The Original Cuban Sandwich is a variation of a ham and cheese originally created in cafes catering to Cuban cigar workers in the early Cuban immigrant communities of Florida: Key West, Ybor City and West Tampa.
The Miami-style Cuban Sandwich is a version of the Original Cuban Sandwich which does not contain Salami or Mustard, but is made pretty much the same and contains all other ingredients.
Homemade Kahlua can be used to make cocktails and as a topping or ingredient in several desserts, including ice cream, cakes, and cheesecakes. It can also be mixed with milk, cream, coffee, cocoa, and combinations of these.
Homemade Amaretto may be served neat (by itself) or on ice. It can also be added to other beverages to create several popular mixed drinks or to coffee in the morning. Amaretto also serves a variety of culinary uses as in desserts, meat dishes, pancake batter, whipped cream and more.
Roasted Garlic can be used in many ways… It can be added to soups, rice, beans, vegetables, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, dips, spreads, pastas or just spread on bread and enjoyed.
Homemade Irish Cream can be served on its own, as an alcoholic substitute for milk/cream and sugar in a hot coffee (sometimes with whipped cream added on top), or used in mixed drinks or as part of a shot or a whole shot.
The Bacon Blue Cheese Burger is one of my all-time favorite burgers. So many good things about it – the bacon, the blue cheese, the burger itself. When you put them all together in this recipe, your taste buds get blown away.
This Snow Crab and Shrimp Boil recipe couldn’t be easier or more festive. Sweet, spicy one-pot dish that can be made year round.
Malta con Leche Condensada is a favorite drink among Cuban’s of all ages. My grandmother used make it for me all the time because she was always trying to fatten me up. Through the years I have enjoyed quite a few of these delicious drinks and if you haven’t had one yet, you gotta try it.
This Cilantro Lime Sauce makes everything delicious. You can eat it on seafood, chicken, steak, vegetables… Cool, spicy and easy to make!
Making a good Pan con Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak Sandwich) is really easy if you pick a good cut of meat, tenderize it, marinate it, bread it with good ingredients and lightly fry them with care. Serve it on some fresh Cuban Bread, with fried onions and Mayo and you will be in heaven. YUM!!
Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad is a delicious alternative to the already delicious Classic Caesar and makes for a satisfying lunch or light dinner. For this recipe, we used rotisserie, but you could just as easily substitute baked, grilled or fried chicken.
Little Smokies in Chili Grape Sauce are a great appetizer for your next tailgate or get-together. Spice things up with a little heat and a little sweet.
The Classic Caesar Salad is said to have originated at Caesar’s Restaurant in Tijuana in 1924. It will continue to be a favorite at our table for many years to come!
This Chicken Pasta a la Greco (Greek Chicken Pasta) recipe is a perfect example of how you can cook a yummy dish based on the memories of a great dish you had long ago. The creamy, lemony flavor balances well with the chicken, veggies and pasta, while still remaining on the lighter side.
Feta Fries are great as an appetizer or as a side dish for your favorite Bifteki (Greek Hamburger).
This simple and delicious Tomato and Avocado Salad is made with ripe tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. One of my favorite salads and goes well with soooo many meals.
This Supreme Pizza recipe is one of my favorites. It makes 2 pizzas so you can eat one tonight and freeze the other for a quick dinner during a weeknight or eaten for lunch the next day.
This Bacon-wrapped Boneless Pork Tenderloin Medallions recipe is a delicious entree especially when paired with the sweet and spicy Strawberry Balsamic Chipotle Sauce.
This Strawberry Balsamic Chipotle Sauce is sweet, tangy and spicy. Simple to make and goes great with grilled beef, pork and chicken dishes. You will not be disappointed.