The key to this Nachos de Queso recipe is its simplicity. Good cheeses and tortilla chips baked in the oven with pickled jalapenos, served hot with a healthy portion of shredded lettuce tossed in olive oil and salted tomatoes on top.
A Sombrero (Kahlua & Cream) is like dessert in a glass. Delicious and not too strong, it is a great way to end a meal.
Arroz con Pollo (Yellow Rice and Chicken) is a traditional dish of Spain and Latin America, closely related to paella. This recipe is based on a recipe handed down by my Abuela Mima and brings back memories of all the delicious flavors that were commonplace in her kitchen.
Lemon Garlic and Onion Pork Chops are one of our favorite recipes and one that we have been making practically forever. Simple, quick, great-tasting pork chops that we seem to make at least a couple times a month and everyone seems to love. They go well with all kinds of sides and can be made any day of the week.
Rotisserie Mojo Chicken Enchiladas are one of my favorite meals because they taste great and can be eaten any day of the week. If you make the sauce and shred the chicken in advance, you can literally have these on the table in less than an hour.
This Buffalo Shrimp recipe was inspired by all those Hooters Buffalo Shrimp I have eaten. Serve with Blue Cheese & Celery on the side and you have a delicious appetizer.
Pollo e Formaggio (Chicken Spinach Tomato Artichoke and Cheese Pizza) is by far one of my favorite pizzas of all time. This recipe will make (2) 10 inch personal pizzas that you can share with your favorite people.
Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef Stew) is a very popular Cuban meat stew that is traditionally served with white rice. Many say the dish originated in the Canary Islands (where one of my Abuelas was from) and literally means “old clothes”.
Plátanos Maduros Fritos (Fried Sweet Plantains) are a very popular side dish in Cuban cuisine. Wait till plantain’s skin is dark yellow or black to ensure they will be as sweet as possible. The darker they get, the sweeter they will be when fried.
This Rich and Meaty Chili recipe is for anyone who loves Wendy’s Chili as much as I do. Very easy to make and tastes just like the real thing.
A White Russian is a sweet, tasty cocktail classically made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass.
Frijoles Colorados (Cuban Red Beans) are usually served over white rice and can be eaten with just about any meat, chicken or seafood. They also freeze very well so you can make a big pot and even enjoy them as a weekday meal.
A Medianoche Sandwich consists of ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, dill pickles and mustard. It is a close cousin to the Cuban sandwich, the main difference being that a Medianoche is made on soft, sweet egg dough bread similar to Challah rather than on crustier Cuban bread.
This Artichoke, Red Onion and Tomato Salad recipe is very healthy, combines a good balance of flavors and extremely simple to make.
This Sliced Tomato Salad celebrates the tomato and all of it’s deliciousness. Makes a wonderful starter or side to any meal.
The Black Russian is a cocktail of vodka and coffee liqueur. It contains 2 parts vodka to one part coffee liqueur. Traditionally, the drink is made by pouring the vodka over ice cubes or cracked ice in an old-fashioned glass, followed by the coffee liqueur.
Fricasé de Pollo (Cuban Chicken Fricassee) is a hearty chicken stew dish with potatoes, olives, raisins, capers and more. Served it over white rice with crusty bread on the side.
Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos are sweet, spicy and easy to make any day of the week. Serve with Mexican rice & black beans to make it a complete meal.
Pico de Gallo Salsa is very simple and it can be ready in minutes to top your chicken, steaks, seafood or tacos.
Pollo Asado (Mojo Baked Chicken) is great with mashed potatoes and corn, but you can also serve it with the more conventional sides – white or yellow rice. Easy to make and can definitely be a great weekday meal.