Tag: home cooking

Chicken Fricase, A Puerto Rican Cousin Of Arroz Con Pollo!

Chicken Fricase, A Puerto Rican Cousin Of Arroz Con Pollo!

Chicken Fricase is a Boricua dish and also a Plato Cubano. I first learned to make fricasé from a Chicano friend in college who learned it from a Puerto Rican classmate.  There are various Cubano and Puertorriqueño versions, but they all have green olives, and […]

Traditional Mexican Salsa:Serrano And Tomato

Traditional Mexican Salsa:Serrano And Tomato

Three native ingredients make this traditional Mexican salsa a delectable culinary heritage:  tomato, chile and salt.  Each provides important nutritional elements, and the combination is, well, fresh and delicious.  There is much to be said for simplicity. My mom, amá, made this salsa everyday, using […]

Recipe Swap:  Mexican Cooking, Salsa Ranchera

Recipe Swap: Mexican Cooking, Salsa Ranchera

Inviting, delicious, eye-opening. There was mouth-watering picadillo, nopalitos salad,  salsa ranchera, crema mexicana, shark empanadas and much more. The creamy flan Napolitano was luscious.  Pot-luck never tasted so good.  But it was the stories and memories that that made this recipe swap dinner  special. The […]

Mushroom Strudel in Mexican Chile Dulce

Mushroom Strudel in Mexican Chile Dulce

When you just feel like having friends over for a “gussied up” dinner party, try this delicious mushroom strudel.  This lacto-vegetarian dish is rich and fancy, but you can assemble everything ahead of time and, when your friends arrive, pop it in the oven.  No, […]