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Lentil Chili

Lentil Chili

This lentil chili is a different take on a Fall classic. I’m always looking for new ways to cook lentils, and this one’s a hit at my house. In this recipe, lentils, onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, red and black beans are cooked in a tex-mex inspired seasoned broth. This is a filling and delicious non-conventional chili.

Medianoche

Medianoche

A medianoche is a popular sandwich typically eaten as a snack, lunch or after a night of partying. Medianoche translates to midnight and this sandwich can be found in cafeterias and restaurants all over Miami. Some call it the Cuban sandwich’s cousin because they’re almost identical.

Pan con Lechon

Pan con Lechon

Pan con lechon is a roast pork sandwich that’s really popular in South Florida and it’s a delicious way to use leftover roast pork. Pan con lechon translates to bread with roast pork, which is appropriate because those are the star ingredients. Add some sliced onions and mojo sauce to top it off.

Cuban Sandwich (Cubano)

Cuban Sandwich (Cubano)

A Cuban sandwich, also called simply “Cubano” or Sandwich Cubano, is made with ham, roast pork, pickles and swiss cheese all generously stacked on Cuban bread. The sandwich is then lightly buttered and heated on a plancha (sandwich press) until the bread is toasty and the cheese is melted. It’s one of the best sandwiches ever!

Pumpkin Apple Soup

Pumpkin Apple Soup

This pumpkin apple soup is absolutely delicious, easy to make and loaded with wholesome ingredients. In this recipe, pumpkin, apples, onions, carrots, celery and garlic all come together to make a warm and satisfying soup. Croutons, bacon and pumpkin seeds top this soup off beautifully!

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

This caramel popcorn is the perfect salty, sweet snack. Put a bowl out at your holiday party, game day festivities or movie night and watch it disappear. This snack is super easy to make and uses simple ingredients you probably have on hand already. It’s made with butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, popcorn, salt and oil, that’s it.

Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings

Buffalo chicken wings are a party favorite and a game-day must. These spicy chicken wings are fall off the bone, and they’re baked not fried. The trick here is to use a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack so air can circulate around the wings. The skin dries up nicely and the inside stays tender and moist.

Tapas Platter

Tapas Platter

This is a fun and easy tapas platter to put together for your next holiday party or a last minute cocktail party. We keep things simple with meats and cheeses and add a special touch with olives and sardines in extra virgin olive oil. Then we add some extras like: crusty bread, redskin Spanish peanuts, green grapes and fig jam.

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

This chicken and broccoli pasta is an easy, affordable dinner your family will love. In this recipe, chicken breasts are combined with broccoli and pasta in a creamy garlic and parmesan sauce. The sauce is not too heavy because it’s made with milk instead of cream. This is a great meal to make on busy weeknights.

Artichoke Chicken

Artichoke Chicken

This artichoke chicken is quick, easy and delicious! In this recipe, chicken breasts are seasoned with an Italian-inspired blend and cooked with artichokes and tomatoes in a delicious wine and lemon sauce. Serve the chicken with pasta or on its own with a generous piece of crusty bread to soak up the delicious lemon-wine sauce.

Baked Potato Slices

Baked Potato Slices

These baked potato slices topped with melted cheddar cheese and crispy, crumbled bacon make a great appetizer or side dish. This recipe is a fun take on a loaded baked potato. They’re simple to make and budget friendly. Potatoes are so delicious and versatile, perfect for picnics and game-day festivities.

Carne con Papas

Carne con Papas

Carne con papas is a popular Cuban dish that’s on regular rotation in many Cuban households. It’s a home-cooked comfort food favorite! In English carne con papas translates to beef with potatoes. The ingredients are similar to what you’d put in a beef stew, but it’s saucy instead of soupy.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo chicken meatballs are great on their own or in a sandwich with lettuce, tomato and blue cheese dressing. These meatballs are made with ground chicken, onion, garlic, spices and a little hot sauce. Then they’re baked and tossed in a simple, two ingredient buffalo sauce. They’re easy and delicious!

Tortellini Pasta Salad

Tortellini Pasta Salad

This tortellini salad comes together quickly and is as pretty as it is delicious. With cheese tortellini, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, salami, olives, onions and a homemade Italian inspired dressing this cold salad makes a great side dish or a refreshing lunch or dinner on its own.