Delicious Dominican Cuisine

A Buen Tiempo... Buen Provecho! ;)

Welcome!


**March 28th 2013 Update – Note from Administrator**

I would like to apologize for my year+ long hiatus to all of the people who frequent my blog.  I must confess the reason why I’ve been MIA for so many months… Many changes have taken place in my life in the last year, the main being that we now have 2 new additions in our family. Yep, recently I gave birth to 2 beautiful little boys and the reason for my absence was a rough pregnancy. Also, during the last few months I moved to a new home and have been settling there.

Things are starting to calm down and while I’m a very busy mom of 3 now, I started to cook again (I had not been very active in the kitchen in months) and blogging about it.

Again I apologize for not responding to many messages and comments, but slowly I will catch up and hopefully I’ll be able to start posting the many recipes I have pending on my list. :)

Take care and Buen Provecho everyone!

♥ Janet

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Welcome to Dominicanflavor.com! Where tasty Dominican food is made easy and simple to make!

I started this blog as a hobby because I love to cook and spend my spare time in my kitchen tweeking and improving my recipes.  It’s also my way of opening my tiny kitchen to the public and sharing my recipes and hopefully bringing some delicious Dominican inspired food to your table.

Feel free to explore my recipe library to see if there is a recipe that you might enjoy!  I update it several times a month.

Disclaimer:

I am not a chef (although I like to pretend I am ;) ) and I’ve never considered going to culinary school.   I’m just a corporate gal that works 9 -5, with a cute little girl, twin baby boys and a picky husband who isn’t fond of eating out. In fact, I remember when I first got married and I couldn’t even fry an egg without getting burned. But then I finally decided to take advice from the awesome cooks in my family (especially my Grandfather) and as I applied myself in cooking, I discovered that I am not half bad in the kitchen (or so I’ve been told).  I’ve also learned to come up with different dishes that keep the menus in my house different and interesting to avoid having “La Bandera” (rice, beans and meat) every other day (not that that would be a bad thing)…

My goal is to provide delicious recipes with precise instructions to make cooking fool proof. Granted, some of my recipes will not be authentic Dominican, since we live in New England and sometimes getting certain ingredients can be a challenge, I’ve learned to improvise and work with what is available. I’m open to suggestions, if anyone wants me to post a certain dish (I have MANY dishes I will be posting over time), please let me know and I can put it on the top of my list. If it’s something I’ve never made before, I can certainly improvise and see what I can come up with.

Again, welcome and thank you for coming to my site!

Buen Provecho! ;)

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  1. Oliver

     /  April 26, 2011

    This recipes are great!
    I have been around the web looking for good Spanish recipes for a long while and i have to say, in this blog you can find the most delicious, easy to follow recipes i have seen in the web.

    Thank you so much for bringing flavor to my table!!

    Reply
  2. Janet O.

     /  April 26, 2011

    Oliver,
    You’re very welcome! I am glad that you are finding my site helpful and that you are enjoying the recipes. Stay tuned, many more are on the way! :)

    Reply
  3. Hi Janet,
    Each recipe sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try all of them.
    The step by step instructions and coinciding pictures makes cooking not so scary for those of us who want to venture out and try new foods. And your tips definitely add a personal touch to your authentic recipes. Beautiful site!
    Keep em coming,
    Felicia

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    • Janet O.

       /  May 4, 2011

      Felicia,
      I’m glad you find the step by step instructions and pictures helpful. Let me know how you make out if you try making any of these recipes! :)
      Janet

      Reply
  4. Jose Gil

     /  May 9, 2011

    Janet,

    that new recipes of the pasta you did was delicioso l loved it. Good job. it was a BOMB
    it taste good. l think you are ready for be an CHEF an make your own cook book l think you
    ae ready.

    Jose

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  May 9, 2011

      Jose
      I’m glad you liked the pasta! :)
      Hopefully one day I can make my own cookbook, we’ll see. ;)
      Janet

      Reply
  5. El Poeta J.O.D.

     /  May 10, 2011

    Bueno un placer leer este blog, tan lleno de recetas deliciosas hecha por una gran persona.

    Felicidades Janet, Muchos abrazos.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  May 10, 2011

      Poeta,
      Gracias mi amigo querido, tus palabras me alagan!

      Reply
  6. Kat

     /  May 10, 2011

    Janet… when can we expect to see drink recipes???

    Reply
  7. Konnie

     /  May 11, 2011

    Jenet,
    I love your blog!! Ive always made locrio de salami but Ive never thought of making the kielbasa one, and the corn in it gives it a good twist. I love the pics too. Girl you should definetly think about making a cookbook. Im definetly coming on your site to get ideas on what to make for dinner because although I am a pretty good cook myself (oh so Ive been told) Im not always as creative with ideas on what to make.

    Congrats love ya!!!
    Konnie

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    • Janet O.

       /  May 11, 2011

      Konnie,
      That’s the beauty of Dominican food (like many other kinds of food out there), everyone has their own style and methods on how to do certain things. :)
      It’s also fun to make different variations of the same dish, to keep it more interesting. I’m glad you liked the site, keep coming back because I’ll be updating it atleast 2 – 3 times a week for the next few weeks until I have a good base library.
      Janet

      Reply
  8. Jean

     /  May 11, 2011

    Janet,
    I am so excited that you have started your own blog. I’ve had a little bit of your cooking and it has been absolutely delicious. I know I won’t be able to make the recipes you post as yummy as you do but I am looking forward to trying. I have always wanted to try this kind of food and what better way than with a friends yummy recipes. I can’t wait to try them all.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  May 11, 2011

      Jean,
      I’m sure they will come out great! :) Let me know how it goes if you make any.
      Janet

      Reply
  9. felicidades!!!! muy bien janett te ganaste un 100

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    • Janet O.

       /  May 12, 2011

      Cali,
      Gracias mi amor! :) Para todos los que quieren aprender a cocinar, jaja! :)
      Janet

      Reply
  10. Francis

     /  May 19, 2011

    Janet you have a great ideas ti brings this blog for latin population like the good cuisine and heatlhy dishes to all latin family i will alway thanks for learn more about you great food … eres estupenda.

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    • Janet O.

       /  May 19, 2011

      Thank you Francis! I’m glad you liked the site, keep coming back for more recipes! :)

      Reply
  11. karina

     /  May 25, 2011

    muchas felicidades!me gusto mucho tu blog esta chulisimo e interesante.te deseo todo el exito te lo mereces por ser tan gran ser humano.good luck!

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    • Janet O.

       /  May 25, 2011

      Karina,
      Muchas gracias por esas palabras tan hermosas. :)
      Janet

      Reply
  12. Really clean internet site , thanks for this post.

    Reply
  13. Oniel

     /  June 21, 2011

    Wow, you’re food looks delicious and I can’t wait to try them. I will be coming back here for more recipes. Thanks!

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    • Janet O.

       /  June 21, 2011

      Oniel,
      Thank you, come back and let me know how it goes when you try the recipes out. :)
      Janet

      Reply
  14. Oniel

     /  June 21, 2011

    You should do one of “Pastelon de Platano Maduro”. I’m pretty sure you can make a delicious recipe for this.

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    • Janet O.

       /  June 21, 2011

      Oniel,
      I do have that recipe on my queue of recipes to post. I can make it a priority if you’d like to see the step by step illustrated process on how to make a pastelon de platano maduro.
      Janet

      Reply
  15. LUIS ORTIZ

     /  July 8, 2011

    Felicidades sra ortiz porque lo que te propones lo logra por mas largo que sea el tiempo tu siempre llega a hacer lo que te gusta y tambien enseñandole a las gente que quieren variedad en su menu de su casa donde puedan encontrar recetas ricas y facil de hacer yo lo digo porque la eh probados cada una de esas receta y tambien eh hecho algunas de esa receta que son facilisima de hacer y de aprender .

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  July 12, 2011

      Sr. Ortiz,
      Gracias por ese commentario tan lindo! :) Yo empeze este blog de hobby, pero de verda lo hize para tu me cocines mas a menudo! lol! ;)
      xoxo TQM!
      - Sra. Ortiz

      Reply
  16. chikii

     /  July 9, 2011

    janet how did you do those chocalate cookies they were good

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  July 12, 2011

      Chikii,
      I will show you how to bake cookies, we have to set up a date so you can come to my house. One day I will post that recipe on my blog so you can have it as reference too! :)
      Janet

      Reply
  17. Natasha P.

     /  August 6, 2011

    Hi Janet,

    I think it is great what you are doing. Do you know of any cooking classes in NYC?

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    • Janet O.

       /  August 7, 2011

      Natasha,
      Thanks! :) Unfortunately, I don’t know of any cooking classes in NYC. Maybe try looking into the different cooking schools in the city, maybe one might offer classes on Spanish style cooking?
      Janet

      Reply
  18. Stephanie

     /  October 1, 2011

    I truely have to say I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! Iam american – dominican and I’am trying to better my cooking techniques and I’ve been browsing cooking blogs. And honestly your blog is so resourseful and easy to understand, and the pictures are a huge PLUS!! I hope to see many more blogs from you. Thank you

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    • Janet O.

       /  October 3, 2011

      Steph,
      I’m glad you are getting use out of my blog! Stay tuned because I update it a few times a month with new recipes. I usually post the updates on facebook. :) Also, if there is a recipe you’d like to see, let me know and if I have it, I can put it on the priority list.
      Janet

      Reply
  19. David Shumaker

     /  October 10, 2011

    Your website is very helpful. Thanks for all your hard work!

    I’d love to try some of your recipes. How can I determine how many people each recipe serves?

    Thanks!
    David

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    • Janet O.

       /  October 12, 2011

      David,
      I plan on adding a pdf file to every recipe with truncated instructions that will include the serving size. Hopefully I will accomplish that in the near future after the layout of the site is changed (the code is being enhanced now) which should happen in the next few weeks. In the meantime, is there a particular recipe you wanted to know the serving size for? It really varies depending on the recipe…
      Janet

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      • David Shumaker

         /  October 18, 2011

        Yes, Janet, thanks for your response. How many do you think the stewed chicken recipe would serve?

        David

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        • Janet O.

           /  October 18, 2011

          David,
          No problem! :) The stewed chicken recipe feeds about 6 people.
          Janet

          Reply
  20. Meesh

     /  October 12, 2011

    Hello
    i found your site when i was looking for a recipe for pastelon de platano and discovered more delicious recipes on here. im so glad i found this site, i love how you post pictures and step by step instructions! i already tried a few recipes and cant wait to try more.. everyone has come out delicious thanks to you. i became a fan on fb as well. my family has been surprised with my meals :) thank you for this site hope to try out more of your dominicanflavor :)

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  October 12, 2011

      Meesh,
      I’m so happy to hear that you are getting good use out of this blog! :) I always enjoy hearing about people’s experience (good or bad) when they try a recipe out. Also, let me know if there is a recipe you’d like to see posted as well and I can do my best to put it on if it’s something I know how to make. :)
      Janet

      Reply
  21. meesh

     /  October 13, 2011

    hello again, i would like to do a flan if you can please post that?
    Ive tried your pastelon de platano, white beans, pollo guisado, & dulce de leche yumm
    Im dominican as well and love the way my mom cooks but when it comes to her teaching me , she does things so fast that im not able to catch everything and plus she cooks for like 10 ppl which i wouldnt be cooking for unless ppl come over. there is so much i want to learn from our country! you should make a cookbook , i would be your first customer!

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    • Janet O.

       /  October 13, 2011

      Meesh,
      I can relate to your dilemma on wanting to learn from your Mom and having a hard time. I had a hard time learning with my mom and Grandpa because most of the time they would just do everything themselves and not let me give a hand. I ended up taking notes (really fast) and doing it on my own at home. That seemed to work in the long run. :) Also, I plan on posting a recipe for flan soon, but realistically it probably wont be until sometime in November or Early December. If you want it sooner, I will be happy to email you a really simple yet super delicious flan recipe with instructions in the meantime?
      Janet
      P.S.-> I don’t plan on doing a cookbook, lol, this really started as a hobby because I love to cook! But you never know, we’ll see what happens. :)

      Reply
  22. Lari

     /  October 13, 2011

    Love your site! Do you have a recipe for arroz con fideos? I would love to see that on here…Thanks!

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    • Janet O.

       /  October 14, 2011

      Lari,
      I do have a recipe for arroz con fideos. To be honest I hadn’t even thought of posting that any time soon. I can certainly put it on my list, so keep an eye out for it! :) I can send you an update once it’s up on the site to your email if you’d like.
      Janet

      Reply
  23. Shelia

     /  October 14, 2011

    I’m assistant food service manager in a school. I like to bring recipes from my country(P.R) to our adult customer. And I was looking for a guava pastelitos and I searched in google and I found your website. It was a hit. Your instructions step by step. Most of Our staff are americans. And for me was a pleasure how they enjoyed carribean dishes. THANKS so much to be part of my sucess. Do you have a recipe for mangu. Soy puertorriqueña pero me encanta explorar recetas de otros paises. Una vez mas Gracias. Le deseo exito

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  24. Heecliff

     /  October 17, 2011

    You should defenitly have your own show on food network Janet la dominicana sabrosa lollol great job again I’m a trained chef but I always tell my friends that u don’t have to go too school to cook good Dominican food. I don’t know you but I’m very proud of you and of our delicious Dominican food BUEN PROBECHO GREAT JOB!

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    • Janet O.

       /  October 17, 2011

      Heecliff,
      Thanks for the compliments! I’m very flattered especially coming form a trained chef! :) I really don’t think I could ever have a cooking show because I will probably get really nervous, burn everything and stutter the whole time lol. My husband is trying to convince me to start a youtube channel but I am not sure if I could handle the pressure of being filmed, lol.

      Reply
  25. Oksana

     /  October 18, 2011

    Janet, you have great pictures for your recipes. I find that very helpful, since I am not familiar with some ingredients!

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  26. Your recipes are so helpful. I’m a young domincan girl who doesn’t know how to cook that much. I’m at that egg frying stage as you once were lol, but really want to be able to cook well, but more importantly cook domincan food well. Ya tu sabe! Thanks for the help.

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    • Janet O.

       /  October 19, 2011

      Cariela,
      Practice makes almost perfect! Just don’t get discouraged when things don’t come out right. :) I’m glad you are getting good use out of the blog with your learning stage. :)
      Janet

      Reply
  27. Clari

     /  November 8, 2011

    Hi Janet,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put together this wonderful website! I am not one that cooks often and I find it hard to follow recipes without how-to guides. This site of yours is so helpful! :) I am planning on making the Locrio de Pollo this Friday for my two brothers who are visiting. So I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that it turns out as good as it looks in your photos! :) I know you recommend using 4-5 lbs of chicken but how do I cut the measurements down to feed 3 or less people instead? Thanks again!

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    • Janet O.

       /  November 8, 2011

      Clari,
      I’m glad you are getting good use out of my website. :) Here is my recommendation to scale down the recipe for the locrio de pollo;
      - Get a packet of about 2 lbs of pre-cut chicken (I suggest you get the thighs and drumsticks since those pieces usually stay very moist and juicy in this dish), which will be about 6 pieces and that should give each person a serving with 2 pieces of chicken.
      - Scale down the rice portion from 4 cups to about 2 – 2.5 cups, then also scale down the water to about 4 cups.
      - For the seasoning, you can scale down the veggies to half the usual portions (except the celery, you can leave that whole) if you like or keep them the same, the ingredients you should definitely scale down is the salt and the black pepper. Add 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper to the chicken marinade, when it comes time to add more to the rice just the water a taste and add more as needed. Also, use both limes and omit the tbsp of vinegar, or use 1 lime and add the vinegar at the step indicated. I think if you add both limes and 1 tbsp of vinegar might make the rice really tangy (and you don’t want that).

      Making these changes should give you about 3 – 4 generous portions (better to be safe than sorry and have a little left over :) ). Hope this helps, let me know if you have any further questions. :)
      Janet

      Reply
  28. Jessica

     /  November 17, 2011

    Thanks so much for the receipes, pictures and detailed instructions! My BF is Dominican and I have been to the country several times. With help from your site, I can now cook the foods he loves and grew up with and enjoy the foods I tried when traveling to DR. :)

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  29. HalyV

     /  December 7, 2011

    Hi, I have to say I have not been a cook myself..but lately I’m starting to cook here and there. I have seen recipes on others Dominican websites, but yours is far the best for me cause you take the time to show step by step…I have read some of your recipes and will be making few of them this weekend and para la cena del 24…si pudieras poner una de berengenas con carne al horno..bueno felicidades por este blog que dios te bendiga a ti y tu familia..y que sofas haciendo mas recipe para yo y otro lectores seguir aprendiendo!!!!

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  30. Manny

     /  December 20, 2011

    I think it’s about time you take that disclaimer “up top” on your site. You ain’t no amateur all this stuff looks great.

    I hoping one day you can show us your Chivo & Dominican Ox Tail recipes.

    Cheers.

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    • Janet O.

       /  December 21, 2011

      Manny,
      LOL, thanks for the compliment. But I’d rather keep the disclaimer up there since I never went to culinary school. :) Those recipes you are requesting will be coming soon, stay tuned. I’m working on a few holiday recipes right now, but after they are posted I will be posting the chivo first, and then I can put the oxtail close behind it.
      Janet

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  31. I love your website. I’m Malaysian and am married to a Dominican man. Last summer, we visited his family in San Cristobal and was introduced to such delicious dominican dishes. Poor hubby was trying to enjoy all of his abuela’s dishes because he knew it would be a long time until he tasted them again. So, since then, I’ve tried to cook dominican food for him when I realize he’s tired of Malay food. I am so thankful for your website with its easy to follow instructions and pictures. You’re very talented and I hope you continue to add more recipes.

    My husband thanks you too!

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    • Janet O.b

       /  December 22, 2011

      Ro,
      I’m glad you are getting good use out of the website and that your husband is enjoying the recipes. :) Is there something you’d like to see posted, feel free to send me some requests! :)
      -Janet

      Reply
  32. Roberto

     /  December 27, 2011

    Thanks so much for your recipes they are great! I am Dominican and live in Spain. We are now able to get most incredients!

    Again thanks,

    Roberto

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    • Janet O.

       /  February 2, 2012

      Roberto,
      I know the feeling when I want to find ingredients and have a hard time due to the location I live in.. Thankfully as the days pass, more and more Dominican ingredients can be found here with ease! :)
      Janet

      Reply
  33. Ina Vandebroek

     /  January 19, 2012

    Hello! Gracias por tus recetas deliciosas. Anoche hice las habichuelas blancas guisadas y saben a lo Dominicano!

    Reply
  34. Vlad

     /  February 1, 2012

    Janet,
    i am loving your site. I am so proud

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  35. Kenia T

     /  February 6, 2012

    I absolutely love that you took the time to take play by play pictures of the recipes in the making. I have passed this on to everyone at my job and they are in love as well. Excellent work.

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    • Janet O.

       /  February 6, 2012

      Thanks Kenia, I’m glad you liked it! :) Also, thanks for sharing! :D

      Janet

      Reply
  36. Naida

     /  February 11, 2012

    Absolutely LOVE your website. The pictures which coincide with the recipes is a great idea. Although I’m Boricua, I so enjoy a good Dominican home cooked meal. Thanks for sharing !

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    • Janet O.

       /  February 18, 2012

      Naida,
      I’m glad that you are enjoying the site. Since we are neighbors, are foods are very similar and I also love Puerto Rican food (mofongo, yummm) myself. :)
      Janet

      Reply
  37. Annie

     /  February 18, 2012

    Hi Janet, do you have a flan recipe, I can use? Thank you :)

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  38. Johanny

     /  February 28, 2012

    Janet I want to tell you that these steps by steps instruction have even inspired my husband to want too cook, love it !!!!

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    • Janet O.

       /  February 29, 2012

      Johanny,
      Haha, that’s wonderful! I’ll let you in on a little secret… One of the motivations to start the blog was to get my husband to start cooking (he’s not very good without instruction :) ) and it it worked like a charm! ;)
      Janet

      Reply
  39. Andrelly

     /  March 12, 2012

    Hey Janet lovely site that you have here. All these recipes look scrumptious I can’t wait to try them all. I was wondering would you be willing to put up a recipe for “Habichuelas con Dulce”?

    Reply
  40. Elvin

     /  March 20, 2012

    First, I want to thank you for taking the time to make an excellent website. I was wondering if you know the receipe for : rice with cod fish and cabbage
    Thank you

    Reply
  41. Kimberly

     /  April 4, 2012

    I love your website! I have learned so much from it. Do u think u can put the recipe for carne guisada? Thank u!

    Reply
  42. Delia

     /  April 5, 2012

    I love your website, I am married to a dominican man who needs his authentic dominican food all the time. I’ve learned to cook like a dominican even though I’m guatemalan. The probably I seem to have is that dominican food is not really figure friendly. Do you have any suggestions?

    Reply
  43. Ruby-NY

     /  June 6, 2012

    I must say thank you your recipe for espaghetti was soo good my Fanily really enjoyed it now it’s a favorite . Thanx

    Reply
  44. Ruby-NY

     /  June 6, 2012

    Please @Janet can you put a recipe for camarones al ajillo ASAP Thank You

    Reply
  45. Asha

     /  June 11, 2012

    Hi Janet. I just discovered your site and I’m excited about all of the recipes that I’ve already bookmarked to make! I’ve got chicken marinating right now for the Pollo Guisado :-) Question for you- I notice that you don’t use Goya Sazon packets in any of the recipes I’ve seen so far. Although it gives a good flavor, I’ve stopped using them because it has MSG in it which I try to avoid for health reasons. I was just curious if there is a reason why you don’t use Sazon? Thanks.

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    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      Asha,
      Thank you, you are correct. I usually refrain from using the ready to use packets because they are usually high in sodium, preservatives (especially MSG) and chemicals. I do use them on occasion if I have no fresh ingredients available, but I prefer the more natural flavors and lower salt levels. :)
      Janet

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  46. Tanya Gaetan

     /  June 18, 2012

    Hello,

    I was wondering if you had an easy recipe for pasteles. I have one but it’s very complicated.

    Hope to hear from you!!

    Reply
  47. Ren

     /  June 19, 2012

    WOW! I knew nothing about cooking when I got married. My Mother in law (Dominican), taught me a few things, but I would have to be in a hot kitchen. Right now I got like 5 recipes that my husband prayed I can expand on, and I believe his prayers have been answered. I do not like cooking, but the Pictures and the instructions make me want to expand our menu. Thank You!!

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  48. Teresa

     /  July 4, 2012

    I just made your Dominican potato salad with the beets and it is amazing!! My husband is half Dominican and LOVES authentic Dominican food as he spent many years growing up in DR. I am Italian and love to cook and our little 16 month old will be able to have the best of both worlds. I thank you and look forward to making many more of your delicious recipes. The potato salad is EXACTLY how he remembered it to be.

    Reply
  49. Shay

     /  July 19, 2012

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes ……. When will you be adding more

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  50. Chris rosado

     /  July 23, 2012

    Hey my love ,would like to know where I can get the best dominican food in new York if u know? I’m puro bori and would like something good and different

    Reply
  51. jorge luis

     /  July 30, 2012

    Dios santo!! Tu eres una bendicion, gracias por tu creasion de estas pajina. Yo soy Dominicano originalmente de la Capital, y la otra noche estaba buscando algo para cocinar y a donde vine a parar fue aqui en su pagina. Que Dios bendiga tus manos..

    Reply
  52. jorge luis

     /  July 30, 2012

    Se me olvido decirte que no se hacer dompline!!

    Reply
  53. Cat

     /  August 4, 2012

    Hi Janet! I just came across your website and I LOVE IT! I want to learn how to cook Dominican food and your recipes are simply amazing. They remind me of my abuela’s cooking. God bless and keep doing a great job! Please continue to post. :D

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  54. Toya Castillo

     /  August 27, 2012

    Hi, I just wanted you to know that your recipe for the “locrio de pollo” is absolutely delicious. My husband is Dominican and he LOVED it! He thought it was better than his mother’s, LOL! So I wanted to say Thank you, although you may have got me in trouble with my mother in law. I cant wait to try more recipes!

    Reply
  55. Manny

     /  September 13, 2012

    Hi–i grew to be a huge fan of your site and I really found your work excellent. Why haven’t we gotten updates in such a long time? Are you not doing it any more. I hope not, anything else would be a shame.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  April 11, 2013

      Manny,
      Sorry I did not reply to your comment earlier, but I posted the reasons for my hiatus on my welcome page. I will be updating more regularly now, so stay tuned! :)
      - Janet

      Reply
  56. Virginia Sanchez

     /  October 2, 2012

    I just wanted to let you know that i love your website and that is one of the first one I visit when I want to cook anything.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  October 13, 2012

      Virginia,
      Thank you so much for continuing to come back to the blog. While I haven’t updated it in a while, I appreciate all of these wonderful comments and do plan on updating on a regular basis soon. :)
      Janet

      Reply
  57. Averia

     /  October 3, 2012

    do you have a recipe for chicharrone de pollo?… I make it but it never taste like home and I cant figure out why! especially sine I use the exact same ingredients.

    Reply
  58. Doris

     /  October 3, 2012

    I cannot thank you enough for you DETAILED recipes. As a Dominican, I have to say that your cooking is amazing. I’ve searched and searched so many websites for Dominican recipes but they are never detailed and always leave me confused and wondering if my cooking will turn out right. You have boosted my cooking confidence thru the roof.

    By the way: I’m a fan of pastelitos…are you planning to put up your recipes for those?

    Reply
  59. Doris

     /  October 3, 2012

    Also…I was wondering if you have any lasagna recipes as well?

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  October 13, 2012

      Doris,
      I do have lasagna recipe, I just haven’t been updating the blog for personal reasons. Very soon I will resume my updates and that will be one of the recipes that is on the “priority” list.
      Janet

      Reply
  60. Krysta

     /  October 9, 2012

    Your blog is obviously a labor of love. Thank you!!!!! =)

    Reply
  61. Jennifer D.

     /  October 10, 2012

    Hi! I am loving this site so far. I married a Dominican man a couple years ago and have been making the basics when it comes to Dominican cuisine. Now that I have found your blog I am getting ready to knock his socks off!! Thanks so much for taking the time to do these very detailed instructions – they sure seem like they are awesome, can’t wait to try them!!

    Keep ‘em coming!

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  October 13, 2012

      Jennifer,
      Thanks for the wonderful compliments! I am glad that you are getting good use out of the blog and the recipes. :) While I haven’t updated in a while for reasons I will post soon, I do plan on starting again in the near future.
      Janet

      Reply
  62. Wow Janet, thank you so much for the time and effort you’ve put into publishing and photographing these recipes! There’s no end to how proud I am of myself when I cook something from here. My husband is Dominican and as I was cooking yesterday he started to tell me what to do but left it alone saying “no, ‘ta bien porque ultimamente todo que cocinas queda MUY bueno.” You’re better than a marriage counselor! LOL.

    Anyway, can’t wait ’til you come back with more because I’m working my way through these pretty quickly. I’m eager to see if my supposition as to why you haven’t updated in a while is correct.

    All the best to you and your family

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      Cheryl,
      Thank you for the lovely compliment, glad that you are getting good use out of the blog! :)
      Janet

      Reply
  63. Marce

     /  October 25, 2012

    Janet
    Again, thank you so much for these awesome recipes! You have no idea how happy my Dominican husband is… He is completely surprised by my new found sazon hahaha

    Take care and God bless

    Reply
  64. Cindy

     /  November 2, 2012

    Girl I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE. I’m 19 and sadly I just recently started cooking. Your recipes are so detailed and I love the way you have the pictures with what you’re supposed to put in. I am going to cook everything in your recipe list lol. Thank you so much for making this website. It’s super awesome. Plus most recipes I look up aren’t really Dominican-oriented and they usually look good but don’t taste as awesome as they look so thank you VERY MUCH!

    Reply
  65. Maritza

     /  November 9, 2012

    Hi, I love your recipes, I haven’t tried them yet, but starting in January I will be trying all of them, since my husband to be loves dominican food. Please don’t stop posting them, I will need a lot more since I can’t keep cooking the same thing over and over again. Hope to see more new recipes. Thank you!!

    Reply
  66. Anna R.

     /  November 12, 2012

    Hello Janet!!!! Thank you soooo much for the recipes and your blog!!!! They have helped me a lot. I have been married to a Dominican man for almost 10 years and although I know how to cook many of the things, they’re don’t always come out perfect. Your blog has been awesome in helping me improve my dishes!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  67. Gianna Ruiz

     /  November 17, 2012

    I want to thank you for the great recipes. I am Dominican/Puerto Rican, and to be honest I just started enjoying cooking. I have been counting on your site to help me learn. I have made alot of dishes from your site and I have to tell you I have a happy family :) I am making the pastelon as we speak.. Also thank you for the great pictures you make my life easier. Great Job!!!!

    Reply
  68. Elvy

     /  November 17, 2012

    I absolutely love, love your website. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Living where I do, I have the advantage of getting anything Latin. Should you need certain ingredients I would be happy to send it to you to an address of your choice, ie PO Box. These recipes are precious, they allow us to relive our parents’ roots. Please keep them coming!

    Reply
  69. Myra

     /  November 20, 2012

    Your site is very helpful. I just got married and my husband is dominican. I can’t wait to suprise him with all these delicious recipes.

    Reply
  70. Hey, I really love your website. I know you haven’t written anything in months, but i check back almost everyday anticipating your comeback. I had a feeling that you might had been going through some stuff because it seemed like you really enjoyed doing this. I which you well and only hope that you get through your personal situation alright. In the mean time i will keep checking for our works. Cheers.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      MM,
      Thank you for your kinds words and your faith in my return. I will updating more regularly now so keep an eye out! :)
      - Janet

      Reply
  71. yanira

     /  December 14, 2012

    these r very good muy bien :D

    Reply
  72. hola!!
    making the pollo horneado righ now!
    so glad i found your site!
    thnx!

    Reply
  73. Ariel

     /  January 5, 2013

    Good afternoon Janet,

    Happy New Years! I visited your website earlier this week and was unable to view it. I freaked out at the though that you might had taken the website down. I glad to see it is back up. I just came back from the supermarket buying some ingredients to make my wife the mangu she always craves. I’m from Washington Heights, NYC and when we visit from Miami the first thing she request is a mangu with fried cheese front the House of Mofongo. I greatly appreciate all the information you provide on this website, including the step by step details and picture; I am more of a visual person. I know the everyday living is hectic, but it would be great if you would start your own YouTube Channel. Best of luck to you in 2013.

    Regards,

    Ariel

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      Ariel,
      I have been considering doing a youtube channel, hopefully I can make it happen for the future! :)
      - Janet

      Reply
  74. Meems

     /  January 8, 2013

    Do you have a preferred method for Morir Sanyando? We used to get it made with limes, but everywhere now seems to be pushing for the orange flavor. I think it was the juice of two Dominican limes (or 4 American ones) with some sugar, ice, and milk in a blender.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      Meems,
      Usually in my house it was always made with orange flavor. I haven’t made that in a long time now you have me wanting to make one lol!
      - Janet

      Reply
  75. Michael

     /  January 10, 2013

    I Love your site.
    Will u ever post something New?????

    Reply
  76. samantha

     /  January 12, 2013

    I grew up in a black/white household where dinners consited of spaghetti and meatballs, taco night, pizza, shepards pie, fried chicken and mashed potatoes, and so on. I just moved out with my boyfriend who is Dominican and a very picky eater! I’m so glad I found this sight!

    Reply
  77. Laura

     /  January 14, 2013

    I tried making this cake three times with a different recipe. My fourth time i followed your recipe and it’s a HIT!!!! Thanks soooo much!!! I’m making the cake again for my son’s birthday next weekend!

    Mil gracias!

    Laura

    Reply
  78. Tania

     /  January 29, 2013

    Thank goodness for your site! I love it… It helps keep my dominican kitchen with variety.

    Reply
  79. I just love your blog! I like how u show the pictures on how to do it step by step.
    I have try some of the recipes and get really good compliments.
    Cant wait for your new recipes…really looking forward to it.

    Reply
  80. lissette

     /  February 22, 2013

    cant wait for your new recipes…love your blog!!!

    Reply
  81. Karen Hildebrandt

     /  March 2, 2013

    Thank you so much for posting Dominican Style Chicken with Rice. When my family lived in St. Thomas, Brenda Starr from Dominica made this chicken for my family and we had a 5 yr old son. This was the first dinner Brenda made for us and I absolutely fell in love with it.
    Dominica and the DR are often confused and it is difficult to find recipes that Brenda would talk about. Thank you for the great pics and instructions. I am so excited to make this

    Reply
  82. Marina Melo

     /  March 17, 2013

    Hello: I found your website, and was very impressed with the way you explain and the excellent illustrations. I’m also from Dominican Republic, I love to cook and it’s always good to learn new ways of doing things. Every cook has their secrets. Congratulations, keep up the great work. Please put a receipe for Turcos, Bollitos de yuca. I have been passing your web page to all my friends who want to learn to make Dominican food. Thanks Marina

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      Marina,
      Thank you for the wonderful compliments. I am working on adding more recipes and I will put the ones you requested on my list. :)
      - Janet

      Reply
  83. Osvaldo

     /  March 21, 2013

    He tenido la dicha de encontrarme con tu pagina, gracias. Lo primero que hare es una arepa para una chercha de viejos amigos este fin de semana. Me gusta tu estilo de presentacion, explicito. Tu sinceridad es comendable. Yo tampoco soy un chef ni nada pero cuando me dicen que lo que yo cocine estaba bueno se me pelan los dientes. Me encanta cocinar. Lo aprendi de mi madre QEPD. Ella siempre me dijo aprende para que no pases hambre cuando estes solo. Gracias a dios es lo mejor que ella me ha ensenado y es lo que sigo aprendiendo de personas como usted. Muchas gracias por tu empeno en nuestra cultura. Dios te bendiga siempre y pa lante siempre.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      Osvaldo,
      Muchas gracias por ese bello comentario. Asi mismo me decia mi mama, que aprendiera para que no pase hambre, jajaja!
      Espero que encuentres alguna receta que te guste. Cuidate mucho!
      - Janet

      Reply
  84. Mariel

     /  March 25, 2013

    Hi, Janet.

    It’s a shame that you can’t post anymore, whatever the reason may be! I love your website and was hoping to get a carne de res guisada and habichuela con dulce recipe off of here. Hope you’ll be able to keep it going!

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      Mariel,
      Sorry for the hiatus, I did post an update with reasons on the main page. I recently had twins and life was just very hectic for me during the last year. I did post the habichuelas con dulce recipe, I will email it to you in case you don’t see this comment.

      The res guisada is coming very soon as well! :)
      - Janet

      Reply
  85. Zoila P.

     /  March 26, 2013

    Janet O!

    I am so glad to have found this web site. Thank you so much for posting these recipes my Dominican grandmother, mother, aunts and cousins cooked for us, and what we crave to savor specially during the holiday season. I am a fairly good cook, but have not had the patience it takes to create some of these dishes, but you certainly have encouraged me and given me the tools to do so. Thank you, muchas gracias y a buen provecho to all of my friends who will be eating my Dominican heritage.

    Zoila P.

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    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      Zoila,
      Thank you for the wonderful compliments! I agree, it does take patience to make certain dishes, but I consider it labor of love and love watching others enjoy my cooking. :)
      - Janet

      Reply
  86. Shae

     /  March 27, 2013

    Used your honey almond cookies for a HS project on Dominican culture… HUGE HIT! thanks so much

    Reply
  87. edwina- claude

     /  March 28, 2013

    Hi! I recently discovered your blog and I’m very interested in baking Dominican cakes. I have a question, what kind of flour do you use, A.P flour or cake flour?

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  March 28, 2013

      Edwina,
      I used all purpose flour. I have a cousin who’s a baker who uses cake flour, not sure which brand though. If you want me to look into it let me know.
      - Janet

      Reply
  88. Zulma F. M.

     /  March 30, 2013

    Hi Janet
    Hace tanto tiempo que estaba buscando recetas como las tuyas, claras y precisas, todavía no he hecho ninguna pero no creo que tenga ningun problema, mañana voy a hacer ensalada de bacalao, me recuerda tanto a la que mi mama nos hacia, también pronto voy a tratar el pernil creo que va ser delicioso. ahora dime tienes tu alguna receta para pastelitos o Empanadillas de harina? yo he tratado pero la masa nunca me sale bien. Gracias por tus recetas y buena suerte .

    Reply
  89. ju

     /  March 31, 2013

    Wow! Janet, my family wants to thank you for the wonderful recipes you have in your website. Even though I grew up in DR, I never learnes how to cook dominican food and for that I am forever mad at myself!!!
    I wanted to cook pollo entero horneado like my grandma used to make and found your site on Google.
    I could not believe my eyes when the pollo came out so good, and my hubby and kids loved it as well☺

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  April 1, 2013

      Ju,
      Thank you for the wonderful compliments, I am glad that you liked the recipe for the chicken. :)
      Janet

      Reply
  90. Vilma Vega

     /  April 5, 2013

    Congratulations on your new bundles of joy. I just discovered your site when I was looking for a recipe for habichuelas dulces- Thank you! I’m an so intrigued by all your recipes, the detail (the pictures – realllllly help! ) Thank you I will be back for more! :)

    Reply
  91. Henry

     /  April 10, 2013

    Hi Janet,
    Love the website!!! I was wondering if you had any recipe for Dominican style oxtails?plz let me know asap so my wife can learn how to make it. It is one of my favorite dishes to eat. Thank you so much in advance. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  April 11, 2013

      Henry,
      I am glad you like the site! :) I do have a recipe for oxtails, would you like me to email it to you? I have it on my list to post, hopefully I can put it up soon because that is a dish I plan on making soon, but if you want it sooner let me know and I have no problem writing it out for you. :)
      - Janet

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  92. Henry

     /  April 11, 2013

    Janet,
    Send me that email when you can. Thank you in advance!!

    Reply
  93. Gabby

     /  April 13, 2013

    Hey!!!! I’m so glad I bumped on this blog. I’m mixed with dominican(on my daddy side) and I alway wanted to cook Dominican cuisine. This blog is so help so thanks mama. Què Rico!

    Reply
  94. Estefania

     /  April 15, 2013

    Janet,
    Como tu haces el bistec o pechuga de pollo empanizada? Yo soy Argentina pero mi novio es dominicano y quiero probar hacerlas con el sazon de ustedes, con que sazonas la carne? Gracias

    Reply
  95. Jenniffer G

     /  May 18, 2013

    Hola Janet, hacias falta!
    Que bueno que estas bien!
    Te descubri por casualidad una vez, andando por Internet buscando refrescar mi memoria y poder hacer un plato que no recuerdo ahora.
    You definitely helped me prepare my Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. :) I don’t know what would I have done without your recipes and your blog.
    Gracias! Y ya tienes una fan mas.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  May 20, 2013

      Jennifer,
      Muchas gracias, me alegro que te gusta mi pagina y te ha sido util en ocasiones especiales. :)
      Janet

      Reply
  96. Jennifer

     /  May 27, 2013

    I think you have a great web site it’s very rare to find web pages with step by step pictures and in English for those of us who were born and raised here. I have an interest in a very nice dominican guy and I’m pr born in NY and I’d like to learn to make a few dishes for when the times comes that we meet we both live in different states. Is the oregano used in your recipes regular oregano or is there a Hispanic one? I look at the pictures in the pollo horneado it’s much brighter green than the usual one I buy.

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  May 27, 2013

      Jennifer,
      I usually get a ton of oregano from DR since I have family who travel frequently and have no problem bringing me some. You can find Dominican brands of oregano in some spanish markets in NY, however, if you have a hard time finding it, just use regular ground oregano, that will be fine. I hope you enjoy the recipes!
      - Janet

      Reply
  97. Laura

     /  May 29, 2013

    So glad that I found this blog!! My fiance is Dominican, and we are getting married in November. He could eat all American food, but I want him to enjoy Dominican dishes too. Your step-by-step instructions are awesome; I have been practicing cooking your recipes before I get married so I won’t fail too often down the road lol :)

    Reply
  98. ANGELA TORIBIO

     /  June 8, 2013

    THANK YOU so much for making this page for all to use, you are the best showing
    step by step picture of each dish its just great, YOUR RECIPES are soooooooooooo good
    GOD BLESS

    Reply
    • Janet O.

       /  June 12, 2013

      Angela,
      Thank you for the kind compliments, I am glad you are enjoying the site! :)
      - Janet

      Reply

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