Spice Crusted Salmon


 I'm a huge fan of salmon, but it's really easy for me to get bored since I make it so often.  In my quest to remix my basic salmon recipe, I decided that some exotic spices would be a great place to … [Continue reading...]

Frijoles Negros (Cuban Black Beans)


A bowl of creamy, rich black beans is the mark of a good Cuban restaurant in my book.  This humble dish is one of my all-time favorite Latin side dishes.  Give me a bowl of these black beans with a … [Continue reading...]

Peach and Mustard Glazed Pork Chops


My dear husband, the DJ, loves him some pork chops.  So do I.  But I'm kind of particular about pork chops.  Most boneless pork loin chops in the supermarket are so lean that you have to cook them … [Continue reading...]

Homemade Pizza Dough


You. Yes, you there.  I know you're guilty of it. I am too.  Yes, I'm talking about buying ready-made pizza dough.  It's really a crime how simple this stuff is to make. For the longest time, I've … [Continue reading...]

Blackened Shrimp Po’ Boys


 If I had to live on one food, and one food alone, it would be Shrimp Po'Boys. I know, it's quite specific and random, but this is literally my favorite food.  In fact, I visited New Orleans in … [Continue reading...]

Asopao De Pollo (Puerto Rican Chicken & Rice Gumbo)


Asopao de pollo always reminds me of home.  Perfect for cold winter nights, asopao is a somewhere between soup and paella.  Tender bits of chicken are simmered in a flavorful stock, then rice is added … [Continue reading...]

Toasted Almond-Scallion Rice


I'm a huge fan of rice, it's such a versatile side dish.  Unfortunately, rice can be overlooked sometimes because it can tend to be boring.  The best way to keep rice interesting is by mixing lots of … [Continue reading...]

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup


 There aren't many things that can melt away a cold winter's day like a bowl of steamy and creamy tomato basil soup.  It's a quintessential dish that soothes the soul like a hug from Mom.  Sure, you … [Continue reading...]

English Muffin French Toast with Blueberry Compote


 Sundays were definitely made for French toast.  This isn't your ordinary French toast.  This is the kind of French toast you bust out when you're really trying to show off (and you happen to run out … [Continue reading...]

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries


Love is in the air, in the form of these cheesecake stuffed strawberries! With Valentine's Day around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how treat your loved one to something extra special? … [Continue reading...]


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