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

Pastelón (Sweet Plantain “Lasagna”)

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

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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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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Apple Rum Cake  Apple Rum Cake with Apple Cider Caramel - TheNoshery.com

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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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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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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Mantecaditos de Guava | TheNoshery.com - @thenoshery #fbcookieswap

Mantecaditos con Guayaba (Shortbread Almond Cookies with Guava)

Today the internet will be flooded with cookies. Glorious cookies! Every every year the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap begins and food bloggers from across the world exchange cookies through the mail and post them on their blogs to share with the world. All proceeds raised during the cookie swap go towards Cookies for Kids Cancer…. 

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Pasteles de Yucca

***This post was originally published December 2011. But, since it’s Christmas time and I though it was time to republish! Enjoy some pasteles this Christmas!   It’s Christmas time and Christmas for Puerto Ricans means it’s time for pasteles! If you know what pasteles are you are dancing in your seat.  If you don’t know,… 

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Gift Guide for the Gourmet Cook | TheNoshery.com - @TheNoshery

Gourmet Cook Gift Guide

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! But, don’t panic because I have some ideas for the kitchen dweller in your life. Do you live with someone or know someone that LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to cook? Well I have a few ideas for you or a few ideas for you to add to your wish list…. 

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Spanish Hot Chocolate and Coconut Churros

Spanish Hot Chocolate with Coconut Churros

Many moons ago when I had cable I was watching some show on the Cooking Channel about living in Spain.  I was immediately glued to the television.  I love anything Spain! My biggest dream is to go back and visit Spain or what I affectionately call “The Mother Land”. I remember the show! From Spain… 

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Roasted Red Peppers - TheNoshery.com

How to Roast Red Peppers

***This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Allrecipes. The opinions and text are all mine. Roasting red pepper is one of the easiest things ever. And, once you learn how to do it your set. It’s like riding a bike; you’ll never forget. I love to roast peppers in the summer… 

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