Cuban-Inspired

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 […]

Pastelitos de Guayaba + Queso {Guava Cheese Pastries!}

Pastelitos de Guayaba + Queso {Guava Cheese Pastries!}

These pastelitos are Cuban puff pastries filled with guava and cheese. Just 4 ingredients make these Guava Cheese Pastries come to life! Say hello to your soon-to-be favorite dessert! A few months ago, I was on the phone with my friend, JennyLee, talking about blog […]

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 […]

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 […]