Chicken n’ Waffle Sandwich

Dear Sandwich Monday, Thanks again for inspiring me to try another crazy sandwich combo-the Chicken and Waffle sandwich. As a fan of traditional chicken n’ waffles, it was great, but, just FYI, the sandwich tastes way better with some maple syrup on it. xoxo, Fatty Bloom ______________________________________________________ Ingredients Belgian waffle (you could make your own,…

It’s a bacon-anza!

I love bacon. Although I don’t eat it as often as people think I do (if I did, I probably could not get my arms over my giant, permanent, bacon-induced, food baby to reach the keyboard and type this post) I do like to try to find new ways to add it to recipes whenever…

Cooking with Ratios

I really like baking but don’t like that I always have to follow a recipe. I have trouble memorizing them and always need to keep referring to one in a book, scribbled on a piece of paper or on my phone or computer which inevitably means there are clumps of some kind of baking mix…

Mummy Pizzas & Zombie Finger Cookies

Need some ideas for some Halloween-themed snacks? Check out what I made recently for a Halloween party I attended. Mummy pizzas These mini pizzas, that look like mummies (the cute bandage wrapped kind), are delicious and adorable. You use shredded cheese to mimic the bandages and two sliced black olives to make the eyes on…

Hunting for good pan con lechón in L.A.

…and let me tell you it ain’t easy. For those of you who are not familiar with this classic Cuban sandwich, it is basically a sandwich comprised of pork and Cuban bread. Very simple, but oh, so delicious! The key to this sandwich is to make sure you have really good Cuban-style roasted pork and…

Loco Moco, you so crazy!

Earlier this year, I went to Hawaii for the first time.  I had been wanting to go there for a while now, well really since moving to L.A. And I finally did it!  I decided to go to the Big Island since it seemed the most diverse and offered a little bit of everything.  It…

Feliz navidad, Cuban style

The holidays are about spending time with family and friends, and all about eating. This seems especially true when I visit my parents for the holidays. Each year I go to Miami for Christmas and spend the majority of my time there visiting family and cooking and eating tons of food (with most of the…

Green bean casserole…gobble, gobble

Guess I must be on a green bean kick lately, but when I had the chance to prepare a dish to bring to a Thanksgiving dinner, I decided to make green bean casserole. I love the traditional green bean casserole made with Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup and French’s fried onions. This year though, I…

Haricot verts a la Pincevent

The summer after I graduated from college I worked in northern France for 2 months in a town located near the city of Compiègne. While there, I visited the archaeological site of Pincevent where remains of a Magdalenian campsite used around 10,000-9000 BC was discovered. The remains of stone tools, reindeer bones, hearths and circular…

Llapingachos, yum!

When I was traveling in Ecuador, I ate these delicious potato patties called llapingachos. They were filled with cheese and served with avocado and tomato slices. I had a craving for them recently and decided to try and make them at home. I roughly followed the recipe I found on the website Laylita’s Recipes, a…

Breakfast, the most delicious meal of the day

I love breakfast. So when I saw the cover of the September issue of Los Angeles magazine, I could not resist buying it. The picture on the cover alone was enough to get me buy it, but the headline of the top 51 places for breakfast (and 4 boozy brunch favorites) sealed the deal. I…