Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Top Ten Recipes at The Fork Ran Away with the Spoon


In just a few short days, on January 5th 2015, The Fork Ran Away with the Spoon will be back up and running.  It's been a long 4 months without a computer.  Frankly, tablets and mobile phone just don't cut it for me when it comes to writing a post.  I find myself taking short cuts and hurrying up a post.  In the end that affects everyone especially my awesome followers, supporters and fellow bloggers. Since we are closing out the year I wanted to share the top ten recipes at The Fork Ran Away with the Spoon, so with further ado ...

Simple Creamy Leek Soup

Mini Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Chicken, Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Drunken Tres Leche Cupcakes

Potaje de Garbanzo / Cuban Chickpea and Chorizo Stew

Nicaraguan Cabbage Slaw or Ensalada de Repollo Nica

Garlicky Tequila-Lime Grilled Shrimp-Kebabs with Cilantro-Garlic Aioli Sauce

Cuban Meat & Potato Stew - Carne con Papa

Make Your Own Cuban Sazon Completa / Adobo Seasoning

Stuffed French Bread with Chicken, Bacon, Cheddar and Caramelized Onions

and the Top #1 Recipe  ...
          Baking Soda as a Tenderizer

Friday, December 19, 2014

January 5th, 2015 - The Fork Ran Away with the Spoon finally RETURNS!


As some of you may have read in the few posts we've made, we at The Fork Ran Away with the Spoon have been dealing with not having a computer since September! The laptop failed and from that moment on we were in an ongoing back and forth shipping of said laptop with the company through whom we had our extended warranty. Mind you this laptop was a month away from being all of  two years old. After the sixth time (no it wasn't the charm) I finally lost my extended patience and spoke "very firmly" to a "head honcho". The results of which are a full refund of the original purchase price and we have now purchased a new and better laptop. It should be arriving sometime next week and we will be "re-debuting" on January 5th, 2015!

We can't wait to start sharing new recipes with you.  We miss posting and most of all we miss interacting with our great supporters, followers and fellow bloggers.  I don't think we could of gotten a better Christmas present.  Look forward to reconnecting with everyone! Cheers!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Update on the state of The Fork Ranaway with the Spoon

Dear friends, visitors, follower and fellow food bloggers;

Update: 12/12/14

The computer problems persist!  The laptop is now on it's seventh round of "repair" only to come back this last time with the same problem. Patience, I will say, is truly a virtue and mine has been tested ... extensively. If it is not resolved today, I will be "biting the bullet" and getting a new computer.  I've got so many  beautiful food pictures and recipes to share with you that I just have to take the plunge and do what I have been putting off. It's just so frustrating because the laptop is only 2 years old!  I hope I haven't lost to many followers and to those who have stuck around ... THANK YOU!


Perhaps you've noticed my retreat from the blog and social media. I just wanted to let you all know that The Fork Ranaway with the Spoon Has been experiencing a number of computer related issue since September. The laptop on which all the content and photos for the blog were saved has been back and forth with repairs since September. It even had a new hard drive installed and still it remains in repair. It's under an extended warranty and this is the third time back for repair, it now falls into the "lemon law" category and I'll either have a refund on the cost or a new laptop. It seems the motherboard has failed. The desktop computer, a twelve year old Mac is no longer able to run the latest browser and thus makes it impossible to do anything on the site. I am currently writing this post from my ipad, which is not my favorite tool to use for writing. Additonally, since the latest updates to the ios it repeatedly crashes. It's done so 2 times in my writing just this small post.
I truly hope to be back soon, I just can't estimate when that will be. I am "jonesing" to blog about all my latest recipes and share them with you, I guess that is a good thing. I hope I haven't lost to many followers and to those who have stuck around ... THANK YOU!