Asenath baked this delicious pound cake to take with us to her cousin Trichia’s house for Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. We wish everyone the best on this holiday and I would like to personally thank you all for your support and love. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
Cheese Tasting for Two
Asenath and I thought it would be a cool idea to find one or two cheeses that we can have for our holiday snack treat, so we decided to have a cheese tasting at home.
I took a trip to Di Bruno Bros. in Philadelphia and purchased an assortment of cheeses we could try. Di Bruno Bros. has a great selection of “signature cheeses, to the blues, the Bries and creamy cheeses, cheddars, fondue, fresh & chèvres, Goudas, Parmigianos, pecorinos & grating cheeses, provolones, the stinky & funky, and truffle cheese—WHEW!” I went a little over my budget but picked up these cheeses…
Auricchio Stravecchio Provolone. “Imported from Italy, and aged for 12 months. It smells slightly pungent, and its flavor is robust, nutty, and piquant.”
Normandie Brie. “Soft, mild, buttery and creamy taste.”
Cabot Habanero Cheddar. “Sharp cheddar taste with flavors of habanero peppers that gives a spicy kick.”
Drunken Goat. “Pasteurized goat's milk cheese. Aged for a short period of time then immersed in wine for at least 72 hours. Mild and creamy taste.”
Etxegarai. “Unpasteurized sheep’s milk cheese aged 6 months and smoked over Hawthorne and Cherry woods.”
Campo de Montalban. “Aged for three months. 60 percent cow’s milk, with the remainder being a mix of goat and sheep’s milk. Mild buttery with notes of nuts and a balanced acidity.”
Our favorites were the Drunken Goat and the Campo de Montalban. I particularly liked the subtle flavors of the Drunken Goat cheese and Asenath enjoyed the Campo de Montalban. She said, “I liked the texture and the flavor. It was firm but smooth.”
Apple Cider Donuts - Hot, yummy, delicious, sugar-coated sweet treats is the best way to describe apple cider donuts. It’s the season and we took full advantage of it. We visited Minard’s Family Farm in Clintondale, New York to get some cider donuts. I bought two dozen cider donuts ($23.76) and Asenath got two apple turnovers ($4 each + tax) for her cousin Trichia. Here are some photos…
Gigi's Tostones, an insanely delicious Father's Day weekend breakfast food event. They were incredible!! We had her tostones with saltfish and johnny cakes (fried dumplings), along with scrambled eggs and turkey bacon. The combination of flavors thrilled our taste-buds. Tostones are slices of unripe green plantains smashed and twice-fried to a golden crisp. The yummy goodness will remind you of a true Caribbean breakfast. Here are photos from the kitchen…
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Johnny cakes (fried dumplings)
I prepared my favorite dishes on Mother's Day for Asenath and the kids, fried jerk fish bites and fried red snapper (pescado frito). Here is a link to my fried fish bites and a few pics of how I made the fried red snapper...
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Fried Fish Bites with Homemade Jerk Sauce - my homemade jerk sauce recipe, leave a comment below. Here are some photos on how I made ...
Two Jerk Wings on a Salad
I know you all agree that a salad with jerk wings on it is a great idea, lol. While the wings are in the air fryer I prepared my salad with the following ingredients; green peppers, cherry tomatoes, spinach, iceberg lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, olives, cucumber, marbled sharp cheddar cheese and salad seasoning. Select here to see how I made my jerk wings. Enjoy...
Homemade Shrimp Empanadas
On nights when I don’t feel like spending a lot of time cooking, empanadas are my go to meal. When I say I'm making empanadas, I usually get a WooHoo! from my wife, lol. I use the empanada dough discs from the local supermarket and seasoned the shrimp with sazon goya, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, oregano and my homemade recaito. Here’s a few pics showing how I made them…
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