Polenta & the Mushroom

So I was watching the Barefoot Contessa the other day, which I absolutely adore, and the minute she said polenta, I had to watch. There were a few great dishes, but this was the only one that I would eat since the others had meat. It looked so good that I made sure to save…

Delicious & Healthy Egg Muffins

My daughters 16th birthday party is slowly approaching and every time you realize you have to get into a dress you say to yourself, I have to loose those 10 pounds. Well… the party is on April 6th and I wanted to have a recipe that would be easy to make, tasty to eat and…

Coconut Rum Macaroons

Coconut, Coconut, Coconut! This is such an amazing ingredient and not only is great for food, you can also use it for scrubs and fragrances. I have another blog that is titled toasted coconut, and this is great to have and top other dishes off with them. I can guarantee that I will have plenty…

Sofrito – The Sauce!

Sofrito is the base of many dishes in Cuban cuisine. The typical ingredients are tomatoes, garlic, onions and peppers. I have a few dishes in my cookbook with this sauce and I usually experiment a little with the different color peppers and the way that I incorporate the tomato. On my last blog, picadillo, you…

Picadillo- A Cuban Classic

Picadillo is a staple in any Cuban cuisine and it is easy to make and it tastes even better the next day. The recipe starts with a sofrito (onion, garlic, pepper and tomato sauce), which is the base of many latin dishes and it is the latin version of a mirepoix (onion, carrot and celery)….

Cheesy Creamed Spinach

Spinach is absolutely one of the most versatile ingredients and it may be due to the lack of flavor that it has when eaten alone and it will adjust to the flavors that are added. I use spinach in shakes, desserts, salads, breakfast, etc. It also is one of the healthiest foods you can eat….

Mediterranean Egg Wrap

I am not the biggest fan of eggs and it is definitely an ingredient that I have to be in the mood for. I know that you would never think that with the number of egg recipes that I make and post, but it’s true. This is why it is so important to season the…

Homemade Seasoned Popcorn

What’s not to love about popcorn? It’s that perfect snack that you can eat at any time and anywhere. It’s also light on calories and you can eat a lot of it and maybe even get full. There are so many types of popcorn on the market these days and you can actually buy different…

Bustelo Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I have been out of commission for a bit as I bought a new house and I have been packing and moving and then unpacking. It was hard to really cook during all of that…also, my cookbook finally was published and I have been very excited about that as well. Now that I am settling…