Trinidad Macaroni Pie (recipe)

Trinidad Macaroni Pie (recipe)

    Trinidad Macaroni Pie. I had often wondered if there is such a thing in a definitive sense, however I have gotten so many hits with that as a search term that I now have to believe that there is. Coupled with the fact…

Sarina’s Miniature Hot Pepper Soufflés (recipe)

Sarina’s Miniature Hot Pepper Soufflés (recipe)

I have always been intimidated by soufflés. No, that’s not quite true. I had never thought of a soufflé? as something that should intimidate me, until I saw the horrors that Lucy Liu’s character had with them in one of the Charlies’ Angels movies. Ever…

Ole Year Offerings (2006): Roasted Garlic White Pizza with Garlic Sauce

Ole Year Offerings (2006): Roasted Garlic White Pizza with Garlic Sauce

Pizza is the ultimate crowd pleaser and this ‘up-scale’ vegetarian version is sure to be a hit with whatever crowd you have over for the New Year. I replaced the fontina with cheddar (much cheaper and also the traditional pizza cheese here in Trinidad :D),…

How To Create The Perfect Cheese Plate

How To Create The Perfect Cheese Plate

Trini blogger (and apparent Carnival addict) Fit4Mas recently posted a guide to creating a Cheese Plate. I love cheese plates and have never known how to go about putting one together! Were there dos? Were there don’ts? Well.. now I know! And now you will…

Macaroni Pie, Callaloo and Ginger Beer

Macaroni Pie, Callaloo and Ginger Beer

Mom’s macaroni pie, callaloo and ginger beer 😀

What to Bring to the Party – Suggestions for a Gourmet Lover

Holiday time is upon us and that means one thing. Entertaining. Whether you are visiting someone’s house for a few hours or a weekend it’s always good form to carry something in hand. But what do you choose that hasn’t been given 1000 times before?…

Cooking Tips From The Pros

Cooking Tips From The Pros

From GlobalChefs.com (a culinary online magazine written by chefs) comes the following “Cooking Tips From The Pros”. Cooking With Olive Oil Do not saute (fry) food in good olive oil. High quality olive oils contain small particles from the olives that the oil was pressed…

Double Corn Spoon Bread with Green Chiles (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1992)

Double Corn Spoon Bread with Green Chiles (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1992)

The contrasting tastes and textures of cornmeal and fresh corn kernels enrich the following recipe from Georgeanne Brennan. Tasters at the San Francisco Chronicle really liked the charred fresh chiles and the light, souffle-like texture. Serve this anytime — even for a light supper with…

Twice-Baked Goat Cheese Souffle (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 2000)

Twice-Baked Goat Cheese Souffle (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 2000)

This souffle is baked in individual ramekins, then cooled and baked again right before serving, making it a great choice for entertaining. Tasters loved its delicate texture and subtle goat cheese flavor.