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Beef Taquitos

Beef Taquitos

These beef taquitos are super easy to make, and perfect as an appetizer or dinner. Lean ground beef is seasoned with a southwestern inspired spice blend and cooked with tomato sauce to make a flavorful and delicious taco filling.   We add shredded cheddar jack […]

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

Fresh salsa, also called salsa fresca or pico de gallo, is a delicious combination of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, fresh peppers and salt. In this recipe we skip the peppers altogether. We keep it fresh, simple and family friendly. What this salsa does include is tomatoes, white onions marinated in lime juice, cilantro, salt and black pepper. Six ingredients, one delicious condiment!

Chicken Nuggets with Sriracha Ranch Dipping Sauce

Chicken Nuggets with Sriracha Ranch Dipping Sauce

These chicken nuggets are served with an easy to make sriracha ranch dipping sauce. They’re great for the weekend served with some ice cold beverages, or for your next game-day spread.If you have any Sriracha junkies in your house, like I do, this is the perfect dish.

Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings

Buffalo chicken wings are a party favorite and a game-day must. These spicy chicken wings are crispy and fall off the bone, and yes, they’re baked not fried. The trick 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.

Baked Brie and Roasted Garlic

Baked Brie and Roasted Garlic

This baked brie and roasted garlic makes a simple, delicious appetizer. In this recipe, garlic is roasted with olive oil until golden, and so soft it spreads like butter. Then the garlic is spread onto lightly toasted baguette slices and topped with a generous amount of melted brie cheese. It’s a lovely appetizer for a holiday or cocktail party.

Camarones al Ajillo

Camarones al Ajillo

Camarones al Ajillo or garlic shrimp is just that, shrimp and a generous amount of garlic cooked in olive oil. Don’t worry, about all that garlic though, it’s gently sautéed in olive oil so it loses a lot of its kick. The rest of the ingredients are simple: spices, parsley and lime, that’s it. Serve camarones al ajillo with sliced, bread for dipping in the amazing garlic sauce.

Pastelitos de Carne

Pastelitos de Carne

Pastelitos de carne are meat filled pastries that are topped with a sweet glaze. They can be found in Cuban cafeterias and restaurants all over Miami. But there’s no need to make the trip, because they can easily be made at home.

Taco Dip

Taco Dip

This taco dip is a great alternative for taco night. It also makes a great appetizer for your next game-day spread. This dip is quick and easy. It’s made with lean ground turkey instead of ground beef, but don’t worry, the flavor is all there thanks to a combination of spices. The taco meat is generously layered with refried beans, cheese, black olives, green onions and tomatoes, making it hearty and delicious.

Chicharrones de Pollo

Chicharrones de Pollo

Chicharrones de Pollo is the Cuban food version of fried chicken. Chicken pieces are cut in half and seasoned. Then they’re coated in flour and fried until golden and crispy. Serve the chicharrones de pollo with white rice and black beans for a traditional take, or serve them appetizer style with lime wedges and hot sauce.

Creamy Spinach Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

This creamy spinach dip is easy to make. In fact, there’s no cooking required. A few simple ingredients come together to make a creamy dip that’s ready in just a few minutes.