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Pastelitos de Guayaba con Queso (Guava Pastelitos)

Breakfast, Desserts, Quick and Easy

If you’ve never had a pastelito, I think it’s time!

I was blessed to live half of my childhood in South Florida. And while I will admit that Florida is wild (especially if you just watch the news), it is also a place where some of my favorite, most formative memories occurred. If you’re Latinx, South Florida can also be a really magical place. It’s a place where a lot of us feel like “home.” It’s one of the only places in the entire country where literally everyone looks like you. I really only appreciated it when I finally left. And whenever I go back, it still makes me happy all over again.

Pastelitos de guayaba con queso are super popular in Miami. Give me one of these and a cordadito and it’s feels like heaven.

I actually had never even thought to make them until I went to a Latino market in Pasadena the other day and saw all this guava and was like OHHHH.

This recipe could not be more simple. It leans HEAVILY on store-bought puff pastry, though if you’re in a mood, you could make your own. I used the Pepperidge Farm brand for these and found them to be the best.

The store-bought guava paste makes this so ridiculously simple. I made it a bit different by beating the cream cheese with some sugar, vanilla paste (because I’m fancy) and a pinch of salt. I added it to a piping bag and piped it onto the squares of puff pastry. Small slices of guava on top and that’s it!

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Lemon Berry Meringue Trifle

Desserts, Quick and Easy, Spring

This is the first ever trifle I’ve ever made! Some of you will probably be shocked, appalled, stunned. And the other half of you probably don’t know what a trifle is. Don’t worry, I will explain.

In my extensive trifle internet research I read that trifles are very much English. And they do very much remind me of an eton’s mess. But just on a grander, larger scale, which I am very into. Especially since we’re in the thick of spring, which means Easter, brunches and gatherings.

For this post, I teamed up with Pyrex and their new line of Pyrex Deep baking dishes. I love Pyrex so much and use their products daily. Their Deep line is extra special because it is up to 50% deeper – meaning you can fit even more pasta (for pasta bakes), a bigger roast (for Easter) and even more layers (for trifles).

I also love that they all come with super secure lids so you can take to your friends’ and families’ houses and you don’t have to worry about spillage.

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Roasted Carrot Ginger Potstickers

Dinner, Healthy, One-Pot Meals, Quick and Easy, Spring

The temperatures have officially risen in El Ley and I now find myself wearing my favorite thing: shorts, denim skirts and sneakers. It’s no longer boot season and I love it! When Love and Lemons Everyday, showed up on my doorstep, it was like opening a box of sunshine. All the recipes feel so fresh and delicious and healthy.

Whenever I’m figuring out what I should make for dinner, Jeanine’s blog is always a go-to for me. I find so much delicious vegetarian inspiration from her. Everything looks so clean and tasty! It makes me wanna put on a workout outfit and cook some dinner that’ll make me feel good about myself lol. Continue Reading