Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Beware: These mouth-watering molases crinkle cookies give grandma a run for her money!  Molasses Crinkles are one cookie that my husband loves to get his hands dirty in the kitchen for. In his book, they are that good. Myself, being more of a chocolate fan have to remember to make them for him rather than always…

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Homemade Mac & Cheese

This one pot homemade mac & cheese has never been easier! Extra creamy and loaded with real cheese! This one is sure to make the kids happy!   When I was a kid, I never really was into the boxed mac & cheese. Most kids are really into that but for me, fake cheese…eh… not…

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Passion Fruit Smoothie

A sweet and tangy passion fruit smoothie that makes you feel like you are in paradise!  The vine outside our house is full of passion fruit! So many fun ways to use them but our favorite is in smoothies! This sweet and tangy blend is a perfect morning treat! First, pour all the seeds from…

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Patacones – Fried Plantain Chips

Fried Plantains are a very popular snack here in Costa Rica. This is by no means anything healthy but I must share the Tico style and the way these plantains are prepared. Don’t get me wrong, they are DELICIOUS! Isn’t everything fried yummy?? Cruchy and salty, twice fried plantain chips, Costa Rican style! You will…

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Baked Patacones

 A healthier version of the delicious patacones that Costa Rica is known for!  I figured if we are going to be eating patacones we need a much skinnier way to eat them. The baked version turned out really nice, I liked them and so did my husband! So long mucho calories! First slice the ends…

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Cheesy Drop Biscuits

Moist, warm, cheesy drop biscuits that accompany any meal perfectly!  There are a few meals that must have a yummy piece of bread with it. I grew up loving the warm fresh bread from Albertson’s. It was our famous dinner when I was a kid. Chicken Casserole with fresh bread from Albertson’s. These little hot…

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Mexican Lasagna

Last night was one of those nights where we were wanting something quick and easy. Wait…isn’t every night like that?? We were tired out from walking around San Jose on 6 different buses. Look at all these people! This is not even a busy day. We are getting pretty good at dodging people to get around…

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Thai Chicken Red Curry

A colorful blend of vegetables and spices makes this one-pan curry a family favorite! Chicken Red Curry… it’s what’s for dinner! My husband and I are HUGE Thai-food fans. Especially red curry. We love trying out all the different types of red curries at different restaurants too! A few weeks ago we went to downtown…

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Banana Oat Cookies

Alright, so many banana recipes and they are all sweet bread or cookies! I need more healthy ideas for bananas! Agghhh!! I went back to my Oatmeal Banana Cookie idea and added a few more ingredients to spice it up. It’s not as healthy as the banana cookie but it was really yummy and pretty…

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A Day on the Yuca Farm

Well, I promised an exclusive on Yuca, so here it is! It is so fun to learn about different types food in other countries! We got a tour of the farm our friends own. They live in a really tropical part of Costa Rica and the Yuca just thrives here! We toured around the farm…

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