Saturday, May 14, 2016

Strawberry Surprise Freezer Jam

Have you ever wondered what to do with your strawberries? Well, Here is a little treat for you and your family this summer. Enjoy and God bless! (Image courtesy of graur razvan ionut at

                                                Main Ingredients

 1 pint  boxes of fresh strawberries, washed, drained and hulls removed
 2 1/2 cup.(Make sure cups measure 8 ounces each.) of fresh pineapple, peeled and finely chopped
 7 cups (8 ounces each) sugar
 2 packages (1 3/4 oz) powdered pectin
 1 cup cold water
 4 pint freezer containers with lids

                                            Handling instructions

 1- Place strawberries in a large mixing bowl.
 2- Crush the strawberries with a potato masher.
 3-Measure out 2 1/2 cups of strawberries and place in a separate bowl.
 4-Add the pineapple to the strawberries.
 5-Slowly add the sugar and stir until well combined.
 6-Place the cold water in a saucepan over medium heat.
 7-Add the pectin.
 8-Stir continuously until water begins to boil.

                                          Cooking Instructions

 Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat. Pour the water mixture in with the fruit.
 Stir well to combine and continue stirring for 4 minutes. Pour into the pint freezer
 containers and cover. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.

                                        Storage instructions

 Freeze after 24 hours. The jam will stay good in the freezer for up to 6 months.To use,
remove from the freezer and allow it to come to room temperature for about 1 hour.
Best Buy Co, Inc.Cover and  let refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Friday, March 25, 2016

More Puerto Rican Food!

 Greetings, Folk, It's Montecristodog with another delicious Puerto Rican delicacy. Our spotlight is a tasty Puerto Rican treat called Alcapurrias. It is made of a mixture of Plantains, ground beef and other great vegetable products. If you are a meat-lover, this is made for you in mind. Having a sweet and sour taste, this treat will be addictive and will have you begging for more. You can eat this with Puerto Rican rice and beans or solo. If you like the hot stuff, you can open the tip and carefully pour the sauce inside. As you bite on it, it will add a fiery taste. I have enclosed a picture of an alcapurria so that you can have an idea of what a small but tasty treat can do, but be careful, this treat can put a couple of extra pounds on you. That's all right, walk it off tomorrow. Check out the link below for a video on how to prepare this tasty treat! (1) Buen provecho!

                                                     The brown slim one is the alcapurrias.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Puerto Rican Rice and beans. (Arroz y habichuelas)


              This is my favorite meal. As a young kid living in New York City, My mom would cook us a meal of rice and beans. She would add some seasoning and I was ready to partake of a delicious meal. This meal can be excellent to eat along with some tomatoes, lettuce and avocado. Add some dressing of your choice and you got an outstanding meal. You can, also, eat it with chicken, steak (My favorite) or pork chops. Everyone in life has a favorite meal and this is one of them. I can eat this every day and not get tired. So, give yourself a treat and have some arroz y habichuelas (Rice and beans) and enjoy!
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Chicken Divan Casserole |

Hi. Dig into this nice recipe. Are you a chicken lover? If you are, then this dish is for you. Great for a family meal or getting together with friends. Do not forget to bring your appetite. Click on this amazing link below for a nice treat....
Chicken Divan Casserole |

Friday, March 11, 2016

Puerto Rican Food.

                                           In my blog post, we are going to experience one of the best Puerto Rican food recipes. Today's recipe is Relleno. It is a kind of round potato with meat inside. If you are a meat lover, you have got to try this recipe. So, sit back and take notes. Afterwards, why don't you try your hand at this and see how it goes? If you like the taste of it, invite some friends and family over for a relleno feast. Thank you for reading this post. Check out this video from Chef Wilo and make sure you bring your appetite for this tasty meal.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pictures of our cooking class at church.

                                         Sister Rolanda teaching the class some cooking tips

                                                 Rolanda's quash special

                                               Rolanda's squash special
                                             Acorn squash
                                            2 apples (Gala preferred)
                                            Lemon Zest (1 tablespoon)
                                            Dry sage (1/4 teaspoon)
                                            Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon
                                            Brown sugar  1/4 cup
                                           Cinamon  1 tablespoon
                                           Nutmeg---freshly ground. 1 teaspoon
                                           Salt---1/2 teaspoon
                                           Butter  4 tablespoon
                                           Apple sauce--Unsweetened. 1 cup
                                          All purpose flour  2 tablespoons


                                         Preheat Oven at 400 degrees
                                         Cut Squash horizontally and remove seeds.
                                         Cut the ends on the squash so it will
                                         sit upright like a bowl.
                                         Place 1 tablespoon of butter in each half.
                                         Core apples, peel if desired. (You can leave the
                                         skins--if desired) Dice in 1 inch ice cubes
                                         and toss with lemon juice in a bowl.
                                         Add zest and seasonings to apples and mix.
                                         Divide evenly  to each half. Bake for 1 hour
                                         and 30 minutes.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A sample of our cooking class.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Grilled Curry chicken...



                         Grilled Curry Chicken

                   2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
                   Slice each length wise to make four fillets
                   Pound fillets w/mallet between plastic wraps


                    1 tablespoon of curry
                    1 teaspoon of sea salt
                    1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
                    1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
                    1/4 top ground black pepper
                    1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
                    1/4 teaspoon ginger(Ground)


                    Mix seasonings until combined. (Place in empty bowl)
                    Sprinkle seasonings on each fillet about a teaspoon
                    both sides
                    Oil or spray pan or grille
                    Cook on both sides about 3 minutes. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

How about some more curry chicken?

                                                Welcome to my blog.

                     My name is Montecristo and I am your food connoisseur. I like from time to time
try some great foods. One food that I tried was Grilled curry chicken. It was a blast. We had a
cooking class in our church and I will include some videos but in the meantime, here is a video of
curry chicken Caribbean style enclosed below.  A great recipe to cook for you and the family.  Enjoy!

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