Top Five Dishes to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

October 15 is the end of Hispanic Heritage Month and I would not be me if I didn’t share some of my favorite dishes with you. I hold this time of year very close to my heart. September has always been the beginning of great things for me. So I’m sharing my Top Five Dishes to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Continue reading “Top Five Dishes to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month”

Crispy Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

There’s a part of me (my stomach) that was extremely excited about our trip to California. From watching food shows Cali seemed to be the epi center of Mexican food, outside of Mexico. And one dish that was on the top of my list to have out in Cali were carnitasThis Crispy Instant Pot Pork Carnitas recipe was inspired by our trip to Cali. Continue reading “Crispy Instant Pot Pork Carnitas”

Corn and Poblano Empanadas

September 15 was the beginning of Hispanic Heritage month. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month I wanted to share some of my favorite dishes. This Corn and Poblano Empanadas recipe was well received even though this is a house full of carnivores. Continue reading “Corn and Poblano Empanadas”

Instant Pot Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with Rice)

I love a soul warming chicken and rice dish (probably because I’m a carbaholic). And from a very young age, I loved Arroz con Pollo. Anytime I make it, it reminds me of my childhood. It’s like nothing but happiness on a plate. A nice moist chicken can be difficult but this Instant Pot Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with Rice) is not.

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Breakfast Burritos

So, I am absolutely in love with breakfast burritos. Sometimes, if I have to think about breakfast it just doesn’t happen. So having a breakfast that’s easy to make takes the stress out of the morning (well at least that part of the morning). Best part… this recipe can be made ahead of time and thrown in the freezer. These breakfast burritos are so delicious, it actually makes me want to eat breakfast. Even on my groggiest days. Continue reading “Breakfast Burritos”

Instant Pot Ropa Vieja

I’ve always had an affinity for Cuban food. I guess that’s what happens when you live on the lower East side of New York. My love for Cuban food has only increased when I became friendly with Manny, the owner of the restaurant Mi Gente. I typically make this dish in the slow cooker but flank steak just calls for the pressure cooker. Instant Pot Ropa Vieja is on the menu. Continue reading “Instant Pot Ropa Vieja”

Corn and Jalapeño Salad

If you haven’t noticed (I hope you have) I’m all over Summer dishes. Food that makes you feel good is so important. Then add dishes that are easy, filling and full of flavor and that’s even better. This Corn and Jalapeño salad is exactly that. With a little bit of spice. Continue reading “Corn and Jalapeño Salad”

5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes

I’m excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I love the parades, the music and of course, the food. Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to do all of the above. Of course, the teacher in me needs to put this out there, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are my 5 Fav Cinco de Mayo dishes. Continue reading “5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes”

Beef Barbacoa

I stumbled upon beef barbacoa through my students obsession with a Mexican grill I shall not name. They were constantly rushing out of class to try to make it there and back before lunch was over. Of course, the bright side of them catching my attention was that it encouraged me to check the place out. It was delicious and a dish I knew I wanted to make my way.

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