Category Archives: Appetizers

CHICKEN + PORK MEATBALL SOUP

This soup came to be as I was lying around recouping from my fractured shoulder, yes another bump for me.

Posted in Appetizers, Chicken, Italian, Italian Dishes, Pork, Soups - Cold/Hot | 10 Comments

BLT – BUTTERMILK-TAHINI DRESSING, LAMB + TABBOULEH

April’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was to make a sandwich using the letters BLT…not the norm; bacon, lettuce and tomato.  I decided on going Mediterranean and letting my guest build their own. This was a fun challenge and I was able to use … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Greek, International Dishes, Meats, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , | 25 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 | 33 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

STUFFED CABBAGE – REPOLLO RELLENO

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

Posted in Appetizers, French, Holidays, Meats, Pork, Sausage | Tagged | 14 Comments

PICKLED GREEN BANANAS – ESCABECHE DE GUINEITOS VERDES

“Guineitos Verde en Escabeche” is one of our most popular dishes.  You would say its a “Jíbaro” dish.

Posted in Appetizers, Bacalao, Guineitos Verdes, Pickled Green Bananas, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico | 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

LOUKANIKA – GREEK SAUSAGE WITH ORANGE PEEL AND A HINT OF OUZO

For July’s 5 Star Makeover we have to pick a classic Greek meze and make it our own.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Greek, Pork, Sausage, Tapas | 30 Comments

RICOTTA FRESCA + ARUGULA FLOWERS

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Italian, Italian Dishes | Tagged | 30 Comments