BUTTERMILK ROASTED CHICKEN WITH CREAMY SAUCE

BUTTERMILK ROASTED CHICKEN WITH CREAMY SAUCE

My daughter loves chicken drumstick. I think it’s the fact that she can easily hold on to the “stick” and eat it makes it appealing to her when she was young. Now that...

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RUSTIC CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

RUSTIC CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

I had tried several chicken tortilla soup and while they tasted pretty good, I thought something was kinda missing. Then I saw another tortilla soup recipe from Jamie’s America cookbook and I simply...

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DECADENT VANILLA BEANS ICE CREAM

DECADENT VANILLA BEANS ICE CREAM

When you bring the topic of ice cream up, you can see smile on most people’s faces. Even my daughter lights up the second she hears the word ice cream. Can’t I blame...

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ZUCCHINI CHIPS

ZUCCHINI CHIPS

Ideally I’d love my daughter to eat all kind of vegetable, but in reality, that doesn’t happen of course. Take zucchini for example. The girl wants nothing to do with zucchini before I...

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ARROZ CON GANDULES / RICE WITH PIGEON PEAS

ARROZ CON GANDULES / RICE WITH PIGEON PEAS

Arroz con gandules or rice with pigeon peas is Puerto Rican signature dish. I’ve never had it before and decided to give it a try when I saw it in the Puerto Rican...

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PUERTO RICAN BEEF STEW / CARNE GUISADA

PUERTO RICAN BEEF STEW / CARNE GUISADA

I like to prepare stew dishes (even during this hot summer day) because they are easy and you pretty much have complete meal in one pot. Majority of the work is pretty much...

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CARROT-COCONUT COOKIES

CARROT-COCONUT COOKIES

Yes, I do bake. Every now and then Simple things. This carrot-coconut cookies are easy drop cookies (meaning they don’t require me to beautify them like making a cake or something! because I’m...

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GRILLED OAXACAN CORN

GRILLED OAXACAN CORN

I’ve always told people that I’m a “carb person” and I truly am. I can’t live without carbs like potatoes, corn, rice, bread, and noodles. Ever since I got pregnant with our second...

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RICE WITH CRABS / ARROZ CON JUEYES

RICE WITH CRABS / ARROZ CON JUEYES

Arroz con Jueyes or known as rice with crabs is one of the one-pot dish that our family really enjoy. This classic Puerto Rican rice dish is rich orange-red in color thanks to...

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MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIE

MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIES

Recently my 2-year old daughter has also learned about the simple pleasure of having cookies (yes, blame the mama!). It’s a once-in-a-while treat for her. I’d rather be the one who introduce her...

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WHITE BEAN CHILI

WHITE BEAN CHILI

I’m not usually a “chili” eater. Before I even continues, let me clarify that the chili I refer to over here is the American-style chili usually made of bean and some ground meat...

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GINGERBREAD TREES WITH LEMON ICING

GINGERBREAD TREES WITH LEMON ICING

I’m a big fan of ginger and gingerbread cookies are always one of my favorite cookies during this holiday time. Something about ginger that makes you think of “warmth” right ? Bite into...

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