Guayaba y Queso Pastelitos (Cuban guava and cheese pastries)

I am by no means fluent in Spanish, but in the years since the story below I have traveled to many places in the Caribbean and southern US and I have learned enough to get by in hotels and restaurants. I like to eat to where the locals eat and that generally means “no Inglés”. I’m sure they chuckle at my pronunciations and grammar, but … Continue reading Guayaba y Queso Pastelitos (Cuban guava and cheese pastries)

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Saturday Morning Stuffed Strawberry Waffles

Many recipes are good, some are great and a precious few are epic. I put this recipe on the epic list for several reasons: it is out of this world good, it is easier to make than it looks and the fruit sauce alone is a recipe every cook should have as a secret weapon in the kitchen. The filling is a good recipe to … Continue reading Saturday Morning Stuffed Strawberry Waffles

Breakfast Basics

This is part of the cooking 101 series and covers some of the basic components of a standard American breakfast. If you are new to cooking these are great “recipes” for several reasons: They have very few ingredients They take very little time to prepare They are inexpensive They work for lunch and dinner too As the picture implies we’re going to cover bacon, fried … Continue reading Breakfast Basics

5 Minute Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

Looking for something wholesome, filling, fast AND delicious for breakfast?  Look no further!  This 5 minute recipe yields one serving of delicious apple cranberry oatmeal. Perfect for kids rushing off to school, but adults will love it too.  Works well with raisins if you don’t have or don’t like cranberries. Ingredients: 1/2 Cup quick oats 2 Tablespoons dried cranberries (or sub raisins) 1/2 Cup diced … Continue reading 5 Minute Apple Cranberry Oatmeal