Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

by: fabiola in: Entrees, Side Dishes and Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Did you know Risotto is a cooking technique, not a dish? Think of it as an Italian way to cook a particular grain of rice, which is arborio, a short grain rice variety. Risotto by definition is made by cooking the rice in a pan with onion and olive oil. …

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Split Pea and Ham Hock Soup

by: fabiola in: Entrees, Soup
Split Pea and Ham Hock Soup

I had never had this soup until last year when Brian and I moved and a lot changed in our lives, food was one of those things.  We (me) no offense to Brian, he is super duper busy with school, needed to organize and plan a little better how our meals would …

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Peanut Butter Hummus, the other half of the story…

by: fabiola in: Appetizer, Side Dishes and Vegetables, Snacks, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Peanut Butter Hummus

You know we all love a good hummus as a great snack for the kids, us, and anyone who may stop by.  It’s a great source of protein, good fats, and just plain good.  I hardly ever have tahini on hand so a few years ago when I saw you …

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Salsa Verde, Green Salsa, or Tomatillo Salsa

by: fabiola in: Dressings, Condiments, Sauces, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
Salsa Verde, Green Salsa, or Tomatillo Salsa

I love salsa. I warned you in my “about me” that you’d be hearing me say this often. I don’t lie. I told you so. Any how… I love salsa. I like to keep some in the fridge or freezer at all times for impromptu quesadilla, taco, huevos ranchero making …

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Strawberry Scones with Chocolate and Almonds

by: fabiola in: Breakfast, Brunch, Bread, Dessert
strawberry scones with chocolate and almonds

In the interest of Valentines Day I will make pink stuff like Strawberry chocolate coconut almond scones.  Ok so I am going to be totally honest with you here, I really don’t DO Valentines Day, never really have, never really will.  It’s not that I hate it, I don’t hate, I am …

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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

by: fabiola in: Salad
homemade buttermilk ranch

Perfect for the game day wings, veggies, pizza, salad (right), or pretty much anything you can think of for ranch. This is a super easy, flexible recipe from Simply Recipes. It is so versatile I thought someone may need it for this weekend. I made it for our pizza night, …

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Peanut Butter Cookies

by: fabiola in: Dessert
peanut butter cookies

Brian, the boyfriend, loves, seriously loves peanut butter cookies.  They are his absolute favorite in the whole wide world.  Add dark chocolate chips, and he is a gonner.  He prefers them to have the choco chips, but sometimes I want them without, so compromise begins. Half with, half without.  This recipe is …

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