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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning

Good Morning! Nothing like a strong cup of coffee and an English Breakfast to start your day off right. You can find more of my breakfast recipes here: Breakfast in Bed See more photos here: Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/photo-challenge-morning/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

What’s more delicate than homemade holiday pastries? My Grandma’s lighter-than-air “Nothings” dusted with sugar… Or my very own creation, Yuzu Cream Pinwheels. Happy Holidays, everyone! See more delicate photos  

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Reflections on food and drink (with links to recipes if you are so inclined). 🙂 Silver Dollar Pancakes reflections… Bloody Mary reflections… Yuzu Cream Pinwheel reflections… Peach-Infused Vodka reflections… Pina Colada French Toast reflections!   And here’s where you can see more Reflections.

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Recaíto

Rich and flavorful Puerto Rican cuisine has been influenced by an amalgam of cultures and flavors. The Spanish and Africans, as well as native Taino and Arawaks, all had their hands in creating what local people call “Cocina Criolla.” Indigenous ingredients were mixed with foreign spices, old methods mixed with new, to create unique flavor […]

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Blood Orange Mimosas

Treat Dad to brunch, and perk up your Father’s Day with these sparkling, exotic Blood Orange Mimosas.  Blood oranges, a variety of orange with crimson flesh and a distinct raspberry note, will add breathtaking color and citrusy delight to your drinks. Blood Orange Mimosas ¼ cup blood orange juice ¾ cup Champagne or proseco Pomegranate […]

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Flan

Flan, a sweet crème caramel popular in Latin countries, makes a beautiful sugar-coated, fruit-topped presentation at the end of a meal. This recipe is an easy Puerto Rican-style custard with just the right number of eggs for a smooth, sturdy texture, and enough vanilla to add a rich, aromatic flavor. Feel free to fiddle around […]

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Lime-Cilantro Corn Bread with Honey Butter

Kick up your corn bread with some southwest flavorings and a hint of heat. This moist, citrusy version calls for fresh lime juice and zest. Aromatic cilantro infuses the batter and visually enlivens the bread. I like to add fresh corn kernels for texture and sweetness, white pepper and cayenne for spicy depth. Mini-corn molds […]

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Memorial Day Pancakes

Memorial Day began after the Civil War to commemorate fallen soldiers. These days, we think of it as a day to remember all veterans and loved ones, as well as the unofficial start of summer. Parades, barbecues, and long weekend trips are all on the agenda. My father served as a medic during the height […]

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

There’s something about summertime (or almost summertime) that makes me crave tomatoes. I remember as a kid, taking the first summer bite of a giant, red Jersey Beefsteak, so ripe the juice would drip down my hand as I bit in. With just a little salt, the sweet-spicy fruit could become an entire meal, and […]

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Lime-Cilantro Roast Chicken

We always have limes in our kitchen. I like them in guacamole, or to add citrus flavor to mineral water or an icy Corona. So, while preparing dinner one evening, I thought – why not use some limes in my roast chicken? It turns out that pairing the limes with cilantro, garlic, and shallots adds […]

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