La comida cubana (Cuban Food)

In the past few months I have gotten hooked on Cuban food, so I figured that I would share some popular dishes. My friend, who is also a Spanish teacher, and I used to try to make it to a local Cuban restaurant that we loved each month. Then, a new Cuban restaurant opened up…

Classic Margaritas

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite like a refreshing margarita on a hot day or to accompany a meal of tacos, enchiladas, or fajitas. While there are restaurants that do the classic drink justice, many make theirs with sour mix or pre-prepared margarita mix, which makes them way too sweet. I personally…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

We’ve all been there. You buy a bunch of perfectly ripe bananas at the grocery store (I actually prefer them a little bit green), you forget about them, and a few days later you have a bunch of brown, mushy bananas. You could throw them in the freezer to use for smoothies, or you could…

Coffee time is the best time!

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts about Sunday mornings is having time to enjoy a nice cup of coffee! This morning’s coffee was a Starbucks Papua New Guinea roast. I did not notice until after I purchased it, but surprisingly this is actually a blonde roast. Typically, Asia-Pacific coffees tend…

Chicken Parmigiana

The other night I was in the mood for Italian food. After searching the fridge and my pantry, I decided to make one of my favorites, chicken parmigiana, since I had all but a couple of the ingredients. Before I get into the recipe, just a note on pasta sauce. I personally prefer to make…