5.03.2017

CHILE VERDE PORK


Made by simmering flavorful cuts of pork in a thick stew of smoky roasted tomatillos, onions, garlic,  cilantro and fresh oregano until tender, chile verde develops a rich flavor of pork fat, bright herbs, smoky chiles and garlic.


4.26.2017

PUERTO RICAN PORK ROAST


Is there really anything better than slow roasted pork? Crispy bits mixed in with tender flavorful pieces is food perfection. By preparing it in different ways it's totally acceptable to eat roasted pork multiple times a week, right? Covered in cilantro sofrito, roasted to crispy skin perfection and served in a corn tortilla with pickled red onions and avocado this recipe is one of my favorites.


4.12.2017

COCONUT CARROT SHEET CAKE

 

Carrot cake is an Easter tradition for my family. My step mom, Cheryl, makes the most beautiful multi layered carrot cake coated with luscious cream cheese frosting and chopped walnuts. Years ago, she gave me the recipe and I have been making my version ever since.

4.04.2017

BLACK BEAN SOUP


Black bean soup is not only delicious and filling but it is a super economical way to easily feed a large crowd. With a little pre planning, you can serve this soup to a wide range of tastes and diets with minimal effort for only pennies per bowl.

3.20.2017

CITRUS GLAZED SALMON SALAD


Comforting soups and stews are a great way to warm up over the fall and winter months, but as the dreary weather drags on I find myself craving something lighter and brighter.

3.14.2017

CHOCOLATE ANGEL PIE


A delicious twist on traditional cream pies, the typical pie crust in this chocolate angel pie is replaced with a light, slightly crisp baked meringue version for a naturally gluten free dessert.

3.13.2017

BANANAS FOSTER EGG ROLLS WITH RUM SAUCE


Bananas fosters egg rolls are a happy marriage of all the best elements of dessert - crispy, soft, salty and sweet. The warm caramelized banana filled egg roll pairs perfectly with creamy coconut ice cream and sweet rum sauce.

2.09.2017

FRENCH MACARONS


There's something about Valentine's Day that makes me want to indulge in everything. Maybe it's just the season of love causing me to love myself so much that I don't even consider the negative effect of sugar, fats and alcohol on my body. Or, maybe it's still winter and I know that I have a few more months to hide behind large sweaters and flowy tees. Either way, I have most definitely been catching up on all the baking I've been wanting to experiment with.

2.08.2017

SUGAR COOKIE SANDWICHES WITH RASPBERRY CREME FILLING


These delightful cookies make a stunning display and because they are filled with fruit preserves and fresh fruit creme they are as delicious as they are beautiful.

2.07.2017

KIDS VALENTINE MAKING PARTY


There is no sweeter way to show love to your friends and family than with hand crafted goodies and sweets eats. On a chilly afternoon last weekend we invited friends over to craft valentines and snack on yummy treats. The kids (and adults!) had so much fun and all left with plenty of handmade cards to spread love for days.