My 10 Favorite Recipes of 2013

I baked and cooked many things this year however, these are my top 10 recipes of 2013.  These recipes were delicious and easy to make and that’s why they are my top 10. 

1.  Low Carb Chicken Quesadillas

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The 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2013

Here is a list of The 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2013.  These were the most popular recipes searched by everyone that visited the blog.  I hope to continue to inspire you to cook and bake in the new year.   

1. Guava Cheesecake

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Cornmeal (Harina de Maiz)

After a weekend of eating all kinds of things, I woke up this morning craving some Cornmeal. I can have cornmeal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Once the cornmeal cools down I like to add a little bit of cold milk.  That is the way I grew eating it.


The cornmeal is not too sweet, you can add as much or as little sugar.  I added 5 tbsp, which makes it just right for me.  It makes about 4 servings, so don’t feel bad about adding the sugar, you can also substitute for Splenda.

1 cup water
1 cup evaporated milk
2 cups whole milk
2 sticks of cinnamon
10 cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
4-5 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 cup finely ground cornmeal

In a pot on medium heat add all of the ingredients except the cornmeal.  Once it starts to boil add the cornmeal, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes, then lower the heat and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes, keep stirring.   Once the cornmeal is done take out the cinnamon sticks and the cloves.  Enjoy!

The Week in Review

Happy Saturday!!

1.  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  I had a great time with my family in South Carolina.  We had  a great dinner that included some of the same dishes we had for Thanksgiving.  We had Turkey, Arroz con Gandules (Pigean Peas Rice), Pasteles, Pork Roast, and lasagna.  Lasagna might be odd, but we do like to eat it with our authentic puerto rican dishes.  I made a Flan and took some Arroz con Dulce to my family too.

2.  So what did you get for Christmas?  My husband and I got a puppy, his name is Caico.  We already have a little boy name Cayman, but we thought he needed a brother.  They are so cute together, we are in love with both of them.  They are the most amazing babies.

This is Cayman, the big brother

and this is Caico, the baby

This is the best Christmas Gift ever!!

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Happy Hour: Kinky Vodka

Having a great weekend with the family.  Just made this Kinky Vodka, and it’s pretty smooth.  This drink was made using Kinky Liqueur, as the bottle states ” A Naughty Fusion of Super Premium Vodka Distilled 5 Times with Succulent Mango, Blood Orange Liqueur and Passion Fruit”.  This is a really great drink.




2 ounces Vodka
1 ounces Sweet and Sour Mix
3 ounces Kinky Liqueur
crush ice
splash of Grenadine

Add crush ice to a glass.  Then add the vodka, Sweet and Sour Mix, and Kinky Liqueur over the ice and finish with a splash of Grenadine.

The Week in Review

Happy Saturday!!

1.  There are only three more days to Christmas eve.  We start our celebrations on Christmas eve, and we relax on Christmas day.  When do you start your celebrations?

2.  My husband and I decided to go out to one of the malls in our area and finish our list of gifts.  We went to Perimeter Mall, and I was surprised, that there were not that many people out shopping.

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Happy Hour: Frozen Pineapple Margarita

Let the festivities begin!! This is the last Saturday before Christmas.  Put on the Christmas music and get in the spirit of the holidays.  What better way to start the weekend than with a Frozen Pineapple Margarita.

This is a perfect way to start my weekend.  

Just perfect enjoy, Cheers!!


1 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 ounce triple sec
1 1/4 ounce tequila
1/2 ounce pineapple juice

Mix all ingredients in blender and garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry.

Baked Pumpkin Custard

Custards are these creamy, delicious desserts that are perfect for any occasion.  Eating this Baked Pumpkin Custard is like eating a pumpkin pie without the crust.  I love making desserts that are easy, and this is one of them. 

Having company over for the holidays? Make this dessert in less than an hour.  The best part about it, you can eat it warm or cold. 

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Best Coffee Cake Ever

This is the Best Coffee Cake Ever.  This sweet and delicious coffee cake has a rich crumbly topping that is perfect for breakfast or even as a dessert right after dinner.  I love desserts that I can enjoy with a cup of coffee, and this is one of them.

This is a crumbly topping with cinnamon and pecans.  Super moist and flavorful,  perfect for the holidays.  It’s a Christmas morning breakfast cake that everyone will enjoy.

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