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Orange and Strawberry Trifle

strawberry trifle

Cake: 1 Tbsp. butter 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder 3/4 cup CTC Blood Orange Olive Oil 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup orange juice 1 tsp. vanilla extract Zest of one orange Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a Sheet Pan and set aside. Beat eggs & […]

Ham Frittata with a Kick

ham frittata

Yum Frittatas are so easy to make and are great for breakfast, brunch or even dinner. This ham frittata recipe will blow you away!  You can basically throw just about anything in there and it is a really good way to use up extra ingredients you have in the fridge… I used Caribbean Trading’s Habanero […]

Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

roasted sweet potatoes

Yum This roasted sweet potatoes recipe is an excellent side dish! Sweet potatoes contain lots of great nutrients so it is super healthy. There are many ways to mix this recipe up and the seasonings you use can change the profile a bit. For example, you can add parmesan cheese, and do ½ balsamic vinegar […]

Scotch Bonnet Hot Pepper Sauce Oven-Barbecued Leg of Pork

scotch bonnet pork

Yum Pork is a popular meat in the Caribbean, especially in Puerto Rico. This recipe normally calls for fresh Scotch Bonnet peppers, but to make it convenient and quick we will substitute a hot pepper sauce. Puerto Rican style pork is not usually prepared with lots of hot peppers, however a little bit of heat […]

Spices and Seasonings to complete your Caribbean Meal

caribbean seasonings

The Caribbean cuisine is full of bold flavors and lots of diversity, but there are several seasonings and spices that are critical to have in your kitchen if you are planning a Caribbean meal… Nutmeg Grown in the Caribbean, particularly in Grenada, Nutmeg is a pantry staple that is used for beverages such as rum […]

Pollo en Escabeche Chicken Recipe: Quick and Easy Puerto Rican Recipes

Yum Pollo En Escabeche (Marinated Chicken) is a recipe that is easy to make and stores well.  It can be adjusted to use with goat as well, and also works very well with green plantains.  This dish calls for chicken cooked in a vinaigrette and olive oil sauce. The result is highly flavorful, savory chicken. […]

Limbers: A Puerto Rican Food Recipe

Yum   As the weather warms up and you are looking for a cold treat to cool you off in those hot summer days, consider Limbers for a healthy snack or dessert.  Limbers are a Puerto Rican food recipe that will be sure to delight children and adults alike. What is a Limber? A limber […]

Sofrito: A Puerto Rican Food Tradition

Yum Sofrito could almost be termed the nectar of the Gods, it is so delicious.  Sofrito is the seasoning base used in almost all Puerto Rican food.  This can be store-bought, and can be found in larger cities or ethnic shops.  However, there is really nothing to companre to homemade Sofrito. Growing up, my mom […]

Arroz Con Gandules ( Rice and Beans): A Puerto Rican Food Recipe

Yum At first glance this may not seem like the most exciting blog post, but we have found in requests by visitors to the store, that this Puerto Rican food recipe is one of the dishes that most people want to recreate in their home and are unable to do so.  There are many variations […]

Bacalaitos: A Puerto Rican Food Recipe

Yum Bacalaitos are a traditional Puerto Rican food recipe.  Growing up, thee were a favorite at family gatherings as an appetizer.  And they are a favorite kiosk/ roadside food stand snack here in Puerto Rico. 1/2 lb. codfish fillet 1 1/2 c. flour 3/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 c. water 2 […]