Hi guys! How’s your week going? I hope you’re accomplishing all of the goals you set out to do this week! If not, you got 3 more days! :). I did accomplish ONE big thing this week and couldn’t wait to tell you about it!
My blog got a new shiny look and it’s looking fabulous if I say so myselfI LOVE clean looking blogs, with easy to follow links and not flashy colors. For some reason I’m very attracted to monochromatic tones – I’m even transitioning my home to this look as well. The old blog was close to this but this style is even cleaner. I think by keeping your blog simple, your food images have a better chance of standing out and that’s definitely my goal!
I added a new page (PRESS) where I list the places where I’ve been featured and some popular links where my recipes have been shared. I’m also thinking of starting a new blog series called “Back to Basics” where I share quick recipes that can be used as foundations to other recipes. Like pesto, enchilada sauce, salad dressings, different kinds of salsas, pizza dough, etc. So watch out for that soon!
If you’re reading this thru a feeder, please click the link HERE and take a look at my new and shiny blog! I welcome your input and would love to hear what you think 😀
Since the announcement of my blog’s new look took the spotlight, I figured I would share a simple dessert recipe to go along with it.
As simple this Arroz Con Leche is, it is also very delicious and so easy to make! It’s one of my few childhood desserts I used to have. In fact, my mom used to make only two dessert for us; this one and Platanos Con Crema (Bananas & Cream). Maybe she only had two in her rotation since she wasn’t a dessert person (like I used to be :).
Note: For this recipe I used La Lechera for the Sweetened Condensed milk since that’s the one I grew up with. But you can use any if your grocery store doesn’t carry it.
- 1 Cup long-grain white rice
- 3 Cups of water
- 1 piece of a cinnamon stick
- 1 1/4 cup milk (you can use whole or 2%)
- 1 cup of condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup of raisins (optional)
- Ground cinnamon for dusting
- In a medium pot, add the water, rice and cinnamon stick.
- Cook over high heat and bring to a boil. At this point reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes, until rice is tender.
- In a small bowl, mix the milk and condensed milk until well blended.
- When the rice is ready add the milk mixture, vanilla & raisins.
- Cover the pot and keep cooking until it thickens. About 10 to 15 minutes. Stirring constantly.
- Serve warm or refrigerate covered until ready to eat.