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Puerto Rican Mofongo Turkey Stuffing

  • Prep15min
  • Total35min
  • Ingredients8
  • Servings 8

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8 Ingredients

12
ozs of bacon cut into fine pieces Save $
Frying oil
1
medium onion, chopped
4
green plantains
4
mashed garlic cloves
1/4
cup green pepper
1/4
cup red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
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  • In a pan, stirfry the bacon in oil until crunchy, stirring it constantly to prevent over burning. Remove from heat and cook the onions in the same oil.
  • 2 Peel the plantains and them into one-inch pieces. Fry until soft on all sides. Mash them with the garlic and place them in a bowl. Season and mix with the onions and bacon until unifom, add peppers and stuff turkey.
  • 3 If you choose to serve as a side, keep warm until ready to serve. The onions and oil will keep it moist and prevent it from over drying.

Pumpkin Arroz con Leche

 

  • 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4

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12 Ingredients

3 1/2

cups whole milk
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon nutmeg, ground
2
cloves
1
cinnamon stick
1
cup Arborio rice
7.5
ozs pumpkin puree
1/3
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
Orange zest for garnish
Pepitas for garnish
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  • 1 In a heavy saucepan, combine milk, salt, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon over medium heat. Bring to a slow simmer.
  • 2 Add rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Let simmer, stirring occasionally until rice is tender; approximately 20 minutes.
  • 3 Uncover and fold in pumpkin puree, sugar and vanilla until completely combined. Cook for 5 more minutes. Cover and remove from heat. Discard cinnamon sticks and cloves. Let cool.
  • 4 To serve, garnish with orange zest and pepitas.

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Puerto Rican Coquito Cheesecake

 

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 17
  • Servings 8

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17 Ingredients

For the coquito:

12
oz coconut milk
8.5
oz coconut cream
12
oz evaporated milk
1
tablespoon vanilla
2
cinnamon sticks
1
cup white rum (optional)

For the cheesecake:

1 1/2
cups Graham crackers, ground
1/3
cup unsalted butter, softened
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1/2
cup condensed milk
1
cup coquito drink
4
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground clove
1/2
cup sugar
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  • For the coquito: In a blender, process all ingredients. You can make an alcohol-free version without rum.
  • 2 For the cheesecake: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 3 Combine ground Graham crackers with softened butter. Pour into a spring-loaded 7-inch mold and press firmly into the bottom to create the crust. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
  • 4 In a blender, combine cream cheese, flour, condensed milk, coquito drink, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and sugar.
  • 5 Pour into the mold and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • 6 Remove from oven and let cool completely. Serve and enjoy!

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Puerto Rican Pastelon Lasagna

 

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6

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12 Ingredients

6
ripe maduro
1/3
cup vegetable oil + 2 teaspoons
2
lbs ground meat
1
teaspoon dry oregano
1/2
teaspoon cumin powder (or to taste)
Salt and pepper
2
tablespoons sofrito
2
tablespoons tomato paste
1
seasoning package
1/3
cup green olives stuffed with pepper
1
cup quesillo or grated mozzarella cheese (optional)
4
slightly beaten eggs

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  • Peel the bananas and slice them length-wise.
  • 2 Heat up 1/3 cup oil in a pan and fry the bananas until they’re golden brown. Drain them on a paper towel and set aside.
  • 3 In another pan, heat a tablespoon of oil and fry the meat until it changes color. Season with the oregano, cumin, salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4 In another pan, use the extra tablespoon oil to fry the sofrito with the tomato paste, the seasoning, and olives. Add the cooked meat and finish cooking. Fix the seasoning if you think it’s necessary. Set aside.
  • 5 Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • 6 Cover a rectangular mold with butter. Beat the eggs with salt and pepper and pour half at the bottom of the mold. Then, place a layer of fried ripe maduro.
  • 7 Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  • 8 Then, add all of the meat.
  • 9 Cover with another layer of fried ripe maduro.
  • 10 Finish with the rest of the beaten egg.
  • 11 Bake for 25 minutes. Take it out of the oven and set aside for 15 minutes before cutting.

 

 

Pastelillos de Guayaba

INGREDIENTES

  • 5 oz. de queso blanco ECONO
  • 5 oz. de pasta de guayaba ECONO
  • 1 pqte. de hojaldre para empanadas
  • ½ taza de nueces tostadas

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PROCEDIMIENTO

¡Convierte tu cocina en una fábrica de sabor para tu familia! Aprende a preparar unos ricos Pastelillos de Guayaba y ¡disfruta el proceso!

Calienta el horno a 400 �? F.

Con un cortador de galletas redondo de 1¾ de diámetro, corta cuatro círculos en cada ronda de hojaldre (48 rondas). Divide los círculos que cortaste, equitativamente entre las bandejas de hornear forradas con papel de pergamino. Deja una pulgada de espacio entre cada ronda.

Hornea hasta que estén ligeramente dorados y soplados (alrededor de 8 minutos).

Con la parte de atrás de una cuchara pequeña, presiona hacia abajo los centros de los pasteles calientes (para hacer hendiduras). Coloca una pieza de queso blanco y de la pasta de guayaba, en cada hendidura. Hornea hasta que la guayaba y el queso estén suaves y derretidos, (alrededor de 8 minutos).

Transfiere los pastelitos a la rejilla para enfriar. Deja reposar hasta que se enfríen, (por unos 10 minutos) ¡y listo!

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Mousse 🍨

This pumpkin mousse is a fabulous no-bake dessert, although you do cook it a little bit on the stovetop. It’s then chilled and lightened by folding in some coconut whipped cream. It’s not as light as typical mousse, but it is lighter, kind of like a thinner pudding. Anyway, if you have some friends or family with special diets or are keeping your waistline in check this holiday season, be sure to give this recipe a try! You can even make it paleo by changing the honey for maple syrup.

Serves 6 to 8 servings

This lightened up Pumpkin Mousse is gluten and dairy free, and full of pumpkin spices! Perfect for a healthier Thanksgiving or fall dessert!

Ingredients

1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree

3 (13.5oz) cans full fat coconut milk

1/2 cup honey

1 Tbsp vanilla

2 1/2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp salt

2 packets stevia or 2 tsp sugar

Instructions

1 REFRIGERATE ALL 3 CANS OF COCONUT MILK OVERNIGHT.

2 CHILL the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk attachment in the fridge (20+min) or freezer (10 min).

3 Remove 1 can of coconut milk from the fridge, turn it upside down and open the can. Pour out the clear liquid into a container to store in the refrigerator for later (use in smoothies, soups, etc.). Scoop out the cream with a spoon and place in a medium saucepan.

4 Add the pumpkin, honey, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and salt to the saucepan with the coconut cream. Cook on medium heat until the mixture simmers. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl that has been placed inside an ice-water bath (another bowl with ice and water). Stir the mixture to cool it faster. Let the bowl of pumpkin sit in the ice-water bath while you work on the next step. It’s important to keep everything cold so the pumpkin mousse is stiff instead of soupy.

5. Once the pumpkin mixture has cooled, prepare the coconut whipped cream. Remove the remaining 2 cans of coconut milk from the refrigerator, turn them upside down and open the cans. Pour out the clear liquid into a container to store in the refrigerator for later. Scoop out the cream with a spoon and place in the chilled mixing bowl. Attach the whisk to the stand mixer and whip until stiff peaks form, adding 2 stevia packets to sweeten the whipped coconut cream, if desired.

6. Gently fold in ⅔ to ¾ of the whipped coconut cream into the pumpkin mixture, being careful not to over-mix.

7. Fill a pastry bag that has been fitted with a star tip with the pumpkin mixture, and pipe it into 6 to 8 small dessert dishes. Do a little at a time, so you don’t warm the mousse too much in the pastry bag with your hands. (You may scoop the mousse into dishes if you don’t have a pastry bag.)

8. Top with a little swirl or dollop of the remaining whipped coconut cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired. Chill the pumpkin mousse in the refrigerator for an hour or two before serving. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week in a container with a lid.

2017 Turkey Day Outfits

Quick confession: I’ve been dreaming about turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce for awhile now.

Thanksgiving is about kicking off the holiday season with family, friends and of course, delicious food. But whether you’re traveling or hosting the holiday at home, you’ll want to be cozy and warm for the big day.

This outfit is not only stylish but unbelievably easy to style. Instead of playing it safe with your basic oversized sweater, try something with unusual proportions layered over distressed denim and striking heels or ankle boots. Pair with some eye-catching hoops and large clutch.

No matter what your Thanksgiving plans are this year, the key to the perfect ensemble is pairing pieces that work together to form cute AND comfy outfits. No one wants to be fidgeting with too-tight pants as they collapse onto the couch to sleep off the Thanksgiving feast.

But then again, sweatpants and tees aren’t exactly the most flattering option to sport at the holiday get together. Instead, consider wearing one of these cute and comfy outfits to feel good (and look good) all day long. Whether you’re planning on keeping your look casual, dressing up for your holiday feast or lounging around in front of the television after you’ve stuffed your tummy, we have the perfect looks that will ensure comfort all day through!

Thanksgiving holiday with the fam! The loose cardigan is great for wrapping yourself up in after you’ve finished your dinner and don’t want anyone seeing the dreaded bloat. Pair it with a loose tank and some comfy jeans, and don’t forget to add your favorite accessories like a plaid scarf or a necklace! You can’t go wrong with these cute and comfy outfits!

Are you more of a leggings and sweater girl? Me too. This clothing couple are a match made in heaven, especially for Thanksgiving. A thick knit sweater will keep you warm all night long, while leggings will nicely conform to your growing belly. For some extra pizzazz, opt for faux leather leggings and dress it up with your favorite pair of boots!

It seems like plaid is always the print of choice once the colder weather finally hits, maybe because it’s perfect for layering…after all who doesn’t love a good plaid flannel? Wear your flannel over a comfy t-shirt or layer it under a vest for a cute and comfy Thanksgiving outfit. Top it off with accessories of your choice and maybe some faux denim leggings to keep you comfy post-dinner! And if your item of choice isn’t a flannel, you can still incorporate the plaid with a warm blanket sweater or a cozy scarf!

As the holiday season arrives, ‘WHAT DO I WEAR’ the question strikes in your mind. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to pull out your animal sweater with fall colors and fabrics like tweed or boucle jacket.

Thanksgiving outfits ideas can vary from casual to dressy based on where you’re likely to receive your grub on. Considering the aforementioned ways will certainly help you locate the perfect outfits for Thanksgiving Day. Halloween is among my favored holidays!

You don’t need to be Bill Gates, but you have to dress as if you may be.

Tarta de yogur, parecida al cheese cake 🍰🇵🇷

The story is that a long time ago on a small and enchanted little island, Guava met Cream Cheese. Guava noticed Cream Cheese first and was very taken with how smooth and understated he was, although Guava had heard that Cream Cheese could be a little sour on occasion. Suddenly Cream Cheese looked up and their eyes met. Cream Cheese couldn’t help but notice Guava because of her bright red dress. He walked across the room toward her with a smooth and seamless strut. Cream Cheese took Guava’s hand and introduced himself. She gave him a sweet smile. From then on Guava and Cream Cheese were inseparable. They were the perfect pair of sweet with a touch of sour, and they lived happily ever after.

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Ingredientes

  • 150 gr. de galletas
  • 60 gr. de mantequilla
  • 3 yogures griegos sin azúcar
  • 1 lata de leche condensada
  • mermelada de fresas

Un postre rápido y fácil de hacer, pues requiere pocos ingredientes, a la vez que económicos. Os lo recomendamos para aquellos que no seáis grandes amigos del queso pero os apetezca un postre con la frescura y la suavidad de la famosa cheese cake.

Preparación:

1. Mientras precalentamos el horno a 180 grados, preparamos la base de la tarta. Para ello, molemos las galletas y las mezclamos con la mantequilla casi fundida. Ayudándonos con los dedos, pellizcando la masa, obtendremos una pasta arenosa y compacta. Extendemos este preparado en la base de un molde desmontable.

2. Mezclamos los yogures y la leche condensada. Vertemos en el molde sobre la masa. Horneamos de 15 a 20 minutos. Una vez fuera del horno, dejamos enfriar la tarta a temperatura ambiente antes de refrigerarla.

Decoración:

Consigue ese efecto de mármol poniendo sobre la tarta una capa de yogur y algunas bandas de mermelada. Con un tenedor, arrastra y funde la mermelada sobre el yogur para dibujar.

Bacalaitos Puertorriqueños 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷

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Ingredientes

1 libra de bacalao

1/4 pimientos rojos

1/4 cebolla cortada en pedacitos

1 mano de cilantro fresco

3 dientes de ajo fresco machacado

1 sobre de sazon con culantro y achiote

1 cucharadita de pimienta negra

3 tazas de harina de trigo sal al gusto o sazonador de sal

4 tazas de agua o agua dependiendo de como prefieras el bacalaito aceite para freir

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