Daily Archives April 25, 2015


Sangria (Spain)

1/2 lime, thinly sliced
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
1/2 orange, thinly sliced
6 to 8 large ripe strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup granulated sugar, or to taste
1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine (preferably Spanish)
1/4 cup Cognac or other good quality brandy
Club soda, chilled
Ice (optional)

Combine the lime, lemon, and orange slices, strawberries and sugar in a large pitcher...

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brazilian seafood stew

Brazilian Seafood Stew (Vatapa)

This is a hot and spicy codfish and shrimp stew which comes from Bahia, a coastal region, where foods have been influenced by Africans who were brought to Brazil as slaves.

1 (5 ounce) package dried shrimp (about 2 cups)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 to 5 Serrano chiles, seeded and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pep...

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paraguayan cheese corn bread

Paraguayan Cheese Corn Bread (Sopa Paraguaya)

In Paraguay this is traditionally served as an accompaniment to soups and grilled meats, but it also makes a great addition to the breakfast or brunch table.

8 tablespoons butter
1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
1 cup farmer’s or cottage cheese
1 cup grated Muenster or other mild cheese
2 cups cornmeal
2 cups grated corn kernels or 1 (16 ounce) can cream...

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Alfajores are a common treat through much of South America, and the citizens of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile all claim them as their own. It is an easy cookie to make, and you can enlist the help of the younger cooks in the house during the final assembly.

12 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons cognac
2 1/2 cups cornstarch (corn flour)
1 cup all...

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norwegian-style kringle

Norwegian-Style Kringle

Servings: 8

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, sliced
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
3 eggs

1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk

3/4 cup slivered almonds
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

Preheat o...

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