Category Archives: Something Different

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

TRIPLE-DECKER SANDWICH – EGG/EDAMAME SALAD – GRILLED EGGPLANT AND ESCAROLE

June’s Creative Cooking Crew Challenge was to create a triple-decker sandwich with at least three ingredients using the same letter of the alphabet.

Posted in Eggs, Sandwich, Something Different, Vegetarian | 18 Comments

TEMBLEQUE (PUERTO RICAN COCONUT PUDDING) + SWEET CILANTRO/MINT SAUCE

The challenge for March from Creative Cooking Crew is “The Perfect Bite”.

Posted in Desserts, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Something Different, Uncategorized, Vegetarian | 12 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 | 19 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

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

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

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

Té para Dos o Más- Tea for Two or More

Posted in Appetizers, Beef, Children's Menus, Cuban, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Party Menus, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito, Something Different, Tapas | 30 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.

Posted in fruit salad, My recipes, Salads, Seafood, Something Different | Tagged | 19 Comments