Quesitos de Guayaba (Sweeten Cream Cheese and Guava Pastries)

This is one of my favorite easy sweets to whip up for company or because I need something to eat with my coffee.  In every bakery back home in Puerto Rico you will find a pastry we call “quesito” (ke-see-toe)which basically translates to “little cheese”.   A “quesito” is basically just sweeten cream cheese wrapped in a… 

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Kitchen Sink Cookies (AKA Spring Cleaning, Royale or Ranger Cookies)

I call these cookies Kitchen Sink Cookies, not because I make them in the kitchen sink but because they have everything you want in a cookies.  You know how that goes.  I have heard many other names for these cookies like, Ranger Cookies, Cookies Royale and Spring Cleaning Cookies.  They are close to an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip… 

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Basil and Mint Melon Salad

Holy HOTNESS! No not talking about me, talking about the weather today.  Let me sum it up for you really quick.  It consisted of the following; flat tire, riding in a black car with leather seats and no air conditions, a heat index of 120, busted air conditioning at the office,  rocking the fan blown… 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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At approximately 11: 17 pm on Friday night I had this sudden urge to bake cookies.  I don’t know why exactly I just did.  I posted it as my status on Facebook and a flurry of friends encouraged me to stay up late and bake the cookies.  However, I resisted the temptation, ignored the encouragement… 

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