Cuban-Inspired

Lean Ground Beef over Zucchini Noodles {Healthy Cuban Picadillo!}

Lean Ground Beef over Zucchini Noodles {Healthy Cuban Picadillo!}

Lean Ground Beef over Zucchini Noodles! Lean ground beef, made Cuban-style served over spiralized sautéed zucchini noodles. A quick and easy 30-minute weeknight meal! Meal prepping every week is not fun but it’s necessary. Here are some tips to help with meal prepping: Cut or spiralize veggies with my […]

Chili-Rubbed Scallops with Cuban Black Beans + Brown Rice

Chili-Rubbed Scallops with Cuban Black Beans + Brown Rice

Scallops rubbed with smoky, spicy chili powder served with healthy Cuban-style black beans and brown rice, and garlicky sautéed spinach. Phew! That was a long title. Have you ever made something that you KNOW is good…like you can just HEAR your mom saying “Daaaamn. You made that?!” […]

Guava Cheese Pop Tarts

Guava Cheese Pop Tarts

Super easy, semi-homemade guava and cream cheese pop tarts made using refrigerated pie crust then topped with a drizzle of condensed milk. The perfect combination of a Cuban treat on an American classic. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m obsessed with guava and cheese. I’ve been making recipes […]

Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}

Crispy Chicken Tacos {Vaca Frita Style}

Using leftovers or shredded rotisserie chicken, make these Crispy Chicken Tacos, vaca frita style, topped with sautéed onions and black beans! You ever have one of those days where you’re hungry and the last thing you want to do is get fancy with dinner? Me too! ALL. THE. TIME. Especially […]

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!

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 […]

Crispy Baked Mojo Marinated Chicken Wings

Crispy 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 […]

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 […]

Mojo Marinated Grilled Chicken {Under a Brick}

Mojo Marinated Grilled Chicken {Under a Brick}

Chicken breast marinated in mojo (garlic citrus marinade) and spices then grilled under a brick to get those juicy grill marks!  Years ago, I bought a grill pan. It’s this one, in case you’re wondering. ;) Since an actual grill is not allowed on my balcony […]

Cuban-Style Thanksgiving Stuffing

Cuban-Style Thanksgiving Stuffing

Bring something new to the dinner table this year! Cuban-Style Thanksgiving Stuffing: Ground beef, diced ham, herbs, spices, sliced almonds, olives, raisins, and cornbread stuffing. Can you just smell the cumin!? Sigh. Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m ALLLLLL about traditional American Thanksgiving. From sweet […]

Guava Rice Krispie Treats with Maria Cookies

Guava Rice Krispie Treats with Maria Cookies

Deliciously sweet treats made with crispy rice cereal, guava marmalade marshmallow cream, cubes of guava paste and crumbled Maria cookies! Hello old friend. It’s been a while. I’ve made TONS of things with you. No, not you. I’m talking about guava. hehehe. When you grow […]

Turmeric Rice with Chicken Sausage

Turmeric Rice with Chicken Sausage

A lightened up version of the Cuban staple “arroz con salchicha” (yellow rice with Vienna sausages) using basmati brown rice, turmeric, and spicy chicken sausage. When I was 11 years old, my mom went back to visit family in Cuba. It was the first time I […]