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    Dear Reader, As a child growing up, I was surrounded by so many people that loved to cook. I don’t know whether it’s in my blood or if they impacted me so profoundly but, I do know that food is one of my passions. Watching my grandmother and father in the kitchen was awesome! Having the family gather at the table and laughing our hearts away was precious. Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) parties featuring a roasted pig in the “Caja China” & playing dominoes are moments that I will never forget. I laugh while remembering my mom’s reaction while catching me experimenting with food in the kitchen trying to come…

  • Recipes

    Guava & Cream Cheese Empanadas

      Hola Mis Amigos!   Today I was craving fresh Guava & Cream Cheese Empanadas so, I decided that I would make and share this delicious recipe with you all! I hadn’t made one of these in quite a while and felt like impressing my family (this one is always a show stopper). Have you ever had a Guava and Cream Cheese Empanada? If not, you’ve been missing out! This recipe will be a very easy and delicious one to make. Just make sure you don’t eat them all 🙂 ! Buen Provecho my friends 🙂 XO- Guavette   Print Guava & Cream Cheese Empanadas Course Dessert Cuisine Cuban Author…

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    How to make a Cuban Cortadito

    Coffee Lovers Rejoice! Today I’m sharing the recipe to my drug ::ahem ahem:: I mean, the Cuban Coffee drink I’ve been having since I had a Baby bottle! The Cuban version of an Espresso Macchiato. Trust me when I tell you that you’re going to be hooked & Yes, It’s going to give you enough energy for you to endure your week. 3 from 1 vote Print How to make a Cuban Cortadito Course Drinks Prep Time 2 minutes Cook Time 4 minutes Total Time 6 minutes Author guavette Ingredients Ground Espresso Coffee Cafe La Llave Refined Sugar Domino Water To your liking Evaporated milk To your liking Instructions Put…

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    Easy and Delicious No-Bake Guava Cheesecake Recipe

    Happy Sunday Everyone! Today I’m going to introduce you to my recipe for an Easy and Delicious No-Bake Guava Cheesecake! As some of you may have read in my intro, I am a LOVER of ALL things GUAVA! I was born & raised in Miami and, grew up in a Cuban household. Since I was a child my grandmother would tell me how she would make fresh batches of Guava Marmalade in Cuba. A marmalade so sweet and delicious that EVERYONE had something to say about it. Growing up with these stories, my love for food opened my eyes and tastebuds (of course) to trying new things. This is when…

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    Abuelita’s Chicken Fricassee (Grandma’s Fricase de Pollo)

    Hola My Friends! I was thinking back on my childhood and how much I worshipped my grandmother’s cooking. As soon as I would get home from school I’d head straight for her kitchen. Of course, I was a chubby little girl eager to be her taste tester. My grandmother would spend hours working her magic in what I always believed was her favorite room in her house. Honestly, till this day I have not found Cuban food as good as hers. I wish I had her longer so that she could teach me her ways. Although she is not with us today, I honor her memory with my love for…


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