Category Archives: Breakfast/Brunch

“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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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

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

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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

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

TEMBLEQUE – PUERTO RICAN COCONUT PUDDING

 

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RICOTTA FRESCA + ARUGULA FLOWERS

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PIŇA COLADA UPSIDE DOWN PANCAKES + COCONUT RIMMED PINEAPPLE MIMOSA

During one of my recent trips to Florida, I saw a picture of a pineapple upside down pancake and immediately my mouth watered.  It’s been in the back of my mind and today is the day. I had no recipe, this … Continue reading

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A POST AND A RESTAURANT REVIEW- Venezuelan Scrambled Eggs + Sweet Plantains Wrapped in Bacon – Perico Venezolano + Platanos Maduros Envueltos en Tocineta

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