Tomato Jam–Dulce de Tomate

  What do you do when your sweet Argentine husband confesses that he's homesick? If you're like me, you find that food–while never being quite like the real thing–brings you pretty close to home. And having that comforting flavor of home in your mouth soothes the homesick beast (even ten years, two kids and a mortgage […]

Linzer Torte (Pasta Frola) with Almonds–Pasta Frola con Almendras

Back in 2008, when this blog was a baby idea of sharing recipes from our life in the U.S. and Argentina, I wrote about Pasta Frola.  Many of the recipes I made came from my mother-in-law, Florencia's, kitchen as I settled into life as a newlywed. Pasta Frola is a classic not-too-sweet dessert.  At my in-laws' house, it's always around, cut […]

5 Make-Ahead (and Freeze) Argentinean Favorites

So many of my favorite Argentinean recipes, however delicious, can be rather…time and labor intensive.  Meaning, there is no way they are making it to the dinner table on a weeknight if I'm making it that same day from scratch.  However, making a double batch of something on a weekend and freezing half makes eating […]

Celebrating Día del Niño–Dulce de Leche Donuts

The second Sunday in August is a special day in Argentina–it's Día del Niño, or Children's Day.  (This year it was postponed for elections, and was on Sunday the 21st.) Día del Niño is a day celebrating the fleeting and wonder-filled years of childhood.  I suppose adults on this day may reflect on their own fond […]

Rosca de Pascua–Easter Bread Ring–From the Archives

  With Easter just a few days away, I thought I'd repost my original recipe for Rosca de Pascua, the traditional ring-shaped bread-like cake served in Argentina at this time of year.  Easter marks the end of the Lenten season– the beginning of which we marked by celebrating the Tres Reyes and eating its signature […]