Spicy Malta Pulled Pork

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Pork is a big deal in this home.  It could have something to do with being Puerto Rican.  It’s the choice meat on our little island. Seriously, instead of a Christmas ham we roast pig with the skin on until crispy.  We even have Christmas songs about roasted pig.  It’s titled “That Poor Pig”. Ese… 

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

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This is how a regular conversation with OB goes about an unknown/not previously used ingredient, when he accompanies me to the grocery store.  “Ooooooh oyster mushrooms!” “What are those?” “Oyster mushrooms, smell them,” “They smell like fish!” “That is why they are oyster mushrooms.  I’m going to get some!” “What for?” “To cook with…duh!” “What are you… 

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Sopón de Patitas de Cerdo con Garbanzos (Trotters and Garbanzo Bean Stew)

Growing up as a military brat I lived in many different places, but my mother always did her best to keep the food authentic in our home.   No matter where we lived when you walk through the doors of our house you spoke Spanish and it was likely that rice and beans were going… 

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Creamed Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Poached Egg

What have I been up to? The question is more like, what haven’t I been up too? I was packing away internship hours like a crazy lady. I graduated from culinary school. (Graduate gowns are not flattering.) We had a possible move back to the east coast. We decided to stay put. We had another… 

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Crispy Honey Soy Glazed Salmon & Asian Noodles

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Allow me to introduce you to Salmon. “Readers this is Salmon, salmon enjoys long up stream swims and fancy dinners.” “Salmon these are Readers, Readers enjoy cooking and eating.” Now with the formalities are out of the way, let me ask you a question. How many times have you decided to take salmon out for… 

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Roasted Grape Demi Glaze Pork Tenderloin

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I’m back!  These last two months have been consumed with trying to finish up the last bit of my course work and cramming as many internship hours has humanly possible.  Which has culminated into total exhaustion and a lot of take out food.  Finally I can see my regularly scheduled life on the horizon and I promise… 

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Pasteles de Yucca

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I disappeared…fell off the face of the earth…drowned in the everyday hussel and bussel. I am sorry! Pulling doubles at school to make up for a class and starting my externship put quite the wrench in my schedule. In an effort to extend my deepest apologies and in the spirit of the Christmas season I thought I… 

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Green Chile & Goat Cheese Southwest Burger

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After eating takeout for approximately 2 weeks straight I finally got my kitchen unpacked and together.  It took forever to get my kitchen in an order that I was happy with and flowed well.  It was an adjustment moving into a smaller kitchen but in the end I am super happy how it turned out.  In fact… 

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Grilled Chicken with Lemon Salsa and Mint Pea Puree

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  I am an abandoner. A leaver in the dust. Love’em and leave’em type. Not really, I have just been overwhelmingly busy with school, work, life and now an impending move. Really a move?! Yes….a move.  The sad part is that I will be moving into a smaller kitchen with and itty-bitty oven.  Hopefully I… 

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