Roasted Broccoli & Cheese Risotto

More rice this week, except this time we are making risotto, and in a much easier way.  Usually risotto requires a little babysitting, this version is more forgiving.   We are also adding roasted broccoli and some sharp cheddar cheese, but given it is a basic rice dish, you can really make it whatever you want.  I like adding mushrooms or asparagus as a variation, oh and roasted butternut squash would also be amazing.   Some get intimidated…

Mom’s Spanish Rice {A small batch}

This week was filled with making cookies, drinking cocoa and office holiday parties!!  It is always fun to share in some festive time and family traditions.  This recipe is another one from our family recipe box, the kind of recipe that has really never been written down.   My mom has made this since before I can remember.  It is a very traditional dish in our culture.  It is also beautifully simple, making it a go…

Unstuffed Cabbage & Sausage Soup

We are officially out of leftovers, and moving on to the next holiday!  I am ready, and excited for all that December will bring, hopefully less colds and fevers than November… not looking good so far.  Oh toddlers…    This week we have been comforted by my new soup recipe.  In our family there are many dishes that have cabbage in them, a popular Mexican stew is one,(cocido- which maybe we will tackle…

Baked Turkey Ruben Sliders

Hello there!  I hope everyone had a fun and low stress Thanksgiving!  I am stopping in ahead of schedule this week, hoping to catch you all before you run out of turkey.  Today we have a very tasty option for Thanksgiving leftovers.  Turkey Ruben sliders, that are baked all at once and full of amazing flavors and texture!  We are using King’s Hawaiian rolls for these baked sandwiches, stuffing them with my version…

Pumpkin Scones

It is still November, so I am still on the pumpkin train.  I hope everyone is getting excited for Thanksgiving this coming week!!  We just pulled our turkey out of the freezer to start thawing, so it is ready to go on Thursday.  Lots of savory cooking will happen in our house this week.  But we also enjoy the sweets that come with the holidays. These pumpkin scones have been on our morning menu for a…