Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

    My husband is part Cuban which means that I get to sample the most delicious foods and recipes at all of his family's gatherings.  One of my absolute favorites is Ropa Vieja which is a Cuban dish consisting of shredded beef that usually is derived from either skirt or flank steak.     The term "Ropa Vieja" actually means "Old Clothes" in Spanish because that is what the shredded meat in this dish actually looks like.  I've always loved this dish when it has been prepared by my In-laws because the beef is always tender and so very flavorful.  Since I have committed to using my slow cooker a lot more lately, I wanted to try making this dish in it.  Here is a delicious Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja recipe:Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja RecipeYields: 4 ServingsPrep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook: 8 HoursIngredients:1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes 1 ½ pounds skirt steak or flank steak 2 bell peppers (1 red and 1 green), sliced thin 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced (can leave seeds or remove … [Read more...]

New Dulce De Leche Cheerios!

         Dulce de Leche can be found in many Latin inspired desserts.  It is absolutely delicious and the best part is that you can now taste it in the newest variety of Cheerios.  Yes, I said Cheerios!  Now you can have the best of both worlds since everything you have come to know and love about Cheerios comes with a hint of this traditional Latin flavor that has graced Latin meals for decades.     The new Dulce de Leche Cheerios provides 39 percent* of the recommended daily amount of whole grain with a hint of caramel flavor.  You can now be among the first to taste this new twist on a familiar classic.  It is now available in the grocery aisle of stores across the country so you can add it to your family's daily breakfast routine.     My sons have grown up on Cheerios from the moment they could eat finger foods.  I remember putting Cheerios on the trays of both of their high chairs and watching them grab the yummy and nutritious "Os" with their chubby little baby … [Read more...]