Arugula and Parmesan Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Super simple salad that you can make to accompany any meal. The lemon vinaigrette is bright and tasty and meshes well with many other main dishes. I paired it with a burger and potatoes to put a little green on the plate.  I used pre-shredded Parmesan cheese but you can certainly take a block of…

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Turkey and Black Bean Burgers

Who doesn’t like a good burger and who says that a good burger can’t be made out of turkey?  This was a very easy and yet very delicious recipe that you can make ahead of time and then cook up when you are ready to serve.  The burger is so tasty that my husband and…

Grilled Salmon

Some people are intimidated by grilling fish and I’ll admit I was also. However, my husband bought a new grill and he loves to grill everything so after much encouragement, we finally tested this recipe on the grill. It was worth it because it was delicious and very healthy. If you love salmon and are…

Really Good Fish Tacos

Miami is a gold mine when looking for fish tacos. But for some reason, I have not been able to taste that one that has knocked me off my socks. This is one of the reasons I love to cook at home and experiment.  My husband is a boater and loves the water, so naturally…

Guava and Cream Cheese Ice Cream

So this is the recipe that I feel took me over the top in creations and is one of the first inserts to my Cookbook –  Buy Cookbook Here A very popular dessert in Cuba is too serve casacaras de guayava con queso crema en galletas cubana (guava shells with cream cheese on Cuban crackers). It…

Neptune Salad

I hope everyone had a great Holiday… My holiday was amazing as I spent it with my family.  My Noche Buena beans were a hit and there were hardly any left overs. Now that the New Year is approaching I am getting back into a routine so that I can start the new year right….

Fusilli Tuna Salad

This recipe is my re-creation of a recipe a friend of mine, Patty, used to make in high school. I loved it then so much that I have been making it for a while now and I try to change it up all the time. What is great about this salad, besides the way it…

The Perfectly Seared Salmon

Salmon is by far my favorite fish. I am a pescatarian, but do limit my seafood intake to a minimum. This recipe was the breakthrough recipe that finally gave my daughter the courage to try salmon. She has never been a huge fan of seafood and is quite picky with her selection, so when she…

Chickpeas Curried up

Chickpeas are not everyone’s favorite, but they are definitely up there on my list. I love foods that are versatile and that you can turn into so many different flavors and textures.  Just as an example, hummus…I have had hummus blended, mashed, or whole; with roasted garlic, raw garlic, olive tapenade, red peppers, you name…