Appetizers

Baked Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes cut into fries, seasoned with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika then wrapped in uncured applewood smoked bacon and baked to perfection! Why does bacon make everything better? WHY? Well, applewood bacon makes everything better. Hehe. Yes, that’s my opinion. I think applewood bacon […]

Chicken Croquettes {Croquetas de Pollo}

Chicken Croquettes {Croquetas de Pollo}

Need an idea for leftover chicken? Make these bite-size croquettes filled with deliciously creamy ground chicken and coated in crispy breadcrumbs! When you live in Miami, hurricane warnings are normal. They become part of your everyday life. Where from June to October, you have to stock up on […]

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Chorizo + Cream Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Chorizo + Cream Cheese

Smoked chorizo and soft cream cheese stuffed into sweet Medjool dates wrapped in bacon and baked until crispy perfection! Delicious! In my past life, I worked in a hospital. My first job after leaving another job that I had been at for 8 years! Yep, 8 […]

Mini Honey Mustard & Ham Croquette Sliders

Mini Honey Mustard & Ham Croquette Sliders

Sweet Hawaiian dinner rolls filled sweet ham, swiss cheese, mini ham croquettes, and honey mustard sauce! C.R.E.A.M. = Croquetas Rule Everything Around Me! As if it wasn’t already obvious, I love croquetas. Duh, right? Like the name of this blog wasn’t a clue. Ham Croquettes (or Croquetas […]

Baked Spicy Shrimp Empanadas

Baked Spicy Shrimp Empanadas

Baked Spicy Shrimp Empanadas: Flaky, pastry rounds filled with shrimp, tomato, cayenne, paprika and garlic baked to perfection! Empanadas really are the perfect party food! As you know, I’m all for making life easier in the kitchen. As long as it helps speed things along […]

Guava BBQ Pulled Pork Tostones

Guava BBQ Pulled Pork Tostones

Using leftover pulled pork and leftover guava BBQ sauce, it only takes 15 minutes to make tostones and assemble these Guava BBQ Pulled Pork Tostones! Who needs chips and salsa or a bread basket as an appetizer when you can have these tostones! If you’re like me, […]

Pizza Croquettes {Croquetas de Pizza}

Pizza Croquettes {Croquetas de Pizza}

Turn pizza into a croqueta! These bite-sized Pizza Croquettes are crispy logs filled with mozzarella, tomato, and spices. Small bites with BIG pizza flavors. As you know my love for croquetas (croquettes) knows no bounds. The name of this blog should be a dead giveaway […]

Guava BBQ Chicken Wings

Guava BBQ Chicken Wings

Crispy, baked chicken wings topped with sticky, sweet and savory guava BBQ sauce. A BBQ sauce so Miami and so Cuban, your Summer just went next level! Summer, Summer, Summertime. It’s officially Summer, guys! Nothing says summer like BBQ chicken wings! Can’t believe June is […]

Mini Vaca Frita Sliders

Mini Vaca Frita Sliders

Vaca Frita Sliders, a classic Cuban dish that’s ready for Summer! Crispy, shredded beef marinated in lime and garlic, topped with a cilantro aioli sauce, on sweet Hawaiian dinner rolls. If you’ve never heard of vaca frita, it’s quite the popular Cuban dish. It’s flank […]

Ham Croquettes {Croquetas de Jamón}

Ham Croquettes {Croquetas de Jamón}

Crispy, bite-size logs of smooth ground ham coated in breadcrumbs. Ham Croquettes (or Croquetas de Jamón) are the perfect breakfast or snack! To know me is to understand me and to understand me is to know that the perfect breakfast, in my eyes, is 2 ham croquetas. […]

The BEST Guacamole Recipe!

The BEST Guacamole Recipe!

THE BEST GUACAMOLE RECIPE! Just 6 key ingredients make this quick and easy spicy, tangy guacamole! You’ll never buy store-bought guacamole again!

Cuban Seasoned Popcorn

Cuban Seasoned Popcorn

Cuban Seasoned Popcorn! Take popcorn to the next level by seasoning it with homemade or store-bought complete seasoning! A Cuban kitchen is not complete without sazón completa! In English, sazón completa translates to complete seasoning. This blend consists of oregano, cumin, garlic, onion, parsley, salt, […]