Puerto Rican “Fried Rice”

Puerto Rican Fried Rice

There is just two of us in our little house, which results in a lot of leftovers sometimes.  Especially when it comes to rice. We like rice, no we love rice.  Rice is to Puerto Ricans what potatoes are to Americans. Growing up in a Puerto Rican home the standard meal was rice, beans and… 

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Coquito and Puerto Rican Christmas Spread

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Christmas is just a few days away and holiday parties are in full swing.  In fact I already have a few fabulous parties under my belt.  Christmas is a huge, huge deal back home in Puerto Rico and it lasts well past Christmas day.  Christmas starts the first day after Thanksgiving till January 6 which… 

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Cuban Sandwich

Cuban

I hope and trust everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and is slowly recovering from any turkey overdoses.   Obed and I headed east to Arkansas to spend our Thanksgiving weekend with old friends, we were very grateful for the invitation.  However since Thanksgiving was in another state for us, we have no turkey leftovers.  But… 

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Slow Cooked Puerto Rican Pork (Pernil)

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Pork…..it’s what’s for dinner.  Traditionally in Puerto Rico this pork is slow cooked in the oven.  When I make it in the oven I cook it at 325 degrees for about 35 minutes for every pound.  It comes out just as succulent and if you get a shoulder with the skin still on it you… 

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