EASY PEASY COCONUT MACAROONS
One might easily confuse and think that the French macarons and the chewy shredded coconut macaroons are one and the same but these are actually two distinctly different sweet treats. The French macaron that has a crunchy, smooth domed top with a soft interior that is slightly chewy and melts in your mouth. It is a meringue made from egg whites beaten with some granulated sugar and folded with almond flour and filled with either buttercream, fruit spread or ganache. On the other hand…
Habichuelas Guisadas (Puerto Rican Stewed Beans)
Habichuelas Guisadas (Puerto Rican Stewed Beans) are an essential Puerto Rican side dish. They're simple to make, and bursting with Latin flavors!
Making the perfect: Yuca con mojo
Photo: Betty Cortina You can call it yuca. Or you can call it cassava. Either way, the starchy tuber popular throughout Latin America and in particular Cuba, has been part of the Hispanic diet since...
Ah September. This September is particularly important to me because it marks A) the fact that my husband and I have survived one year of marriage without killing each other and B) the fact that in a year, we haven't taken any sort of vacation. Those two facts combined was enough reason for us to pack our bags and head eastward to my husband's native Puerto Rico. They call the island "La Isla Del Encanto" (The Island Of Enchantment) and after a visit of only a week, I can see why. Because…
Pastelillos de Carne (Puerto Rican Turnovers) | Pastelillo Dough Recipe
Pastelillos de carne are a Puerto Rican street food staple. This recipe is made with a homemade dough and flavor-packed beef filling.
Cuando pensamos en Puerto Rico, por lo general recordamos sus hermosas playas, sus impresionantes puestas de sol, la piña colada y el mofongo, platillo estrella en la gastronomía local. El mofongo es una de las delicias puertorriqueñas elaborado de plátanos verdes (no maduro) fritos y machacados, a los que se le agrega ajo machacado y pedacitos de chicharrón bien tostadito. Se machaca formando una consistencia ni muy blanda ni muy dura para que pueda tomar la forma de media esfera o de…
Puerto Rican Rice and Beans (Habichuelas Guisadas) | Kitchen Gidget
Flavorful Puerto Rican rice and beans simmered in a sauce of sofrito and tomato along with potatoes and olives. Classic Puerto Rican recipe!