Bean Salad

So my inspiration for this salad comes from my mother.  Growing up we always had a pot of black beans from the motherland.  The pot was either in the refrigerator or on the stove, ALWAYS!  And let me tell you, the beans from her country are always amazing, but I have to say opening the lid had a smell that I will never forget, especially when they were cold!   Anyways, my mom loves her beans obviously, so when she wanted a quick snack, she would create a bean salad after a long day of work.  She ...

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Arepa con Queso (Corn Cakes)

A-R-E-P-A Whats that spell! AREPA. Your probably wondering what the heck is that...? Arepa is a corn cake. It is round in shape (similar to a tortilla) and is made out of maize flour. I first discovered this so called arepa when I  visited my moms country, Colombia.  Colombia ah... where do I begin..such a beautiful country where there is so much to see, do, and eat (EMPHASIS ON THE EATING PART!)  I haven't been back in over 9 years. A visit is long over due. Back to these lovely corn ...

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Rosemary Grapefruit Cocktail

As a little girl, I remember my father loved eating grapefruits. I loved them myself, but never liked to peel them for some odd reason…. Maybe, because I couldn't get my little fingers to peel them.  Every time I go to the grocery store and I see those giant fruits, I always have that memory of my father, sitting on the couch watching the Discovery Channel and eating a grapefruit. So now that I’m a young adult why not make a cocktail with grapefruit. I mean it only sounds right? Right?  They ...

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