Empanadas

Over the weekend my friend asked me to make empanadas. He told me about the ones his mom used to make and the ones he would by on the street while traveling in South America.  He wasn’t exactly sure about the type of cheese that was used (I guessed), but he did have strong opinions…

Sopapillas

While I was sifting through Cinco de Mayo dessert recipes (settling on the tres leches), I found this one for Sopapillas, and set it aside for a rainy day.  Usually when I save something for a rainy day, it gets stuffed away in a drawer, book etc, and doesn’t see the light of day again…

Old-Fashioned Glazed Yeast Donuts

  This recipe is my ode to Homer Simpson. I recently bought the Lego Simpsons House (I’m a huge Lego and Simpsons fan) and the most adorably small Cuisinart deep fryer. My goal was to eat donuts while putting the house together. Since I’ve been having fun with my mom’s roll dough, I wanted to see…

Paczki

Today is Paczki Day in Detroit (my home town). It is the happiest and most delicious day of the year. This is how the Polish (and other) communities in the city kick off Lent. When I was a little girl, you had to place your order at the market or bakery weeks in advance. I…