Years ago, I gifted my mom an empty recipe binder, and challenged her to fill it up with our favorite family recipes, only to be returned when I got married one day. I had all but forgotten about it when at my bridal shower, my friends had front-row seats to the waterworks show that followed when I opened the gift from my mother and found that once empty recipe binder now overflowing. Not only had she included my favorite meals that she made, but she also polled the rest of the chefs in my family (and my husband’s!), so that no delectable dish was forgotten.
Like many other American families, mine is a blend of a variety of cultures, and the recipes in this binder reflect that. In my family, we show love and affection through food. I invite you to follow along, as I work my way through the recipes from the family collection within the binder and beyond. TheCubanReuben.com is an outlet where I will explore these family recipes, share kitchen tips, blab about my best (and worst) restaurant experiences, and admit to my culinary flubs. At the end of the day, this blog is where I plan to share my passion for food, one bite at a time.