Boubou, my beloved

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted on this blog, so it is only fitting that the comeback post is about something very dear to my heart, and stomach – the flaky, creamy, sweet deliciousness that is¬†bougatsa¬†(or boubou as my friends and I like to lovingly refer to it). For those of you…

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…

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…

Gaga for Guava

This summer when I was working in Ecuador, I came to the realization that I absolutely love guava. I just could not get enough of the guava juice and guava jam I had there. Growing up, we used to eat a lot of Cuban guava pastries, or pastelitos de guayaba. My favorite is with cream…

Microwave s’mores & the birth of S’more Francis Bacon

Each Monday I read the blog for the NPR show “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” where they have a post called “Sandwich Monday”. The WWDTM team tries a sandwich (usually something very weird or crazy) and reviews it (which if you ask me is an awesome job). On one Sandwich Monday, they reviewed a microwave s’mores…

There’s a party in my mouth

As a kid, I loved eating Pop Rocks. I loved to pour most of the bag in my mouth then just let them sit in there as my saliva activated the “popping” and then would just open my mouth so the sound of the candy popping would be amplified. Of course I was never brave…