Cherry Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

The month of February is calling the color red every day, not only for a special day but for the hold month we are having a red theme. And of course, a delicious bundt is a must this month.

So for this time we try our best to make all red theme bundt cakes, my go to has to be this delicious cherry bundt, that is so easy and so great for this month. You are not going to believe how different and unique this cake is.

So if you are in the mood for more red, delicious and decadent dessert, I highly recommend you to try my and all the recipes we bring for you this month.

Cherry Bundt Cake #BundtBakers
Print Recipe
Cherry Bundt Cake, an easy, different and delicious way to celebrate all things red.
Servings Prep Time
18 portions 20 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 portions 20 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Cherry Bundt Cake #BundtBakers
Print Recipe
Cherry Bundt Cake, an easy, different and delicious way to celebrate all things red.
Servings Prep Time
18 portions 20 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 portions 20 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: portions
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a bundt pan. Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes, add eggs one by one and cream for another 5 minutes. In a bowl, mix flour, jello, baking soda and powder, salt and lime zest. Add dry ingredients to the cream and sugar mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, add cherries by hand and mix well until incorporated.
  2. Pour in the baking pan and bake. Once ready let it cool for 20 minutes, remove from the pan and place in a cooling rack to cool completely. My cake took only 45 minutes, so check yours, about 5 minutes before time ends, remember every oven is diferent.
Share this Recipe
Powered byWP Ultimate Recipe

Figs Quick Bread #BreadBakers

figs-quick-bread-breadbakers

I love, love, love this month theme, you know why? Because it give me the opportunity to share a delicious quick bread with figs, and I do love figs, and I think we must make more and more recipes with this delicious fruit. And this is the perfect opportunity for me to give you a great idea to start your adventure in the fig world.

Like I said before I love figs, and I think one of the reasons is, that in my home country we use them in many recipes. I will make my goal to share as many recipes as I can for this holiday season with figs.

So don’t worry enjoy the recipe and please make sure to comment to let me know what kind of recipe with figs, you’ll like next.

figs-quick-bread

This month’s for BreadBakers’, we are baking bread with fall fruits and vegetables, for example, apples, grapes, pears, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, acorn squash, butternut squash etc. Our host of the month is Pavani at Cook’s Hideout. Check out what the Bread Bakers have come up with Fall Fruits & Vegetables.

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com

Figs Quick Bread #BreadBakers
Print Recipe
Delicious and easy quick bread. It will make you love figs instantly.
Servings Prep Time
18 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
18 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Figs Quick Bread #BreadBakers
Print Recipe
Delicious and easy quick bread. It will make you love figs instantly.
Servings Prep Time
18 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
18 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs one by one and the vanilla extract. In a bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, lemon zest and figs. Alternate dry ingredients with the sour cream beat until combine well.
  2. Prepare a baking pan of your choice, add the mixture and bake. Cool on a rack completely before cutting. You can make little loaf cakes to give away for the holidays, it is the perfect good gift.
Share this Recipe
Powered byWP Ultimate Recipe

BellPepper and Cheese Scones #BreadBakers

BellPepper and Cheese Scones #BreadBakers

You can say that a good breakfast has some pancakes or waffles in it, but for me, a good and perfect breakfast has a delicious scone. Must of the time when I feel like eating something different I like to make scones.

They are so easy and fast to make, and I love the I can combine different flavors and end up with a delicious result. My family loves the blueberry and lemon, but my all time favorite are this bell peppers and cheese.

Definitely, they are a must to make for your family and enjoy at any time of the day, because a good scone is always good with coffee, tea or any hot drink you like.

BreadBakers

#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.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

BellPepper and Cheese Scones #BreadBakers
Print Recipe
So good and so easy to make, these scones are all you need any morning or afternoon.
Servings Prep Time
15 scones 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
15 scones 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
BellPepper and Cheese Scones #BreadBakers
Print Recipe
So good and so easy to make, these scones are all you need any morning or afternoon.
Servings Prep Time
15 scones 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
15 scones 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: scones
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Mix flour, salt and baking powder, add the butter and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it looks like coarse crumbs. Add cheese, peppers and cilantro, mix with your hands just to combine.
  2. Add the buttermilk in 3 additions and mix until it comes together as a hold. For a square and cut the dough in 15 pieces. Tranfer them to a baking sheet and bake. Once ready place them on a cooling rack, to cool compeltely.
Share this Recipe
Powered byWP Ultimate Recipe

Platano Maduro Cake with Black Beans and Fresh Fruit #RecetasParaMomentos #ad #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Kroger. All opinions are mine alone. #RecetasParaMomentos #CollectiveBias

Platano Maduro Cake with Black Beans and Fresh Fuit #RecetasParaMomentos #ad #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.

#RecetasParaMomentos products

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.

#RecetasParaMomentos brand products

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.

#RecetasParaMomentos recipe ingredients

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.

#RecetasParaMomentos recipe directions

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.

Platano Maduro Cake with Black Beans and Fresh Fuit #RecetasParaMomentos #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
A perfectly, delicious and different way to eat your plantains. Not your everyday cake but totally delicious.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Platano Maduro Cake with Black Beans and Fresh Fuit #RecetasParaMomentos #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
A perfectly, delicious and different way to eat your plantains. Not your everyday cake but totally delicious.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 25 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. For the fruit, just wash, place on a plate and once the cake is ready grab a piece and enjoy.
Share this Recipe
Powered byWP Ultimate Recipe

Lemon and Cream Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Lemon and Cream Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

This month we want to inspire you with some spring flavors. Ok, let me be honest, here in San Diego, doesn’t look like spring, is gloomy and cold, but what I do when the weather is a little different is too simple, I bake cookies, and lucky for me this month the #CreativeCookieExchange theme is all about spring.

I love how the smell and flavors bring the best of the season and how incredible delicious everything tastes. It is just perfect in so many ways. My favorite flavors in spring are a lemon, and orange, so fresh and so bright, you can make anything with this two flavors and it will taste just perfect.

And you can’t believe what happened to me today I totally forgot that the cookies were baking and Oh No! a hold batch of cookies is burn, but luckily for me, I save the rest from disaster. The bad news is that I can’t send cookies to my friends.

burn cookies basicndelicious

It is ok, another day I will send more than enough. So here you go, a delicious and different cookie recipe for you collection.

Enjoy.

Spring is here! And with it loads of great flavors for baking!

You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes.

Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

 

Lemon and Cream Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange
Print Recipe
A cake type cookie with a soft and delicious lemon flavor and a delicate hint of sour cream.
Servings Prep Time
3 dozens 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 dozens 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Lemon and Cream Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange
Print Recipe
A cake type cookie with a soft and delicious lemon flavor and a delicate hint of sour cream.
Servings Prep Time
3 dozens 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 dozens 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: dozens
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and have some baking sheet ready with parchment paper. Cream sugar and butter, add the eggs one by one and then the vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and lemon zest. Add to the butter mixture, alternating with the sour cream.
  3. Place tablespoons of the mixture on the baking sheets, leaving some space between them. Bake until golden brown.
Share this Recipe
Powered byWP Ultimate Recipe

Not Your Mama Peanut Fudge #TheLertoversClub

Not Your Mama Peanut Fudge #TheLertoversClub

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



Not Your Mama Peanut Fudge #TheLertoversClub
Print Recipe
Definitely not your regular peanut fudge.
Servings Prep Time
32 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
32 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Not Your Mama Peanut Fudge #TheLertoversClub
Print Recipe
Definitely not your regular peanut fudge.
Servings Prep Time
32 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
32 pieces 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: pieces
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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
Share this Recipe
Powered byWP Ultimate Recipe

Dulce de Leche Mousse with Crunchy Sponge #SweeterPascua #ad #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterPascua #CollectiveBias

Dulce de Leche Mousse with Crunchy Sponge #SweeterPascua #ad #CollectiveBias

In Costa Rica we celebrate Pascua with our family and friends and sometimes we just take our time to relax and enjoy the weather. Normally during this time of the year is very hot over there, so you will see a lot of families enjoying the beach during that time.

#sweeterpascua #walmart #chocolates

For those that don’t go to the beach, we stay at home enjoying all the celebrations and having some rest and family time. We also gather to enjoy a lot of food and delicious desserts. Yum! as I start thinking about dessert it came to my mind a bizcocho de dulce de leche that my grandmother used to make, and this is a secret please don’t tell anybody but, this was a “cake” with wherever we had on the pantry, one thing that my grandma was good at was to created delicious dessert using her imagination.

#ingredients #sponge 2

This bizcocho or sponge was our official Holy week cake, it was perfect, not to sweet and great because like I said before it is very hot during this time. We made it as a family and we were all involve in it, I was the official mixer, yep my grandma made me mix with a wooden spoon, she said no hay nada como una cuchara de madera.

#ingredients #sponge

Our Pascua or Holy week was the best I remember, and now I want my girls to get into this roots, that is why we went to Walmart to buy some delicious MARS candy specially:

  • M&M’s® Easter Sundae flavor
  • M&M’s® varieties that have Easter colors
  • DOVE® Chocolate Eggs
  • Starburst® Jellybeans
  • Skittles® Easter

Oh wait I have sometime amazing check out the Social Hub for a Special Bundle Offer….Go hurry!

I know you are like. What? Well, you need to add some candy to the sponge, I personally love the flavor of the M&M’s® Easter Sundae wow it is delicious, you can find this flavor only at Walmart for limited time. So like I said we went and bought all the ingredients then bake and chill the most delicious dessert you will ever put in your mouth, yes it is amazing!

cook sponge

Know that you have some inspiration, I want yo hear from you, what is your tradition, your most treasure memories during Holy Week?

Dulce de Leche Mousse with Crunchy Sponge #SweeterPascua #ad #CollectiveBias with products

Dulce de Leche Mousse with Crunchy Sponge #SweeterPascua #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
The most delicious and decadent dessert you will ever try.
Servings Prep Time
18 portions 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 portions 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Dulce de Leche Mousse with Crunchy Sponge #SweeterPascua #ad #CollectiveBias
Print Recipe
The most delicious and decadent dessert you will ever try.
Servings Prep Time
18 portions 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
18 portions 30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: portions
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 mold. Sponge: Beat egg whites with salt until stiff peaks, add sugar gradually, vanilla and egg yolks one at a time, beat for 5 minutes. Sift the flour over the egg whites and mix with a whisk, taking care not to lower the volume of the egg whites, finally, add the ground chocolates. Bake for 20 minutes
  2. Mousse: In a bowl combine, cream cheese, dulce de leche and whip cream, mix util well combine. Add the gelatin to the water, let it rest for 2 minutes, then place in the microwave for 20 seconds, and add it to the abode mixture, remember to stir constantly to avoid lumps.
  3. Once the cake is cool add the cream cheese mixture on top, distribute the mixture evenly and refrigerate for 3 hours. Then cut the pieces, decorate and enjoy.
Share this Recipe
Powered byWP Ultimate Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Nut Brownies #TheLeftoversClub

Chocolate Cherry Nut Brownies #TheLeftoversClub

I’m so happy to sharing with all of you this simple but super delicious recipe; brownies are a favorite in my house specially because we can add a bunch of different ingredients and at the end we will have a delicious concoction of pure flavor in our mouth.

For today #TheLeftoversClub recipe I decide the these are the perfect thing to send to my friend Joanne Bruno from Eats Well With Others and I know she is going to love this recipe and of course the brownies I send to her.

Super easy recipe, perfect to take on a trip, a delicious party favor or a simple snack, you can do wherever you want with this brownies. Just remember love is the key ingredient so don’t forget to add a ton of it.

If you want to join The Leftovers Club just click and make sure to read all the rules or just send me an email and I will send the info to you.

Leftover Club Logo

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box of fudge brownies (you can use any brand)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate morsels with cherry filing
  • 1/2 cup chopped mix nuts

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Make the brownie mix according to box directions, line a baking sheet with foil and spray some cooking spray, mix in the chocolate morsels.

Chocolate Cherry Nut Brownies
Place the mixture on the baking sheet and sprinkle the nuts on top, don’t mix them in, this will give the brownies a nice nutty flavor.

Chocolate Cherry Nut Brownies 2
Bake for 35 minutes, let it cool and cut in pieces.

This recipe makes a 13×9 baking sheet.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy