Zapallo en Almíbar, Parte Dos–Candied Squash, Part Two

My recipe for Zapallo en Almíbar is evolving!  I think that’s how it starts with all family recipes that get passed down.  Everyone makes their adaptations until it tastes just right for them, and then they write it in a tattered notebook where their prized family recipes are held.  (Does your family have one of […]

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 […]

Tarta de Ricota–Ricotta Tart

   I first discovered tarta de ricota at Dün Ken, one of our favorite bakeries in Mendoza.  Since then, I've been working on perfecting my own version at home, and I think I've just about got it down.   Tarta de Ricota is just what it sounds like–a tart made from ricotta cheese.  It's the Italian […]

Heart-shaped Alfajores for Valentine’s Day–Alfajores en forma de Corazon por el Dia de San Valentin

Valentine's Day–you can love it or hate it.  We've all gone through Valentine's Days alone or heart-broken, Valentine's Day days head-over-heels, Valentine's Days spent with girlfriends on the couch watching a weeper or out to dinner ignoring the holiday.  Even earlier, most of us suffered the unforgettable heady yet awkward exchange of Valentines in class. […]

Candied Squash–Zapallo en Almíbar

A couple of weeks ago, there was a recipe request from Amy for Zapallo en Almíbar that sparked some interesting conversation on the From Argentina With Love facebook page. Katie of the wonderful blog Seashells and Sunflowers provided lots of great information. Zapallo en Almíbar is a typical Argentinean treat–cubed firm squash jarred in sweet […]