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De vuelta a mi rutina (que odio) 
Jun. 11, 2010 9:14 pm 
Updated: Jul. 5, 2012 5:53 pm
Si, odio mi rutina presente. Me levanto, desayuno, busco trabajo, limpio y cocino. Ya!! Eso es todo!! Estoy LOCA por conseguir empleo.
Bueno, mientras tanto estoy aqui tomandole fotos a mi jardin y a mi comida. Yo me mude a esta casa en Agosto del año pasado. Como la primavera ya habia pasado, no tuve la oportunidad de ver lo que he visto en estos ultimos meses!! Resulta que la dueña anterior de esta casa, habia sembrado muchas flores y plantas hermosas (de esas que siguen saliendo año tras año y la nieve no mata sus raices/perennials). Se pueden imaginar mi sorpresa al ver un monton de Lilies salir en mi jardin. Son bellisimas!! Las fotos muestran la misma area en tres diferentes tiempos.  
Uno de mis perritos haciendo pipi en mis Hostas (yo pense que estaban muertas)
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Las lilies empezando a florecer
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Que lindas, no?? (Y si, mi perrito sigue haciendo pipi en el palito de la esquina derecha arriba de
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Jun. 12, 2010 10:34 am
Beautiful photos! Sorry, I don't speak spanish, though. Thanks for sharing them!
Sarah G. 
Jun. 12, 2010 3:08 pm
Ojala que encuentras buen trabajo pronto! Por lo menos su jardin es una belleza. :)
Jun. 14, 2010 7:52 am
¡Su jardín es magnífico! (y está tan su pequeño perro!) :) ¡Tenga paciencia, usted encontrará el trabajo pronto, mientras tanto, para continuar cocinando y para tomar las grandes fotos del alimento que usted crea! ¡Disfrute del verano antes de que venga la nieve otra vez!
Jun. 14, 2010 8:20 am
Thank you, Lace!! I didn't see a Blog in Spanish so I kind of started one :0) Sarah: Muchas gracias. Solicite para dos trabajos la semana pasada. Ya veremos. :o) Gitano: Gracias!! Mis perritos son un amor! Los quiero mucho. Estoy tratando de disfrutar el verano al maximo! Mi sobrina viene desde Puerto Rico al fin de este mes a visitar. :0)
Jul. 26, 2010 3:30 am
Latina, Hi how are you?.. If you remember me from cooking friends days good to see you :).. Although I dont understand Spanish , but pictures are really beautiful ..keep them coming :-).. hugs and smiles
Aug. 25, 2010 1:59 pm
Hola!! espero que encuentres trabajo pronto : )
Oct. 9, 2010 4:15 am
Hola! Vi el nombre de mi islita y me emocione. Yo me paso buscando recetas aqui en un exito. Me mude a EU en marzo y vivia en Luquillo con mi familia hasta entonces. Te comparto mi blog bilingue hasta miembro para seguir en comunicacion.
Oct. 17, 2010 2:14 pm
Hi! I noticed that your husband was stationed at Ft. Bragg and I thought that was cool (I'm from Fayetteville). Anyways, we're having a Halloween party soon, and I was wondering if you would mind posting in your blog exactly how you made those adorable candy corn sugar cookies from this recipe: BTW, be glad you're not in Fayetteville anymore! Thanks to BRAC and the 82nd getting back, it's crazy packed there! Thanks!!! -Tiffany
Oct. 19, 2010 8:13 am
Hi. I noticed that you live in the STL area - so do I. Do you know of any Hispanic Markets in the area where I can get Goya Empanada Discs or fresh recao? Thanks :)
Oct. 24, 2010 4:20 pm
Hey lady, its been a while since we've talked.. nice to see you're doing well...Get ahold of me if you get a chance
Nov. 22, 2010 5:28 am
Hola. Buenas dias. Espanol es mi lingua segunda. :-) Hi. I took 6 years of Spanish in JHS, HS, and College, and pretty much forgot it all, well, at least most of my grammar and vocabulary, but I enjoyed reading and 95% understanding all the above. Thank you for helping me brush up on mi Espanol. Yo voy a preparar su Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake. Gracias "for posting." ;-) Vaya con Dios! Guillermo (Billy en Engles)
Nov. 22, 2010 5:33 am
BTW - Just read the About Me in English. Wow! Your picture makes you look like you could be my daughter! I'd love to try your mom's favorite dish - I love a challenge, as well, and I haven't tried Puerto Rican cooking - yet! ;-) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Nov. 22, 2010 5:49 am
Por cierto - Acabo de leer el Acerca de mí en Inglés. Wow! Tu imagen te hace ver como usted podría ser mi hija! Me encantaría probar el plato favorito de su madre - Me encantan los retos, así, y yo no he probado la cocina de Puerto Rico - todavía! ;-) Tiene una maravillosa acción de gracias! Vaya con Dios!
Dec. 5, 2010 10:18 am
hola! Me encanto ver que alguien habia hecho post un blog en espanol!Espero que no sea el ultimo. Me encantaron las fotos de su jardin! Estuve mirando las fotos de los platillos que prepara muy buena cocinera!
Dec. 21, 2010 6:20 pm
@cake1980 I lived in STL for 10 years (just moved to ATL). There is a Cuban market on South Kingshighway. La Tropicana Market & Cafe is located on 5001 Lindenwood, St.Louis, MO 63109 There is also an international market on South Grand that sells Hispanic food. Jay International is located on 3172 South Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118. Global Food Market is another option. This one is located on 421 North Kirkwood Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63122
Mar. 14, 2011 9:15 am
Thank you for the info :)
Apr. 18, 2011 5:55 pm
Hello, My name is Amy and I live in cold Michigan. I am having a shower and featuring foods from the bride and grooms heritage. I need help with puerto rican appetizers? think quick and easy or something I can make ahead. I have ok skills but not alot of time the day of the event. let me know your thoughts if you get a minute. My email is
May 14, 2011 12:24 pm
Exelente, LatinaCook! Mi esponol es muy malo!!!
May 14, 2011 12:31 pm
Mi clase de esponol es muy lenta. Voy quiero ir a la Puerto Rico algún momento!
May 26, 2011 5:43 pm
Su lirios son magníficos!
Jun. 25, 2011 2:14 pm
Saw your sofrito picture and it looks like how my old friend's grandma's sofrito would come out and she would not give out the recipe. I was just wondering if you followed the recipe or if you made any changes? If you did please let me know. Thanks!
Jul. 13, 2011 8:53 am
LatinaCook, te quiero felicitar por la excelente representación de nuestras costumbres culinarias en el programa "Whats Cooking". Mi esposa e hijos disfrutamos de tus recetas y te deseamo el mayor de los exitos. Un calido saludo de un hermano Puertorriqueño.
Sep. 19, 2011 5:36 am
FYI Do your research first! From Wikipedia. What was known as pizza in Europe is very different from what is called Pizza here in the U.S. The first printed reference to "pizza" served in the US is a 1903 article in the Boston Journal. [12] The first "official" pizzeria in America is generally believed to have been founded by Gennaro Lombardi in Little Italy, Manhattan, New York. Gennaro Lombardi opened a grocery store in 1897 which was later established as the first pizzeria in America in 1905 with New York's issuance of the mercantile license. An employee of his, Antonio Totonno Pero, began making pizza for the store to sell that same year. The price for a pizza was five cents but, since many people could not afford the cost of a whole pie, they would instead say how much they could pay and they were given a slice corresponding to the amount offered. In 1924, Totonno left Lombardi's to open his own pizzeria on Coney Island called Totonno's. While the original Lombardi's closed its doors in 1984, it was reopened in 1994 just down the street and is run by Lombardi's grandson.
Jul. 5, 2012 5:53 pm
Que sorpresa ver que escribes en español!! Así debe ser orgullo latino 100%
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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.
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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)
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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
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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)
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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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