Friday, April 29, 2016


     Hey guys welcome back to my blog, today I'm going to talk about a desert my Abuela made for me last night. My Abuela makes delicious salty food but she kills me with her sweets! Last night my Abuela made Arroz Con Leche. Arroz con Leche is a sweet desert made out of rice and condensed milk, also called Spanish Rice Pudding. However, it is sweeter and richer than rice pudding. Sounds wired to many but trust me you must try it! This deliciousness is made in about an hour.
How to Make:
Soak the rice, cinnamon sticks, lemon zest and whole cloves in the water in a heavy saucepan for 1 hour.
After soaking, bring the rice mixture to a boil on high heat, uncovered. When it starts to boil (about 5 minutes), lower the heat to medium and cook for 10 to 12 more minutes or until water is almost evaporated.
While rice is cooking, beat the egg in a bowl. Add the milk and stir well to mix. Add the egg mixture, vanilla extract and condensed milk to the rice and cook over medium-low heat, stirring carefully, until it thickens slightly or until desired consistency, about 25 to 35 minutes.
Let cool uncovered.
Note: be aware that as the rice cools it thickens. The finished product will be thinner than traditional rice pudding.

1 cup long-grain white rice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3 whole cloves
4 cups water
1 egg
3 cups whole milk
1 (12-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins, optional

The best part is while the Arroz Con Leche is still warm make sure to sprinkle some cinnamon on top.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016


Hey guys and welcome to back to my blog. Today I have a sweet tooth so it will give you guys one of my Abuela’s most famous desserts. FLAN! Flan is a gelatin type sweet that is very common in all of Latin America. My Abuela tends to make it with lots of love that’s why it’s my favorite (P.s that love is really just patience.) This yummy desert takes about 20 minutes to prep however, about an hour to cook, soo make some time for your yummy flan. And be careful you don’t burn yourself!n 

You will need:
1 1/2 cups of sugar
6 egg yolks
2 Cups of milk
3 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 lemon peel
1/4 tsp salt
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup water

How To Make:

Prepare a caramel by adding the 1/4 cup of water to 3/4 cups of sugar in a small saucepan over medium to low heat. Stir while cooking until the sugar starts melting. Let it simmer. Use a pastry brush dipped in water to wash the sides of the pan free of granular sugar. When sugar starts to thicken and turn brown remove from heat and add 2 cubes of ice to stop the cooking process, being very careful not to get burned with any splattering that may occur. Coat a warm baking dish or round mold by pouring the caramel and swirl it around the sides and bottom. put the coated mold aside ( By the way the mold should be 9 inches in diameter).

Friday, April 1, 2016


Hey guys, hope you all had or are having a fun and safe spring break. Today we are going to talk about something really easy and yummy to make. Also one of my favorites....FRITAS (the Cuban burger). Fritas were invented by three Cuban guys by the name of Raúl Musibay,Glenn Lindgren and Jorge Castillo. This recipe is very popular here in Miami and one of my favorite places to go eat it at are at El Palacio de las Fritas. My grandmother use to make this delicious snack for me every summer Sunday. As I smell the cooked onion and the garlic my moth waters just writing about it!! I hope you all enjoy, this yummy and easy recipe. And of course accompany this deliciousness with a natural made orange juice with lots and lots of ice.
1 pound ground beef
3/4 pound ground pork
4 cloves garlic, mashed and finely minced 
1/3 cup onion,grated 
2 tablespoons ketchup
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons sweet Spanish paprika
Salt & pepper cooked patties to taste
6-8 American-style hamburger or steak buns
6-8 cups freshly fried shoestring potatoes
raw onion, sliced(optional)
Glenn's Not-So-Secret Sauce