Recipes and Tips for Foodies like you!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my first recipe this year using pumpkin puree.  It’s basically a standard chocolate chip cookie, flavored with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.  This spice mixture is not really available in Guatemala, but it can be made by mixing cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and nutmeg.  Go with 3 tablespoons of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger, 2 teaspoons of cloves and 1 ½ teaspoons each of ground allspice and ground nutmeg.  I got the recipe for the spice mix from My Baking Addiction.

My family really enjoyed this recipe, and my daughter is excited about us beginning to make “Halloween stuff”, but I have to warn you that because of the added pumpkin, the texture of the cookie is soft rather than crunchy. However, you will not be disappointed with the flavor.   So, let’s kick off the holiday season then!

Helga

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chicken, Blueberry & Mozzarella Salad

I absolutely love Mondays after the Sunday’s Farmers Market. On the second and last Sunday of every month, Saúl Farmers Market opens its doors. The second Sunday, at Miraflores, and the last Sunday at Paseo Cayalá. This is a great event, where merchants from all over gather to offer the best: from handmade goods to produce… you have it all. It just so happens, that with Helga we decided to make a fun day out of it. We got together for breakfast, along with Kiki, Helga’s mom and sister, and then we went to the Farmers Market to get some goodies and paid a visit to my mom, who had a stand there.

We were excited, mostly because we were going to get some fresh blueberries. There’s plenty of production here, but most of them are for exporting to the U.S., and at the Farmers Market, there’s a family that sells great produce: blueberries, raspberries, zucchini and mushrooms. Both Helga and myself got some blueberries, and I also picked up some coconut oil and fresh mozzarella. The next day, when the time to grab some lunch came around, I got the idea for a fresh blueberry salad, so here is a Foodies’ Original – with tons of flavor!

Hope you like it as much as I did!

Kitty

Chicken, Blueberry & Mozzarella Salad

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Foodies Freebie: October 2013 Wallpaper Collection

Fall is here! Fall is here! Well, for us in Guate it means that the rains will decrease and the air will get crisp… And for our readers in the north, the colors start to change: the greens turn to orange, red and brown to prepare for the winter snow.

logo_websiteFall means that we can officially can start planning for all the end-of-year celebrations. It’s no secret that we love pumpkin, and this year we are planning to give you a few more recipes. We have a gorgeous set of pumpkins featured as on our wallpaper collection, and this gorgeous picture was taken by Susan Ochaeta, from Andie.M Design Shop. Not only she’s a great designer, she’s also an amazing photographer. She sent us many amazing pictures to choose from, but this one was the one we both fell in love with.

All of our desktops are iOS7 and Retina display friendly. Feel free to download them all and spread the word about Susan’s great work!

Kitty & Helga

October 2013 Wallpaper Collection

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Updated iOS7 Wallpapers

Have you updated to iOS7? It’s what everybody is talking about. We both decided to update our devices, and after getting used to the change we have to say that the best reaction to the visually updated iPad was from Kristen. The conversation went something like this (Helga hands the iPad back to Kristen after updating it):

Kristen: “Mom, can you please put it like it was before?”
Helga:”No sweetie, this is how it looks now.”
Kristen:”No, really, put it back like it was!”

After a few times using the iPad, she was back to enjoying all her Sarah Carey videos as usual. So like Kristen, we all had our initial shock of the new look of iOS7 and after playing with all the settings and figuring what’s new and what changed, we noticed that both the wallpapers for the iPad and iPhone were a bit off center. So, we decided to fix them up for you! From now on, all our future iPad and iPhone wallpapers will be iOS7 friendly, and for the users that are not upgrading their devices, you won’t even notice the difference!

Kitty & Helga

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