Aji de Gallina – and the Children of the Juan Pablo II Orphanage {Peruvian Food}

Aji de Gallina - Peruvian Food Chicken with Yellow Pepper Sauce

We have another Peruvian dish for you today and it's a good one.  Aji Amarillo (yellow peppers) are super popular in Peru and are in a lot of the dishes we had in Cusco.  Unfortunately I couldn't bring any fresh peppers home but I was able to bring home some dried peppers as well as aji paste so look out.  We'll be making more dishes using this pepper. When the peppers are fresh, they look like this: Dried, they look like this: Here is a picture of the aji paste that I bought in … [Continue reading...]

7-Up Pound Cake

7 Up Pound Cake

Yep!  Another pound cake recipe for you.  Because, seriously, is it even possible to have too much pound cake?  Absolutely not!  And combine the moist buttery flavor of a pound cake with the delicious lemon-lime flavor of 7 Up and you have a winner! It was moist and dense and perfect.  My family loved it! Thank you to The Domestic Rebel for this delicious recipe! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:201] Enjoy!   … [Continue reading...]

Peruvian Chicha Morada and a Trip to the San Pedro Market

Peruvian Chicha Morada - Delicious Drink Made from Purple Corn

 It’s been forever since I’ve written a blog post.  We were gone for most of the summer in Peru and after coming back, I’ve been in kind of a slump.  I’ve been baking and cooking, but writing?  Not so much. We spent our summer in Cusco, Peru volunteering in the Juan Pablo II Orphanage.  I […]

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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

A Hawaiian restaurant opened up where I live and I can’t seem to get enough of their Macaroni Salad.  People have asked me, doesn’t it taste just like regular macaroni salad?  And the answer is “heck no!”  It’s much better!  I think it’s because it’s made with apple cider vinegar and doesn’t have mustard in […]

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It’s Too Hot to Cook so Let’s Have a Salad Round Up

Mexican Pasta Salad

We have had some pretty crazy weather in the Pacific Northwest.  We had quite a few 80 degree days in April, which is unheard of, and then in June?  Holy smokes.  It was stinkin’ hot.  Luckily my kids and I headed out of the country right when it was getting ridiculously hot.  We left for […]

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Peanut Butter Pound Cake with a Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze

Peanut Butter Pound Cake with a Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate together?  Yes, when you add pound cake to the mix.  So when I saw this recipe for Peanut Butter Pound Cake over on Call Me PMC, I knew I had to make it.  I made a different glaze because I wanted to add some chocolate to […]

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No Bake Peach Cheesecake with a Cookie Crust

No Bake Peach Cheesecake with a Cookie Crust

For Father’s Day I wanted to make a dessert for my Dad that would knock his socks off.  There are two things I know that my Dad absolutely loves, and that’s pound cake and peaches.  I made him a Peach Pound Cake awhile back so I so I wanted to come up with something different.  […]

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DIY Dehydrated Strawberries

DIY Dehydrated Strawberries

My daughter absolutely loves the freeze dried strawberries that we buy at Target.  I don’t mind buying them for her because they are pretty healthy but man, oh man, they aren’t cheap.  And, like most Mom’s, I just want my kids to eat something somewhat healthy. About a year and a half ago I got […]

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4th of July Round Up of Recipes

Happy 4th of July

Sadly, we don’t have a ton of 4th of July recipes on our blog.  I have no idea why that is.  Maybe because summer is just beginning and we’re still on oh-my-heck-I’m-so-exhausted-from-school mode that we haven’t quite slipped into it yet.  But this year is no different, unfortunately.  We’re off on our big adventure and […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate Ganache

We’re counting down the days!  Which isn’t difficult to do right now because it’s only 4 days until we leave on our trip.  Holy smokes.  Just writing that gives me butterflies!  I’m so excited and a tad bit nervous too.  We’re off to Peru for 6 weeks to do some volunteer work.  (You can read […]

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