Piragua de Crema (Cream Shaved Ice)

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I am so excited about this series! Every Saturday over the next ten weeks I will be sharing a new homemade piragua flavor. If you’re not familiar with piragua it’s a flavored shaved ice treat sold by street vendors in Puerto Rico. Some of the vendors still shave large blocks of ice by hand. I will be sharing some traditional flavors… 

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Pastelón (Sweet Plantain “Lasagna”)

Pastelon | Layers of ripe sweet plantains, savory meat filling and cheese. | TheNoshery.com - @thenoshery

There are a lot of dishes that make me think of home, but, there is not doubt that my favorite is Pastelón. It’s one of those dishes that I don’t get to enjoy often so when I do its a real treat. If you’re not familiar with pastelón, your life is incomplete. It’s basically a lasagna but,… 

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Sancocho (Puerto Rican Beef Stew)

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It’s crazy cold outside right now. I never thought that when I moved to Texas the temperatures would dip below 25 degrees!   Cold weather like this calls for a warm hearty stew.  Something to warm the soul and fill the belly. Without a doubt my favorite stew is Sancocho, which translates as stew.   In… 

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Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

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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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