Souvenir Recipes

Like edible souvenirs, these our easy versions of recipes inspired by a trip or a memory of eating on the road so that you can eat like a local even if you never leave home.
Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl |

Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl

This healthy recipe for a gluten-free burrito bowl uses a quick take on chicken tinga then layers it with black beans, sweet potatoes, avocado, and fresh vegetables. 

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Portuguese Sausage Cranberry Brioche Stuffing |

Portuguese Sausage Cranberry Brioche Stuffing

Like the chorizo of Hawaii, Portuguese sausage is a fresh or smoked sweet-spicy sausage that's used in breakfast dishes, plate lunches, and at many tailgates. This recipe combines Portuguese sausage with other local flavors -- sweet onion and sweet bread - for a Hawaiian slant on classic Thanksgiving stuffing. 

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Spiced Mexican Chocolate Coconut Pie |

Spiced Mexican Chocolate Coconut Pie

A delicious recipe for a simple, no-bake Chocolate Coconut Pie with graham cracker crust, cinnamon-and-cayenne-spiced chocolate pudding, rum whipped cream, and toasted coconut. 

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Daiquiri Moderno Cocktail |

Daiquiri Moderno Cocktail

Our favorite cocktail on the island of Maui? Truth is it's got nothing to do with the Mai Tai! We first had this modern slant on the daiquiri at the Luana Bar and, until we can get back there, this is how we'll DIY it!

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Santa Maria Barbecue-Inspired Chili Rub |

Santa Maria Barbecue-Inspired Chili Rub

A bit smoky, a touch spicy, and a ton flavorful, this is a simple barbecue chili rub that is inspired by our California BBQ and that's our go-to spice blend for everything from chicken to tofu to pork chops!

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Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles |

Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles

On my first trip to Italy, I'’d religiously finish the day with a cone of straciatella gelato while the adults would sip on ice-cold Limoncello. Though I didn't ever try more than an eyedropper full of the stuff, the intensely sweet, floral lemony flavor stayed with me and inspired these very adult Limoncello Creamsicle Popsicles.

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Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Aperol Spritz |

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Aperol Spritz

We took Frosé (Frozen Rosé) and gave it an Aperol Spritz twist! Less sweet than Frosé but just as phenom, we'll be making batches of it right up until summer ends! 

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Hazelnut Chocolate Baci Ice Cream |

Hazelnut Chocolate Baci Ice Cream

Raise your hand if you're as into the chocolate-hazelnut combo that is Nutella, Baci, and Gianduja! I'm so into it that I cannot pass a gelato stand without ordering it. So, for our Ice Cream Social party we had to include a version. This version goes big on the chocolate-hazelnut flavors with ch...

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Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail |

Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail

I'm not sure how it took so long for me to have my first Passionfruit Mojito. I've long made Passionfruit margaritas and often travel to places that have tons of the fruit but I never had the cocktail until Thailand. 

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Red Pepper Ricotta Zucchini Lasagna |

Red Pepper Ricotta Zucchini Lasagna

Layers of zucchini, red pepper sauce, and whipped ricotta—this is how we do lasagna when it's too hot to cook.

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{Aguachile Verde} Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp |

{Aguachile Verde} Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp

On my last trip to Tijuana I stopped and tried every Aguachile I came across. On our second day, we started out at the Mariscos El Paisa street stand to get a taste of Sinaloan aguachile aka Aguachile Verde. I'm not the master coctolero that these guys were so by now means is this their exact recipe. But, I recreated my favorite parts of the dish to make this shrimp aguachile.

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Painkiller Cocktail Popsicles |

Painkiller Cocktail Popsicles

Where do you go when you need to escape? No luggage, no tickets—just you and your daydreams? I dream of snorkeling in Trunk Bay with a side of these Painkiller Cocktail popsicles!

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