I didn't go to school for cooking nor did I read a "fancy" book. I was simply a little girl of West Indian and Hispanic decent, who sat in her mom's kitchen, grandmother's kitchen and aunt's kitchen in awe and amazement of the smells and sounds of cooking. Often I wondered of the day it would be "my turn", my turn to stir the pot or add the spices!. As I became a teenager and onto young adulthood, I found myself taking control of every kitchen I stepped into.
I made every holiday dinner every year and demanded that my mom not lift a finger. As acquaintances became friends, they too became victims of my "need" for cooking. I watched for years as the women in my young life cooked for our family. From the simplest dishes to the elaborate settings during the holidays. As I grew older and had children of my own was the greatest feeling ever! I thought, now I can take some of what I observed in those kitchens so long ago, add my own twists and start a new legacy.
During my time on this blog, for however long it may be. I will post pictures of some of my tasty meals and snacks and what inspired me to make them. If anyone reading this would like a recipe, please contact me directly. I am more than happy to help. Some of the pictures you will see are of traditional West Indian and Spanish (decent). These dishes are also inspired by me trying new things, adding different styles and flavors to already existing recipes. I have a passion for "soul food" and seafood and I use these in many of my dishes. So, let's get started with the tasty pictures I promised.
Let's start with dessert!
These are Fried (or baked) Apple Pies, they are a hit anytime and can be frozen to cook later. I sprinkled powdered sugar and cinnamon on top. Enjoy!