Ensalada de Pulpo (Octopus Salad)

I love octopus!  Actually, I love all seafood, but octopus was always a special treat when my dad prepared it, Puerto Rican style.  Puerto Ricans enjoy a bounty of seafood thanks to their island location in the Caribbean, and they … Continue reading

Coconut Cream Cheese Flan

OMG!!!! This recipe is out of this world.  And I don’t even like flan like that.  But this…THIS! The cream cheese is the key here, it lends a velvety, almost cheesecake-like texture to the flan, and prevents any of that … Continue reading

Chorizo Risotto

On those extra cold winter days, my mom would usually make asopao de pollo.  This Puerto Rican dish is sort of like a chicken and rice stew, cooked to a creamy, comforting perfection.  It sort of reminds me of risotto. … Continue reading

Reina Pepiada Arepas

I first had Venezuelan arepas at an awesome restaurant in Brooklyn, NY called Caracas Arepa Bar.  They specialize in stuffed arepas, as the name implies.  For those who don’t know, arepas are griddled corn cakes that are a food staple … Continue reading

Oreo Truffles

This recipe is hardly a recipe.  It has only 3 ingredients!  I first tried these at a summer picnic, and they were amazingly delish! When I found out how easy they were to make, I was sold. These are so … Continue reading