Category Archives for Geek Recipes

Little Smokies Wrapped in Bacon

These bacon-wrapped little smokies are easy, quick and a crowd-pleaser. They are a hit in any party or social gathering. One of my favorites appetizer recipes. Only 4 ingredients! When it comes to finger food for a party I like my recipes as easiest as possible. In real life, I’m not a Martha Stewart that […]

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Puerto Rican Flancocho / Chocoflan

This amazing cake has many names: flancocho, chocoflan or torta imposible, which literally means “impossible cake”. This cake is the best of two of my favorites desserts, chocolate cake and flan. How to make the flan? The flan on this recipe resembles a lot of Spanish flan de queso. Creamy, dense and silky flan with […]

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Russian Salad (Ensalada Rusa)

Authentic Russian salad recipe in less than 30 minutes. A fulfilling and customizable salad. This is a quick recipe that you can easily adapt to feed a crowd. This salad is also called Oliver salad or Olyvieh. The creator was a chef named Lucien Oliver —hence the name — and it quickly spread through eastern […]

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Sopa de Ajo Castellana (Spanish Garlic Soup)

Authentic Sopa de Ajo Castellana for a cold winter night. Just 4 main ingredients: garlic, olive oil, bread and beef broth (+ a little cooking secret) Spanish cuisine has utter respect for humble ingredients. It’s never about stuffing soups like in an American chowder (that I also love). It’s more about combining a few ingredients […]

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Jamaican Steamed Cabbage Salad

Steamed cabbage Jamaican style is a tender, sweet, spicy and overall flavorful salad. A delicious side dish loaded with vegetables in less than 20 minutes. This salad is wildly popular in the Caribbean islands for good reasons. It’s a refreshing and sweet salad that goes well as a side dish with almost any main dish […]

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Puerto Rican Bacalaitos (Codfish Fritters)

Puerto Rican bacalaitos are one of the most flavorful appetizers out there. Easy codfish fritters made with everyday ingredients. These fritters are a staple recipe on the island, and for a good reason: they are incredibly tasty. Seasoned with fresh herbs and spices. Crispy outside with a fluffy and salty inside. And being an anti-cod […]

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