Category Archives: Holidays


This month’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge is cooking with spirits.  This was an easy challenge for me  because as the holidays approach, I start to make my “coquito” Puerto Rican eggnog.

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Laura Calder is on my favorite chef list.  I watch her show on the Cooking Channel, but unfortunately her shows are from 2009 and 2008.  I wonder what she is up to these days.  I find her to be very … Continue reading

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Arroz con Gandules y Chorizo – Rice with Pigeon Peas + Spanish Sausage

Arroz con Gandules is the traditional dish of Puerto Rico.  It is usually served along with our roast pork, Pernil.  You will find this dish being served during the holidays and when having a party, it is sure to be the main attraction.  … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner for Friends – Salmon en Croute

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  I take this time to thank you all for your good wishes for a speedy recovery.  I am on the mend and happy to be back…the heck with the pain…I need to cook and post.  I … Continue reading

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I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am recuperating from a fall that fractured my elbow and really hurt my wrist to the point that I am afraid that I will lose strength in my left arm. This … Continue reading

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