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Denise Browning

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Denise was born and raised in Brazil, where she worked for many years as a lawyer before immigrating to the United States in 2002. Subsequently, she has become a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, cooking instructor, recipe and menu developer, and food writer with special expertise in the cuisine of her native country.

Denise is also the author of From Brazil To You, an English-language blogs dedicated to Brazilian cuisine. The blog features Brazilian food recipes, stories, and photography. Her writing and recipes have appeared on The Daily Meal, BlogHer Network, and many other influential sites. She is happy to count among her previous clients Arla Foods USA, The NYC NORTH Festival, Prosciutto di Parma, Fiji Water, and restaurant, Bocadillos Tapas & Vinhos in Brazil. She currently contributes to Honest Cooking Magazine and Epicurious Community Table. Denise lives in Texas with her husband and children.

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Apple Crumb Cake with Dulce de Leche
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Mmm, the intoxicating aroma of something good baking in the oven is getting me anxious. I'm as excited as a kid! Oh, didn't I tell you that we're baking Cuca de Maçã or Apfel Streuselkuchen? We're putting our spin on a German apple crumb cake. Our apple crumb cake or cuca de maçã,...
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Apple Crumb Cake with Dulce de Leche
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Cuca de Maçã is a coffee cake very popular in Southern Brazil, a variation of the German Apfel Streuselkuchen. It's made with a shortening-based dough, covered with apples, and topped with a sweet crumb topping. This mild cake can be unconventionally served with caramel sauce or dulce de leche, which of course, we recommend....
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk, Bacon and Cilantro
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Wouldn't you like to switch up your Thanksgiving repertoire? Or perhaps enjoy a new sweet potato dish? Before you go looking for your tried and trusted Thanksgiving sides recipe folder, check out this recipe with a tropical spin: Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk, Bacon, and Cilantro (Purê de Batata Doce Nordestino). And here...
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk, Bacon, and Cilantro
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk, Bacon, and Cilantro (Purê de Batata Doce Nordestino) is a side with contrasting flavors that is both gluten and dairy free. This dish is inspired by quibebe, a traditional dish from Northeastern Brazil. 
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Berry Caipilé
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Summer is here and the temperature is soaring all over the country. So I’m in the kitchen mixing up caipilés, a bright, refreshing, and festive seasonal cocktail.For those who may not know, caipilé is a fun variation of caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail. Caipilé consists of a fruit caipirinha with one fun addition: a...
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Berry Caipilé (Caipilé de Frutas Vermelhas)
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This Caipilé recipe ( also known as caipirinha com picolé' or caipirinha with a popsicle) is a fun, contemporary Brazilian cocktail drink inspired by Brazil's national cocktail, caipirinha. It's ideal for summer and very refreshing with berries, cachaça, and a popsicle!
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Carne de Sol com Queijo de Coalho
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Sun-Cured Beef topped with Grilled Cheese is a staple in my state of Pernambuco and in several other states of the Northeastern region of Brazil. It is so beloved that it has become famous all over Brazil.It's known in Portuguese as carne de sol (which can be translated as sun-cured beef) or occasionally as carne de sereno (dew-mist beef). A...
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Carne de Sol com Queijo de Coalho
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This Carne de Sol com Queijo de Coalho recipe (a cured meat served with grilled cheese) is a staple dish in the state of Pernambuco in Northeastern Brazil, where it is usually served with a typical rennet cheese called coalho.
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Beer Brigadeiros
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Beer Brigadeiros are what I'm happy to be sharing with you today: quick, scrumptious Brazilian fudge balls, great for any type of party! As a plus, I'm also sharing a brief history of sweetened condensed milk, a marvelous creation unfairly snubbed by one particular group of chefs.Beer brigadeiros are one of the latest trends in Brazil...
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Beer Brigadeiros (Brigadeiros de Cerveja)
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Beer Brigadeiros (Brigadeiros de Cerveja) are a sweet treat inspired by Brazil's most famous chocolate fudge balls, brigadeiros. Except, these are enhanced with beer! Flavoring the ever-popular brigadiero fudge balls with various types of liquors has become a contemporary trend in Brazil.
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