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Christmas Congri

Christmas Congri

Christmas Congri is everyone’s favorite side dish. There is no other dish better assembled to accompany the pork on Noche Buena. It’s perfectly cooked rice married together with beans and just the right sprinkle of bacon fat. It’s just the right side to absorb all the delicious lechon drippings, which […]

Platanos Maduros

Platanos Maduros (Cuban Plantain Recipe)

Platanos Maduros are a Cuban staple. Whether you like them love them or want to leave them, you will usually find them on the Cuban table. Cuban Plantain Recipes are pretty basic and universal. Since plantains become very sweet and delicious once they are ripe, there is not much you […]

Abuela's Natilla Recipe

Abuela’s Natilla

Abuela’s Natilla Recipe is going to be your step by step guide to reaching dessert heaven. You will find Natilla at the top of any Cuban Dessert list. If you know anything about Cuban dessert- you know there is some serious competition. Each bite is a creamy, luscious, spoonful of […]


Merengue Frosting

This Merengue Frosting Recipe is going to take you step by step to making a classic Cuban frosting for your next cake. Merengue is an absolute Cuban staple. If you are Cuban and grew up in Miami heading to a birthday party or Baptism, or any family gathering there was […]

guava coconut cookies

Guava Coconut Cookies

This Guava Coconut Cookie Recipe is such a sweet guide to a really delicious homemade cookies. They are perfect for the holidays, or any time of year really. One of the greatest thing about the holidays is definitely the cookies. We are talking about all kinds of cookies. The traditional […]

Ani's Black Beans Recipe

Ani’s Cuban Black Beans

Cuban Black Beans are a staple. There is not a meal we can remember that didn’t have black beans on the table. It’s interesting to see, that most Cuban households had their own special way of preparing beans. It’s rare to find Cuban Black Bean Recipes that are identical. Each […]

mojo criollo

Mojo Criollo

I will never forget the day my Alita Lily taught me how to make mojo. It was Christmas Day. She was very behind and pulled me aside, “I have a lot to do. This is the day you learn to do the mojo.” As I started sautéing  the onions gently […]

yuca with mojo criollo

Yuca with Mojo Criollo

We feel like Yuca is kind of the underdog of the table. Most people will fill their plates with everything else laid out, and maybe leave a little room for the Yuca. Yuca does not always get the credit it deserves. When in reality a good yuca is going to […]

Pernil Cuban Mojo Pork

Mojo Roasted Pork Shoulder (Pernil)

This Mojo Roasted Pork Shoulder (Pernil) is going to take you step by step, with the goal of helping you achieve lechon nirvana. If there is anything that a Cuban should have, it is a classic cuban mojo pork recipe. This Slow Roasted Mojo Pork Shoulder Recipe is everything you […]

Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham has caused quite a stir for us this week. We got a phone call to partner with Tropical Fruit Boxes to curate a box of their delicious produce to coincide with some of our recipes. They have this amazing Pink Pineapple that they carry that absolutely […]