puerto rican food

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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Use Leftover Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes! Puerto Rican Style Bacon & Cheese Mini Stuffed Potato Balls (Rellenos de Papa con Tocineta y Queso) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

One of my favorite Puerto Rican fried delicacies is rellenos de papa or papas rellenas (stuffed potato balls). Traditionally made with ground beef or chicken, the combination of the crispy fried outer shell, soft potato inside, and delicious meat filling, makes for a delightful treat. My kids have grown to love papas rellenas and ask […]

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Guineos en Escabeche (Puerto Rican Green Banana Salad): Great Thanksgiving Side Dish Idea! {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Growing up, Thanksgiving in my family always included a mix of traditional Puerto Rican food. Along with the turkey, you could always find yellow rice on the table, sometimes beans, and many times, guineos en escabeche – green bananas tossed with sauteed onions, olive oil, and vinegar. Guineos en escabeche is easy to make and […]

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Quick & Easy Make-Ahead Side Dish: Puerto Rican Style Macaroni Salad {Recipe}

Recipes

As Labor Day approaches, you may be looking for a fun or different recipe to make for any Labor Day parties you’re attending or perhaps just to add to your grilled meal. Though I’m sure you’re familiar with a variety of macaroni salad recipes, today I’m going to share my mami’s recipe with you! Her […]

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Fun After-School Snack Idea: Pastelillos de Pizza (Pizza Empanadas) {Recipe}

Recipes

When living in Puerto Rico, we used to eat all kinds of pastelillos, more commonly referred to throughout the rest of Latin America as either empanadillas or empanadas (and sometimes pastelitos too). The fillings varied from pastelillos de carne (ground beef empanadas) to pastelillos de cangrejo (crab empanadas), but some of the most unique pastelillos […]

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