Abuelita-style Beans

They may take a little bit longer, but the time investment is worth it!

Flan de café

One of the best desserts that I loved as a kid was flan. My mom is not a baker by any means necessary, but she always bought flan. It is a prepackaged flan that it is addicting. As in, I bought 2 packets (each packet has 3 flans) and I had to use all of…

Simple Polenta with Carnitas

I saw in the internet a recipe for “Instant Pot Polenta”. I was in disbelief. I did not believe it. So I decided to try it! I searched and the internet delivered! If you google Instant Pot Polenta; the internet will smack you in the head with recipes. Then I saw that Bon Appétit had…

Habichuelas (stewed beans)

Want a yummy side dish that you can pair with some rice? Try my mom’s recipe for habichuelas guisadas!

Arroz Mamposteao’

Want to use some of those leftover rice and beans, try this staple from Puerto Rico!

Chicharrones de pollo

Want chicken with a different twist?! Check out my chicharrones de pollo! A great staple in PR cuisine. Use it as an appetizer or an entree!

Instant Pot Pernil

Don’t want to cook some pernil for 5 hours in the oven? Try it in the instant pot!! Easier clean up and less hassle!!

Instant Pot: Arroz con pollo.

Instant Pot: Arroz con pollo.
Almost as good as mami’s. Also, BONUS recipe for homemade sofrito. Ever thought if you could make arroz con pollo in the instant pot? Check this recipe out!!!