Cuban Black Bean Hummus

April 29, 2014
Cuban Black Bean Hummus | Magnolia Days

A big container of beans was in the fridge. There were options on what do to with them other than serving them as a side for days. They could be frozen however the freezer was quite full. Throwing them out is least desirable as it would be a wasting food. Re-inventing or utilizing them in […]

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Cuban Black Beans

April 10, 2014
Cuban Black Beans | Magnolia Days

Those are Cuban black beans in an Asian rice bowl. Yes, I had to put that out there at the beginning. The intention wasn’t to mix cultures. The beans do not have an Asian twist in any way. Color is the reason behind it. Red came to mind when I was determining the scheme of […]

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Slow-Cooker Cuban Pork

April 3, 2014
Slow-cooker Cuban Pork | Magnolia Days

An accumulation of citrus needed to be put to use. Extras were purchased to be included in photos. They do make great props and give a visual clue as to ingredients in the food. Letting the extras go to waste is not a good thing. The hunt for a recipe began. Flipping through a folder […]

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Ropa Vieja for #SundaySupper

January 6, 2013
Ropa Vieja | Magnolia Days

What is on your culinary bucket list? My list is very long. It’s a good thing because I have a several reasons to tackle them. The reasons are to try new things, learn techniques, and share them here on this blog. Plus it keeps me from getting into a routine or rut which is something […]

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Open-faced Picadillo Sandwich

January 24, 2012
Open-faced Picadillo Sandwich

Have you ever had Picadillo? It is a popular and traditional dish in many Latin American countries. Picadillo is made with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, green olives, and other ingredients that can vary depending on the region. I discovered it in a local Cuban restaurant years ago. It is typically served over rice with a […]

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