Puerto Rico

Using Holiday Leftovers: Puerto Rican Pernil (Roast Pork) Stir Fry {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Our big holiday feast is on Christmas Eve, or Nochebuena. Our family enjoys arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas), pernil (roast pork shoulder), pasteles, and coquito (our holiday drink). There’s usually a variety of other side dishes and of course, plenty of leftovers! While we’re more than happy to eat our Christmas Eve […]

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Our Trip to Puerto Rico: Must-Do Wish List

Puerto Rico

I told my husband that I wanted to celebrate my upcoming 35th birthday in a big way. I wasn’t sure what I wanted exactly, but just felt an urge to “do something big for my birthday.” Being the incredible husband that he is, he responded with, “Want to go to Puerto Rico?” So, a couple […]

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Appetizer Idea for Lent! Puerto Rican Tostones with Shrimp & Tomato Topping Recipe {Video}

Puerto Rico

We are almost 4 weeks into the Lenten season and you may be looking for unique seafood or fish recipes you can serve your family for those meatless Fridays. I don’t know if your family was/is the same as mine, but once Ash Wednesday came around, we honored the Lenten season by abstaining from meat […]

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How to Make Puerto Rican Coquito – Easy 5-Ingredient Coquito Recipe {Video}

Puerto Rico

In many Puerto Rican households, you can always tell when the holiday season has begun because coquito begins to make an appearance. Coquito is a Puerto Rican holiday drink and just how eggnog is loved in American households during the holidays, coquito also has a special place. It’s hard to find a Puerto Rican household […]

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Easy Holiday Entertaining Dessert Idea: Puerto Rican Quesitos Recipe {Video}

Puerto Rico

When it comes to Puerto Rican desserts and pastries, there is one I probably love even more than pastelillos de guayaba – quesitos. Quesitos have a nostalgic place in my heart as I have fond memories of eating this delicacy as a child in Puerto Rico and often asking my parents to buy me some […]

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