Homemade Guacamole Dip Recipe

    For some reason, every single person that tries my guacamole immediately falls in love with it. And people- this is the most unfussy, unpretentious, EASY guacamole recipe you will ever find. Seriously.…

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    Mango Habanero Chicken Wings Recipe

    These mango habanero wings are delicious- a perfect combination of sweet and spicy- not to mention easy. Mango is a staple in the Costa Rican diet, and I love love love…

  • Beef Picadillo de Chayote- Costa Rica

    This recipe is a very popular recipe in the Central Valley of Costa Rica as part of a casado. If you visit small restaurants or roadside buffets (called sodas in Costa…

  • Mount Evans Colorado- Family Travel Tips

    I am not going to lie people- the last 11 miles up to the summit of Mount Evans is a pretty intense drive- I'd dare say harrowing. There are literally huge…

  • Mango Popsicle Recipe – Paleta de Mango

    Popsicles are the quintessential summer food- and in Costa Rica, it's paleta season year-round! You can always find popsicles sold in grocery stores, pulperias and on the beach. But I love…

  • Grilled Tandoori Chicken Kabob Recipe

    This post has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyMazolaMarinade  This easy grilled Tandoori chicken recipe combines a marinade of greek yogurt, lemon juice…

  • Costa Rican Shredded Beef Recipe

    This shredded beef (carne mechada) is generally prepared in a pressure cooker, although I will include slow cooker instructions here too. This recipe is a staple in Costa Rica because it…

  • Raisin Bran Muffin Recipe

    Not only is this recipe easy (I often make them while I’m scrambling eggs and we eat them right away) and healthy (it’s low in sugar and high in fiber!),  it’s…

  • Fresh Tamarindo Juice From Costa Rica

    Tamarind juice is made from tamarind pods that grow on the tamarind tree throughout Costa Rica. Because they are so commonly found throughout the country, the fruit is used for both…

  • Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

    Easiest homemade vegetable beef soup recipe ever! Combines tender beef stew meat, corn, beans, tomatoes, green beans, and pasta in a delicious beef broth for the perfect cold-weather antidote.…

  • Classic Poppy Seed Quick Bread Recipe

    Recently I was running out of breakfast ideas (we’ve had a LOT of raisin bran muffins lately!) until I remembered... Mom’s Poppy Seed bread! I made a batch (2 loaves) and…

  • Chile del Arbol Salsa Recipe

    This salsa recipe is one of my favorites because it's easy to make ahead and it keeps for weeks in the fridge. It's also easy to have the ingredients on hand…

  • Creamy Mexican Green Salsa Recipe

    This creamy green salsa recipe is big on flavor and super easy. Combining avocado, cilantro, white onion, fresh tomatillos and serrano peppers, it’s as beautiful as it is delicious. Get out…

  • Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

    Over the years I have made this dish countless times, tinkering with it each time to make it more delicious. I would say now- it's my signature dish. I love the…

  • Costa Rican Bean and Cheese Empanadas

    Bean and cheese empanadas (empanada de frijol con queso) are a popular vegetarian type of empanada. Most other empanadas just have a single filling, but the bean and cheese are a…

  • Coconut Empanada Recipe – Costa Rica

    Coconut empanadas (empanadas de coco) are a popular Costa Rican sweet treat. Obviously, there are tons of coconuts in Costa Rica, so the basic ingredient is easy to find and abundant…

  • Miel de coco- Costa Rican Dessert Recipe

    Miel de coco literally translates to coconut honey in Spanish, but that is not exactly what this recipe is. In Costa Rica, "miel" refers to almost any sticky, sweet fruit concoction…

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    Costa Rican Holy Week Foods

    In Costa Rica during the week before Easter, a lot of cooking happens. That's because most Costa Rica Easter traditions center around food- and sharing holiday dishes with family and friends. I…

  • Pan Casero Costa Rican Homemade Bread

    Pan casero is a strangely traditional Costa Rican recipe. I say this because everyone loves it but very few people actually make it.  Pan casero literally translates to homemade bread (casero/a…

  • Tamal Mudo Recipe Costa Rica

    The tamal mudo is a vegetarian and vegan version of the traditional Costa Rican pork tamal that is made during Lent and especially Holy Week. Most all Costa Ricans who stay…

  • Traditional Potato Empanada Recipe – Costa Rica

    Potato empanadas are made from a corn-based dough, and therefore gluten-free. The dough is formed into a circle, stuffed with a potato filling consisting of roughly mashed potatoes stir-fried in a…