Shrimp & Cheese Grits (with bacon!)

My mother in law recently helped us out big time by grouting the floors in our new house. Method of payment requested: shrimp & grits. I had no problem with this! It all started during our honeymoon in New Orleans. I had shrimp & grits at least 2 out of the 4 days we were… Continue reading Shrimp & Cheese Grits (with bacon!)

Asian-style Pork Meatball Stir Fry

I enjoy cooking, I really do. But the past few weeks my husband & I have been running around most week nights, making our dinners seem more like after thoughts. So I promised my husband earlier this week that Friday night I would make something delicious for us. Not that he's been complaining or anything, but… Continue reading Asian-style Pork Meatball Stir Fry

A Steak & Potatoes Crock Pot Recipe, & Other Tales

Our friends David & Beth got us a super fancy crock pot as a wedding present. There's a bit of a back story. First of all, I had never even used a crock pot until I moved in with my husband. It's just not a very Cuban appliance. Then, last November Beth & I made 20… Continue reading A Steak & Potatoes Crock Pot Recipe, & Other Tales

Cuban Black Beans & Rice (Congri)

I'm not a big rice person. Maybe it's from having to eat it all the time when I was little. Cubans eat rice only second to Asians (One of my old college roommates was Chinese-American & did not consider it a proper meal unless she had some white rice. She also had like this 6th sense ability to know when… Continue reading Cuban Black Beans & Rice (Congri)