Easy Recipe: Pique (Puerto Rican Hot Sauce)

I remember when I was a little girl, my father would always add Pique (Puerto Rican Hot Sauce) to his rice and beans.  He said the heat of the Pique would enhance the flavor of the beans and give it a spicy kick.  As a little girl, I could not stand the heat, it was way too spicy for me but now that I'm older, I love spicy foods.  I especially love eating beans spiced with a dash or two of Pique just like Papi (Dad).  My son, who's 14, has been adding Pique to his foods since he was about 5 … [Read more...]

Ramblings: Never Mess with a Woman’s Cooking!

rice and beans dish

When my husband and I first moved in together I didn't really know much about cooking.  I mean, I watched my grandparents and mom cook all these delectable and traditional Puerto Rican dishes so it wasn't like I didn't know how to cook,  I just never really actually prepared a meal before. Before I cooked my very first meal, I did what any smart person would do.  I called my mom. Me: Ma, what is your secret?  What makes your food taste so good?  (It's not cheating if you ask your mom … [Read more...]