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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