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I'm originally from Union City, NJ. I currently live in Miami, FL. I'm a stand up comedian and Garde Manger Chef at The Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove. I love to cook and write. I've been writing restaurant reviews for a few years as well. I love checking out local hole in the wall restaurants and bars. I'm always down for something new and different!

My mother was and still is a horrible cook. She doesn't like spices or seasonings and I always felt like things in our house were just boring and bland. I took it upon myself to learn to cook because I wanted more. I think the first thing I ever made was an eggplant parm that was on Emeril when I was a kid. After that I was hooked! I love trying new things. I think I get most excited when I'm making something I've never made before. Sometimes I find myself pretending I'm on my own Food Network show.

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Spinach and Red Pepper Pasta with Italian Sausage

Spinach and Red Pepper Pasta with Italian Sausage

When I say use one can of heavy cream it's because I use the cream of mushroom soup can to measure the cream. — JerseyBlue 4/3/2013
Chili Pie

Chili Pie

Perfect for a football party. I like to serve this with sides of pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole. — JerseyBlue 9/28/2012
Quick and Easy Chili

Quick and Easy Chili

I made the chili this way because I had barely anything in my home to cook. You can always use ground beef or turkey instead of the meatballs. If you can't find the Moe's sauce you can use a tabasco mixed with a little BBQ sauce. (You can find Moe's sauce at your local Moe's Southwest Grill.) — JerseyBlue 5/13/2012
Warm Tilapia Ceviche

Warm Tilapia Ceviche

If you can't find the sour orange juice you can order it from www.goya.com. — JerseyBlue 5/1/2012
Fricase De Pollo (Cuban Chicken Stew)

Fricase De Pollo (Cuban Chicken Stew)

Czwiz, it can be done in a slow cooker and on the stove. I haven't done it in the slow cooker before just make sure to keep the heat low and watch it until tender. Enjoy. — JerseyBlue 2/7/2012
Bacon Chicken Pasta

Bacon Chicken Pasta

My husband loves this. You can add more bacon if you like and sometimes I add in spinach. — JerseyBlue 1/25/2012
Spinach & Sausage Quiche

Spinach & Sausage Quiche

I made this last night for a friends birthday party and it disappeared as quickly as I put it out. Next time I'll make two. — JerseyBlue 1/11/2012
Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Always a party staple! Super simple and delicious every time. — JerseyBlue 1/11/2012
Masas De Puerco (Cuban Pork Chunks)

Masas De Puerco (Cuban Pork Chunks)

Very easy to make and once you find the perfect pork and Mojo mixture its a quick choice for dinner! — JerseyBlue 11/19/2011
Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca Sauce

I've made this so many time for people who all say that they hate olives and anchovies! It's amazing. — JerseyBlue 6/11/2011
Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

Definitely! Celery is great too. I just really love Pickles and the brine on them adds a great flavor too! — JerseyBlue 5/15/2011
Steamers

Steamers

Great served with toasted garlic bread! — JerseyBlue 4/27/2011
Celery Mashed Potatoes

Celery Mashed Potatoes

[I posted this recipe.] — JerseyBlue 2/26/2010
Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

[I posted this recipe.] — JerseyBlue 12/16/2009
Smothered Mushrooms and Kale by Rachael Ray

Smothered Mushrooms and Kale by Rachael Ray

I really enjoyed this. I had some left over Kale from my Tuscan Soup that I needed to use and this was perfect. — OrganicAnnie 11/21/2009
Butter and Herb Poached Shrimp

Butter and Herb Poached Shrimp

[I posted this recipe.] — JerseyBlue 8/10/2009
Tomato and Mushroom Cream Pasta

Tomato and Mushroom Cream Pasta

[I posted this recipe.] — JerseyBlue 7/27/2009
Vegetable Stir Fry

Vegetable Stir Fry

[I posted this recipe.] — JerseyBlue 7/27/2009
Conch Ceviche (Ceviche de Caracol del Mar)

Conch Ceviche (Ceviche de Caracol del Mar)

My Husband loved this recipie!!! I let it sit overnight to get more flavor. — promfh 7/23/2009
Quick and Easy Party Meatballs

Quick and Easy Party Meatballs

[I posted this recipe.] — JerseyBlue 7/23/2009

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Hello, was looking for different lentil soup recipes (diabetic and high cholesterol so its taste and health for me) and stumbled on your cuban lentil soup which is something I downloaded and put on my to do list as I made a spicy italian version with hot sausage recently and it was delicious. Any way I saw your recipes for latin seasoning and I use the salzon spice in quite a few different dishs as I love the flavor it gives and wanted to thank you for taking the time to post it as it will help my budget from getting the commercial version. thats all, will be trying several of your recipes in the near future hope their as good as they look lol, take care and once again thanks........John

4 years ago    JOHNRENAUDETTE

1 cup Rice
7 cups Water
2 teaspoons Lime Juice
4 tablespoons Fresh finely Chopped Cilantro
2 tablespoons Salt
1 teaspoon Cooking Oil


I want to make the Lime cilantro rice....the measurements seem way off...is 7 cups water and 2 tablespoons salt a typo? Can you confirm?

By the way....LOVE most of your recipes by the way they look....I have put all the cuban and Puerto Rican ones in my favorites...I am also looking for Peruvian recipes.....

Thanks!

4 years ago    niceNspicy

6 Chicken Thighs
1 medium Yellow Onion (Chopped)
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Saffron
6 cups of Water
2 cloves (Minced)
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
2 Potatoes Peeled and Quartered
1 medium Carrot (Sliced)
1/2 cup Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1 tablespoon Tomato Space


I would like to make your Cuban Soup but your ingredients list Tomato SPACE....should that be Tomato Paste? Please letme know and I will edit on my side....thanks so much!!

4 years ago    niceNspicy

I'm glad your family enjoyed my father's Homestyle Meatloaf recipe. Thanks for both the medal you awarded me and the wonderful comments...I appreciate them very much!

5 years ago    sgrishka

Thanks, I will be trying this soon, i'll let you know how the family likes it. It looks really Good.

5 years ago    Queen61

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