Category Archives: My recipes

FORBIDDEN RICE + GARLICKY OCTOPUS – ARROZ PROHIBIDO Y PULPO AL AJILLO

Our Creative Cooking Crew’s October challenge: It’s Halloween. What’s in your cauldron? Trick or treat? horror film-inspired? creepy dishes? black and orange? Interpret it as you like.  Richard, Ines and Jacob We always look forward to Halloween especially here in Manhattan. … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, International Dishes, My recipes, octopus, Something Different, Vinegar | 15 Comments

STEWED PIGEON PEAS WITH GREEN PLANTAIN DUMPLINGS – GANDULES GUISADOS CON BOLLITOS DE PLATANOS VERDES

Our Creative Cooking Crew took December 2013 off for the holidays. Here we are starting 2014 with a great challenge:  Let’s tackle some internationally known ethnic dishes – and present them in new, creative and exciting ways.  The star this … Continue reading

Posted in Gandules, Latin Traditional, My recipes, Plantains, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito | 20 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

“COQUITO” FRENCH TOAST – PUERTO RICAN EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST

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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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

GREEN PAELLA WITH GREEN CHILE CHORIZO

I remember watching Rick Bayless make this green chile chorizo from Toluca, Mexico.  It has always been tucked away in the back of my mind.  When our Creative Cooking Group decided that June’s theme would be “color”.  Pick a color (just … Continue reading

Posted in International Dishes, Latin Contemporary, Meats, My recipes, Paella, Rice/Risotto, Sausage, Spain, String beans, Tapas | 28 Comments

NAPOLEON – SWEET CORN PUDDING WITH BACON, FIG VINEGAR, GRILLED GLAZED GRANNY SMITH APPLES AND PISTACHIO BUTTER QUENELLES

This month Laz and Joan of the Creative Cooking Crew decided on choosing 4 items to be incorporated in a dish.  They were Granny Smith apples, vinegar, nut butter and bacon. Took me a while to come up with this … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Apples, Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, My recipes, Something Different, Vinegar | 39 Comments

SWEET PLANTAIN EMPANADAS – MIXED MUSHROOM PICADILLO

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, My recipes, Plantains, Puerto Rico, Vegetarian | 32 Comments

NOT YOUR MAMA’S STRING BEAN CASSEROLE – BAKED ONION BOWL+STRING BEANS – MIXED MUSHROOM TRUFFLE SAUCE TOPPED WITH CRANBERRIES AND HAZELNUTS

I’ve been a bit busy after Hurricaine Sandy that I almost did not make this post.

Posted in Appetizers, My recipes, Something Different, String beans, Uncategorized, Vegetarian | 22 Comments

COD FISH, MY WAY – BACALAO, A MI MANERA

27 years ago I had the honor of becoming a Godmother to a beautiful baby girl.  Her name, Carla.  Through the years she has only brought joy into my life.  Her mother and I have shared in all her accomplishments.

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