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 […]

Candied Orange and Lemon Peel–Cáscara de Naranja y Limón Azucarada

      Every family has its own special holiday traditions.  Those rituals that bind us together during this festive season, whether trimming the tree with a collection of special ornaments gathered over the years, reading holiday stories while nestled in flannel sheets, or cooking cherished family specialties to share with family and friends.  Maybe it's […]

The New Southern Latino Table Cookbook Giveaway!

Sandra Gutierrez's passion for food permeates the pages of her new book, The New Southern Latino Table.  In it, she talks about her upbringing in Guatemala–a fusion of Latin and American cultures that reached into all areas of her life–language, culture, and especially food.  Gutierrez credits her tia Maria, an accomplished and avid writer and cook, […]

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 […]