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Tostones (Fried Plantains)

I have never had plantains in my life. So when my hubby made these I was a little unsure. But they are really yummy. He fries them not once, but twice and then you dip them in ketchup, weird I know. 428 more words


Sofrito Recipe

Yesterday I wrote about the awesomely delicious crock pot meal I conjured up for dinner. It was my mama’s recipe, so that’s probably why it was so amazing. 237 more words


Alexandria, VA: Friday Night Fun at Port City Brewing Company

For the last few weeks, I’ve been hearing a lot about Port City Brewing Company. They recently earned the national title of Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. 173 more words


Holiday in Old San Juan

The banners say, “Lomito de los Vientos” (Hill of the Winds), and I wonder if this is something from Lord of the Rings.

“It’s a re-enactment of the nativity scene,” a guy in line tells me. 443 more words


Dinner Menu Monday: Grandma’s Chicken with Rice and Beans

Last week, I shared my list of essential pantry items every home cook should keep on hand. It was a list inspired by my grandmother who knew exactly what was needed to produce exceptional meals for weeks before her next big grocery shopping trip. 767 more words

Recipe Posts

Puerto Rican Style Beans

I am Puerto Rican, beans are a part of my culture and my upbringing and as a kid I used to hate them. Don’t ask me why but I just could not stand them and refused to eat them as my mother will agree to. 321 more words