Category Archives: Something Different

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

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

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, French, Holidays, International Dishes, Seafood, Something Different, Uncategorized | 20 Comments

Guasacaca

My friend Alex who is from Venezuela and now living in Jacksonville, Florida came to visit and after his leaving I got nostalgic for some of the foods I miss from my adopted country.  He had asked that I make … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Latin Traditional, Salads, Something Different, Vegetarian, Venezuela | 21 Comments

Mofongo

When we think of Puerto Rico we usually think of beautiful beaches, piña coladas, rum punch, great music and our Caribbean cuisine, of which mofongo is sometimes considered the star attraction.

Posted in Appetizers, Latin Traditional, Pictures of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Something Different | 23 Comments

Cabillaud Toulonnais – Cod Toulon Style

Tonight we are having a few friends for dinner to celebrate the birthday of my friend, Felicia.  Instead of gifts we often give a dinner party for the birthday person.  It’s a chance to show how much they mean to us.

Posted in French, International Dishes, Seafood, Something Different | 16 Comments

Piñón – Puerto Rican Lasagna

My friend, Lulu, is very brave and a talented young woman.  She has asked a while back that I do a Piñón post.  You see Lulu fell in love and picked up her bags and moved from New York City to Kenya.  Hopefully, … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Children's Menus, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Something Different | 41 Comments