Pineapple Pork #SundaySupper

Pineapple Pork #SundaySupperAs the summer comes closer and closer we want to share some tropical ideas so you can have lots of options to make in the summer for dinner, lunch, breakfast you name it.
Easy and delicious recipes like my Pineapple Pork a very simple way to incorporated some everyday recipes in a very peculiar way.
This is a dish inspired by one of my favorites Chinese Restaurants in Costa Rica, they make a dish very similar to this one and it was my favorite. The best part it was the amount of pineapple and sometimes coconut they use to put in the sauce.
Since we move here I try to find sometime similar but it was impossible, so I decided to make my own version and that is the history of how this delicious Pineapple Pork was born.
Like I said before is super easy to make, with a few ingredients, perfect over rice or pasta, and the best part you can make it in 20 minutes.
Hope you like.
Enjoy

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks
  • 1 large onion chop
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of corn starch
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Heat a large pan to medium heat, add salt and pepper to the porch chops and sear each one just to make it golden brown delicious, at this point they don’t need to be completely cook.

pork chops and onions with salt and pepper
Place the chops on a plate and add the onion to the pan, cook for 3 minutes then add the pineapple chunks and cook for 5 minutes in medium low heat.
In the meantime mix together soy sauce, pineapple juice and oyster sauce, reserve 1/4 cup of this sauce.

onion and pineapple cooking

Add the chops to the pineapple and onion, and add the previously mix sauce, and lower the heat cook for 5 more minutes; add the corn starch to the remain 1/4 cup of sauce, mix and add to the delicious stuff you have cooking, and just cook for 2 minutes and that is it, ready to serve and eat.

pineapple pork ready to serve
Just one more thing, I add the cilantro at the end for a fresh herb finish.

This recipe makes 4 servings.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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Mini Alfajor Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Mini Alfajor Cookies

This month we have sandwich cookies for you, and we love Alfajor cookies.
The cookies are original from Peru and every country has there variation, I love to make this one the crumbles a little while you eat it.
In the center of the cookie you will find super delicious Dulce de Leche, I know I use it a lot, but it is completely addictive and that is the filling for this cookies.
So easy to make and very delicious, great for parties or any kind of fun activity like a picnic; a plus to these cookies is the they don’t melt.
Make the cookies and let me know what was your favorite part and of course how much you like them.
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 can Dulce de Leche
  • Powder sugar for decoration

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of a electric mixer add sugar, flour, butter and egg yolks, mix for 2 minutes, then add the milk.
Place the dough in a lithely flour surface and roll out, using a small cookie cutter cut the cookies and place on a baking sheet, repeat until you run out of dough.
Bake for 15 minutes.

mini alfajor cookies 1
Place on a cooling rack and let it cool completely before adding 2 tablespoons of Dulce De Leche to on cookie, cover with the other, sprinkle some powder sugar and Bum! ready to eat.

This recipe makes 30 cookies

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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No hay nada mejor que empezar el verano con mi hogar bien limpio y aprovecho la entrada de la primavera para empezar con todas la labores de limpieza.
Algo que no puede faltarme nunca es mi limpiador multi-proposito Fabuloso®, este es un producto esencial en mi hogar desde siempre.
Desde que estaba pequena recuerdo que llegaba de la escuela y la casa tenia un aroma delicioso, y eso es algo que siempre me a gustado, sobre todo cuando tenemos invitados, me encanta que la gente entre a la casa y sienta un rico olor y no que huelan lo que hice de cenar la noche anterior.
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Bueno, ya les he comentado como y de que forma utilizo mi limpiador Fabuloso®, ahora quiero que ustedes me cuenten que otros rincones de la casa podemos limpiar.
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Strawberry Cheese Cake Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Strawberry Cheese Cake Bundt Cake

I’m so happy to be able to share with all of you this recipe, it was a pretty difficult week, and I wasn’t sure I was going to make it but I did it.
This month our host Anshie give us a challenge, make a bundt with a filling, and it was a really difficult task, not only because sometimes making a cake with a filling its messy, but because, the it has to stay inside the cake, like when you cut and is like a hidden surprise.
So in the spirit of spring and because I love cheese, I made for you this delicious tangy and super soft bundt, it is perfect for tea or coffee in the afternoon and the flavors are just the perfect combination for this recipe.
I really love this cake and I know the the filling is not in the center but it tastes really good and am sure you will love it too.
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
    FOR THE FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 8 onz package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries cut in fine pieces
  • zest of half a lemon

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg, set aside
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream sugar and butter for 5 minutes, then add eggs one by one, vanilla extract; add dry ingredients alternating with the milk, beat just until combine.
In another bowl, mix sour cream, cream cheese, strawberries and lemon zest.

bundt cake batter

Now in a bundt pan previously grease, add the cake batter, then add tablespoons of the filling in the center of the cake, mix a little with the batter to cover the filling.

Strawberry filling and cake

Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until completely cook in the center.

This recipes makes 20 servings of cake.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy
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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. The theme for April is “Hidden Surprise” – Bundt cakes with fillings or stuffing. There was no constraint on filling and flavor choices.The only
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The worst part?
My family gets very scared, which is funny, don’t you think?
Ok, now let me tell you my story.
I’m a happy and busy mom, it is always errands, school, house work and more, and some times lunch is not an option for me.
Those are the moments when I’m another person, completely different, grumpy, with a long face, and cranky.

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One day a girlfriend saw me like that and she told me; You are not you, when you are hungry! and I was shocked, that was a crazy thing, and I needded a solution fast, not only was I making my family afraid of me, :), but I was feelling weak and desperate.

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A while back a dear friend recommended to me a new show the her kids were watching, fun, entertain, and full of great values and lessons of faith.
Of course I was very intrigue and we went directly home that day just to watch the new show.
And let me tell you VeggieTales is not only fun but it is also full of great lessons for my kids, a great understanding of values of faith and a huge deference from others shows too all the snappy songs but you can see how they learn more and more everyday and share with there friends a new way to see the challenges of growing up.

You can follow there adventures on Facebook.

The best news we have this week was to know the now we can have our own VeggieTales at home, and you too, you can fun this funny and amazing characters at your local Walmart and that was exactly what we did.

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VeggieTales has been making great songs and shows for years, but now it is time to bring the stories that you love to life with their toys. Your kids will be able to sing and play all day long with the toys available at Walmart.

This was a total adventure definitely going shopping with my girls is really fun. We enter the store and as all of you know it is a BIG store, so we play a game and of course the price was an adorable VeggieTales toy of their choice.

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We start our game very easy, first we count the aisle, then we read the list in the aisle and last we look for the toys with the picture I show to the girls, as a good VeggieTales always said, togethers is always easy and better to find the solution, so we play until we find the toys.

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My girls were so happy and my little daughter, which “won” the game, was so exited to choose the new addition to the family.

Her favorite caracter is Larry, a good friend and companion to all her adventures and share with her friends the good lessons she is learning thanks to the VeggieTales.

I really encourage you to start this adventure with your kids, go and take home one of this amazing friends and watch with your kids the adventures of the VeggieTales, a fun way to learn.

Take the shows that your kids love from the TV to the home with VeggieTales toys! Share how your kids play with their new friendly veggie. Whether it is during a long car ride or right before bedtime VeggieTales are always there to get your kiddos in the right mindset.

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Cheese and Pineapple Bread Pudding #SundaySupper

Cheese and Pineapple Bread Pudding

I love holidays a lot and my family too, sharing and spending time together are great things about this events, the only part that I don’t really like is the amount of leftovers I have during this times of the year.
Sometimes we eat leftovers for like a week, specially in thanksgiving, and by the time we finish I don’t really know what else to make with turkey; for easter, it very similar, but easier for me to create different recipes for my family to enjoy.
This time I have lots of bread, and the perfect way for me to use day old bread it’s to make bread pudding. This is a great recipe if you want a bread pudding with a different twist, cheese and pineapple are the perfect combinations to make it more interesting and a little different from everything else.
Not very sweet and cook to perfection, is definitely a new favorite in my house and maybe the new request for our easter dinner.
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • Any kind of day old bread that you have, cut in pieces.
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporate milk
  • 1/2 cup asiago cheese, grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 small can pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl mix together, condensed milk, eggs, evaporated milk, nutmeg, pineapple juice and butter, then add cheese and pineapple, add to the bread cut in pieces, I used 1 loaf of french bread cut in cubes.
  3. With your hand start mixing all the ingredients until the bread is super soft and the liquid is completely absorb by the bread.
  4. Place in a grease mold, I used 4 little baking dishes the I recently bought but you can use any kind you like, just make sure you can fix all the mixture in it, don’t want to waste any drop.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes, serve hot or at room temperature.
  6. This recipe makes 4 small pans or 1 normal size.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

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