Betsy’s Favorite Recipes

Recipes I grew up with and or I have collected along the way from friends, books, magazines and the Internet.


A Cooking Blog for Friends & Family

I grew up in a Dominican kitchen, but, my mother was always cutting recipes out of American magazines and always in the kitchen experimenting. She also made my father a daily dessert 5 days a week. I was “helping” since I could stand up.

Our kitchen was a production kitchen. Our main chef was Julia, a wonderful lady that looked just like Aunt Jemima, with a great sense of humor, who would start the production in the kitchen at 5 am every morning. This kitchen fed seven family members, three maids two gardeners,  and a kid that lived with us in exchange for food, and did errands, and a painter that continuously painted our house. And, of course, the usual visiting cousin, who craved our splendid table. Later on, it added my husband, Tom who came over to eat every day before we were married.

I have shared these recipes in the hope that they live on. Some are very special to me and I hope that whoever finds them will also find them delicious.