Joy Of Spanish Cooking


Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Bon profit!

Orange Strips Dipped in Chocolate

Hola! Wow, I am writing this post and its 70+ degrees outside. Is this weather crazy? It was 40 degrees three days ago and now It feels like summer. Well, I will not complain since I love warm weather. What I like about this season is the holidays. Oh! One of my favorite times of …

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Brazo de Gitano con Trufa (Spanish Style Swiss Roll filled with Truffle)

Hello! I hope you are a chocolate lover because today I am making a classic Spanish dessert: Brazo de Gitano, it translates to Gypsy Arm. We used to eat them on Sundays. My mom would make this dessert frequently. Did you get all excited about a chocolate dessert?! Well, get ready. Today I am making …

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Piquillo Peppers Stuffed with Cod Brandade

Last week I found piquillo peppers at my local store. OMG, that made my day. Every time I go to Spain I eat piquillo peppers stuffed with cod brandade. SO GOOD! My grandma makes cod brandade all the time. She makes artichoke hearts with cod brandade, one of my favorite dishes. That is not what …

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Tortilla de Zucchini

Hello!! One of my favorite things about summer is having a garden. I grow tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, greens, asparagus and more! It usually does very well and I end up having lots of veggies. My zucchinis are doing so good, I pick about 5 zucchinis a day. That means that I end up eating lots …

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Flan de Huevo (Egg Flan)

Hola! Today I am making a very traditional recipe, egg flan. This flan can be found in virtually every  restaurant in Spain. The flan is so popular that you can buy it in a box at Spanish supermarkets. The only thing you have to do is mix the box mixture with milk and voilà!  That is very easy and convenient, …

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