Mantecaditos Puerto Rican Cookies

If you are ever lucky enough to visit this enchanted island, I suggest you ask the locals which is the best bakery, and try absolutely everything they have. Puerto Rican bakeries are magnificent. They’re pastry wonderlands filled with secrets and family recipes. If only I could get the recipe of bizocho…

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Puerto Rican Getaway

As some of you many know, or well, I hope most of you. I’ve been in Puerto Rico for the last three weeks! So far, it’s been a very food-filled yet exhausting adventure. It also has been the longest I have gone without baking or cooking anything. To be honest,…

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Guava Puff Pastry (Pastelillos de Guayaba)

I’m so homesick, guys. It’s ridiculous. I never thought I’d be homesick. But to be entirely honest, I’m only homesick for the food… Does that make me a horrible person?! Granted, I do miss my family and my husband’s family. I really do miss them a lot. They just aren’t…

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Coconut Macaroons (Besitos de Coco)

I have many food related loves. I will not deny it. It’s a part of me I have come to accept.  I must say, having been raised on a tropical island might have had something to do with my obsession with food. I was spoiled with delicious treats and now,…

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Pasta Salad (Ensalada de Coditos)

I love pasta: any type with any kind of delicious sauce please. During the holidays, there’s a particular kind of side dish we Puerto Ricans cannot get enough of. You know what? Let me actually make the previous statement a little clearer, Puerto Ricans eat this pasta throughout the whole…

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