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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Soups & Stews

Cuban Red Bean Soup {Potaje Colorado}

The best red bean soup recipe I've ever tried, this Cuban red bean soup - potaje colorado - is a family favorite! The recipe includes instructions for making on the stove top or in an Instant Pot! * GoodieGodmother.com

The best red bean soup recipe I’ve ever tried, this Cuban red bean soup – potaje colorado – is a family favorite!  Of all the recipes I’ve learned from my in-laws, this is one of my favorites. It’s so easy to make, and there’s something so comforting about bean based soups. They’re creamy without dairy, loaded with flavor, and filling in a non-heavy way. Also, Cuban red bean soup is…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Creole Shrimp {Camaron Criollo}

A savory Cuban shrimp dish, creole shrimp (or camaron criollo) is a tasty and relatively quick meal to make at home. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A savory Cuban shrimp dish, creole shrimp (or camaron criollo) is a tasty and relatively quick meal to make at home. This is another Cuban dish I learned to make by watching my in laws. It actually came to the blog accidentally. My in-laws were visiting, and my father spied some shrimp at the market that he thought looked absolutely fabulous. 30 seconds later, plans to go out that evening…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Grand Marnier Flan

Classic flan gets a citrus liquor twist in this Grand Marnier flan recipe. Flan is a delicious, cooling, custard dessert common in Latin cuisine. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Classic flan gets a citrus liquor twist in this Grand Marnier flan recipe. Flan is a delicious, cooling, custard dessert common in Latin cuisine.  Here’s a fun fact I learned recently – flan has Roman roots! Apparently, a savory version was introduced to Europe by the Romans, and the rest is history. Who knew? Anyway, I thought this was a fun little bit of food etymology perfect for sharing to start…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes

Cuban Pork Shoulder

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A traditional Christmas meal in Cuban households, this Cuban pork shoulder recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings!  Cuban cuisine is not complete without talking about (and eating) pork. Pork was the centerpiece of many family meals growing up, whether it was a whole hog for Christmas Eve dinner (known as Noche Buena), or a pork shoulder for Easter and most holidays. Enjoying the meal together as a family is the…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo - A delicious, economical, and clean eating friendly ground beef recipe! * GoodieGodmother.com

Cuban picadillo is an economical, easy to make, delicious dish! It’s great served with rice or salad, and with wholesome ingredients, is a great ground beef recipe to add to your dinner rotation.  It seems fitting to be posting a Cuban recipe today. My in-laws are visiting, and I have very much appreciated the chance to pick their brains about cooking while here. In fact, one of the recipes you’ll see soon-ish…

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Blog Recipes/ Breads/ Breakfast/ Desserts and Sweets

Guava Cheese Braided Bread

Guava Cheese Braided Bread is a Cuban twist on a brunch favorite! This easy sweet bread makes a lovely breakfast, snack, dessert, or neighbor gift! Get the recipe and a video tutorial on GoodieGodmother.com

A favorite from my bakery days, guava cheese braided bread is a sweet braided bread filled with sweet guava and cream cheese – a classic Cuban flavor combination! This recipe is going up on the blog by request of one of my former bakery clients. Whenever I would have the guava cheese braided breads on the menu, she’d have me set at least one aside for her to pick up.…

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Blog Recipes/ Cakes and Cupcakes/ Desserts and Sweets

Tres Leches Cake from Scratch

Tres Leches Cake - Three Milks Cake - is an easy and popular poke cake in Latin America. Try this recipe and you'll see why! * GoodieGodmother.com

Make this tres leches cake from scratch for your next fiesta! A dessert beloved all over Latin America, this slightly cinnamon-spiced poke cake is always a hit! There is nothing quite like a really good tres leches cake. If you’ve never had tres leches cake, you need to remedy this. As someone who is just making this statistic up right now, I’m going to go ahead and say it’s the…

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Blog Recipes/ Sauces and Condiments/ Side Dishes

Yuca con Mojo

Yuca con Mojo - a delicious Cuban dish that makes a great alternative to potatoes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo friendly} * GoodieGodmother.com

Yuca con mojo – yuca with mojo sauce – is a great substitute for a mashed potato dish. The yuca is satisfyingly starchy and delicious when topped with the garlicky onion-y mojo sauce.  Yuca con mojo is a dish you’ll find at almost any Cuban party and around the family dinner table at least a few times a month. Yuca, a starchy, inexpensive, and versatile edible root found in the…

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Blog Recipes/ Sauces and Condiments

Cuban Style Chimichurri Sauce

Cuban Style Chimichurri Sauce - a garlicky, fresh-flavored condiment perfect to have on hand for a variety of dishes. Ready in minutes with the recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Chimichurri sauce is a fabulous garlicky green sauce that makes the flavor of so many dishes pop! Originally from Argentina, it is also found in other Latin American cuisines, like in many Cuban dishes, which is how I was first introduced to this versatile condiment. The first time I recall having chimichurri, even though I know it wasn’t actually the first time, was after I took either the ACT or…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Cuban Coffee Truffles

Cuban Coffee Truffles - a perfect dessert recipe for coffee lovers!

  I spent a lot of time thinking about this post. Not only is it the first of 2016, it kicks off a weekend of birthday celebrations for our family. I wanted this recipe to be relevant somehow to all this change and celebration, and the most fitting idea came to me in the form of Cuban coffee truffles. Truffles, with their creamy ganache center enrobed in rich chocolate, are…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Sandwiches

THE Authentic Cuban Sandwich

How to make an authentic Cuban sandwich, with a little help from your slow cooker if you can't find all the ingredients. ;) Easy, delicious, authentic!

This is The Cuban Sandwich recipe, for The Cuban Sandwich. Cuban sandwiches are easy to make, they’re a staple at restaurants and walk-up windows all over Miami, and they are just one of those South Florida street foods everyone knows. And there is one way to make them. Period. It involves 6 simple ingredients: Cuban bread, mustard, Swiss cheese, pickles, mojo pork, and sweet ham. That’s it. No aioli, no salami,…

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Side Dishes

Cuban Sweet Plantains (Maduros)

You'd never guess these Cuban Sweet Plantains, also called "maduros", have no added sugar! A popular and easy to make side dish with just two ingredients.

As I prepared this dish, killing time by playing Candy Crush (as I do), I had a revelation that not only makes me laugh even now, but immediately conjures up the image of my father-in-law handing out food saying “Esto no engorda” (This isn’t fattening). The last time this happened was this past Christmas when he was passing around homemade chicharron (crispy pork rinds) he made on the grill while…

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