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Cuban Ham Croquetas
Appetizers

Croquetas de Jamon (Cuban Ham Croquettes)

Croquetas are as close to biting into heaven as we can get. They are fried to crisp perfection on the outside, and moist and soft and salty delicious on the inside. It’s the perfect balance. A Cuban Ham Croqueta has the power to instantly transform your mood, because it may […]

cuban sofrito recipe
Sauce

Cuban Sofrito Recipe

A good Cuban Sofrito Recipe is really the secret to elevating almost any Cuban recipe you are going to make. So while don’t want to put any pressure on your cuban sofrito, it is kind of a big deal. The good news is that making a good Cuban Sofrito is […]

merengue rum cake
Desserts

Rum Cake

This cake is an ode to the birthday cakes we grew up with. I remember being a little girl and going with my mom to pick up the cakes at the home of a family friend. I couldn’t see much because the white cake boxes were always stacked on each […]

Coquito Recipe
Cocktail

Coquito

Coquito comes to the world via Puerto Rico. It is a seasonal signature Puerto Rican drink that symbolizes the coming of Christmas. You can think of it as a Puerto Rican eggnog. In Puerto Rican culture, it is a drink that celebrates “life, success, love and culture.” It’s name, Coquito, […]

Caramel Nut Brittle Recipe
Desserts

Crunchy Caramel Nut Brittle

This Crunchy Caramel Nut Brittle takes us back to Cuba. While we may not have been there, we have all heard stories from our parents or grandparents about the vendors that would spin candy along the shoreline. They called it Piruli de Nuez. This is our spin, and it just […]

Caramel Nut Brittle Recipe
Desserts

Pumpkin Flan

Pumpkin Flan is a beautifully warm and creamy twist on our favorite Cuban dessert. Our Abuela’s Flan recipe is good, but we have to say, this Pumpkin Flan may be even better. It’s so creamy and luxurious, and it doesn’t hurt that is studded with a Crunchy Caramel Nut Brittle. […]

Green Bean Salad
Sides

Green Bean Salad

Green Bean Salad is the side dish of your dreams. It is easy to prepare and can be made ahead. In fact, it is even better made ahead of time, because it gives the green beans time to absorb the dressing overnight and will be extra delicious the next day. […]

Butter Herb Roasted Turkey
Entree

Butter Herb Turkey Breast

Butter Herb Turkey Breast is a great recipe to have up your sleeve. It is the simpler and quicker version of our Whole Roasted Turkey. There is no marinating, no brining. It’s a just season and roast kind of recipe. Turkey breast gets a bad rap for being dry and […]

Pumpkin Picadillo Recipe
Entree

Picadillo Stuffed Pumpkin

Picadillo stuffed pumpkin is the perfect fall dinner party dish. It takes all the Cuban flavor we love from Picadillo and perfectly blends with the earthy sweetness of the pumpkin. We especially love this idea because it really gives a classic Picadillo recipe a new life. There are a few […]

Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe
Sides

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe is going to be the cherry on top of your Thanksgiving table. After all, you can’t exactly call it Thanksgiving if sweet potatoes aren’t present. This recipe is a new spin on a typical Sweet Potato Casserole. It breaks down the traditional casserole and gives […]

Cuban Stuffing
Sides, Uncategorized

Cuban Stuffing

Cuban Stuffing is a big punch of flavor on a classic American dish. Stuffing, as we all know, is a traditional Thanksgiving dish. It is usually made with cornbread, or a white bread, and mixed with onions and celery and warm spices. It isn’t surprising that Cubans, being in exile, […]

Creamy Spinach
Sides

Creamy Greens

You are going to love these dreamy Creamy Greens. Usually the vegetables on the Thanksgiving table are the exiled as the token healthy side dish. Note these Creamy Greens. These Creamy Greens will have everyone craving more. The dish comes together quickly once the frozen spinach is well drained. We […]

How to Roast a Pumpkin
Sides

How to Roast a Pumpkin

We thought we should dedicate a little post to show you how to roast a pumpkin. We have heard that the act of cutting and prepping a pumpkin or a fall squash (think butternut squash) is what holds us back from cooking it. But it shouldn’t.  We have a new […]