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How to make Mexican Burrito Lasagna

This is a very easy recipe that I created for my family. My husband is from Mexico and he loves spicy foods. Me? Not so much, but I try to find a happy medium. Burritos are delicious, but any true Mexican will tell you that they aren’t a Mexican original. Invented in 1910 by an entrepreneurial businessman, burritos are the white man’s Mexican food. Juan Mendez prepared the burritos and took them across the Rio Bravo to United States during the Mexican Revolution. The Yanks across the river couldn’t get enough!

Delicious? Yes, but not traditional Mexican fare. Nonetheless, my family knows yummy when they see it, ergo: my creation! Without further ado, Mexican Burrito Lasagna!

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Super Brigadeiro WIN!

IMG_0525So, this past weekend I decided to redouble my Brigadeiro-making efforts. I enlisted the help of an actual Brazilian to ensure a better result this time. And a better result it was indeed! I’m pleased to say that I now understand where I went (oh-so-very) wrong last time.

The authentic Brazilian was my friend and coworker Mariana. She was kind enough to offer this free lesson out of a sense of pity (given the level of my fail) and national pride. Continue reading “Super Brigadeiro WIN!”

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Super Brigadeiro FAIL

As a teacher of foreign students, I often have the chance to talk about – and often to try- foods from around the world. (Awesome job perk!) Recently, we have had a large number of students from Brazil at my school. As such, I’ve heard a lot about rice and beans, barbecue, feijoada and, of course, Brigadeiros – Brazil’s national delight. Brigadeiros are basically chocolate bonbons often coated in nuts, sprinkles or coconuts flakes. Continue reading “Super Brigadeiro FAIL”