DIY Powdered Dishwasher Detergent | Dishwasher Detergent

DIY Powdered Dishwasher Detergent

I know right about now you’re thinking: another post that has nothing to do with food?  What’s up with that?  Why is she posting a recipe(?) for powdered dishwasher detergent instead of a food recipe?” Continue reading →

Chicken Meatballs Home-made Dog Treats | chicken meatball

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This recipe is for the dogs.  No, I’m serious – it is literally for the dogs, for the pooch in your life. I have two pooches in my life: one is my own, Max (the “Maltese”), and recently we’ve acquired another (although he doesn’t live with us), Odin (the “Shelty”) my son’s dog.  These two pups are the reason for this Chicken Meatballs recipe.  Continue reading →

Easy Creamy Potato and Bacon Chowder | potato and bacon chowder

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I’mmm baaaacck!!!!!  A BIG HELLO to ALL!  Did ya miss me?  I missed posting to my blog but I so needed this blogging break.  So I’m almost back in blogging mode and sheesh, I just noticed the last blog I posted was towards the end of May when I posted my Mini Strawberry-Lemon Cheesecakes.  Time sure flew by.  Here in Florida we’re several weeks well into a new school year.  I don’t know about you but the school year always throws me for a loop in terms of food and what to cook because of work, kids doing homework and needing to be fed and in bed by a certain time.  Well because of that and because we’re almost heading into fall,  I decided to post the first soup recipe for the “almost” fall season fast approaching us.  This is about the easiest recipe you’ll find for making a delicious bowl of creamy potato & bacon chowder in less than 30 minutes.  This time frame is based on using a pressure cooker.  But not just any pressure cooker. Continue reading →

Mini Strawberry-Lemon Cheesecakes | Strawberry Cheesecakes

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So I LOVE cheesecake. No, I SERIOUSLY love cheesecake.  More specifically, I love Strawberry Cheesecake!  Do you want to know how much? Okay, so when my friends threw me a baby shower for my daughter, Jasmine (over 13 years ago folks, don’t get excited), one of my friends made my FAVORITE cheesecake:  Strawberry Cheesecake.  To this day, Lessie Kelly makes the best cheesecakes EVER! So at my baby’s baby shower (again, over 13 years ago), I had in my possession for me and me alone a huuuuggggge strawberry cheesecake all to myself. Or so I thought. Continue reading →

Easy Chocolate Flancocho | Flancocho

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You know what’s my favorite dessert?  Flan!  Definitely love flan, but wait aaaannnnddd I love chocolate cake as well, yup love that too.  So the other day I was pondering making a dessert, but just couldn’t decide what.  I decided on making a chocolate cake because if you’ve followed my blog and based on previous posts, you could say I am sort of addicted to chocolate. Love the stuff can’t get enough of it.  On the other hand, I felt I wanted flan as well. Then I remembered, hey I haven’t made a flancocho in a looooooonnnngggg time and I haven’t blogged about it either!  I don’t exactly know when this cake became a Puerto Rican dessert, but given the many different variations of it around the internet and recipes posted by “Puerto Ricans”, it has officially become ours 🙂 . Continue reading →

Cuban Medianoche Sliders | medianoche

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If you’ve never had a Cuban sandwich called medianoche but have had a Cuban sandwich (a Cubano) you’re probably wondering what the difference between the two are – after all both originate from Cuba and they both have the same filling ingredients, namely: sweet ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese and pickles.  Continue reading →

Baked French Toast Casserole

 

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Oh man…Baked French Toast Casserole. Do I have your attention?  Good!  French toast that’s prepared overnight, then baked as a casserole the next morning!  Genius just genius.  I’m not going to chit-chat too much about this recipe post, I am only going to recommend to you this: MAKE THIS TODAY!  Seriously you need this recipe if any of these is your case:  1) You have company or family visiting this weekend and are kind of having anxiety panic attacks as to what to feed this crowd tomorrow morning; 2) You definitely know you don’t want to be in the kitchen cooking all sorts of different things for your guests tomorrow morning; but on the other hand 3) You definitely know you can’t afford to take your guests to a crowd-filled, over-priced restaurant for breakfast/brunch; more importantly 4) You really want to spend time and mingle with your family/friends not spend time slaving away in the kitchen!  Continue reading →

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Glaze

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DISCLOSURE: Those of you that follow me on my blog, know that I basically list quick, easy and delicious recipes, cause what’s my motto for difficult recipes? Yup, it’s “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” Well, I’m warning you, this by no means is an easy recipe!  There, I said it – so for those of you that want out, I bid you adieu, wait for my next recipe (I promise to make it an easy one).  Meanwhile, those of you that are up for the challenge to make these cinnamon rolls with vanilla glaze, are in for a treat! After, of course, the trials of this sticky dough.  Just take a peek and see: Continue reading →

Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake | eggless chocolate cake

Lately, I’ve seen a growing number of my friends not being able to eat a certain type of food because of the ingredients these foods contain.  They are prone to dealing with allergic or gastrointestinal problems of different kinds, some even life-threatening if they attempt to cross that line.  It has gotten out of control, the number of people who cannot ingest or come near to foods that have among the ingredients, nuts, dairy, wheat, eggs, tomato and so many other things.  This easy eggless chocolate cake has been around for a long time and called by a variety of names, but I call it the perfect answer to anyone who suffers from not being able to eat cake because they are allergic to eggs or for those following a vegan lifestyle (although if you’re vegan you may want to use raw sugar and skip my frosting recipe that I’ve included here, this cake tastes just as good with no frosting on it). Continue reading →

Bacon Cheeseburger and Ranch Pie | bacon cheeseburger and ranch pie

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I love cheeseburgers.  But I love them more with bacon 😀 .   Yup everything tastes better with bacon, sorry.  This bacon cheeseburger and ranch pie is a testament to all the things I love in a PIE!  Say what? Continue reading →

Asopao de Gandules con Bollitas de Platanos | asopao

It’s so cold here in Florida that I had to turn to comfort food to try to get warm. My favorite comfort food – Asopao de Gandules con Bollitas de Platanos (PRONUNCIATIONahh-so-pow— dae — gone-doo-lez –cone– boy-gee-toz — dae –plot-ahh-nose). Continue reading →

Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

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This recipe came about because I was scouring the internet for a different way to make some shrimps that I had in the fridge.  I knew I didn’t want the usual stuff that I do with shrimps (although that too is delicious).  I wanted something more like an appetizer but in a cream sauce and stuffed in an avocado. I had some Haas avocados that really needed to be made into something quick and no, I did not want to do guacamole with them again.  Continue reading →

Puerto Rican Eggnog Punch (Ponchè de Coquito Puertorriqueño )

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So I thought long and hard about what the title of this post should be, because let’s be frank…people are fickle at times, but “ya can’t please everyone, so ya got to please yourself” (sorry, I felt a song coming on).  I decided on calling this post “Puerto Rican Eggnog Punch (ponchè de coquito).”  I could have just called it by what it’s 100% known as which is “coquito” but this is where the controversy would have begun and quite frankly, I didn’t want to deal with the drama upheaval that would follow, sorry.  No I’m not sorry! Continue reading →

Cranberry Orange Walnut Muffins

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So I was supposed to share this recipe after thanksgiving so that you’d know what to do with any leftover cranberry sauce you might have had or bags of fresh cranberries that may have been left behind besides freezing them ( although you should have done that regardless).  Alas, I haven’t been able to blog about this recipe until now. Doesn’t life work out that way sometimes?  Oh well, better late than ever I say. Continue reading →

Pecan Pumpkin Butter Squares

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Okay, I’m giving in.  This is my first post this season featuring “pumpkin”.  Sorry.  Once you make these Pecan Pumpkin Butter Squares, you’ll understand, I’ve been busy…testing and re-testing them and then testing them again just to make sure they were good, hahaha.  Continue reading →