Trigo con Leche —Bulgur Pudding

As I was growing up one of my favorite “desserts” or treats was rice pudding. As my mother would call it in Spanish, arroz con leche. As I got older my husband introduced me to “trigo con leche” my first impression: ewwww. Little did I know it is and I dare say it, tastier and…

Chocolate Cups

Ingredients 2/3 cup whole milk1 egg2 tablespoons sugarPinch salt1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips2 tablespoons orange liqueur or dark rum1 cup whipping cream (optional)Mint sprigs, for garnish (optional Directions Heat milk in a small pan over moderate heat until it comes to a boil. In blender or food processor combine egg, sugar, a pinch of salt,…

Jamaican Cornmeal Pudding

Ingredients 3 cups Cornmeal1/2 cup All-purpose flour1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon1 tsp Nutmeg1 1/2 tsp Salt2 cups Coconut Milk3 cups Water2 tsp Vanilla1/2 cup Margarine (or Butter)1 1/2 cups Sugar1 cup Raisins2 Tbsp Rum (optional)Topping:1 cup Coconut Milk1/4 cup Sugar1/2 tsp Cinnamon Directions Pre-heat oven to 350 degreesMeasure dry ingredients and combine in mixing bowl. Pour…

Ginger Candy

Ingredients: 2 small pieces of ginger, peeled and sliced thinly1 Cup of sugar1/4 cup of lemon juice1 1/2 Cup of water Directions: In a heavy bottom pan mix all ingredients. Bring to boil over high heat. Once it has boiled rapidly for about a minute lower the heat to low and simmer for eleven minutes…

Light Mocha Cheesecake

Who can possibly go wrong with this yummy dessert at only 162 calories per serving? Mocha Cheesecake  IngredientsCrust25 reduced-fat Oreo cookies,3 tablespoons fat-free hot fudge ice cream topping3 tablespoons butter, meltedFilling:1 envelope unflavored gelatin1/2 cup cold strong brewed coffee2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese3/4 cup sugar1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream3 ounces…

Sweet Plantain Sweetness

Ingredients 2 yellow plantains (preferably those that are black, over ripe) 3 Tbs of butter 1/2 of brown sugar 2 Tsp of ground cinnamon Directions Peel and cut the plantains in 1/2-1” rounds Heat a heavy bottom pan or cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Melt the butter, pour in 1/2 of the sugar….

Nutella Star

My son and I prepared this many years ago during a snow storm. As we allowed the powder sugar to be sifted it resembled the snow falling down outside. The moment we spent eating it: priceless Ingredients 2 pk Pillsbury Pie Crust. 3/4 cup of hazelnut spread 2 Tbs of confectioners sugar Pre heat oven…

Majarete – (Corn pudding)

“One of the most cherished and delicious desserts in the Caribbean is corn pudding, known as majarete. This traditional, homemade recipe comes from the Dominican Republic where home cooks famously transform corn, coconut milk, whole milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and cornstarch into a thick, silky-smooth pot of gold” ~Goya Ingredients 4 cobs of husked, ,…

Apple Sauce!

Ingredients 2-3 Apples (depending on size) Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon powder 1/2 cup of water Directions In a small pot, place the apples, lemon, cinnamon and water. Boil at medium low heat until the water has evaporated. Stir a couple of times while its on the stove. Once the water is gone…