Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

Arroz con Gandules (Rice & Pigeon Peas) | - @thenoshery

We arrived in Florida on Friday night to spend Christmas with OB’s family.  While having lunch, there was mention that there may not be arroz con gandules for Christmas Eve dinner. A resounding exclamation of “WHAT!” came out of OB’s and my mouth. This cannot be permitted! You must understand that Christmas isn’t Christmas without arroz… 

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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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Chorizo, Corn and Red Pepper Quesadilla with Mexican Rice

Chorizo, Corn and Red Pepper Quesadillas with Mexican Rice  Who doesn’t like Mexican food?  Everyone likes Mexican food and some people are fanatical about it.  I can think of two girlfriends in particular that if you were to let them eat Mexican everyday without any consequences *wink* they would.   One of the great things about… 

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This weekend was relaxing and uneventful, which is pretty much how I like my weekends to be.   I didn’t do much cooking, but I did a little baking experimenting which you will have to comeback to read about later.  I went fishing around in my drafts to see what I sitting around half done.   I… 

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Mini Dinner Party – More Down Home Cooking


  I had mentioned previously that we would be having some dinner guest over last night.  It all went very well and the food came out wonderful.  On the menu I had Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Piegion Peas), Pollo Asado (Roasted Chicken) and Amarillos (Sweet Plantains) for the main dish.  For dessert I made… 

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