Ole, ole ole ole...!!

 Vamos, vamos... Argentina~ vamos vamos, a ganar..!!!  
(This is my friend Susie and Mike's adorable kid, Sebas wearing la albiceleste)

Every four years, something beautiful happens, that is the World cup! I miss when the entire country stops for 90 minutes of pure passion. The world cup is not that big of a deal here in the US (at least compared to Argentina) but I found a good man who enjoys "soccer" as much as the biggest Argentine fan, and he lead me to meet a large group real fans, so last Saturday we hosted a party for the World cup; Argentina won, Korea won, and the US tied against England (which is kind of winning, really).

I made a Chocolate Raspberry Jello shot cake with an American Flag decoration.

I got this recipe from my friend Victoria from Sweetie Pies Brooklyn and it's so easy, and delicious.

You need:
  • A chocolate cake (I have to admit, that I used the one out of the box...)
  • 1/2 cup of any raspberry flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup of boiled water
  • 1/2 cream of cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons of chambord
  • 1 package of raspberry flavored jelllo
How to:
  1. Bake the cake following the directions on the box, and let it cool ( i used a 13"X9" pan)
  2. Bring the water to a boil and dissolve the jello powder in it. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. While it's cooling, poke the cake with a fork (not all the way through)
  4. Add the vodka, cream of cocoa and chambord to the jello mixture
  5. Pour the jello mixture over the cake (make sure you've poked it enough so it can really absorb the jello mixture)
  6. Cool for 4 hours at least in the fridge for the jello to set 
For the decoration i used:
  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • 1 pint of raspberries
  • 1/2 quart of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of confectioner's sugar
  1. Whip the cream using an electric mixer (or get a work out out of it by doing it by hand), adding the sugar and vanilla extract.
  2. Spread a thin layer of the whipped cream, and then... you know what to do, if you don't just look at the picture, is pretty self explanatory. Easy and delicious, and you won't be able to tell is from the box, because is all accessorized. :)
  3. Enjoy- and don't share it with kids. 

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    Big Fucking Deal

    I have great news, my friends. Julia Moskin from The New York Times wrote yet another great article about food, but this one is special to me, because I'm in it. (!!!!!!)

    Click here for the article and here for the video.

    This isn't an award (it feels like one, a little star on my shoulder that acknowledges all my hard work at least)  but I still want to thank Julia Moskin, Kristen Luce and Estefania Rousselle for putting this article, pictures and video together. It's a cliche to thank the reader, but I'm truly thankful for your support, whether is from buying empanadas at the market, telling your friend about La tia Faby or just reading this once in a while. Gracias, en serio.
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