Author: Tia Maria

Tia Maria’s Portuguese Style Meatloaf

Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef 2 eggs 1 cup dried seasoned breadcrumbs 1 slice of fresh bread (crumbled, I use a grater) 1 medium onion (finely minced) 3/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon salt 1...

Pork Chops Smothered in Tomato Onion Sauce

Ingredients: 6 pork chops 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup white wine 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper 3 to 4 cups of Cebolada sauce...

How to Cook Polvo/Octopus

Don’t be intimidated by cooking octopus. It’s relatively easy to do. I learned this method from my mother of boiling the octopus in water with only 1 onion and no salt required since the...

Sugar Free Caramel Flan – Pudim Flan Sem Açucar

This Caramel Flan is delicious, so creamy, and you can’t tell it from the original flan recipe. Watch my original Caramel Flan video recipe below from Tia Maria’s Blog Youtube Channel. It’s a wonderful...

Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Ingredients: 3 eggs (separated) 1 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons club soda (seltzer) 1 package Matzo Ball soup mix (I use Streitz) Soup ingredients: 1 bone in chicken breast 2...

Lemon Roasted Chicken in Cast Iron Pan

Ingredients: 1 (3 to 4) pound roasting chicken (butterflied) 2 lemons (sliced) 1 large onion (chopped) (optional) ¼ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder...