I have always been a fan of sweets, whether its cakes, pies, cookies or ice cream I simply cannot help myself. Especially when it comes to chocolate, the rich taste of dark chocolate is my all time favorite. I love using dark chocolate in my baked goods, it not only taste delicious but it looks beautiful. I always have dark chocolate in hand, whenever a recipe calls for it. This chocolate brownie cookie recipe was perfect for any chocolate lover. It calls for both bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder. Just seven ingredients and viola your on your way to making yummy cookies! This recipe doesn’tRead More →

Bananas are always a great healthy snack to indulged when your trying to eat healthier. At home we keep at least to bundles of bananas in hand. I love having them in my oatmeal or making a protein shake out of them. Like any other fresh produce, they can spoiled very quickly! So whats a girl too do, perhaps make banana bread. Yay! I’ve made banana bread before plenty of time and its always a hit. However, I wanted to try something a bit different. I wanted a banana bread that wouldn’t make me feel guilty eating it. So I found this amazing recipe Greek YogurtRead More →

  Tres Leches Cake is a family favorite, it’s a Latin American icon that I grew up eating. It’s one of my all time favorite cakes, it brings me back to my childhood. I remember having this cake at birthday parties and family gathers. If you never had a Tres Leches Cake I recommend you do so. You will find this cake in many Latin American bakeries, each with their own unique twist. I find that the frostings  differ some have a meringue frosting and others use a whipped cream frosting. I prefer Tres Leches with whipped cream, it really depends on your preference. Note* I madeRead More →

Coconut can be very versatile, whether its oil, milk, or water its a great use for many sweet and savory recipes. Many people around the world in the tropics and subtropics use coconut in their daily diets. Coconut for me brings me back to the Caribbean sitting on the beach in Puerto Rico and enjoying a freshly cracked coconut, theres nothing better than enjoying a fresh fruit at its peak. This is why I thought that making a coconut cake would be a great idea, and I had the privilege to make a cake for a friend of mine on her birthday. After searching for a recipeRead More →

Blueberries are a great way to get antioxidants into your diet, but what better way than to incorporated them into a sweet dessert. I found a Blueberry Buckle cake recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, and I just had to try it. Recipe just copy and paste the link: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/blueberry-buckle-recipe.html The recipe was pretty much straight forward and simple to follow, as you can see from my pictures I had a good amount of cake. I had it for breakfast with a cup of coffee, but this cake can be eaten of course as dessert perhaps with a dollop of whipped cream, Yum! Don’t let your blueberries goRead More →

I’ve had plenty of vegan desserts but I never made one myself, this chocolate cake is a vegan recipe because it contains no eggs or milk! This recipe was very easy to follow, and the results were incredible, this cake was light and not dry at all. To my surprise it was lighter than most regular cakes I have baked. With just a few simple ingredients that you have in your pantry, you can whip up this cake ! While sitting at home and searching for the next recipe to try, I stumbled upon this recipe from Youtuber: BakeLikeaPro The recipe, Chocolate Vegan Cake 1Read More →

Growing up my mom was good at creating her own concoctions to help feed her kids, she was no professional chef but she was our chef. An immgrant from Ecuador, she was not familiar with the American lifestyle, she only did what she knew and she was good at it. These fried cornmeal stuff cakes were one of her own creations. Its a comfort food I grew up eating and I think through the years she has gotten better and better at making them. I on the other hand have yet to master it, though its not complex  just simple ingredients such as: Fine cornmeal, salt,Read More →

Tis the season to spend with the ones we love and appreciate all that we have. As I get older I realized that its better to give than to recieve, isn’t that what Christmas is all about?, making someone else smile. I come from a big family, because we are so busy its hard to find the time to get together. This is why I wanted to do something  extra special. I wanted to make homemade cookie bags to give to my family as little gifts. I found some amazing simple recipes on Pinterest and Allrecipes that I had to try.     Pumpkin Baked Doughtnuts IfRead More →

Ocean City, MD a small beach community 4 hours from NJ, was the perfect mini getaway! This beach community offers a beautiful boardwalk filled with small eateries, from funnel cakes to cotton candy pretty much a little for everyone. This was my first visit to Ocean City so I did some research on restaurants and things to do during my 3 day stay. One local hot spot was Seacrets Bar & Grill, it’s a popular place for locals and tourist alike. This place did not disappoint, I had their signature drink Pain in de ass, multiple layers of  frozen rum runner and piña colada, itRead More →

Todays Sunday fun day was a crawl through three trendy Hoboken restaurants, first stop was for fresh Oysters at, Stingray Lounge. Here we enjoyed some epic tasty Oysters, Bluepoint oysters which are very meaty and Kumamoto oysters which are slightly smaller and have a sweet taste. These bad-boys were accompanied by some freshly grated horseradish, mignonette and cocktail sauce. I mixed both the cocktail sauce with the mignonette which really outshine the briny taste of the oyster making for a delicious combination. Yet Sunday fun day wasn’t complete without a cocktail so the bartender made me a fresh strawberry  margarita on the rocks using muddled strawberries as the sweeting agentRead More →