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Arepa Dominicana (Dominican Cornmeal Cake)

If someone offers you a Dominican arepa, don’t expect to get anything like the traditional Venezuelan or Colombian corn “pockets.” Instead, you will get a dense, sweet, cinnamoney cornmeal cake. Arepa is considered a dessert best enjoyed with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.


Habichuelas con Dulce (Dominican Sweet Bean Dessert)

Never judge a recipe byits name alone! You never know what you might be missing! This is the case of the beloved Dominican dessert Habichuelas con Dulce. This delectable bean-based dessert is especially enjoyed during Holy Week. Its rich, creamy consistency pairs really nicely with starchy pieces of batata and […]

Desserts, Sides

Lower-Cal Pan de Elote (Cornbread)

Torta or pan de elote (cornbread) is a dense and moist type of sweet bread. It doesn’t have the texture of traditional cornbread. Traditionally, pan de elote is sweetened with condensed milk. In this recipe, I substituted condensed milk for low-fat evaporated milk, which by definition is not generally recommended. […]


Healthy Thanksgiving! (And a Yam Recipe)

El Día de Acción de Gracias is a nice opportunity to get together and be thankful for all important things in life. However, for many people, Thanksgiving dinner is just one more stressful event that requires much planning and work. And it is not only the fact of not knowing what […]