Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Sisters Birthday Celebration

Last night was my sister Teresa's birthday party.  She had a "mermaids" party.  This is just our  way of saying an appetizer party. I made Beans, Rice, and Sweet Plantain Empanadas and Crimson Velveteen Cupcakes with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting.

The Empanadas were made with a Corn Dough and filled with Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, Green Pepper, Cumin Oregano, Black Beans, Jasmine Rice and Roasted Plantains.  They were super delicious, but what isn't delicious that is deep fried? 

Even though they didn't turn out as red as I would've liked, the cupcakes were a HUGE hit!  Teresa was very pleased.  I hope she got to keep a few for herself!


  1. both of these look amazing! Two of my all time favorite snacks! I hope Teresa had a good one.

  2. Yummy Yummy! You can make those for my Birthday too!

  3. I would LOVE to make them for your birthday Mom. The next time I make these I will not use dark chocolate so that they can turn out more red.