Sunday, September 29, 2013


From: This is Pioneer Woman's breakfast recipe for Migas, though we have only ever had it for dinner.


4 whole Corn Tortillas
1 whole Jalapeno, Seeds And Membranes Removed, Finely Diced
4 whole Plum Tomatoes, Roughly Chopped
1 whole Green Pepper, Roughly Chopped
1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Roughly Chopped
1 whole Medium Onion, Chopped
12 whole Large Eggs
1 cups Cotija Cheese, Grated (may Use Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Etc.)
1/3 cup Cilantro, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 cup half-and-half

How to:  

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Monday, September 23, 2013


What is it?

Triscuit crackers, cheddar cheese slices, homemade cheese chucks and grapes.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Arroz Con Leche

From: This recipe came straight from the mouth of my Costa Rican mother-in-law. I jotted it down on paper, sitting in her kitchen, while she threw in this ingredient and that. I've included my notes in parentheses in Spanish as I wrote them in 2002. It brings such sweet memories! 


2 cups cooked white rice or 1 cup of raw rice  (2 tazas de arroz)
1 15 oz can of condensed milk (1 lata grande de leche condensada.)
1 15 oz can of evaporated milk (1 lata grande de leche evaporada)
2 cups of whole milk (2 tazas de leche)
1 cup of sugar (1 taza de azúcar)
1 cinnamon stick (1 sobre pequeño de canela en astilla)
1 Tbsp of cloves (1 sobre pequeño de clavos de olor)
1 box of raisins (optional) (1 cajita de pasas (opcional))
1/2 stick of butter (1/2 barra de margarina)
1 tsp of lemon peel (1 cucharadita de ralladura de limon)
How to: 

Cook the rice over a low flame in 2 cups water with cinnamon and cloves. Cook it SLOWLY - up to an hour. Then add whole milk and continue to cook, stirring frequently to prevent burning or drying out, over a low flame. If it gets too dry, add more milk. Then remove it from the flame for 2-3 minutes to keep it from sticking. Add sugar and cook for 10 more minutes. Add lemon, condensed milk and evaporated milk and mix it well. Taste it and decide if it needs more milk or sugar. Keep cooking for 15 more minutes, stirring continuously. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve hot or refrigerate and serve cold. 

(Ponga el arroz a reposar por 1 hora en agua con la canela y los clavos de olor.
Luego agregue las tazas de leche y ponga a cocinar por 1/2 hora a fuego no muy alto, no deje que el arroz se seque (si esto sucede agrega más leche o agua). Remueva cada dos o tres minutos para que no se pegue.
Agregue el azúcar y revuelva nuevamente. Cocine por unos 10 minutos más.
Agregue la ralladura de limon, la leche condensada y la evaporada. Revuelva muy bien. Pruebe como esta de azúcar, si tiene mucha azúcar agregue leche.
Continúe cocinando por unos 15 minutos sin descuidarlo y siempre revolviendo cada 2 a 3 minutos.
Después de 15 minutos déjelo reposar por unos 5-10 minutos. )