Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Quesadilla" It's not what you think...

I married into a Latin family. I love their food, and over the years I have learned how to make most of the common dishes native to Nicaragua. I learned by watching my husband's grandma cook. She didn't speak English, and I didn't speak Spanish, so I would take my pad of paper and pen to the kitchen and write down her every move. I would then go home and practice until I got it right. Luckily my husband was a willing participant, and tasted as I completed each step, telling me what it needed or didn't need.
One of the things I have "perfected" is "quesadilla." it's not a quesadilla as you know it, it's a combination between a bread and a cake, sweet and savory. I have modified it a little, and in my opinion, improved it.  (IF I do say so myself!)
Every time we go to a family gathering, they ask me to bring my quesadilla. No problem! It's super simple to make.....the "problem" is, they like it too much!
For example: Yesterday I made two 9"x13" pans of quesadilla for a family gathering. My quesadilla's never had a chance to cool off! I took them out of the oven, turned around, and found everyone gathered back at the table waiting for a piece. I served them piping hot from the oven. Two pans GONE in a matter of minutes!
Next thing I know, I am being asked to make 2 I did.  :)

On a side note: Quesadilla originated from El Salvador, but is common throughout Central America.


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  4. Hello! While googling images for Salvadorian Quesadilla I saw my picture and happened to click on it which took me to your site. I have no problem when people use my photos on their blog or website as long as they ask for permission. This photo of mine was taken in 2008 after I had baked it and posted it on my blog at The same photo also appears on my Flickr site at
    Most recently, asked permission to use the same photo found here . . . if you click on the photo it will note me as the "author" of the photo. Again, I have no problem when people use my photo but as a courtesy all they have to do is ask. Thank you. . .