Posts by Chef Alicia P.

Puerto Rican Rice and Beans (Brown Rice) – Recipe

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Food Journal, Sides | 0 comments

Puerto Rican Rice and Beans (Brown Rice) – Recipe

Puerto Rican Rice and Beans – You know how there are certain foods that warm you up inside and make your tummy happy? They’re usually foods that you grew up eating, things Mom or Grandma or someone you love made for you. They’re the foods that we refer to as “comfort foods”. Well, I didn’t grow up Puerto Rican, nor did I grow up eating this dish, however, over the years, it has become one of my comfort foods. This is another one of those dishes that my wonderful Puerto Rican in-laws introduced me to and I have to say once again that Puerto Rican Food is...

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Pumpkin-Crumb Muffins (Whole Wheat) with Cream Cheese Filling – Recipe

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Breakfast, Food Journal, Holidays | 0 comments

Pumpkin-Crumb Muffins (Whole Wheat) with Cream Cheese Filling – Recipe

Pumpkin-Crumb Muffins-The toughest critic of my food in the house is definitely my baby. She is one and a half or I guess technically 19 months old. She is a great gage on how well a recipe turned out because she is completely honest and does not worry about sparing my feelings. If she likes the food, she eats it. If she doesn’t like the food a very dramatic display of her wiping out her mouth and scraping her tongue with her fingers ensues, she follows up by throwing the said food onto the floor and screaming as if she’s been insulted or injured. It’s much cuter than it...

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Cranberry-Pecan Muffins (Whole Wheat) – Recipe

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Breakfast, Food Journal, Holidays | 0 comments

Cranberry-Pecan Muffins (Whole Wheat) – Recipe

Cranberry-Pecan Muffins (recipe and instructions with video tutorial follow)- Every year at Thanksgiving I make a giant batch of cranberry sauce for the family dinner. This year, while shopping at my neighborhood wholesale store (where mayo comes by the gallon), I bought my cranberries. They had a five pound bag for the same price I usually get two pounds for and I am one of those people who doesn’t pass up a good deal or a sale. Lost in the excitement of getting more than twice as much for the same price, I didn’t consider that this bag would be occupying the better part of my...

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Pecan Pie – Grandma’s (Oh yeah!) – Recipe

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Holidays, Pie | 0 comments

Pecan Pie – Grandma’s (Oh yeah!) – Recipe

Grandma’s Pecan Pie! – Grandma’s pecan pie is a Thanksgiving tradition in our house – like a must have Thanksgiving dish. We also sometimes we make it for Christmas or just because we are craving it too. My whole family loves it including my 3 year old food critic who is very hard to please at the dinner table :)- always a bonus. I have to admit though that when I was 3 I wasn’t really a fan. But, I love this pie so much, now. It’s kind of funny that as a little girl, I never really appreciated it. I can remember everyone around me talking about how...

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Spiced Cranberry Sauce – Recipe

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Food Journal, Holidays, Sides | 0 comments

Spiced Cranberry Sauce – Recipe

Spiced Cranberry Sauce (recipe and instructions with video tutorial follow) - Cranberry sauce is one of those things that for some reason most people don’t make at home from scratch. I’m not quite sure why though so I’ve thought it through and tried to understand. So, I think these may be some of the reasons. Reason one, you’re being bullied by relatives who like the can shaped cranberry sauce and are afraid to show up at their house with something that doesn’t hold it’s shape and also doesn’t need to be sliced.  Or reason number two, maybe...

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