Sofrito Salsa & Tostones

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Many times the simplest pleasures in life can be the most rewarding and the same theory can be applied to food.  There have been many times in my creative impulses that a dish may require about 20 ingredients, 4 bowls, a small kitchen appliance, every gadget in my arsenal and hours of my time. Although these recipes are amazing… 

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Ternera Guisada con Bolitas de Platano (Stewed Veal with Plantain Dumplings)

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What have you been up too? I am on a hunt.  A hunt for a house in Dallas. It’s amazing how hard it is to find a house without carpet.  Then sometimes I find one without carpet, but it has wood paneling or worse floral wallpaper.  Next week OB and I head down to Dallas… 

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Pastelon Pizza

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Okay, folks, we have made it to the half way point and I mean “we” because I couldn’t have made it to challenge #5 without your help.  This is when things are going to start getting dicey.  I am sure it’s going to be a full on food fight from this point on.  Well, the… 

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Mofongo con Sopa de Mariscos (Plantain Mash and Seafood Soup)

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I am here again ready to battle out another round of Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog.  Thank you to everyone who voted for me!  You guys rock!  Your support and encouraging words helped me to get my tail in to the kitchen to conquer each weekly challenge. When I saw all the wonderful submissions for challenge… 

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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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Chicken with Sweet Potato & Plantain Cakes and Pineapple Mango Chutney

I have had this recipe hinding out in the back of my recipe file for some time now and finally to give it a try.  It looked easy enough for a weeknight meal and after a full day of cleaning and organizing for the up and coming move I needed easy. The original recipe called… 

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Rum Glazed Cornish Hens Stuffed with Sweet Plantains

This Christmas Obed and I spent our first Christmas alone…..well really our second Christmas, since we spent our first Christmas in the hospital.  Last year I was hospitalized on Christmas Eve with chest pains.  Turn out it was a pulmonary embolism, in laymen’s term….I had a clot in my lung. FUN!   Let me tell you… 

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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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