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This month's challenge at Creative Cooking Group is nothing more than the ever-loving meat and potatoes.
The Causa is a traditional Peruvian dish made from potatoes which is served cold adding different fillings. I decided on…Continue
Added by Norma Torres on February 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
There is a change in our monthly challenge...we were known as 5 Star Makeover Cooking Group...we are now called the Creative Cooking Crew and I am looking forward to collaborating with our old group and welcoming new…Continue
Added by Norma Torres on January 15, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I met Angela of Spinach Tiger a few years back and I immediately liked her spunk and beautiful smile. Angela lost her brother…
Added by Norma Torres on November 26, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments
Laura Calder is on my favorite chef list. I watch her show on the Cooking Channel, but unfortunately her shows are from 2009 and 2008. I wonder what she is up to these days. I find her to be very talented, funny and creative.…Continue
Added by Norma Torres on October 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
October is squash season and our good friends at 5 Star MakeoverCooking Group made it this month's challenge.
I am adapting a recipe from Chef George Duranand decided on tamales as it…Continue
Added by Norma Torres on October 22, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
I think I am going bananas. It seems that the past few posts bananas and plantains are the main focus of my posts.
When last in Puerto Rico we had stopped at a restaurant and the first thing that we were served was this soup and I vowed to make…Continue
Added by Norma Torres on October 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Guineítos Verdes en Escabeche" is one of Puerto Rico's most popular dishes. You would say it's a "Jíbaro" dish.
Jíbaro is a term used to refer to mountain people, who lived "in-land" in the heart of the island, and are the backbone of the Puerto Rican…Continue
Added by Norma Torres on September 30, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
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The dynamic duo of 5 Star Makeover, Natasha and Lazaro's August makeover is a Tea Party.
Ropa Vieja which translated means "old clothes", is a dish well-known in Cuba, but originated in the Canary Islands of Spain. You can find it in every menu throughout the Caribbean. I think that the "cubanos" have mastered this dish. This version…Continue
Today I am treating you to one of Puerto Rico's favorite desserts. Children love it because once molded it trembles-jiggles (temblar means to tremble and this is how it got its name). I love it because it's easy, sweet and delicioso.…Continue
27 years ago I had the honor of becoming a Godmother to a beautiful girl. Her name, Carla. Through the years she has only brought joy into my life. Her mother and I have shared in all her accomplishments.
Now she is leaving New Jersey and making the grand move to West Hollywood, California and we are taking that journey with her to help her…
Added by Norma Torres on April 8, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
During one of my recent trips to Florida, I saw a picture of a pineapple upside-down pancake and immediately my mouth watered. It's been in the back of my mind and today is the day. I had no recipe; this is my interpretation.
As I write this, the husband is at the market buying…
Yesterday my husband and I did a few errands and on our way home we decided to stop at a new place that we have meant to visit, La Cerveceria at 65 Second Avenue, New York City's Lower East Side.
While doing some shopping in my neck of the woods, I remembered that not too far away there is this wonderful little Venezuelan restaurant called “El Cocotero” located on 18th street between Seventh and Eighth Avenue, in New York City. All of a sudden I thought of their…Continue
Arroz con Gandules is the traditional dish of Puerto Rico. It is usually served along with our roast pork, Pernil.
You will find this dish being served during the holidays…Continue
Added by Norma Torres on February 6, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
The recipe calls for a whole 3½-pound chicken cut into 8 pieces. I had 6 drumsticks and two thighs in freezer. Don't be afraid of the name: The taste of vinegar is very light after the reduction process.
Serves 2 or 3
For the Eggplant:
salt and pepper to taste
1 yellow squash and 1 zucchini, cut into one-inch…
Added by Norma Torres on November 13, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments