Cuban-Inspired

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

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, […]

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!

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?!” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]