Cuban-Inspired

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 […]

Turkey Picadillo Flatbread {Seasoned Ground Turkey}

Turkey Picadillo Flatbread {Seasoned Ground Turkey}

Black bean hummus, seasoned cauliflower rice, Cuban-style ground turkey {turkey picadillo}, and two sunny side up eggs on a flatbread! You know when you want a really hearty, flavorful meal but hate that ‘so-full-you-can’t-breathe’ feeling? Well, this is the perfect solution. Dieting is hard. Very […]

Healthy Arroz Con Pollo {Turmeric Chicken & Rice}

Healthy Arroz Con Pollo {Turmeric Chicken & Rice}

A flavorful, lightened up version of the Latin staple “arroz con pollo” {rice with chicken} made with the same authentic spices & turmeric with no MSG. You’d never expect chicken breast, brown rice, turmeric, cumin, saffron, garlic, onions, and cayenne to result in such a […]

Cuban-Style Meatballs

Cuban-Style Meatballs

Cuban-style meatballs are made with ground beef, cumin, garlic, green peppers, and onions. Sooo flavorful! I’ve enjoyed delicious Italian food in New York. I’ve wined and dined in Rome and Florence, and I’ve even had delicious meatballs in amazing restaurants! Still, nothing compares to my mom’s meatballs. […]

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, […]

Crispy Plantain Chip Crusted Chicken

Crispy Plantain Chip Crusted Chicken

Crisp and juicy chicken breast breaded with crunchy, crushed plantain chips and baked to perfection. Ready in 30 minutes! During the week, there’s no time to think about what to make for dinner. After a long day of meetings and traffic jams (and I don’t […]

Guava Cheese Pound Cake

Guava Cheese Pound Cake

Cream cheese frosting, guava sauce, blueberries and crumbled Maria cookies make this Guava Cheese Pound Cake the perfect red, white, and blue dessert! Another guava cheese recipe, Jamie?! What are you talking about, I don’t use guava and cheese that often! Oh wait, are you […]

Meatless Cuban Bowl

Meatless Cuban Bowl

A bowl of sweet plantains, black beans, rice, chopped tomato, and diced avocado make this a balanced Cuban dinner without the meat. Who knew that was even possible!? My niece is vegan. Actually everyone in my sister’s house has a different diet. There’s a vegan, […]

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 […]