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Cheesecake filled strawberries

I am a sucker for easy recipes and this surely was. I already had the Powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cream cheese at home. Mix 8 oz. cream cheese softened 3 tbsp powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract together. Wash and prep you strawberries by cutting the top off and clean the inside out. Also cut the little tip from the bottom so they can stand on their own. I ended up eating those little pieces I cut off. If you don’t have a piping bag don’t worry, neither did I. Just put the mix in a zip lock bag and cut of the tip off one of the sides and you fill the strawberry! You can decorate it how you like. I used graham crumbs. When I went to the store to buy the strawberries I couldn’t find graham crackers so I used teddy grahams. I’ve seen pics of these with whipped cream and chocolate on top. Once again just be creative 🙂

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Cookie dough balls

I made these today and we also very easy to make.
Ingredients used:
1cup softened butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
mini chocolate chips (to taste)
Other recipes call for flour, white sugar, and sea salt which is something you can do. Just mix it all together and roll them into balls. You then put them in the fridge to chill. You can dip them in chocolate which is what I did. Or dip them completely in chocolate if you like, drizzle chocolate or dip them in sprinkles. Just be creative.
For the sticks I used kabob skewers

Verde Menta

Verde means green and menta means mint.
Today I had breakfast In Isabela at a place called Verde Menta. (Remember I’m from Puerto Rico) If your visiting here this is a nice place eat. It has a cafe feel to it. They recently added a cupcake bar which was nice. I had the french toast with cream cheese and nutella. Yes, I’m a Nutella fan. They messed up my order and gave me cheesecake with nutella but I decided to keep them. They were really good. They put cheesecake slices on it which I’ve never seen before. I ordered a frozen chocolate mint coffee which is something I order every single time I go. I totally recommend this place.

Nutella Fudge Pops

This recipe was extremely easy. You will need pop molds. I got mine at Marshall’s for 6.99. You can even use plastic or paper cups. The recipe I used only filled up 5 of the 6 star molds I had. I used 1/2 cup of Nutella, 1tsp of vanilla extract, 1tbsp of cocoa powder (I used Ghirardelli cocoa powder) and 3 frozen bananas. Blend until smooth and freeze. I saw another recipe where they add cool whip which is something ill try next time. Enjoy! 🙂

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Parcha Margarita

Parcha Margarita

Fajitas

Fajitas

Today while I was at a restaurant in my hometown called “Boca Loca”, I was talking to my sister and she suggested I start a blog because I’m always taking pictures of food. This idea came to me a while ago but I never had the initiative or guts to start it. I’ve gone to this restaurant before but today I decided to go because they had a “cinco de mayo” special. The special is only three days long, which is a shame because I’m crazy about Mexican food. Before I begin to talk about the place and the food I want to explain a little what “Cinco de Mayo” is.  A lot of people confuse this day with  Mexico’s Independence Day which is on September 16, to be honest for the longest time so did I. The fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War which took place 1861-1867. The Mexican forces were outnumbered (4,500 vs. 6,040) yet after being attacked, they suffered far fewer losses (83 Mexicans died, 462 French died). Talk about beating the odds! A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States “Cinco de Mayo” has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. “Cinco de Mayo” traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

Upon entering the place made me feel happy haha. It was decorated in a Mexican theme. They put colorful table cloths on all the tables and “sombreros”, and had mariachi type of music playing. I’m glad they took the time to change it a bit for this celebration. We were immediately greeted and shown to our chairs. Two menus were given to us, the everyday one and the Mexican one. All the margaritas were $5. I had a “parcha” (passion fruit) margarita. It was good but a little strong. Two types of nachos were offered; nachos Chihuahua or the Acapulco. I had the nachos Acapulco which included a mix of melted cheeses, ground beef, pico de gallo (mix of tomato, onion and cilantro), guacamole, and sour cream. It was really good. My mother was in love with them. Both my mother and I for dinner had fajitas. Hers was with steak and chicken mine where just steak. The meat was seasoned well, a little too much onion for my taste but all together it was delicious. I will definitely go next year. My sisters went with the original menu. My younger sis ordered the Chaufa Boca Loca which is fried rice with chicken, bacon, vegetables and oriental sauces. She really liked it. And they served it in a huge bowl. The bowl could be eaten between two people in my opinion. My older sis got the Ceviche which is basically a mis of sea food.

I recommend this place because it’s a mix of different Latin American food. They offer food from Colombia, Peru, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Puerto Rico (where I’m from :D), Argentina and Mexico. It has really diverse food which I find it is easier to please everyone plus it’s something different. It is a little pricey but I believe it’s worth it. Both times I’ve gone have been a success and I will definitely go again.

 This is Boca Loca’s facebook page so you can see it foryourself: https://www.facebook.com/BocaLocaPR

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