Sancocho (Puerto Rican Beef Stew)

Sancocho

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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Tomato & Potato Gratiné

Tomato & Potato Gratin

This is a tomato & potato gratin or a tomahto & potahto gratiné. Do you say tomato or tomohto, potato or potahto, gratiné or gratin…let’s call the whole thing off. It’s interesting how people can speak the same language, but use different words for the same thing or pronounce them differently.  I guess that is a dialect? For example… 

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French Fries

Who doesn’t like French fries?  (Especially slightly out of focus french fries.)  They are one of our country’s number one weakness. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and sprinkles with salt.  I like my fries fresh and hot with a side of cold ketchup.   Yes cold ketchup, call me weird.  I figured… 

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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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