Fruit Cake

Rum Rum Rum in my Cake Cake Cake! My all time favorite cake! Everyone knew how obsessed I was with fruit cake growing up and I still am. Both my grandmothers made extra cake just for me because I would have so much! Now I can make it myself and while good, totally not the … Continue reading Fruit Cake


Well this is going to take you some time! LOL! My recipe for Pastelle, although time consuming, makes all the difference mainly because of how I prepared the meat. I've already gotten several "best pastelle I ever had" comments. For those of you who don't know what this type of Pastelle is, here are the … Continue reading Pastelle

Sorrel Drink

My husband loves sorrel so of I was going to make it this Christmas! Sorrel is a drink made and enjoyed during Christmas time from the flowers of a sorrel plant. The drink without added sugar is extremely sour due to the nature of the plant. I ate a lot of sorrel leaves growing up, … Continue reading Sorrel Drink

Mediterranean, Moroccan, Madness

Truly the perfect plate! Everything goes so well together. My Moroccan inspired chicken gyro, aromatic Indian rice, Greek tzatziki, and good ole sautéed veggies. The Rice: Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 cup rice chicken broth or stock 1 cinnamon stick 3-4 cloves 1 bay leaf 4-6 saffron threads 1 tbsp butter 2-3 tbsp golden raisins 2-3 … Continue reading Mediterranean, Moroccan, Madness

Chicken Gyro At Home

I seriously can't resist gyros, so when I saw a video floating around facebook about homemade gyros in the oven, I had to recreate it myself. I used a spice mix that I stumbled over a long time ago called Ras El Hanout, which originates from Morocco. A couple years back, I tried making grilled … Continue reading Chicken Gyro At Home

Apple Pie

My oh my, apple pie! Oh baby this was a good one. I made this on Thanksgiving day (a Thursday) for hubby and I, shared a piece with a friend the next day, and by Saturday it was all gone. I topped my piece with whipped cream (obviously it should have been ice-cream but I … Continue reading Apple Pie

Hops! (Aka Rolls)

A Trini staple throughout the year is Hops bread. Its basically a fluffy, airy dinner roll. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, it does the job! This was my first attempt at making Hops bread. I used a combination of recipes, one I found online, the other in my Naparima cookbook and the last was good old … Continue reading Hops! (Aka Rolls)

THE Best Stuffing, Dressing, whatever the hell you wanna call it!

You can't have a holiday party, may it be Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's without Stuffing! The perfect stuffing for me has to have a little crunch (pecans), a little sweet (corn bread), a little fruit (apples, I sometimes use dried cranberries), and a whole lota rich and savory (sausage, fennel, onions, wine, etc). I usually … Continue reading THE Best Stuffing, Dressing, whatever the hell you wanna call it!