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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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Farro with Acorn Squash, Kale and Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage

Toasted Farro with Acorn Squash, Kale and Chicken Sausage

This Saturday I spent torturous hours in IKEA buying things to set up our camper for our impending move. One of the benefits of working from home is being able to go to stores in the middle of the week at random times and avoiding crowds. I also use this same strategy with movie theaters…. 

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Moroccan Lamb Stew

Although it’s September, I know many places have yet to experience that first breeze of crisp Autumn air. It’s still a little warm in some places and downright hot in others. Yesterday OB and I were working on the camper, and I was pouring buckets of sweat. But, just the mention of September and announcements… 

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Chicken, Ham & Swiss Steamed Whole Wheat Buns -

Chicken, Ham and Swiss Whole Wheat Steamed Buns

I have eaten my fair share of Hot Pockets.  When I was a single gal living alone the most effort I made for dinner was a sandwich, bowl of cereal or hot pocket. At the time, I considered buy shares in Hot Pocket stock because I ate so many, but I was considerably broke at… 

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Coconut Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

It was late on a Sunday and I really wanted cookies. It’s was an overwhelming feeling of “need cookie now”! When in the throws of a cookie emergency I first think of chocolate chip cookies. But, to my disappointment I found no chocolate chips or chocolate bars to chop for chocolate chunks in the pantry. What I… 

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labor day

15 Labor Day Recipes

  It’s Labor Day weekend. The last official day of Summer! I thought I would quickly pull together some fun and tasty recipes for your Labor Day weekend. I got a little bit of everything grilled meats, ribs, burgers, sides, appetizers and dessert. So, if you have been invited to a Labor Day BBQ and… 

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Five Spice Chicken with Vermicelli Noodle Salad -

Five Spice Chicken with Vermicelli Noodle Salad

The lazy days of summer are coming to an end. Soon many will return to the hustle and bustle of school, work, activities and whatever else life decides to throw at you.  It gets crazy and to top it all off you still need to feed your family. Good news is that making something quick… 

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Pastelillos de Carne

Pastelillos de Carne (Puerto Rican Meat Turnovers)

You may be looking at these little treats and think, OH! Empanadas! but they are not empanadas they are pastelillos (pas-te-lee-joes). Take that confused look off your face and allow me to explain. In Puerto Rico what you may call empanadas we call empanadillas, because empanadas normally references something that is breaded and fried, think… 

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Back to School Fruit Cocktail -

Getting Ready for Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming to a close, and a lot of you are getting ready to go back to school. I was one of those dorky kids that loved to go back-to-school shopping with my Mom. It meant new clothes, shoes, backpack, haircut, school supplies (Lisa Frank anyone?) and snacks!… 

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Roasted Red Pepper & Olive Fougasse -

Roasted Red Pepper & Olive Fougasse

*Links are Amazon Affiliate links and I receive a small commission if purchased through link.  The other day I went for a run on a hiking trail. While I was blissfully jogging on the trail listening to my audio book a rock suddenly popped up. I gracefully stumbled, fell on my knee, landed on my right shoulder and slid down… 

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Risotto Criollo -

Risotto Criollo (Ripe Plantains and Steak)

When I was visiting my parents in Puerto Rico back in May they took me to this a restaurant that made a risotto with sweet plantains and steak. It was amazing and I vowed to try and recreate it when I got back home. It took me a little while, but I finally got around… 

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