Dinner rolls three ways, Mama ía blog

Dinner Rolls Three Ways, and an Autumnal Tablescape

Dinner rolls three ways, Mama ía blogI hope I get to your table in time for you to make these tasty dinner rolls three ways, because they should be on your Thanksgiving menu. I’m serious! They will be a hit. If you can’t fit them into your cooking and baking schedule for the day, plan on making them the day before, freeze them in freezer bags (I vacuum pack them) and defrost outside of the bags a couple of hours before your Thanksgiving dinner. That’s exactly what I am doing.

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Rhubarb almond cake, Mama ía blog

Rhubarb Almond Cake, and Preparing for Thanksgiving

Rhubarb almond tart, Mama ía blogI made this rhubarb almond cake a while ago, and I was hesitating whether this was the right time to post the recipe, given that rhubarb is not in season, at least where I live. I decided that this was perfect timing: with Thanksgiving next week, pie and cake are words that are dancing in my head, and this rhubarb almond cake is so versatile, you could swap the fruit and obtain the same wonderful result. The traditional ones, pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies, will be on many tables next Thursday, but alongside those, I always like to have something different. My friend Shelby makes coconut cream pie, and I absolutely love it. This rhubarb almond cake could become a pear almond cake, or a plum almond cake, and be a new addition to your Thanksgiving menu. I love it with rhubarb, so if you can find it, by all means, make it! Rhubarb gives the cake a certain tartness that I love, much like I think plums would.

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Turkey and Asparagus Tartlets

Turkey and Asparagus Tartlets, after Thanksgiving

Turkey and Asparagus Tartlets

Thanksgiving came and went, like every year —and just as fast as it does every year. Preparations for a big holiday always remind me of a climb up a mountain. You prepare, mentally and physically, you take your time, gather all you need, and start hiking. You keep looking up, the summit getting closer as you walk. The last few (more…)

Roasted beets with hazelnut picada and mashed potatoes with majado

Roasted Beets with Hazelnut Picada + Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil Majado


Only two more days until Thanksgiving, and planning is underway. You can feel it in the air, and see it on the streets, in the markets and supermarkets, busier than usual. For me, the planning depends on whether I’m hosting or I’m the guest, alternating roles that happen every second year. You see, for as long as I can remember —maybe almost as long as (more…)