Category Archives: Appetizers

GRILLED GAZPACHO

May’s challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew is “what are you bringing to the BBQ?”. So many options and ideas, but what I wanted was something refreshing for a hot summer day…Gazpacho!

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, International Dishes, Soups - Cold/Hot, Spain | 12 Comments

CARAMELIZED ROASTED BEETS + SAUTEED BEET TOPS (REMOLACHA CARAMELIZADA CON SUS TALLOS)

I am beginning to use everything a vegetable has to offer.  Take these beets…such a simple recipe that I picked up and adapted from Canadian Chef, Laura Calder.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian | 9 Comments

SPINACH + HEIRLOOM TOMATO STRATA WITH ASIAGO

I for one love my breakfast dishes.  When they opened Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien in NYC I was so excited as it had my name, but also they serve breakfast all day. Our Creative Cooking Crew came up with this month’s … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, International Dishes, Italian Dishes, Vegetarian | 16 Comments

TWO BLOGGERS IN THE KITCHEN

Posted in Appetizers, chorizo, shrimp | 11 Comments

SUSHI RICE VEGETARIAN PIZZA

February has been one hell of a month in New York with all the snow and chilly weather so I escaped to Miami.

Posted in Appetizers, Rice/Risotto, Something Different, Vegetarian | 16 Comments

A FAVORITE APPETIZER WITH A TWIST FOR THANKSGIVING -DEVILED EGGS – RUSSIAN SALAD

Creative Cooking Crew’s theme for this month is to bring an appetizer to a Thanksgiving dinner party which you have been invited to.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, Latin Contemporary, My recipes, Potatoes, Vegetarian | 24 Comments

COD FISH FRICASSEE – BACALAO EN SALSA

Posted in Appetizers, Bacalao, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Spain, Vinegar | 14 Comments

PICKLE IT! – PICKLED RED ONIONS + PICKLED RED GRAPES

I remember this nursery rhyme.  My primary years were spent in Venezuela and my step-mother who was American would always make us practice our English and this was one of the hardest rhymes. Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers; A peck … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Beef, Fruits, Party Menus, Something Different, Tapas, Vinegar | 20 Comments

STUFFED WATERMELON – WATERMELON-TOMATO SALAD WITH MINT AND BLUE CHEESE

Where do I begin…The Creative Cooking Crew’s theme this month is “stuff it”…well I got to the point of telling them to “stuff it”…how frustrated was I that this was my third try at this post.

Posted in Appetizers, Cheese, fruit salad, My recipes, Salads, Vegetarian | 21 Comments

CHEESE, PISTACHIO AND PRUNE CAKE – CAKE AU FROMAGE ET PRUNEAUX

We are going on a picnic and I am bringing… This month the Creative Cooking Group’s theme was a picnic.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, French, International Dishes, Party Menus, Something Different, Vegetarian | 28 Comments