Posted at 2:29 pm
A childhood favorite of mine is Arroz con Leche, a simple yet sweet treat that has different variations throughout Latin America! Even within the same country everyone makes it their own way and it’s amazing how a dish like this can be so familiar but different at the same time. For example, a lot of people use condensed milk and/or evaporated milk. Some make the pudding itself runnier, like a thick soup and others (like myself) make it thicker like a custard. There are also different toppings, cinnamon, dried fruits, coconut flakes, etc. So the base of this recipe comes from my mom, of course with my own tweaks. Personally I like my Arroz con Leche to be custard like with pretty much only milk, sugar and the ONLY topping…ground cinnamon. It does take time and effort but I promise it’s so worth it!
Posted at 4:39 pm
I’ve had an itch to bake some cookies recently, and with a blackberry jam I made, I figured I could add it some shortbread cookies! This is a version of the Knotts berry shortbread cookies that I love! They are so decadent with the perfect touch of sweetness. You can make them as simple as the thumbprint cookie I made or use a piping bag to give it a little fancy touch! This is a perfect addition to your cookie making collection, you will see how fast they go!
Posted at 2:46 pm
Over a week ago I bought a small box of blackberries thinking the kids would devour them…boy was I wrong. Almost everyday I offered the berries and they were rejected each time. I really didn’t want it to go bad so I figured I would use it in a recipe and by making a jam out of it I would be able to preserve it better and have more options on how we eat it! Making jam is surprisingly very easy and so delicious, a simple way to learn is to remember to use equal parts berries and sugar!