Simple coconut curry chicken served over rice. |

Coconut Curry Chicken

Coconut curry chicken can be prepared in very little time, with little effort and few ingredients. Sounds good already, right? I absolutely love the contrast between the sweetness of the coconut milk and the intensity of the curry. If you are feeling adventurous, feel free to add a dash of cayenne for a touch of heat. …

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Arroz con gandules or rice with pigeon peas

Arroz con Gandules

Arroz con Gandules is a PuertoRican favorite and the accompaniment to many meals. However, it is also popular in other Latin American countries. As an added plus, arroz con gandules goes amazingly well with bistec encebollado.   Gandules or Guandu depending on where you are from, are a small roundish bean that grows in a perennial…

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European or French strawberry tart with vanilla bean custard and a shortbread crust. |

Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart is one of my favorite desserts. The simplicity of the shortbread crust combined with  the delicious sweetness of vanilla custard and fresh juicy strawberries is the absolute highlight of my summer. European Patisseries are famous for their  colorful not to mention mouthwatering displays of fruit tarts. Strawberry, blueberries, raspberries and apple, are among…

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Aunt Lou's Chocolate drop cookies |

Aunt Lou’s Chocolate Drop Cookies

Aunt Lou’s Chocolate Drop Cookies is what’s on the list today! As with many of her recipes, it goes without saying that this one was a challenge as well as an exercise in guesswork. Well, for starters, there were no instructions, just a list of ingredients. Another element of guesswork: a nondescript measurement and ingredient-“1/2…

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Kofta kari indian lamb meatballs with curry sauce. Spicy and delicious! |

Kofta Kari

Today I bring you Kofta Kari, a dish from the Indian subcontinent. It is spicy, tasty, rich and oh so easy to make. Better yet, it can be served as a main dish or as an appetizer. I absolutely love it when a dish has multiple personalities, don’t you?  Kofta Kari is a traditional meat…

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