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Before the Boat, brunch is a MUST so i decided to make a brunch staple “French Toast” but Miami inspired.

Guava and Cheese is the most Cuban thing so besides using Cuban bread i wanted a cream cheese topping and a guava syrup.

2.) mix all ingredients for the toast & dip bread into it (dip for about 10 seconds so that it is truly absorbed) & place in pan with butter.

Hialeah, for those who don’t know is a city right next to Miami.

Easy homemade biscuits from scratch It’s my first destination when i land in Miami because i visit my Abuela and visit my favorite Cuban bakery. Easy homemade biscuits self rising flour Now if you know Hialeah, you know it’s pretty much just Cuba. Easy homemade biscuits with all purpose flour So running into an authentic French bistro is like going to Paris and find an amazing a whole in the wall were a lady makes tamale’s from scratch so when i heard of “La Fresca Francesa” i was immediately intrigued.

La Fresca Francesa is has some dope art work outside, & a cute little shop next to the dining area. Easy homemade halloween costumes for couples The prices are fair, the ambiance is super french and the service, is truly one of a kind. Easy homemade halloween costumes 2016 If you’re a Miami local, it’s imperative you stop by (you’ll keep having to remind yourself that you’re in Hialeah).

For the main course i ordered the hanger steak over a risotto. Easy homemade halloween costumes for teens It honestly perfect, the risotto was al dente and the steak melted in your mouth.

Now i was already so full, but a woman dining next to me suggested the Butter crepes, &I’m pretty much always convinced when the word butter is in the title.

So after a few requests I decided to do a Facebook & instagram LIVE of me cooking.

Now because it was a snow day, i decided to cook one of my favorite Cuban comfort foods, Fricase de Pollo.

4-5 potatoes (cut in quarters (i prefer red because i like the slight sweetness)

• Coat chicken in lemon & liberally add salt, pepper, garlic powder & badia all purpose seasoning. Easy homemade halloween costumes for kids (let marinade for 8-10 hours)

• add potatoes & make sure you are constantly stirring and mixing well.

this Trump Plaza umbrella attached to a random food truck in China town is why I love America. Easy homemade halloween costumes for adults …ended up at Nom Wah Tea Parlor

We finished our crawl at the NYC staple Nom Wah Tea Parlor, which has been operating since 1920!

January marks a year since I co-opened Cha Cha Cha with my father. Easy homemade halloween costumes for dogs It has been such a rewarding investment, specifically because my dad is the happiest I have ever seen him.

We are just a little cafe, with a LOT of love and passion for bringing our customers true cuban food and want you to feel like a Santana when you’re there!

We feature most typical Cuban dishes but we also have the World’s First’s Cuban Rice Balls! Its our take on an Italian Rice Ball, however we use yellow rice and we stuff them with either Rosa Vieja or chicken.

Cha Cha Cha features my mother’s recipes and some of my Dad’s original recipes as well! My original addition to the cafe came in the form of our house made hot sauces. Easy homemade halloween costumes for men Santana Sauce, named of course after our family and Rafa sauce, I named after my father. Easy homemade halloween costumes for women We sell the sauces at the cafe but people LOVE to put my sauce on everything from our Cuban sandwich to our rice and beans!

Either a 2 hour drive or a 30 minute plane ride will get you from Belize City to San Ignacio. Easy homemade dog treats with pumpkin My dear friend Talia is scared of little planes so we opted for the 2 hour drive. Easy homemade dog treats peanut butter The driver charged us $30USD each. Easy homemade dog treats recipes ACTIVITIES

If you just have 24 Hours, you should find a tour that will do a the Mayan Tour of Xunantunich & spelunking in a cave.

I reached out to the company “Go Maya Belize” & mentioned how I only wanted to pay $80 (&they made it happen, a little NYC hustle goes a long way in small countries).

For $80USD we were picked up at our hotel by an extremely knowledgable tour guide (ask for Oniel if you can!) & spent the morning at the Mayan Ruin, after we went had lunch (that was included) and then headed to the caves to explore. Easy homemade dog treats for kids to make Xunatunich

Now this is definitely an adventure, a very active one at that. Easy homemade dog treats peanut butter oatmeal You first have to walk through the jungle then get in a tube and paddle through out the deepest darkest parts of various caves.

Our guide even took us to a place very few guides go (you have to crawl low to the ground to get there and therefore dirty your clothes as well).

after almost 5 hours of spelunking, a slow float back through the jungle. Easy homemade dog treats with baby food NIGHT

We were lucky enough to get a hotel RIGHT on Burns Ave, which is where there are some cute restaurants and bars. Easy homemade mac and cheese recipe with velveeta It feels safe and has a lot of tourist, the meals have great prices as well. Pizza homemade sauce VLOG

Caye Caulker is a Belizian Island that is perfect for relaxing, socializing & water activities!

After landing in Belize City, you take a 30 minute Taxi to the Ferry shuttle.

We had our Ferry company Ocean Ferry Belize, send us a taxi for $25 USD.

The Ferry comes very frequently but you should purchase your tickets in advance, a ferry ticket from Belize City to Caye Caulker is only 10USD.

Caye Caulker has great inexpensive places to eat, and a lot of them offer authentic Belizian cuisine. Easy homemade christmas ornaments to make (which is really GREAT, they know how to season & how to BBQ).

Terry’s Grill is a hole in the wall with out door seating, its a GREAT place to catch the sunset.

At Terry’s my crew and I had the grilled lobster, it was seasoned & cooked to perfection. Easy homemade christmas ornaments for kids It also came with coconut rice & beans and a REALLY GOOD pasta salad.

The House of Fry Jacks. Easy homemade christmas ornaments for kids to make The stuffed fried Jacks are super inexpensive & are amazing to have for breakfast or lunch!

Fry Jacks, are a fried dough made with shortening that are a breakfast staple in Belize. Easy homemade biscuit recipes They are usually served alone but at the House of Fry Jacks they come stuffed with eggs, ham, cheese, beef, etc. Easy homemade biscuit recipe without shortening & run from $1-$5 USD.

My fav. Easy homemade biscuit recipe from scratch breakfast place was Meldy’s. Vegetable soup homemade recipe I got a whole breakfast for 8BZ & it was DELICIOUS.

Meldy’s Belizian breakfast was inexpensive and so delicious, instead of stewed chicken they had stewed pork & it was obvious it was slowly cooked and unbeleivably flavorful.

Right down the road from Meldy’s is Sea Choice Juice bar & I highly suggest that you get their fresh squeezed orange juice, its so fresh and inexpensive. French onion soup homemade recipe WHAT TO DO:

I also received a great beach massage that was the perfect way to start off my vacation.

Visit the two bars near the Split, that have good vibes, great music & great views. Chicken soup homemade recipe Mara’s Sip & Dip

At the mouth of the Split is the Lazy Lizard, where you find people laying out and drinking. Chicken noodle soup homemade recipe The Split, it the part of the island that was literally split in two because of a hurricane.

Our guide cut up fresh pineapple, bananas & oranges for us to eat after our visit to Shark Ray Alley.

For about 65USD you spend can spend the day snorkeling in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Tomato soup homemade recipe Our tour also took us to Shark Ray Alley where we swam with sting rays & Sharks & even a quick stop to see sea horses. Pizza homemade recipe They included water, lunch, fresh fruit & even rum punch. How many calories in homemade meatballs All of the equipment was included as well.

This puppy actually was adopted and was on the same flight back to New Jersey with us.

Nightlife is Caye Caulker is great as well, very low key but all of the bars have great drink deals & great music. Best homemade christmas gifts for dad Don’t worry, no need to wear heals! MONEY

Belize is a relatively inexpensive place all around. Simple homemade christmas gifts for friends Caye Caulker was very inexpensive, from the stay to the drinks to the food.

Don’t worry about changing over your currency though, they happily take American money. Healthy homemade brownies from scratch *Make sure however that you bring enough cash because ATMs can be scarce. Best homemade brownies from scratch VLOG

So this is my personal adaptation to the tradition italian dessert of Tiramisu. Easy homemade brownies with cocoa powder It takes no baking at all and pretty much any can make it with out messing it up!

Cooking vacations are a thing by the way, you can take one in various countries through out the world. Best homemade biscuits and gravy Although I love food and cooking, i truly knew NOTHING about French cuisine, so I choose to go to Loire Valley in France, and visit Le Calabash, a cooking conservatory located on the river Creuse in the heart of The Indre et Loire region, its set in a small French hamlet on the edge of the local forest because I couldn’t imagine what could be more relaxing, quaint & further removed from my usual life in the Tri-state area.

The best part of this trip is that you not only get a hands on culinary experience (there were only 3 other students) but you get to go on different excursions!

My classmates&i stayed 3 minutes away from the school in Relais ‘Manor House’, its an 18th century Coach Inn in the middle of town, which is great because in your spare time you can walk around and feel like your’e in a time machine.

First dinner of our stay, risotto with duck confit and seared foi gras.

everyday we had breakfast at the school that looked something like this glorious spread. Easy homemade biscuits and gravy recipe speaking of spread they make their own fruit spreads. Simple homemade biscuits without baking powder Freshly baked croissants were also a staple at every breakfast.

We visited a goat farm where cheese has been made the same for over 7 generations!

After exploring the entire premise we had lunch at the restaurant on site, and the food was so so good.

2 different kinds of homemade quiches, one topped with the amazing goat cheese we bought the day before.

Our final exam was making our own Souffle, needless to say I WAS FREAKING OUT.

Our last dinner was at a Michelin star restaurant, its so fancy i decided to spill wine all over myself.

The reason this specific trip is so amazing is because the teachers (& tour guides) are an amazing happily married couple. Simple homemade biscuits without shortening The school is attached to their home & their hearts and their passion for all things culinary makes you want to absorb all that they have to teach.

Here is the link to their website if you want to book your own cooking vacation.

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