Cheesecake with Guava Swirl

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The story is that a long time ago on a small and enchanted little island, Guava met Cream Cheese.  Guava noticed Cream Cheese first and was very taken with how smooth and understated he was, although Guava had heard that Cream Cheese could be a little sour on occasion.  Suddenly Cream Cheese looked up and… 

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Pan De Queso y Guava (Cheese and Guava Bread)

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There is a bakery in almost every neighborhood back home in Puerto Rico.  They open bright and early, baking fresh bread every morning.  The smell of fresh baked bread in the morning is a treat that should be  experienced by everyone. In the morning on the weekends my dad would head out to the bakery… 

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Quesitos de Guayaba (Sweeten Cream Cheese and Guava Pastries)

This is one of my favorite easy sweets to whip up for company or because I need something to eat with my coffee.  In every bakery back home in Puerto Rico you will find a pastry we call “quesito” (ke-see-toe)which basically translates to “little cheese”.   A “quesito” is basically just sweeten cream cheese wrapped in a… 

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Mantecaditos con Guayaba ( Shortbread Almond Cookies with Guava)

The holiday season is around the corner and it is time for a holiday cookie.  I adore these cookies.  My mother use to make them all the time for my sister and I.  She would usually fill the dimple with strawberry jelly, which would melt and become chewy.  It was my favorite part because it… 

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Tres Leches (3 Milk Cake) with a Coconut Twist

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Today I have a treat.  I am a self professed failed baker.  I can cook almost anything but for some reason baking has never really been my forte.  I have had many failed experiences when it comes to baking, but today I was successful.  On Sunday a girlfriend from church asked me to make her… 

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