January Foodie PenPal Reveal

  • 01.31.13
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Love Foodie PenPal. Actually I really love to receive a package in the mail filled with wonderful food surprises. This month my package was from Lauren.

Lauren lives in Connecticut and she is very dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.  Lauren mom’s is from Porto Rico, Lauren has enjoyed growing up a very strong Spanish influence in her cooking.

My package included her favorite from both world. From her Latin food love she send me Sazon, a popular Spanish/Latin seasoning with a couple of recipes to go along: Stuffed Yuca Fritters and Rice & Pigeon Peas. She also included Bacalarto mix, fried codfish cakes.  I love cod and I really enjoyed them.

Being from New England she also included in her package her local favorites: Marshmallow Fluff, delicious combined with locally produced peanut butter from Peanut Butter Co.  Way too fun and good not to be enjoyed even early in the morning. A bag of Utz potato chips from Pennsylvania.

And there is more…. Lauren send me her favorite teas, which I am very familiar with and have been enjoying them in the afternoon, with homemade Chiquita Apple-Banana Streusel Muffins. I will make some soon and will share with all of you her recipe, just a delight at each bite. And last but not least coconut rolled dates.

Thank you Lauren for all the goodies you sent me and for carefully putting together a great box of local products, but most of all for introducing my family to new fun flavors.

Giangi

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Lauren package and all the wonderful goodies that she sent me.


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  1. Karen says:

    Sounds like you got a lot of fun ingredients to try.

    1. Absolutely great treats. I must say Lauren really spoiled me.
      Thank you for reading my blog.

  2. Recipes sound wonderful, especially apple-banana streusel muffins: I’ve never found a really perfect recipe. Look forward to it. I’m new to your blog, Ginger’s Boston-area friend Karen. Her high praise: you’re one of three best chefs she’s lucked into knowing in fifty-odd [& i do mean odd] years. Keep it coming!

    1. Hi Karen,Welcome! I heard wonderful things about you from Ginger and I am honored you are reading my blog, thank you. Ginger is very kind on her compliments about my cooking. I just love to play in the kitchen.
      I am looking forward to prepare the recipe and posting it.
      Will keep them coming :):):)
      Giangi

  3. John Shepardson says:

    Go Giangi Go!

    Your passion for food and effort for magnificent meals is amazing!! JOHN A. SHEPARDSON, ESQ.

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    1. Thank you John for your kind compliment. HOpe you are doing well.
      Giangi

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