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Pasta Carbonara – My Version

Bacon!!!!!!!  Pasta!!!!! Butter!!!!.....I need a moment. Whenever a make this dish, I can eat the entire thing by myself. The more I eat, the more I want.  Oh the joy! I love pasta!  Specially the ones made without ragu. I grew up eating aioli pasta which was made with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper.  My grandpa knew how…read more
Food

Brazilian Style Hot Dogs

The 4th of July holiday is this week and the amount of hot dog variations seen on IG are amazing.  The funny thing about me and hot dogs is that I only crave it if I see it.  Needless to say, after seeing all these photos of the wieners, I had to share my Brazilian version. Hot dogs are both street…read more
Deserts

Brazilian Style Carrot Muffins

My mama would be sooooo proud of me right now.  I've found a way to ingest carrots...and I like it. I grew up hating carrots.  Raw, cooked, juiced...you name it, I hated it.  If I saw them on my plate mixed with other foods, I would pick them out. When my mom cooked a dish with carrots, she would make a non-carrot…read more
Deserts

GF One Leche Apple Cake

A friend once asked me: "what makes you happy?" I replied with a huge grim: cake, cake, cake! (In my Rihanna's voice) And if you make it wet and sticky, I will worship it! Well, not to that extreme, but that is how much I truly love cakes. I recently began experimenting with a few cake flavors, which you will see…read more