Sundried Tomato & Onion Focaccia

There’s something about focaccia bread that keeps me coming back. There are so many possible topping choices, the olive oil and saltiness. I just can’t get enough. Be sure to use the best possible olive oil you can. It makes a difference. Better yet, use some of the oil from the tomatoes. This recipe is…

Broiled Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts get a bad rap. Yes they can taste awful, but it’s all in the execution. Salt, pepper, olive oil and cayenne pepper can go a long way with this dish. Season liberally! These baby cabbages are crispy, crunchy, smelly and delicious. They start on bake and end on broil. Each time I find…

Bacon & Dates

  The first time I had these, I was at a Spanish tapas restaurant in NYC. They were so delicious and may I add: pri-cy! One day while out grocery shopping at the local store here in Bogota, Carulla, I saw a bag of dates for about 3,000 COP which is not even $1.00 USD!…

Potato hash & more.

Remember that chimichurri recipe? If you need more things to pair it with- I’ve got you covered! This time we have a potato hash with various other goodies mixed in! Sometimes I’m too lazy to add anything to the hash and other times I’m feeling like Cookie Monster and add all the left overs in…

Pork chops w/ Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy

What could be better than mashed potatoes and gravy? It’s the perfect side to a pan fried pork chop. Add a few carrots and you’re in business! This meal is as good as it looks. The gravy can be made right from the pan drippings. Keep reading to make this meal come to life! Pork…

Popcorn with Chili Powder

When you love popcorn as much as I do, eventually you get to trying different flavors and toppings because it only gets better! The perfect snack for movie night or after dinner. My love for popcorn is most likely inherited from my dad. He literally cannot go to the movie theater without it, and now,…

Pico de Gallo

Why buy jarred salsa when it’s so easy to make! I served this Pico de Gallo recipe at a party and before the night was over it was all gone! Make sure you have tortilla chips or your favorite taco recipe to serve it with. A spoon works, too! 🙂 Pico de Gallo Ingredients 2 large…

Rice with Guandules

Say what you want but I judge a place on how good their rice is. If they can’t get that right, who know what other kitchen snafus they’ll have. It applies to so many cuisines and is a staple in many homes, including mine! This was probably one of the first things I learned how…

Chicken Allegro

I would eat this every day if I could but since I’m currently living in Bogota, Colombia, they don’t have it here 😦

Sausage & Kale Quiche

Quiche is one of those things that can be thrown together with whatever you have in your fridge or pantry. I’ve made so many variations of this and each one gets better. With this recipe below you can’t go wrong with sausage and kale. I used a spicy Italian sausage that gave it such a…

Cole Slaw

My mom made this when I was a kid and my sister and I loved it so much we would eat it with yellow corn tortilla chips as a snack. Everyone thinks they have the best recipe of potato salad and cole slaw right? Well this one is the best. I promise you! Thankfully my mom…

Fancy Deviled Eggs

These are always a hit at any party or gathering and easy to whip up. I’m due to make some soon! My family loves them. They can be made with different toppings and will keep for a couple days if you don’t want to eat them right away once prepared.   Fancy Deviled Eggs Serving:…