Denise Browning

Denise Browning is a native Brazilian foodie, trained Chef, cooking instructor, restaurant menu/recipe developer, and former lawyer. She is also the author of From Brazil To You - a blog that features Brazilian, fusion, and international dish recipes, stories, and photography of Brazil. Her writing has appeared in Cia Brasil Magazine, while her photography is frequently featured on Foodgawker, TasteSpotting, and Foodepix. She lives in Texas with her American husband and two children.

Layered Brazilian Chocolate Cake Roll

This impressive 16-Layer Brazilian Chocolate Cake Roll filled and frosted with chocolate ganache and garnished with berries is a modern version of the classic seventeenth century “Bolo de Rolo” from the state of Pernambuco.

Grilled Peach S’Mores

These grilled peach s’mores are assembled on a stick and easy to make over your next summer campfire. Pair with Moscato wine for a scrumptious treat.

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Slow Cooker Lean Pork Stroganoff

This Pork Stroganoff consists of lean pork stew meat seasoned and browned in oil, and then thrown into the slow cooker with chicken broth, white wine, tomato paste, diced onions and garlic, sliced mushrooms, sour cream, and fresh herbs.

Brazilian Caipirinha Ribs

Tender ribs are marinated in the traditional Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. Lime, sugar, and cachaça, like a rum, make for a delicious meat flavoring.

Brazilian Coconut Truffles

These Brazilian Coconut Kisses require only five-ingredients and are quick to make. They are a must-have for parties and an afternoon snack.

Simple Fried Beef Empanadas

These small fried beef empanadas are quick and delicious. They can be served as an appetizer or an afternoon snack. Use wonton wrappers as a delicious shortcut.

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Prestígio Cheesecake Bars

Just like the candy, Prestígio Cheesecake Bars are fudge-y with contrasting coconut. The added bonus here is in the cheesecake layer and chocolate frosting.

Egg Stuffed Meatloaf

Egg Stuffed Meatloaf

German immigrants brought meatloaf with them to Southern Brazil where it was adapted to include a hardboiled egg stuffed inside.

Brazilian Hot Dog

Brazilian Hot Dog

This wicked hot dog is usually served with a range of accompaniments such as shoestring potatoes, mashed potatoes, steamed corn and/or peas, pico de gallo.

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Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken Stroganoff

There are a lot of variations on the original recipe – and this Brazilian version of Stroganoff is one of the delicious ones.