Yearly Archives: 2012

Not Such A Dummie After All!

  Gees! Finally, I’m UP! Sorry for the downtime everyone.  transferring hosting, pinning, domain moves and writing files isn’t one of my best qualities. After over 100 phone calls, driving everyone over at GoDaddy crazy I finally am SELF-HOSTED! YEAH!

Posted in Random Suff

Elena’s Buffalo Celery Salad

This is a great recipe I came up with to accompany my buffalo adventures. It’s great at BBQ and goes just about with anything. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. Elena’s Buffalo Celery Salad – Serves

Posted in Side Dishes

I Couldn’t Believe My Eye’s! Foodbuzz Top 9!!!

Eek! I guess my saying “Work Hard Play Hard” is proving itself once more! 🙂 I’m so honored. Stunned, Shocked… Did I say stunned!? 2 Blog rewards in ONE WEEK!  First I get a Liebster Blog Award on Valentines Day and

Posted in AWARDS!!!

Elena’s Saffron & Honey Buffalo Drumsticks

One of my FAVORITE dishes is anything buffalo… 🙂 I mean I go crazy for it! There is not one style I have not tried. Baked, Fried, Super Spicy or Mild and Sweet. Drenched in Whiskey or Wine. I have had

Posted in Chicken, ingredient, lunch, Main Course

I’ve Been LIEBSTER’ED! My Very First Blog Award

Hi Everyone! Jason, Over at Griffin’s Grub awarded me with The Liebster Award for being one of his top 5 favorite new blogs.  I can’t begin to express the excitement I experienced in receiving this award especially from such an

Posted in AWARDS!!!

Neighborhood Watch Pledge

I will conduct myself ethically in all aspects of my blog and my interaction with other bloggers. I will give credit where credit is due when I use someone else’s recipe or idea, and I will not use anyone else’s

Posted in Random Suff

Elena’s Tuna & Plantain Escabeche – Puerto Rican Style!

Escabeche around the Caribbean islands is prepared differently. In Puerto Rico escabeche is made with any kind of meat blended in a pickled sauce with either plantains or green bananas.  Our most famous escabeche dish is made with chicken gizzards,

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The Incredible Edible Banana Family!

How many of you know the different members of the banana family? The banana is the best known fruit of the tropics and the most widely eaten. The Caribbeans are home to scores of banana varieties, ranging from the small

Posted in Puerto Rico, the crazy bananaz

Elena’s Spiced Rice Pudding

Today the weather in NYC felt more like spring than the usual February winters I’m used too. It’s days like this that I crave the sun and sandy beaches of my beautiful Puerto Rico island. I daydream all day about

Posted in Dessert, Eggs, Healthy Alternatives, Puerto Rico, Rice

Achiote – Annatto Oil

“Achiote” or Annatto as it’s commonly known in the USA is highly used in Spanish cuisine. Seeds of he Achiote shrub (Bixa Orellana), native to Brazil, have a pleasant but subtle aroma and flavor, but it is for their color

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