Pastelillos de Carne (Puerto Rican Meat Turnovers)

You may be looking at these little treats and think, “OH! Empanadas!” but they are not empanadas they are pastelillos (pas-te-lee-joes). Take that confused look off your face and allow me to explain ....more

Pastelillos de Carne (Puerto Rican Meat Turnovers)

You may be looking at these little treats and think, "OH! Empanadas!" but they are not empanadas they are pastelillos (pas-te-lee-joes). Take that confused look off your face and allow me to explain....more

Friday Faves and Ramblings

I had some great recipes that I wanted to post this week. But thanks to a massive muscle spasm I have been in a drug induced stupor for the last few days. It seems that I’ve been having some issues with my limbs lately ....more

Getting Ready for Back to School

It's that time of year again. Summer is coming to a close, and a lot of you are getting ready to go back to school. I was one of those dorky kids that loved to go back-to-school shopping with my Mom. It meant new clothes, shoes, backpack, haircut, school supplies (Lisa Frank anyone?) and snacks! Getting ready for back-to-school was fun!...more

Getting Ready for Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming to a close, and a lot of you are getting ready to go back to school. I was one of those dorky kids that loved to go back-to-school shopping with my Mom ....more

Roasted Red Pepper & Olive Fougasse

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Playing with Floor Plans

This past weekend was our first weekend of getting reading for our crazy adventure. We dropped Bonnie (the camper) off for repairs and went thought all the closets, including our clothes and shoes. It’s a good thing that I happen to be someone that loves to get rid of stuff ....more

Risotto Criollo (Ripe Plantains and Steak)

When I was visiting my parents in Puerto Rico back in May they took me to this a restaurant that made a risotto with sweet plantains and steak. It was amazing and I vowed to try and recreate it when I got back home. It took me a little while, but I finally got around......more

Cherry Almond Buttermilk Coffee Cake

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Roasted Cherries & Figs

Sweet and tart roasted summer fruits over marinaded and...more