Empanadas de Nuez y Naranja con Relleno de Arándano y Jamaica ~ Pecan Orange Turnovers with Cranberry Hibiscus Filling

Pecan-Orange Empanadas with Cranberry Hibiscus Filling (H2)Do you remember that Cranberry Nut Bread that I was telling you about the other day? Well these cookies were completely inspired by that flavor combination. I swear you can’t go wrong when you combine nuts, cranberries, and oranges. Not only do they taste amazing together, but their combined smell in the oven is always heavenly!
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Mermelada de Arándano, Jamaica, y Naranja ~ Cranberry Hibiscus Orange Jam

Cranberry, Hibiscus, and Orange Jam (H)‘Tis the season to buy cranberries! While I’m not too fond of winter, I do enjoy when cranberries make their first appearance, and I knew the season had arrived when I went by Trader Joe’s this week and bags of these crimson goodies lined the produce shelf.

I bought a bag not knowing exactly what I planned to do with it, but then it dawned on me that I should make something that combined jamaica (hibiscus) and cranberries! After all, I am currently exploring ways to use jamaica, and cranberries are strikingly similar in flavor.
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Licuado de Piña y Nopal ~ Pineapple and Cactus Smoothie

Licuado de Piña y Nopal #1
With the winter season in full force here (it’s 0°F with a windchill of -15°F), it’s important to keep the immune system strong. This smoothie is packed with tons of vitamins and nutrients, and the ingredients are so bright and sunny that I’m instantly transported to a licuado stand spilling with fruit in Mexico City.

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