Giveaway: Get our books [closed]

This week we’ll have two prizes for the same winner. The winner will get a copy of our book Aunt Clara’s Dominican Cookbook and a copy of Traditional Dominican Cookery. That way you can spread the love by giving the extra book to somebody you love.

To participate in this Giveaway

  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • Post a comment here telling what recipe you’d like us add in the next edition of our book (it doesn’t matter if the recipe your are thinking of is already in the book).
  • One comment per person/per day is allowed. That’s right, you can come back every day and increase your chances of winning.
  • Make sure that your email is either on your profile, or your post. If I cannot contact you via email I will choose another winner. Write your email like this if you are including it in your post (keep spammers away): your name [at] domain [dot] com

Giveaway closes on Friday 03/28/2011 6:00 PM ET, and the winners will be chosen via and announced in the evening. Your gift will be shipped within a week of our contacting you.

Best of luck to you, and thanks for participating. And remember you can also participate on Cocina Dominicana giveaway.
And the winner is: Carolyn. Congratulations, we’ll be in touch soon.
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  • Marlene March 28, 2011, 10:50 AM

    Oh, if you could only duplicate Helados Bon's helado de bizcocho. I've never had anything like it here in NY.

  • Patricia Garcia March 28, 2011, 9:07 AM

    I would love to see Coconete's recipe, my 17 months old boy loves them!!!

  • JESSICA SNEESBY- SEG March 28, 2011, 7:19 AM


  • Vanessa Guridy March 28, 2011, 7:08 AM

    I would also like to see more vegetarian options. My husband is vegetarian and I'm constantly looking for new recipes for vegetarian main courses.

  • Alexy March 28, 2011, 6:13 AM

    My mom used to make these big cookies…she called them "Mantecados"….She passed away and I never got the complete recipe from her……The closest match I have ever found is Publix's "Torticas de Moron"…..I need to make them for my daughter and my grandchildren!

  • maria March 28, 2011, 5:46 AM

    Extrano la comida de mi abuela.


  • Debbie March 28, 2011, 5:33 AM

    I'm relocating to Dominican Republic and am practicing recipes to cook, I'd like to see any variations on Mofongo, or snacks or Seafood recipes

  • Chaya Matos March 28, 2011, 5:23 AM

    Oh yes! I totally agree with Marlene ^^^ – Dominican crockpot recipes would be amazing!!!

  • Marlene March 27, 2011, 12:14 PM

    I live such a hectic life, I would love to see how to cook traditional dominican foods in a crockpot. Is that possible?

  • Carolyn March 27, 2011, 7:40 AM

    Kiepes! Mofongo de queso frito! and, of course, sancocho, which I have yet to master but love to eat. Oh, and bacalaitos. Thanks for all your fantastic recipes!

  • Marlene March 26, 2011, 3:38 PM

    Another vote for more seafood! Pescado con coco…mmm. And what is up with the date this giveaway closes? Friday was not the 28th.

  • Rosa Mejía March 26, 2011, 5:14 AM

    Memelos is a must…you can also add deditos de novia in the next edition of the book :)

    Tks for the giveaway!

  • Anny Whetzel March 25, 2011, 1:20 PM

    Pescado frito. Cacalo. Farina. Mermelada te Tamarindo. Yaniqueques. Buñuelos. I could go on and on…

  • Eric R March 25, 2011, 11:26 AM

    Pastelon de platano Maduro estilo Victoria Sanchez winner of a cooking contest in Gazcue / San Carlos in the early 70's…. and Sancocho de Habichuelas Negras…. and for desert Reguiletes de Guayaba… I still miss my Grandmother's cooking!

  • Chaya Matos March 25, 2011, 11:18 AM

    One of the reasons I leave Dominican cooking up to my husband is because I get intimidated at the number of ingredients in recipes (I like to stick to 1/2 dozen or so TOPS) … do you have any 5 ingredient fixes or something similar? Would love to see some quick, easy but yummy recipes! :)

  • desiree March 24, 2011, 3:01 PM

    every time my boyfriends family comes back his mom brings me these jars with either orange slices kinda like marmalade but thicker skin slices candied and a jar of candied coconut shredded sooooo good he asked me to try and make it lol!

  • Jacqueline Dillon March 24, 2011, 9:33 AM

    Aunt Clara,

    We have recently decided to include more seafood in our diet as part of a healthy lifestyle…but fish receipies are just so hard to infuse our "sabor" too !! I would love to see more fish and seafood recepies that have our latin love in them !!


  • Chaya Matos March 24, 2011, 7:43 AM

    Would love to see some ideas for snacks/quick meals – am always looking for ideas for my son's lunch. He loves empanadas in his lunchbox… are there other items that you would suggest for lunches??

  • Marlene March 24, 2011, 7:37 AM

    Tambien me gustaria ver una receta de pan de batata.

  • Laura March 23, 2011, 9:03 PM

    Aunt Clara,

    estas recetas han salvado mi vida!!!! literally! I'm getting married soon and my husby-to-be love Dominican food! hahaha i would loooove to get this book so i can cook Paella (Dominican Style), a good Pastelon de Platano Maduro.. a perfect Sancocho!…. ya se me hizo agua la boca!

  • Marlene March 23, 2011, 9:50 AM

    I would love to know how to make domplines like they make in San Pedro! Tambien la receta de natilla madrilena que le ponen a veces a los bizcochos.

  • Chaya Matos March 23, 2011, 6:59 AM

    Would love to see a recipe for the buttery pan de agua that you can get in Barahona – very different from that in the capital… think croissant flavor – french bread texture! Very yummy!! :)

  • Frida March 22, 2011, 12:07 PM

    I would like to see, yuca recipies: brazo gitano de yuca relleno, pastelon de yuca. Algo de reposteria, dulces

  • gipsys luna March 22, 2011, 11:32 AM

    more about appetizers I love my bollitos de yuca, empanadas , quipes and all that stuff

  • Gladys Spaulding March 22, 2011, 10:51 AM

    I would love to see some more soups & stews. My best memories as a kid were around, sancocho, sopa de pollo. I can close my eyes and smell them all!

  • Rosaly Lantigua Franolich March 22, 2011, 10:47 AM


    I would love to see included, recipes for: 1) chivo guisado; 2) lechón asado; 3) hors d’oeurves y 4) sofritos típicos Dominicanos — con sus múltiples usos, desde luego.

  • Mike Otterstrom March 22, 2011, 10:41 AM

    I would love to see recipes for various kinds of sofritos and jugos, or sopa cremosa de auyama

  • Rosemary March 22, 2011, 10:40 AM

    I would love to see more recipes on dulce de tomate, lechosa and other fruits that are so delicious…. I have tried doing them at home, but they don't taste that good.

  • Cindy March 22, 2011, 10:25 AM

    I would like to see an Habichuela con dulce recipe, also Sancocho!!!

  • Darina March 22, 2011, 9:07 AM

    Me gustaria ver las recetas para hacer bacalaitos, quipes, y dumplines (como lo hacen en la parte este del pais, por ejemplo Higuey). Pastelon de berenjenas, y pastelon de espaguettis.


  • Vanessa Guridy March 22, 2011, 9:04 AM

    I would love to see a recipe for casabe…. It's not something that I can get where I live, but I would love to try to make it myself!

  • angela March 22, 2011, 8:43 AM

    I need a Sancocho recipe and some traditional Dominican soups.

  • larita March 22, 2011, 7:40 AM

    Aunt Clara, I would like to see another bizcocho dominicano recipe with different fillings.

  • Nancy March 22, 2011, 7:18 AM

    more empanada fillings would be great

  • ISABEL March 22, 2011, 6:49 AM

    OMG so much that I love nino envuelto hmmm pastelon de arroz omg chimichurry delicious cake hmmmm love the susupiro omg majarete ….

  • Yanira March 22, 2011, 6:41 AM

    I would like to see a recipe for chicken croquettes.. A must have for me every time I'm in DR! :)

  • Chaya Matos March 22, 2011, 6:07 AM

    Aunt Clara,

    I would love to see some more drink recipes – my husband (un Barahonero) makes these delicious drinks and laughs when I say I can't make them and need him to do it! He doesn't use a recipe. But things like: jugo de remolacha, batida de papaya… and so many more!

  • Diane Ray March 22, 2011, 5:26 AM

    Aunt Clara, following a recent school trip to the Dominican Republic my daughter and I found your site and made a full meal for the people in our church who helped support our humanitarian trip. We loved the savory beans, chicken, rice with pineapple and bread pudding. We have tried other recipes and found them all very delicious.I would love to see a local cookie recipe in your book – something fast I could make for my children or their class at school – to enjoy from the DR.

    Best Wishes,

    Diane Ray