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Tropical Bionico

I can’t think of anything more summery and tropical tasting than this bionico, tossed in mixture of Cacique® Yogurt Smoothie Pina Colada flavor and chia seeds. Then topped with granola and coconut, th...
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Piña Colada Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a great way to start your day. You can have a wonderful, protein filled, cereal and fruit, snack. This Piña Colada Smoothie Bowl is no exception. I made it with Cacique® Piña Colada...
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Apple Pecan Christmas Salad with Guava Yogurt Smoothie

One of the best holiday dishes to take advantage of the fruit in season is an apple pecan Christmas salad. Traditionally sweetened with condensed milk, I decided to cut some of that sugar and replace...
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Strawberries and Vanilla Cream Paletas with Chia

This time of year there is a special aroma of sweetness in the air for a couple of important reasons. First of all, May is the month that we celebrate Mother's Day, both in the U.S. and in Mexico. It’...
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Fruit Skewers with Dipping Sauces

The warmer weather is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited. I was happy I got to dust off my grill and start concocting up some new marinades and rubs for that meat sizzle. I know that outdoor...
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Tropical Yogurt Brunch Cake

I live in New York where weekend brunch is a big deal. Sure, we have a reputation for running fast paced lives during the week and grabbing food on the run. All true. Saturdays, too, tend to be busy a...
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Deditos de Queso (Sweet Cheese Fingers with Guava)

Cheese fingers with guava paste are one of the most popular and coveted appetizers in Colombia. The aroma of warm, sweet guava and cheese coming from the local bakeries permeate the afternoon air thro...
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Bacon Berry Queso Mini Loaf

Last year, morning school day breakfast consisted of boring options. Not many of those options were even homemade. I wasn’t the best at mornings. As we gear up for back to school, I already have a lis...
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Red, White, and Blue Queso Fresco Sweet Tart

Add a delicious Red White and Blue Cacique® Queso Fresco Tart to your table this Fourth of July and celebrate with family and friends. I’ve always loved this holiday because it was summertime and that...
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Dulce de Leche Crepes

I’ve always refrained from making crepes because I’ve been under the impression that one needs a special crepe griddle and batter spreader to obtain that perfectly thin pancake this French treat is kn...
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Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela Croutons and Chipotle Crema Mexicana

What do you get when you mix sweet and spicy, fresh and healthy, and crunchy and soft? The answer could be many amazing culinary creations, of course, but in this case, it’s an oh-so-delicious Mango-A...
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La Crema Bread with Apricots and Cranberries

Regardless of how filling my lunch is, by about 3pm my energy is flagging and I’m craving something sweet and salty. Since I’m generally in my car in the afternoon, that normally means a quick stop at...
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Strawberry Cheese Salad with Queso Fresco and Cotija

Isn't this salad pretty? Yes, it tastes as good as it looks! Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of year. Fortunately, here in Southern California the season is long. I'm able to get fresh s...
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Yogurt Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are the latest craze in better-for-you breakfasts. Made quickly and packed with beneficial fruits, grains and spices, smoothies are taken to an entire new level of taste and texture. Se...
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Cherry Queso Empanadas

There are some seasonal fruits that you wait all year round to eat, and once they are ripe you need to have them in abundance. That is me with cherries. I’m just bonkers for cherries. I like them fres...
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A Sweet Way to Celebrate National Rum Day

August 16 is National Rum Day and I found a sweet way to celebrate the day to the fullest. I fired up my grill, tossed some pineapple rings on the rack and let them sizzle away until those grill marks...
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Tequila-Infused Raspberries with Cinnamon Sugar Crema & Orejas

This sophisticated dessert of Tequila-Infused Macerated Raspberries with a Cinnamon Sugar Crema topping is very easy to prepare and can be made in advance so you can quickly assemble the dish just mom...
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Fruit and Queso Fresco Mosaic Salad

A mosaic summer salad with watermelon, kiwi fruit and Ranchero® Queso Fresco drizzled with a slightly spicy strawberry coulis is the perfect refreshing dish that can be served as an appetizer, salad c...
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Independence Day Popsicles: Cherry Berry Vanilla Cream

Summer and Fourth of July are the best time of the year to indulge in frozen treats—especially homemade ones that contain seasonal fruits. While you may be familiar with Crema Mexicana in many savory...
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Fresas con Crema – Sweet Vanilla Crema Dip

The strawberry season in the U.S. typically peaks between April and June, depending on where you live. Right now is an excellent time to get strawberries at a very affordable price. Aside from the gre...
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Cool and Creamy Picnic Treats: Black-n-Blue Cheesecake Paletas

Now that the days are longer, we have time to enjoy the outdoors a few hours more. The warm spring days are finally arriving to Southern California and I itch at the opportunity to start making cool d...
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