This Summer, I won't be doing the tango off the coast of a tropical island, or setting sail in the Caribbean Sea. Instead, I'm enjoying the relaxing and budget-friendly staycation. But while kicking back at home, I'll be sure to incorporate tropical, Latin-tinged flavors, for a taste of the getaway I'll have someday. Case in point: a smooth, light coconut flan. In a pinch, I'll use condensed milk, or for a special weekend treat, I'll reduce the milk myself and add the solid white cream that tops coconut milk for an extra-sumptuous texture. Make either version of this exotic yet comforting dessert when you read more
Your overwhelming appreciation for flan inspired me to hunt down a recipe. This pumpkin flan is a wonderful alternative dessert to pie and perfect for those who dislike pie crust. It's delicious by itself or topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. Flan is an excellent choice for the busy holiday season because it has to be made in advance, leaving enough time for it to chill. You'll be able to have dessert crossed off your list. If it sounds delicious then get the recipe, read more
After a make your own soft taco, dinner guests at my Ugly Betty season premiere party will be ready to sit back and watch the show. However, I won't let them leave the party without a sweet treat for dessert. When Ugly Betty is over, I'll invite everyone back into the kitchen for a creamy flan. The recipe actually comes from Betty Suarez herself, complete with funny little side notes. To get this classic recipe, read more
Like a good chunk of the nation, I have become enamored by Ugly Betty. The show is so cute, ridiculous and just plain fun (besides, America Ferrera is just so cute and endearing!).
On last week's episode (called "In or Out"), Betty's sister, Hilda, loses her job and decides to start a business selling her pop's cupcakes (check out BuzzSugar for the full Ugly Betty recap). Now, I've searched all over the web for "Grandma Saurez's" cupcakes, and can't find anything regarding an official recipe (let me know if you find one!). However my search led me to something even tastier: a secret flan recipe from Ignacio Suarez (aka Betty's Dad)!
To learn how to make flan Ugly Betty style, read more