Pão de Queijo

Greetings from Brasil! I arrived in February and will be spending the next year in Lavras, Minas Gerais teaching English at Universidade Federal de Lavras, and doing research on food security! Importantly, I’m researching food! And guess what, we’ve got some tasty treats from this wonderfully warm country. This pão de queijo is a naturally gluten-free…

The Cookies Everyone Beg For

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Salvadorian Breakfast Cakes

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Parmesean and Sriracha Popcorn

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Sweet-Honey-Cinnamon Popcorn

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