Spanglish Crockpot Chili
A friend of mine from home called me and said my Alma Mater, Kutztown University is having a Crockpot Chili recipe contest…Hello Spanglish Cooking has to represent. So yesterday was a great day to test recipes. Hmmm, should I use all of the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? Or should I try something different to set me apart from the competition. I won the Emeril Lagasse contest using...
Spanglish/Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
The heat finally broke in Los Angeles! With the brisk mornings and even colder evenings I was in the mood for soup, so I looked in my recipe box and saw my recipe for Italian Wedding Soup! Hmmm, can I give it a Spanglish Twist?! Hello, they don’t call me Spanglish for nothing…. HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED: MEATBALLS: 1 Lg Egg 1 Small Grated Spanish Onion 2 Minced Garlic...
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Spanglish Spicy Caramel Sauce - Smells like Cafe...
Seriously, this is so ridiculously delicious!!! My amiga Stephanie has an ice cream maker so she is always having ice cream parties. She asked me to made a Spanglish topping and this is what I came up with… HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Whipped Cream 1 C Heavy Whipping Cream 1/4 Sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla HERE’S THE HOW TO: Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer until...
Spanglish is all about inspirations....
So I’m working on my Spanglish Cookbook, if you are in my neighborhood, please stop in for leftovers. I wanted to pay a little homage to the chefs, moms, dads…people who have inspired this magic in the kitchen we call Latin Cuisine. So I interviewed a few of my friends; This is Frances Mercado she lives in Savannah Georgia. And finally can you give me your favorite Spanglish...
Spanglish Chicken Chile Verde
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 2 - 3 Chicken Breasts 5 Green Tomatoes** 1 Clove Garlic 1 Teaspoon Salt 1 Tablespoon Sugar 2 Fresh Roasted Ears of Corn - Roast over stove, then shuck the corn off the cob 2 Fresh Roasted Anaheim or Poblano Peppers 2 Jalepeno Peppers 1/2 Cup of Cilantro**** 1 Bay Leaf 1/2 Med Onion 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil The Juice of 1/2 a Lime ...
Spanglish Ensalada De Pulpo - Octopus Salad
When I was a kid and family would come visit from either New York or Puerto Rico, my parents would go all out making all kinds of authentic Puerto Rican food and we (I have 3 older brothers - Eligio Jr, Ellis & Dennis) would LOVE it. My cousins from Puerto Rico would call us Newyoricans. We were like, but we live in Reading, at that time the “States” were New York, Y La Florida. ...
Decadent Spanglish Potatoes (Mami's potato...
I have to thank my mother for this one! She makes this twice a year, Easter and Thanksgiving. Trust me, you will be thankful after you taste it. She calls it Potato Filling…But it’s not really a filling, well technically it will fill your tummy so OK Potato Filling it is! The thing I love most about cooking with my parents, they taught me…yet if I’m home during the...
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Spanglish Vegan Arroz Con Gandules (Spanish Rice &...
That’s right I said Vegan! Trust me its DELICIOSO . Even my mom and dad thought I used pork chorizo. My secret, I used SOYRIZO, available in most local grocery stores. Now many people would call me crazy for even trying to change my dad’s recipe but I have a friend who is Vegetarian. Her name is Elda Hernandez and she is one of my BFF’s. You didn’t read wrong her last name...
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ALL PURPOSE SPANGLISH SPICE MIX
Latin cooking is all about the flavor and the seasonings! Growing up Puerto Rican my parents always used Adobo Goya All Purpose Seasonings…Si es Goya, Tiene Que Ser Bueno! I also use my share of Adobo and Sazon staples in Puerto Rican cooking. A few years ago I was at my cousin Miriam’s house. She has 5 sisters. Well we were having wine and cooking. My cousin Olga asked me to make...
Spanglish Guacamole (Super easy!!!)
This is a great recipe if you don’t have the time or desire to chop oinions, tomatoes…plus it’s cost less. This recipe has all of the great authentic flavor of guacamole you get at a Mexican restaurant but it takes less time. THIS IS WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 2 Ripe Avocados 1/4 Cup of Store Bought Fresh Salsa(I make my own, but I like to chop ;0) Fresh Salsa can also be...
Spanglish Cuban Pernil/Lechon Asado
Covering a region that includes South and Central America, Mexico and the Carribean, Latin America is expansive and diverse…and so is it’s food! Thanks to the geographical location of the United States with these Latin American countries, Latin American food has become quite popular with Americans. The art of SPANGLISH cooking is taking all of the flavor of authentic Latin foods and...
My Dads Pernil/Lechon Asado (Roast Pork)
My parents have been married for over 50 years. My mom was very young when she married my father and did not know a thing about cooking. My father worked in many restaurants and made magic in the kitchen. He taught my mom to cook Puerto Rican food and she mastered it. They were a team in the kitchen and still to this day my father makes all of the special occasion dishes. I remember he had the...