Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

Short and sweet rings true for these little tarts. The shortbread crust is quick and easy to make, and the tartness of the lemon curd pairs well with the sweetness of the meringue, making it a tangy and distinctly palate pleasing treat. Ingredients For 12 mini tarts For the crust: Optional: Berries such as smallContinue reading “Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts”

Pupusas Gourmet

A new generation of Salvi food… La Margarita Salvadorians have definitely made their mark in the gastronomic history of the world. Food is comforting and brings people together, no matter what your background is. Sharing a plate of food made with love transcends international barriers and heals broken hearts. Pupuserias have been popping up allContinue reading “Pupusas Gourmet”

Choripanes con escabeche

The humble hot dog gets a new make-over. Evidently, every region and country has its own version of a sausage and a bun. Sometimes I crave a hot dog with just mayo, ketchup and mustard. I respect that kind of simplicity. Other times, I want something with a little more bite and acidity that cutsContinue reading “Choripanes con escabeche”

Salvadorian Quesadilla

Authentic Salvadorian quesadilla is warm afternoon treat traditionally paired with a good cup of coffee. It should have a subtle cheesy/creamy taste and the texture is sort of like cornbread, slightly grainy from the rice flour and sweetened with sugar, but not like a cake. The cheese used in my recipe is queso fresco whichContinue reading “Salvadorian Quesadilla”

Pork Chops With Fresh Garden Herbs

Growing your own cooking herbs is no easy feat depending on what types of herbs you use. We are not gardening pros and we are still trying to acquire a green thumb. Cilantro is by far the most delicate of all herbs I have ever tried to cultivate so I still rely on store-bought bundlesContinue reading “Pork Chops With Fresh Garden Herbs”

Italian Not-Just-For-Sunday Sauce

When I first met my husband I was introduced to a new culture. Originally from the Philadelphia region, his dad’s side of the family grew up surrounded by Italian culture, being second generation children of an Italian father. I grew up eating pasta. My mom always made Salvadorian style spaghetti with a little bit ofContinue reading “Italian Not-Just-For-Sunday Sauce”

My Mom’s Sopa de Res: Salvadorian Beef and Vegetable Soup

On days when I’m feeling under the weather, there is nothing more comforting than my mom’s sopa de res. The ingredients are simple, but highly nutritious. It’s made with vegetables that are just “roughly chopped” and beef shanks with bone and all. Bone broth seems to be all the rage nowadays, but using the bonesContinue reading “My Mom’s Sopa de Res: Salvadorian Beef and Vegetable Soup”