Category Archives: Appetizers

Taco Pizza

Ingredients: 1 pound of ground beef 1 pack of taco seasoning mix 1 can of refried beans 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 tablespoons of water 4 large flour tortillas 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted 1 cup of finely shredded four cheese Mexican Garnish: sliced pickled jalapenos sliced black olives (alternative to...

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Vietnamese Mini Savory Pancakes – Banh Khot

These yummy little savory Vietnamese pancakes are traditionally called “banh khot”… or “little circle fried shrimp flour” as shown on the bag of cake mix… heeee.  They’re very simple to make and are delicious with nuoc mam cham.  This dish is a specialty of the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.  If you ask...

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Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts

Two words… puff pastry.  That’s all you gotta say to hook me with a recipe.  You can seriously just throw a sheet in the oven and have it crips and warm with some butter and orange marmalade and call it comfort food.  What I love more is that you can just buy them at the market...

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Salt Fish and Bake

Two years in a row may have just started a tradition in our family… Trinidadian food for my hunk of a husband’s birthday.  Last year for the Matador’s birthday I decided to cook him a Trini feast for the first time ever!  I had never attempted to cook any of those dishes before so that in...

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Fried Zucchini Cakes

This dish wasn’t a favorite of the Matador’s as he despises zucchinis, which only means more for me!  Next time around I think I’m going to use one less egg as it wasn’t dry enough for my taste but still came out good.  Make sure you squeeze out all the natural juices from the shredded...

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