Posts by Chef Alicia P.

Tuna Melts – Recipe

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Food Journal, Lunch | 0 comments

Tuna Melts – Recipe

Tuna Melts (recipe and instructions follow) – I have loved tuna sandwiches ever since I can remember. Plain old, not fried, no cheese, only mayo and pickle relish added to the tuna -tuna sandwiches. It wasn’t until I was around 12 years old that I was introduced to the idea of a tuna melt. I can still remember the day I tried them (no, I don’t remember the first time I tried everything). My wonderful mother was in the kitchen cooking and I could smell them. It was a new smell to me, a weird combination of something sweet with fish :). I wandered in to see what she was...

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Hummus with Warm Pita Chips – Recipe

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Appetizers, Food Journal | 0 comments

Hummus with Warm Pita Chips – Recipe

Hummus with Warm Pita Chips (hummus recipe and video tutorial follow) – Hummus is one of the absolute easiest things in the world to make – if you have a food processor :)! This makes a really great appetizer for a party or for your family. It is also a nice healthy snack. It goes well served with pita chips, or some nice crudite-pronounced crew-di-tay (raw veggies). You can make it a day or two in advance and it will keep in the fridge for about four days after the day you make it. I like to put it on the dining table while I cook dinner for the kids to munch on with  crudite....

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Soft Boiled Eggs with Cumin and Brown Butter Sauce – Recipe

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Breakfast, Food Journal | 0 comments

Soft Boiled Eggs with Cumin and Brown Butter Sauce – Recipe

Soft boiled eggs with cumin and brown butter sauce (recipe follows) – I’m not really sure if I had ever actually eaten soft boiled eggs until I met my husband Xavier. When we first got together, he would tell me about one of his favorite breakfasts (soft boiled eggs sprinkled with cumin and served with saltines and butter). It’s something his mother would always make and therefore, one of his comfort foods.  I always thought it sounded pretty good, but never was excited about it enough to make it. So, one morning my darling Xavier surprised me with breakfast. Guess what it...

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Sofrito

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Culinary 101 | 0 comments

Sofrito

Sofrito – This is the beginning of lots of different Puerto Rican recipes. I have it in the ones you need, but didn’t want anyone to have to search all over the site to find it if they wanted just the sofrito. This will make way more then you need, I make a huge batch in my food processor and freeze it in one cup portions. Feel free to scale this way down (divide by like 4 or so) especially if you don’t have a food processor. I do recommend making the extra and saving it if you have a food processor though. You are going to want to make this again and it will save some time...

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French Toast with Homemade Strawberry Sauce – Recipe

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Breakfast | 0 comments

French Toast with Homemade Strawberry Sauce – Recipe

French Toast with Homemade Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows) – French Toast is so delicious by itself, but add some homemade strawberry sauce and you have got something that’s really yummy! :D I love to make this for my family because it makes me feel like I spoil them. I’m not sure why, but they’re always super impressed when I make syrup or these types of sauces from scratch. I guess it’s because most people reach for the bottled kind. It’s really easy to make them at home though. In fact, I can make the whole family (all 7 of us) breakfast-sauce/syrup...

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