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May 10, 2012 9:49 pm 
Updated: Dec. 28, 2012 3:37 pm
It has been nearly 7 years since I became a member of this comprehensive land of culinary awesomeness. Before then, I'd surf around, browse and print out recipes that I thought I'd make one day. I wasn't a member, so I didn't have a recipe box. Yeah, I printed over 300 hundred recipes (as if… MORE
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Apr. 23, 2012 11:04 am 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2012 7:05 pm
My relationship with butter over the years can be described as a LOVE/HATE relationship. I mean, it's delicious and it makes everything richer and better. That's a "no-brainer". However, as a medical professional in the cardiology field I've always seen butter as the bad guy (or girl, butter… MORE
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Jun. 1, 2010 7:42 pm 
Updated: Oct. 28, 2012 10:22 am
Hola a todos! Me llamo Nelly, soy puertorriqueña pero he vivido en los Estados Unidos por muchos años. Sin embargo, no puedo negar el placer que me da leer y hablar en español especialmente con gente que entiende nuestra cultura hispanoamericana. Hasta ahora no he visto Blogs en… MORE
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Jardines Del Caribe, Ponce, Puerto Rico

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About Me
Hola!! I'm a 36 years old Nuclear Medicine Technologist, mom to the smartest and handsomest 16 year old boy (I love you Dan!) and wife to a retired military man. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico but the military brought me to Ft.Bragg, NC where I lived for 13 years. After my husband retired we moved to St. Louis, MO (in August 2009). I'm currently job hunting. I've met some great people in the area but I still miss my family in PR and my friends in NC. Planning meals, cooking and baking take a big chunk of my day and make it more bearable.
My favorite things to cook
A challenge! That's my favorite thing to cook. Making my own versions of popular restaurant foods, making international dishes, making food look pretty and yummilicious... I just LOVE to cook! :o)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being from Puerto Rico, it would be a sin not to mention Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas), Pernil Asado (Roasted Pork), Tostones (Fried Plantains), and Pasteles (hmm...pasteles is kinda like a Puertorican tamale, made with green bananas or yuca root - or even a variation of roots). I do love Bistec Encebollado though and I think my mom makes the best in the world!! I did find a pretty good recipe for this dish at
My cooking triumphs
A triumph for me consists of my husband, or my son, or anyone to tell me that they loved my dish. I love feedback in the kitchen and most of the feedback I get is very good I must say :o)
My cooking tragedies
I just got a new stove when I moved to my new house and I just can't figure out the right setting to cook pancakes!! Hahaha. I always burn one or two before I can get it right and then I FORGET what temperature setting I used!!! I can't remember anything in particular that was a huge disaster but I do mess something up every now and then. Hey, it's life!! Life's boring without mess-ups!!
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