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Morenitas

I still remember the song of the music truck, listening from a distance and running to get some change for an ice-cream. We got ice creams occasionally, and when we did we often got Morenitas. We bought them for Q0.75 (about 09¢). For those who are not familiar with them, they are an ice-cream sandwich pop, made of two biscuit cookies, vanilla ice-cream, and coated in a thin layer of chocolate. This layer of chocolate is where they get their name. And since my dad loves chocolate and ice-cream, he loves morenitas. So, it was only natural that he was the one looking over when I was preparing this goodie, had the first bite to taste them and give me a thumbs up or down.

Now, mastering making this treats at home is what you are reading this post for. The first time I made the mistake of using just melted chocolate. And that kind-of works, but the chocolate is so thick that covering the ice-cream sandwiches turns out to be quite an adventure. Second time around, was a winner!

The secret is, to add some fat to the chocolate. You can use coconut oil like we did here, but you can also use a neutral flavor oil or shortening. This way, you get a chocolate so smooth and light, that it will start to harden as soon as it touches the frozen ice-cream sandwich. If you are working on more than a batch of 4, I recommend making them in batches of 2 or 3 morenitas, so they don’t melt while you’re working.

They keep for over a week, but we don’t think they will make it that long!

Kitty

Morenitas

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Breakfast BLT with Cilantro Mayo

The last recipe from Cemaco’s Kitchen and Table Catalog, is a breakfast winner. Who says you have to go out for a proper egg english muffin? With this amazing Hamilton Beach breakfast maker this is a breeze. We have to be honest, at first we thought it was not going to work that well, but it does work! We sprayed the surface with a bit of cooking spray to make the eggs slip out much easier, and it worked like a charm.

We seem to have an undying love with BLTs, and this recipe proves it. We wanted to create a breakfast muffin that would not only keep you charged and satisfied throughout the morning, but also one that would have some twist to it. There, came in the Cilantro Mayo. To prepare it, we roughly chopped the cilantro and mixed it with the mayo in a small food processor. If you don’t have a small food processor, it’s ok. You can finely chop the cilantro and mix it by hand with the mayo.

To build the BLT, spread mayo on the muffin base, place the lettuce, bacon, tomato, avocado, and adding the egg on top! Close with the other half of the muffin with a little mayo as well. We are sure that you will love this breakfast BLT as much as we did, so check out Cemaco’s Kitchen and Table Catalog to get all of the products we have featured in this and all of the other recipes.

Helga & Kitty

BLT Breakfast Muffin with Cilantro Mayo

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Cream Filled Chocolate Cookies

I’m sorry it took me a little while to post the recipe for our Cream Filled Chocolate Cookies, I know I shared the photograph on Instagram a couple of weeks ago and I wish I could have shared it sooner, but here it is! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, aside from the daily stuff at home and work I’ve been having extra activities at Kristen’s school. We have a different school cycle in Guatemala, so this month we had the end of the school year.  This year, it meant the end of preschool for our family, which I hadn’t anticipated could be so sad! My little baby is going to the “big school”. No more going to the familiar little place with the warm and loving teachers, and for her it also meant saying goodbye to the friends she made during the last three years, and to the place she finds so comfortable and safe.  This milestone made me realize that time flies by too quickly, and that maybe the lasts, like the last day of preschool, or the last day our babies ride in their carriage, the last day they slept in their crib can be even more meaningful and definitely more melancholic than the firsts in our lives.  So I’ve been doing that… and in between we made these cookies.

These are crisp, chocolate cookies filled with a creamy vanilla filling.  The filling is pretty basic and, I haven’t tried it myself, but you can probably use different flavorings such as peppermint with a little green food coloring to make chocolate-mint cookies.  Or just keep the flavor vanilla and play with food coloring to make chocolate and pink… or chocolate and blue filled cream cookies for a baby shower, maybe? For Halloween you can try orange food coloring. You get the idea.

I used a scoop to make my cookies, so if you have a chance to get this item before you make this recipe, I really recommend that you do.  Not just for this recipe but for any cookie recipe.  It makes it so easy to portion the dough and you get even sizes which results in prettier cookies.

Helga

Cream Filled Chocolate Cookies

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