Remix: Ropa Vieja with Corn Cakes

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A long time ago on a blog, far, far, away…. It was a dark time for the the dinner table. No one knew the Dry Pot Roast had been destroyed, “Cool People” had driven all pot roasts from their kitchens deeming them to only be fit for their mothers’ slow-cooker. Determined to usher in a new era for… 

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Canoas de Platanos Maduros (Sweet Plantain Canoes)

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Guess what?  I had a canoe for dinner last night! This is when you say in your head, “What? She had a canoe for dinner last night?” and I say, “Why yes!  Yes I did!” It’s not the kind of canoe your thinking of.  You cannot sit in this canoe and float in the water…. 

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Sancocho (Puerto Rican Beef Stew)

Sancocho (Puerto Rican Beef Stew) - by TheNoshery.com

It has been gloomy and rainy for a week now and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up till maybe the weekend….so says the weatherman.  What is really annoying is that it isn’t even a real rain, it’s a mist, I feel like I am in London or something.  Cold and drizzly weather… 

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Pastelón (Sweet Plantain “Lasagna”)

Pastelon (Puerto Rican Lasagna) - by TheNoshery.com

Every once in a while I just have to go back to my roots.  I just have to do some down home cooking.  This is how Puerto Ricans do lasagna….Oh Yeah!  When I was in Florida my mother-in-law had suggested that I make a patelón to post on my site.  Why I haven’t thought of it sooner is… 

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A Little Piece of Home: Pastelillos de Carne (Empanadas)

Pastelillos de Carne (Empanadas PR Style)

A traditional treat back home in Puerto Rico is the “pastelillo” which is similar to an empanada, except the dough is a little different.  The dough for a pastelillo is very thin and flaky, most empanadas are a little denser.  If you ever visit my home of Puerto Rico you can find these sold at… 

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