EXPLORATION FOOD

from foie gras to french fries and everything yummy in between.

Recipe:Vanilla Sugar

  Making Vanilla Sugar is easy. I am sure most of you have the recipe, but just in case... 1-2 Vanilla beans *I like to use just the pods after I have scraped them for another recipe. So make some Creme Brulee then use the pods here... 2 cups sugar *if you use...

Yummy Caramel Apples

There are lots of Caramel Apple options out there, here are our faves! Dipping Caramel Recipe 1 c. Sugar 1c. Heavy Cream 1 T. corn syrup ( we used light, but if you want a deeper brown color, use dark) 3T unsalted BUTTER (no substitutions) Combine all ingredients into...

Recipe – Hot Crab Dip

This recipe is a family favorite. It is requested at all our parties and never lasts very long!    Now.. for the crab. I use the stuff you get from the refrigerated section. It will cost around $10-12. Just stay away from the cheapo stuff that is near the tuna aisle....

Oh Baby Baby! – Foodie Heaven

I've been MIA for the past few days in preparation for my little sister Lea's Big Baby shower. In true Cabrera party fashion, it was quite a shindig. Mama cooked for days... as did I. And I created some fun party decorations. (a bit of a challenge since I am not...

Brazilian Lemonade

I first had this delicious drink while at a Chausseria. So easy and oh so yummy! Tuda Bang! ingredients 2 limes {I know it says lemonade but just go with it!} 3 cups cold water 1/2 c sweetened condensed milk 1/3 c sugar ice for serving Wash limes well. Cut off ends...

More Yummy Goodness

So as I mentioned before (here) I am very proud to be a part of the PC Gourment book project. And this week, we are celebrating~ to do so here is another fun sneak peek into the book.  And if you like recipies and foodie goodness... be sure to visit my food blog (link...

Recipe: Quick Grilling Marinade

This is simple but flavorful. the best part. . . it only needs to marinate for a very short time! [perfect for those last moment dinner ideas] TRUST ME, as simple as it sounds... it imparts a lot of flavor! try it on beef or pork. this is enough for about 2 lbs of...

recipe: Dutch Babies aka Puffy Pancake

  It looks even better within the first 3 min. out of the oven! this is a yummy, but still easy breakfast. EXCELLENT with some sausage. (or spam) you will need: a 13x9 glass pan 1 stick butter 1C milk 4 eggs 1C flour 1/2C sugar powdered sugar for dusting preheat the...

recipe: hamburger pie

  This recipe is inspired by a Moroccan version of this pie. My family however is not fond of strong Moroccan flavors... so I made this as a breakfast/brunch dish. you will need 9 sheets of prepared filo - thawed 1 stick butter melted 1# ground beef 1 med onion, small...

a simple side

Here is a simple recipe, a great way to use up those canned veggies I have stored up in my pantry. The result is a lot less heavy than you may thing looking at it. I served it along side some grilled chops. 6 slices bacon 2 cans corn 1 can white hominy 1 T. butter 1/4...

a recipe request

So was your Turkey day as awesome as ours was? Here is the recap. And some recipes, now, I know they would have been handy about a week ago, but some of these make great sides for Chirstmas as well. Ana's Pinapple Cranberry sauce for people who dont like Cranberry...

everyday recipe: Mama’s Torta

Mama's Torta This is a great dish for an easy supper, breakfast, brunch, or lunch for that matter. it is satisfying.. and oh so yummy with some fresh hot rice and a little banana katsup. stuff you'll need: 1/4 of an onion chopped small 1/4 of a roma tomato chopped...

Everyday Meat Sauce

i intended to take a picture of my wonderful weekday pasta, but my kids had another idea. it was gone before i could! (good sign) this is a recipe for my everyday pasta. it is easy to make, inexpensive, and still very tasty! ingredients 1#ground beef1/2# ground...

filipino bbq on a stick

my pictures just didn't turn out well. but, here is the recipe for a party favorite. we made this tonight and they were just yummy! 2.5# pork (i like to use shoulder, picnic, butt, whatever is cheap) 2C Filipino soy (look for Silver Swan brand or marca pina) note...