Cheddar Cheese Crackers with Apple and Rosemary

Cheddar, Apple & Rosemary Crackers -

Christmas has come and gone and it’s time to trade that Santa hat for a PAR-TAY hat and some noise makers.   I am talking New Year’s Eve! New Year’s Eve parties are all about small bites, nibbles, cocktails and bubbly. It’s also about unknowingly doing your best “Elaine dance” and praying that everyones phone suddenly… 

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Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

Arroz con Gandules (Rice & Pigeon Peas) | - @thenoshery

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

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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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Roasted Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork)

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roasted Pork Shoulder)

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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