Rosca de Reyes–Kings’ Cake

  The tradition of El Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos (literally, the Day of the Three Magi Kings)–aka the Epiphany–is a holiday that originated in Spain and is now celebrated in Hispanic cultures around the world on January 6th. The Magi are those three Wise Men–the kings who traveled to Bethlehem to visit the infant Jesus and bring him […]

Tortas Fritas–Rainy Day Fried Bread

  This morning as I bustled around getting ready to take Esteban to preschool, the wind was blowing but the sun was shining; an autumn chill was in the air.  On our drive, the weather was a bizarre mix that defines Colorado's typically atypical seasonal weather–bright morning sun in the East, and a wall of black clouds looming on […]

Torta de Ochenta Golpes–‘Eighty Punches’ Cake

  Today I bring you a wonderful guest post from my friend Katie Alley, a  fellow blogger who followed her Argentine sweetheart home to Necochea, Argentina, where she now works as a translator and authors Seashells &  Sunflowers, the fabulous and often hilarious blog about her life as an expat.  Find more of her photos, including her 365 series […]

Pionono de Dulce de Leche–Caramel Jelly Roll

You know if you're a parent that moment when your toddler is quiet, and you allow yourself a momentary  mental sigh of relief.  And then, you think, wait–it's too quiet, and discover them in the bathroom, an entire roll of toilet paper unraveled around them, or the in the kitchen with the bubbles from the […]

Clafoutis de Ciruela–Plum Clafoutis

My mother-in-law has never made Plum Clafoutis, which is amazing considering that she has spent more than half the year for the past forty years surrounded by plums of some kind.  They are the main crop grown on my in-laws' farm–acre after acre of Italian Plums.  This recipe is for her, since the growing season in Argentina is […]