Pastelón (Sweet Plantain “Lasagna”)

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There are a lot of dishes that make me think of home, but, there is not doubt that my favorite is Pastelón. It’s one of those dishes that I don’t get to enjoy often so when I do its a real treat. If you’re not familiar with pastelón, your life is incomplete. It’s basically a lasagna but,… 

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Sancocho (Puerto Rican Beef Stew)

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It’s crazy cold outside right now. I never thought that when I moved to Texas the temperatures would dip below 25 degrees!   Cold weather like this calls for a warm hearty stew.  Something to warm the soul and fill the belly. Without a doubt my favorite stew is Sancocho, which translates as stew.   In… 

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Pasteles de Yucca

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***This post was originally published December 2011. But, since it’s Christmas time and I though it was time to republish! Enjoy some pasteles this Christmas!   It’s Christmas time and Christmas for Puerto Ricans means it’s time for pasteles! If you know what pasteles are you are dancing in your seat.  If you don’t know,… 

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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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