Tanisha Bailey-Roka

Tanisha Bailey-Roka, AKA The Crucian Contessa lives on the beautiful island of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands. Attorney by day (nights, weekends, and even some holidays) she spends her remaining time, studying, creating, crafting, and sharing food!

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Banana Fritters Recipe: Frying Up Local With The Crucian Contessa
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Banana Fritters Recipe: Frying Up Local With The Crucian Contessa

Banana Fritters area a "go to" comfort food. What makes this recipe extra special is using the local bananas grown on St. Croix.
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Crucian Contessa’s Pumpkin Rum Flan: Taste of the Caribbean
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Crucian Contessa’s Pumpkin Rum Flan: Taste of the Caribbean

Rum, pumpkin, and flan all had a conversation and said, โ€œHey, you know, we TASTE GOOOOOD together!โ€ Yeah, thatโ€™s this recipe.
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Best Caribbean Beef Pate Recipe with The Crucian Contessa
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Best Caribbean Beef Pate Recipe with The Crucian Contessa

The best Caribbean beef pate recipe is serious business in our home island of St. Croix. Let The Crucian Contessa show how to make the perfect pate!
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Cooking Up Johnny Cakes with The Crucian Contessa
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Cooking Up Johnny Cakes with The Crucian Contessa

This recipe requires you to walk with an extra little bit of patience and intuition. Youโ€™re going to have to let the dough tell you what it needs.
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Crucian Contessa’s Luscious Lobster Salad: Taste of the Caribbean
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Crucian Contessa’s Luscious Lobster Salad: Taste of the Caribbean

Editor's note: The Crucian Contessa is back with a lobster salad treat for us to try our hands at mastering to bring a taste of the West Indies to our homes!
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Crucian Contessa’s West Indian-Style Pumpkin Spice Latte: Taste of the Caribbean
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Crucian Contessa’s West Indian-Style Pumpkin Spice Latte: Taste of the Caribbean

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Contessa Cheese and Bread, Man!: Taste of the Caribbean
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Contessa Cheese and Bread, Man!: Taste of the Caribbean

This recipe will make you exclaim Cheese and Bread, Man! because everyone knows that brown butter makes everything just taste better!
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A Christmas Coquito Bread Pudding Tease: Taste of the Caribbean
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A Christmas Coquito Bread Pudding Tease: Taste of the Caribbean

Coquito is a drink that was brought to the island from our neighbor island Puerto Rico probably back in the 30โ€ฒs or 40โ€ฒs, when many Puerto Rican workers migrated to the Virgin Islands. This elixir is similar to eggnog, but with the luxury of rum and coconut milk. It is a seasonal drink usually reserved for the Christmas Holidays.
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