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32 Puerto Rican Recipes

Today is the first official start to National Hispanic Heritage Month and in celebration I figured I would round-up all of my traditional and inspired Puerto Rican recipes in one place. Enjoy and Cook on! Buen provecho! Traditional Pastelillos de Carne (Puerto Rican Meat Turnovers) Spanish Bean Soup Pavochon Fricassee de Pollo  Alitas en Escabeche (Wings in… 

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

I love to say salsa and coincidentally I also love to eat salsa. Salsa with chips, salsa over my eggs, salsa on my tacos, salsa with skirt steak and salsa in a cup with a straw. Ok, in a cup with a straw is a little much but, you know you’ve thought of it too… 

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Decorating with Pattern

Another great post by Ashley Daly  For a girl who fancies herself a minimalist and always wears solid colors, I sure have a lot of patterns in my home. Color everywhere. Patterns and textures living it up like a party in my living room. How do purple, red, blue, hot pink and green live together… 

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For Real! Go to JCPenney + $100 Gift Card Giveaway

The month of May was a whirlwind of crazy travel. But, I got to finish off with a wonderful trip to JCPenney headquarters in Plano, TX. Recently you may have noticed a few posts featuring JCPenney and providing giveaways. That is because, I am proud to say, I have partnered in an ambassadorship with JCPenney. Part… 

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Best Grilled Chicken Ever

On the 4th of July grills will ceremoniously light up across the land. People will gather to celebrate this great country’s independence with grilled meat, cold salads, a brew or two and a grand finale of fireworks. Grilling meat and blowing stuff up, we really know how to celebrate! Grilling meat, especially over a charcoal… 

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Pappardelle with Black Olive Tapenade, Sundried Tomatoes & Crispy Prosciutto

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Pompeian. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.  I recently participated in an olive oil tasting.  Yes, you read that correctly an olive oil tasting, not a wine tasting. Let me say that if you ever have the opportunity to participate in an olive oil tasting you should totally… 

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Cooking 101: Knives – Types, Care & Tips

In my time blogging, cooking, chefing and catering I cannot count the times someone has asked me to recommend a set of knives. This is a very difficult recommendation to give because not everyone’s needs are the same and not every knife is the same. The best knife to buy is the best knife for… 

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Queso Fundido con Chorizo a la Tequila

Magic happens when cheese is melted. Think about every time you’ve grabbed a fresh slice of pizza or dipped a chip into a baked cheese dip and the cheese stretches like a gooey highway. What is your reaction? You “ooooh” with amazement, don’t you? Nothing screams “eat me” more than melted gooey cheese! And, nothing represents… 

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Apple & Blueberry Slab Pie with Ginger Crust

First I want to say that the discovery of the slab pie has changed my life! I will never make a round pie again! Slab pie had been on my “to-do” list for a long time. I just loved the look of a slab pie, the ease and portability and not to mention you end… 

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Pineapple Coconut Curry Chicken

One of my very first recipes that I created all on my own were some Pineapple Curry Glazed Chicken Skewers. It was my first time “winging it” and they turned out to be entirely edible! I was so proud of myself! I had been blogging for awhile but, I had always recreated someone else’s recipe… 

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What’s in Season?

A few weeks back I was out to dinner with some fellow bloggers at a great seasonal restaurant called Seasons 52. One of their feature items that evening was a beautiful steamed whole branzino with meyer lemon.  This lead into a short discussion about if meyer lemon was still in season.  There are many times that I have… 

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