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Gouda-Chorizo Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Gouda-Chorizo Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Crispy sweet potato skins loaded with gouda, chorizo, black beans, sour cream and scallions! Perfect for a weeknight meal, side dish, or game day!

If you had to choose between loaded baked potatoes or potato skins – what type of toppings would you put on them?

Ha! Who can choose, am I right?!

Cuban Seasoned Popcorn Balls

Cuban Seasoned Popcorn Balls

Cuban Seasoned Popcorn Balls! A simple treat made with popcorn, corn syrup, sugar, and butter then seasoned with homemade Cuban complete seasoning and a twist of lime!

Cilantro Garlic Sauce {Pollo Tropical Copycat}

Cilantro Garlic Sauce {Pollo Tropical Copycat}

Tangy, creamy Cilantro Garlic Sauce in just 5 minutes! A creamy mix of fresh garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and sour cream that you’ll love adding to just about anything!

Cuban Sliders {Mini Medianoche Sandwiches}

Cuban Sliders {Mini Medianoche Sandwiches}

Cuban medianoche sandwiches turned Cuban sliders! Sweet ham, swiss cheese, slow cooker Cuban-style pulled pork, dill pickles & mustard on toasted, buttered, sweet dinner rolls. Perfect for game day or entertaining at home! You guyssssss…THESE ARE SO DELICIOUS! I made these Cuban Sliders for my […]

Brussels Sprouts, Kale, & Black Bean Salsa Spinach Wrap

Brussels Sprouts, Kale, & Black Bean Salsa Spinach Wrap

That looks amazing, doesn’t it?! For those of you that are trying to reset your eating habits after a FABULOUS holiday break, this is for you! I’m definitely NOT feeling guilty about the cookies, flan, and all the other indulgences I enjoyed over the break. I fully […]

Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad

Jerk Chicken Spinach Salad

Spicy, sweet, juicy, grilled jerk chicken breast with baby spinach, mangoes, avocado, cucumber, tomato, sliced almonds and your favorite vinaigrette. Hello flavor! Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Yesterday, I said I wasn’t going to post salads. I can explain. What I meant was that I wasn’t […]

Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Chicken wings marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then baked to crispy perfection! Your game day with have a little Cuban kick! Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL holiday break. I enjoyed time with my family, had a great birthday (my […]

Top Ten Recipes of 2016!

Top Ten Recipes of 2016!

Facebook’s throwback feature reminds me that every year I say the same thing: THIS YEAR FLEW. Except I really do think 2016 flew. Wasn’t it just January?! This year was rough for a lot of people I know and for the world in general. I have to say though […]

Coquito Spiked Donut Holes {Puerto Rican Eggnog}

Coquito Spiked Donut Holes {Puerto Rican Eggnog}

Quick and easy-to-make donut holes made in just minutes using refrigerated biscuit dough with a pipette of homemade coquito aka Puerto Rican eggnog! SO. MUCH. TO. SAY. OMG. As I’ve said in the past, I hate frying. I hate the bubbling oil, how temperamental it is, […]

Boozy Marshmallow Peppermint Bark

Boozy Marshmallow Peppermint Bark

Sleigh the holidays with Boozy Marshmallow Peppermint Bark! Melted marshmallow mixed with peppermint schnapps, swirled on melted dark chocolate then topped with crushed candy canes. Peppermint bark is my favorite treat during the holidays. Every year however, I order peppermint bark from William Sonoma AFTER Christmas. Sorry, […]

Holiday Cuban-Style Bread Pudding

Holiday Cuban-Style Bread Pudding

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeHolidayGoodness #CollectiveBias You guys! I’ve partnered up with Nestlé to share this deliciously rich, creamy, Cuban-inspired, rum-kissed, and chocolatey dessert with you. Doesn’t it feel like you’re cooking all […]

Honey Balsamic Bacon Goat Cheese & Pistachio Bites

Honey Balsamic Bacon Goat Cheese & Pistachio Bites

Mini phyllo cups filled with basil, garlic, creamy goat cheese, chopped pistachios, and crumbled applewood smoked bacon then topped with a honey-balsamic glaze. OH. EMM. GEE. There is no better appetizer, I PROMISE YOU. I have no words. LOOK AT THESE THINGS! They are beautiful. After […]


Travel

Eating & Drinking Around The World {at Epcot!}

Eating & Drinking Around The World {at Epcot!}

    To think, Epcot Center was the park I hated the most as a kid. Things definitely change when you grow up and learn that you can drink around the world without a passport! I’m thankful to have Disney World just a road trip […]

Eating My Way Through New Orleans

Eating My Way Through New Orleans

        Fall 2008 + Spring 2010 + Summer 2013. Yes, I’ve been 3 times! New Orleans is seriously one of my favorite places to visit. Where I’ve eaten + drank in New Orleans Killer Po’boys // Behind Erin Rose Bar. The real deal. Shrimp […]

Where To Eat in Miami

Where To Eat in Miami

Miami has several eateries to explore! Whether you’re visiting soon or are interested in visiting a new spot, here’s a list of where to eat in Miami. I’ve lived in Miami, Florida all of my life. Since I’m often asked where are the best eateries in Miami, […]

How I Almost Died In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

How I Almost Died In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

   Summer 2013. All-inclusive resort for 5 days? Oh yes we did! My bff and I booked a trip to Punta Cana for her birthday in July. From the moment we walked in, we were catered to hand and foot, having champagne delivered to our room, drinks delivered to us by […]

California Part 3 {Napa Valley + San Francisco}

California Part 3 {Napa Valley + San Francisco}

Spring 2014. For 5 days in May, I ate, drank, was sleep deprived and enjoyed the most AMAZING sunsets and views that California had/has to offer. I went to LA, Venice Beach, drove up the Pacific Coast Highway which was the absolute best road trip I’ve ever […]