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Tamales al Pastor

Tamales al Pastor

Thin slices of pork are marinated and cooked with chili peppers and pineapple to bring a sweet heat to this traditional favorite.  A blanket of corn dough adds an earthiness to this unforgettable explosion of flavor known as Tamales Al Pastor.  This simplified version is easy to make and requires no special equipment, just a bit of time. (more…)

Muffin Tin Cinnamon Rolls

Muffin Tin Cinnamon Rolls

Tender bread dough is swirled with a layer of cinnamon and brown sugar to create these mouthwatering muffin tin cinnamon rolls.  The soft and slightly sweet dough melts together with the cinnamon filling for the perfect balance of flavors.  Vanilla icing completes the roll, making these adorable individual serving size treats the perfect item for breakfast or brunch.  (more…)

Katharine Hepburn’s ‘Home-Wrecking’ Brownies

Katharine Hepburn’s ‘Home-Wrecking’ Brownies

Moist and dense, incredibly rich and fudgy, a chocoholics dream come true. Much like its author, this recipe is a no-fuss classic and uses only a 1/4 cup of flour making chocolate the real star of this treat.  So delicious and easy to make, these brownies might just become a weekly ritual.

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Harissa

Harissa

Pepper, garlic, and spices are used to create an amazingly deep flavored chili sauce called harissa. Originating in Tunisia, this North Africa pepper sauce is also common in Libya, Algeria and Morocco. Used as an ingredient in goat or fish stew, harissa is also used in lablabi, a chickpea soup usually eaten for breakfast, and to flavor couscous. In addition the paste like pepper sauce makes an excellent rub for meats and eggplant. In regions like Tunisia that experience extreme temperatures and have little refrigeration, hot pepper paste is believed to act as a preservative for meat.

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