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Our favorite holiday recipes!

La Criolla Spice Tree

We at La Criolla enjoy cooking, good food, and great ingredients, especially around the holidays.  We’re always talking food, and anyone who has come to visit us can smell the spices as soon as they walk in the door!  Gatherings … Continue reading

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Apple Cider

Ingredients: 1 Gal. Apple Cider 6 La Criolla Cinnamon Sticks 1 TBSP La Criolla Whole cloves 2 cups water Boil cinnamon sticks and cloves in the water until the water is dark (approx. 20 minutes) Pour apple cider into large … Continue reading

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Carmen’s Apple Crisp

Ingredients:   5 large Granny Smith apples-Sliced thin 1 TBSP La Criolla Ground Cinnamon 1/2 tsp. La Criolla Nutmeg 1/2 cup La Criolla Ground Oatmeal 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 stick cold butter or margarine-cut in pieces Heat … Continue reading

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“Hot” Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

2 Pints Strawberries 2 Cups Dark Chocolate 1 Tbsp. La La Criolla Fruit Seasoning 1 tsp. La Criolla Ground Cinnamon Melt chocolate until smooth. Add spices and stir well.  Dip the strawberries in the chocolate and enjoy!!

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Fan-submitted recipe: Mediterranean Couscous

Mediterranean Couscous  Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 Tbsp La Criolla Spanish Olive Oil     2 Tbsp sliced almonds ½ cup chopped red onion 2 Tbsp chopped green pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil or cilantro 1 ½ … Continue reading

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Not your store-bought salsa

So you’re cooking in the kitchen and you’re having friends over for cocktails and dinner… why not make your own fresh homemade salsa?  This way you know what’s in it, you can make it as spicy, as chunky or as … Continue reading

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