January 2013

zuppa toscana

Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden copycat recipe)

  1 lb ground Italian sausage 1½ tsp crushed red peppers 1 large diced white onion 4 Tbsp bacon pieces 2 tsp garlic puree 10 cups water 5…

Dominican Pernil

Dominican Food

Dominican Pernil (Roasted Pork Shoulder) Rice and beans and Salad.  A typical holiday Dominican dinner.  


Quinoa stuffed cabbage

  1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 6 cabbage leaves 2 cups chopped cremini mushrooms 1 yellow onion chopped 1-2 garlic cloves minced 2 cans of fire roasted…

Salt and Pepper Mangoes

Mangoes with salt, pepper, and lemon juice

One of my favorite summer treats. Ripe, sweet mangoes with salt, pepper and a few squeezes of fresh lemon or lime juice. HEAVEN.

Chicken Riggies

Chicken Riggies

Since we moved here to our new town, my daughter Amanda has been begging me to make her this local dish called chicken riggies. Apparently, it’s a big…

Hot chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting and peppermint chips

My daughter made these cupcakes the other night and I couldn’t believe that nobody had thought to make these before. Then I went to the supermarket and saw…