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Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

We arrived in Florida on Friday night to spend Christmas with OB’s family.  While having lunch, there was mention that there may not be arroz con gandules for Christmas Eve dinner. A resounding exclamation of “WHAT!” came out of OB’s and my mouth. This cannot be permitted! You must understand that Christmas isn’t Christmas without arroz… 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! | The Flavor Bible

It’s the last of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Sad…. But, I saved my very, very favorite for last! How many wonderful things can I say about this book! I allow myself five cookbooks at a time to keep in my tiny house but, this one is permanent. It is the book that I got to for inspiration,… 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! | Cuisinart Immersion Blender

It’s the eve to the end of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! After this I have just one more giveaway for you. But, tomorrow is tomorrow and today I have something for you that plugs in and purees stuff! An immersion blender! I loved my immersion blender before we moved into out tiny 150… 

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Pernil (Puerto Rican Roasted Pork Shoulder)

Roasted Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork)

There are rankings when it comes to proteins in Puerto Rico and in Puerto Rico pork is king, followed by chicken, beef and rabbit is tossed in there somewhere. But, there is no doubt that pork is the most loved.  In fact there is a whole area in the mountains of Cayey called Guavate where… 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! | 3-piece IMUSA Cladero Set

  We have just a few more giveaways before Christmas to go! And, today I got one of my favorites! Calderos!  This is the must have pot for any Latin kitchen! It’s the ultimate for cooking rice or stewing beans. I have tried making rice in a typical old post but, it just isn’t the… 

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Spiced Rum Apple Cake with Apple Cider Caramel Glaze

These are mini rum cakes, but not just plain mini rum cakes, but apple spiced mini rum cakes with apple cider caramel sauce. When I first made these little cakes, I diced the apples, but it made the cake lumpy. They were tasty, but lumpy and very difficult to remove from the pan. Round two… 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveways! | Cuisinart 9-inch Skillet

It’s day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Flash Giveaways! Today I am giving away a Cuisinart 9-in stainless skillet or what can also be called a sauté pan. A stainless steel skillet with rolled sides is a must have! Because of the pan’s light weight and rounded sides it’s great for doing a… 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! | 12-inch Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

It’s day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Today I am giving away a 12-inch Lodge cast iron skillet! I believe every kitchen should have a cast iron skillet. Not only are they a fabulous weapon against intruders they also create a wicked awesome sear.  They are durable, versatile, heat evenly and can… 

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Flan de Queso | TheNoshery.com - @thenoshery

Flan de Queso (Cheese Flan)

A while back I did a pumpkin flan for Thanksgiving. This time I though I would share my favorite flan for Christmas. There is no doubt that if you attend a Puerto Rican Christmas party or dinner you will find flan on the table. Christmas is the season of giving and sharing but, you will probably… 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! | Bialetti 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker

Yippee! Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas Flash Giveaways! I have a tip for you coffee drinkers. Stop obsessing over those gorgeous $400 espresso machines! Instead take it old school and make espresso the way Abulela use to make it, on the stove top! This is how I make my cafe con leche… 

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Kitchen Essentials Gift Guide - Must Haves for Every Home Cook | TheNoshery.com - @thenoshery | @JCPenney #jcpambassador #bh #ad #giftguide

Kitchen Essentials Gift Guide

The season of giving is in full swing! Now the trick is to figure out what to give. Some people (like me) are naturally good gifters (*toot, toot!*), some people need a little help, and some people need a lot of help. Not to point any fingers but, I live with someone that is totally dependent… 

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