Its been a couple of weeks and I’m so HAPPY to say that COOK IT GIRL is back! I decided to switch host to be able to add new features that will be coming soon. I cant thank you all enough for all of your love and support. It means the world to me to be able to share homemade, picture by picture recipes. I hope that these recipes bring love and joy into your homes. I also hope you all love the new layout. Its clean and tidy. Once again, THANK YOU. For all of your love and support!
Let me stop! I can’t honestly talk to you all like this! Let’s be real, Moro De Habichuelas is the bomb diggaty! This dish is typically found in the Caribbean’s but of course the United States got a taste of this amazing rice and you can find it in pretty much every state! And if you can’t find it already made, then here is the recipe!
Moro De Habichuelas gets most of its flavor from the sausage, ham or bacon you fry up in the begging of the recipe. The Sofrito and the seasoning get soaked up by the rice giving you a savory treat. Feel free to use the beans that come in a bag. I just use the canned beans because I’m extremely lazy at times and it takes way too long to make the other ones. I heard something about leaving the beans soaking in water over night so they can soften and yup not my..thing. So on that note, let’s move along. Try to taste the water of the rice while you go. The water should always be more seasoned than expected. Why? No, it’s not just because I like over seasoned food, but because the rice soaks up the water and it needs enough salt to taste um, what’s the word? Exquisite! I’m really trying here, can you tell?
This past month has been such an amazing month! Is anyone out there with me on this!? I really hope so because I can’t seem to contain my excitement! I was proposed to by the love of my life and I feel so blessed! You would think that news would be the only big highlight of my month but add my dream job on the side and it’s a perfect dish! I can finally say HARD work has paid off.
You might think this recipe sounds a bit absurd but it is SOOOO good!
I grew up eating these scrambled eggs with pretty much everything. Who does them the best? Why my mother of course! But luckily I am able to share this delicious recipe with you all.
Scrambled eggs doesn’t get so much love because, well, their kind of plain most of the time. Unless you are adding ham or turkey, its pretty much salt and a scrambled egg!
Fear not my friend; I have a scrambled egg solution for your taste buds.
Have you ever had days where you don’t know what to cook? Like nothing comes to mind at all!? I have those days all the time. It’s going to sound kind of dorky but when I wake up in the morning I promise I’m already thinking about what I’m going to cook for dinner. So on these moments when I’m in the kitchen making life decisions I turn to take out food that I can make at home.
In another life I was half Chinese, half Italian. I can eat pizza and fried rice everyday if I had too. Unfortunately I can’t because I’d turn into a whale but it’s definitely on my wish list if I ever find a magical lamp!
Fried rice any one? Here is an extremely easy recipe for fried rice. The great thing about fried rice is that you can literally add anything you’d like to it. In this recipe I added peas, eggs and scallions. I love the crunchiness of the scallions. This can go with any type of meat or chicken.
Now let’s talk about soy sauce. You have to be very careful while picking soy sauce. Soy sauce is super salty. Just a few table spoons are enough. I buy the “La choy lite soy sauce”.
So forget about going out to buy take out and have homemade take out!
I will leave you guys to this recipe that you must try. It’s easy, tasty and you’ll look like a professional cook. Isn’t that what we aim for any ways!? Um I know I do.
December was filled with love, family and friend bonding time and lots of eating! Once again I’m over doing it with the exclamation points but how can I possibly show my excitement while writing this post!!??
Back to December, oh how I wish I could rewind life’s nonexistent DVR and replay December. First of, my beautiful cousin in law Denise invited me to her 25th birthday celebration and boy did we have fun! I think I danced enough for the whole group, not to mention everyone staring at me had a confessed expression on their face. (more…)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes! Its Christmas time! Can you hear my excitement with all my exclamation points!!!
I am the world’s biggest Christmas fanatic. The obsession gets worse and worse every year. I am not afraid to say it. I’m kind of not in denial at all. I mean seriously, any reason I can find to hang out with family and friends and cook all day? Count me in. I am so privileged to have been able to decorate two Christmas trees this year. Therefore, I feel I deserve a Christmas tree decorating award and no I will NOT post pictures of them, I’m not sure you’ll want to see them, like at all hehe. The lights + Christmas trees + love + Christmas music = happiness for me.
Moving along to this mouth watering recipe, if I haven’t said this before well now you’ll know that my mom is from Puerto Rico. A lot of my recipes basically come from there. I learned this recipe from my mother dearest. She is pretty awesome (Just had to throw that in there). It’s a fried plantain formed into a cup filled with chicken and delicious spices. Why is it so mouth watering? You get the full package with this recipe. You get the crunchiness of the fried plantain and you get the delicious spices from the savory sauce of the chicken making a beautiful explosion of flavor in your mouth. Can you picture it in your mind now? That’s what I was aiming for.
This dish is fun to make with family and friends. While one fry’s, the other mashes the plantain into a cup. Pretty cool huh? I know. I tried my best to show the process step by step. If for whatever reason you get confused please let me know and I will help you out.
I want to take time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! I hope everyone can spend this very special time with your loved ones. Once again thank you for all of your support and love! The Cook It Girl family is growing and it’s the best Christmas gift a girl can ever ask for. Merry Christmas!!!!!