 pyrex, place half of the mixture on the bottom, beans and the other half of the mixture. I highly recommend to sprinkle some sugar about a teaspoon and place five little pieces of butter for extra flavor.
Bake for 15 minutes. For the fruit, just wash, place on a plate and once the cake is ready grab a piece and enjoy.
Yuca or Casava is very popular in my native country, we make lots of different meals and sweets with it and this fritters are one of the most popular. We absolutely love them and they are very simple to make, the best part of this dish is that you can make tons of the fritters with 2 pounds.
Perfect for picnics or parties, and even just because you want to chance your dinner that day. This is my inspiration for todays #SundaySupper; I want it to share with you a different finger food, a vegetarian option and of course a delicious dish.
We enjoy the fritters with a pink or a tomato sauce, my personal favorite is this tomato sauce the am also sharing the recipe with you, it make the meal complete and give it an extra flavor.
You can also make a simple green salad, they are perfect with it or stuffed some lettuce and make a very creative hamburger.. Yum! I love how one dish change can completely if we just add different sides.
So let me know what you think and don’t worry, I’m sure your kids will love this fritters too.
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.
For the Yuca:
Place the yuca in enough water and let it cook until soft. Once ready remove the fiber that has in the center. Place in a stand mixer, and mix to cool a little. Add the egg yolks, cheese and butter and mix to combine.
While the Yuca is cooking, make the sauce. In a pot heat to medium low heat, add oil, onion, garlic and tomatoes, cook until tomato is soft, add the tomato sauce, salt, pepper, cilantro and ketchup, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Heat up enough oil to fry the fritters. Know Grab about 2 tablespoons of the yuca dough, make a tortilla shape and add a teaspoon of the cheese close and cover with egg white and immediately in breadcrumbs, place in a plate and make the rest. Fry for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with some sauce on top.
For sure you will see how different this recipe is as soon you read all the ingredients, and that is the reason why I name my fudge like that. I love to change the recipes once in a while and this recipe in particular is a mix of a classic american with a touch of Costa Rica.
I love to make it for my family and I want it to share it with my friend Michele Gerhold from Alwayz Bakin’and I hope she love them too.
Make sure to send an email to her if you like to be part of the #TheLeftoversClub
In a heavy bottom pot heat to medium low heat, add butter and peanuts, let the butter melt completely and add the condensed milk.
Mix until well combine.
Add the powder milk and immediately mix well until the fudge comes together and doesn't stick to the border of the pot any more.
Place the fudge over some parchment paper, spread out, and let it cool. Cut in pieces once is completely cool
This is my first time in months that I’m been able to post in this amazing party, and what a better way to do it than making a delicious coffee cake. This month we are celebrating coffee cake, and you know we have to have it at least once a week or maybe once a day.
I love coffee cakes and I made a different combination and different flavors but nothing beat the classic, and for me the simple the better. This coffee cake is just a mouth full of deliciousness in one bite and is super easy to make.
Many people think that coffee cake is a cake with a coffee base and it is really funny that my daughter want it a piece and ask me “does this cake has coffee? Well not it doesn’t and I think that it is name like that because it is usually eating with coffee and you know it was a great way to make people come and enjoy a cup of coffee with a delicious cake.
I want to say thank you to Lauren Mitchell from From Gate to Plate for bringing us a great party theme.
What is your favorite coffee cake? Tell I want to know…
It’s Foodie Extravaganza Day and this month’s theme is Coffee Cake with Caroline from Caroline’s Cooking is hosting What is Foodie Extravaganza? It’s when a group of bloggers get together and make a recipe using one main ingredient. Where do we get the ingredient? We look at The Nibble and pick something off of their list. Croissants are actually celebrated on January 30th, but it’s in January, so it’s fair game. You can check out our group Pinterest board for past recipes. If you’re a blogger, you can join along with us by requesting to join on our Facebook page. Now, on to the goodness being shared this month:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add eggs one by one and add vanilla extract.
Mix in a bowl, flour, baking powder and salt. Reserve 1/2 cup of the flour and mix with the nuts.
Add flour alternating with milk and add last the rest of the flour mix with the nuts. Place in your favorite pan, but wait, mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the cake.
Bake and make sure that is completely cook in the center. Let it cool completely before cutting.
Welcome to another round of delicious and super creative bundt, this month our amazing host Christiane from The Mom Chef, give us a super amazing challenge, she put us to bake some tropical inspired bundt.
Think about all the delicious tropical fruits out there like, mango, coconut, lime, passion fruit, you name it; just think about going to the beach with your tropical drink a hat and your are good to go. I love this ideas because my favorite fruits to bake are tropical fruits, you can make a lot of great combination with them and the result will be amazing.
I this occasion, I bake for you a delicious, and very different pineapple bunt with coconut, very classic combination but different all the way. I use only brown sugar to give it a little caramel after taste and you know how I love a good coconut flavor in my dessert and cakes, so I bought a non sweet shredded coconut, to give it a stronger flavor.
Of course like all my recipes, this bundt is very easy to make and I’m sure you have all the ingredients on hand, so don’t worry and lest get started.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, coconut and salt.
Add to the butter and sugar the vanilla and the eggs one by one, add the flour mixture alternating with the sour cream until well combine.
Add by hand the pineapple and mix well. Place in your prefer bundt cake pan previously grease and bake until completely cook in the center.
You can if you want make a glaze with pineapple juice and powder sugar.
Now I want to share this classic but different recipe for banana bread, I’m sure there are a lot of great recipes for banana bread but this is definitely my favorite. And let me tell you this is my daughters favorite too. Not only because we love bananas and chocolate, but also because we made it with all the things we love, nuts, and chocolate.
So I want tho hear from you, tell me what is your most favorite chocolate combination?
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar, add the eggs one by one and the vanilla, add the mashed bananas.
Combine flour,cocoa and baking powder and add to the abode mixture alternating with the milk.
Add by hand, the chocolate chips and the nuts. Place the mixture in a grease baking pan and bake until completely cook in the center.
I’m so happy and exited to share with all of you this recipe because is the first time for me that I made anything like this bread. I have try soda bread before and I love it, it is so easy to make and delicious, the mixture of sweet and salty has been my favorite always and this bread is all of that.
And this month I’m truly happy because I was able to make it and thanks to our host Heather from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen for bringing the St. Patrick’s Day theme to our table.
Ok, like I said before it is truly an honor and a challenge all at the same time, I want it to make the classic soda bread but also add some of my personal touch, specially because I want for you to see that in any recipe we can add our touch and it will be very delicious.
Of course you have to respect the original recipe. I make a couple of changes that where super delicious, I add some lemon zest and change the raisins with currants, which are pretty similar but smaller.
I love the flavor and texture and I completely sure you will love it too, so let me know how you like your Irish Soda Bread and how often do you make it.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest, and salt, cut the butter into the mixture with a pastry blender until you have fine crumbs.
Add the currants to it.
Add just enough buttermilk, until the dough leaves the side of the bowl. Place in a lightly flour surface and knead for 2 minutes, shape in to a round loaf. Place in a baking sheet cover with parchment paper and cut an X shape, brush with butter and bake until golden brown.
I love to share with my friends a little bit of what I try to recreate every day in my kitchen. And this month was a very fun and particular one to make this recipe and send it to my friend Faye. I think this is the second time we send goodies to each other, and locally for me she live very close to where I live.
This cookies are delicious and excellent to make specially in this cool afternoons, well if you live in an area the needs to have an oven on in the afternoons or just make the cookies because you feel like making delicious cookies.
Ok as I was saying, this are very similar to ones I had long time ago in my country, sweet, perfect with coffee and with a cake style. This cookies don’t need a lot of time to make and if you want to share with your friends a good and not a super sweet cookie, this are perfect.
I love how you can eat more than one or maybe 12 and still want to eat more. Ok I haven’t tell you the secret ingredient, well simple, sour cream or if you want and this is even better, please use some mexican crema, the flavor is going to be even better.
Let me know what’s your favorite cookie flavor and why..
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add the eggs one by one and the vanilla extract.
In a bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg.
Add the dry ingredients alternating with the sour cream.
Place teaspoons of the dough in a baking sheet cover with parchment paper, leave some space between them.
Baked until golden brown, place in a cooling rack to cool completely.
This cookies are great with milk, chocolate milk, coffee, tea, etc.