Joy Of Spanish Cooking


Crab Croquetas

Hola! As you may already know, I was born and raised in Spain, and adopted the USA as my new home a few years ago. And just a few short months ago, I became a US Citizen as well! So now I have a dual citizenship, I am both Spanish and American. Hurray!  I love …

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Peppers del Padrón

Holaaa and Happy New Year!!!! I hope you all had a great holiday and a great beginning to 2017! I went to Spain for Christmas and while there, I had a popular tapa called  Peppers al Padrón, “Pimientos del Padrón” in Spanish. The peppers are from El Padrón, a town in the northwest region of Galicia. When I came …

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Mozzarella Sandwiches with Tomato Jam

Holaaaaaa! I love cheese! Don´t you?  When I was in Spain, sometimes I would eat different kinds of cheese tapas. I would add a little bit of tomato jam to the tapas and it was out of this world. Yesterday, I got the craving for cheese and tomato jam. But, I didn’t have any jam in …

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Pear & Blue Cheese Montadito

Hola!  It feels like I haven’t posted in a month. Sorry, but this has been one of the busiest weeks ever. I hope you all enjoyed Halloween, it was fantastic for me! But between moving, work, and trying to have a little fun, it has been crazy! Right now, I am counting down the days …

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Montadito de Manzana (apple) y Burger

Hola! It’s almost the end of August. Schools are starting, days are getting shorter, those crisp dry days are here and everything is getting just a little more quiet. It has been a great summer for me, I really hope everyone enjoyed it.  Actually, I am talking like summer was over, but it’s not yet, at …

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Montadito de apple, cheese y onion

Hola! I would like to tell all that my recipe for Spanish Omelette has been published in a new ebook titled “National Dishes From Around the World.” It features an amazing diversity of recipes from around the world. Check out all of the great recipes, including mine at: For today, I made another montadito, something …

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Tres Quesos (Three Cheese) and Brie & Asparagus

Sunday Montaditos! Tres Queso and Brie & Asparagus Holaaa!! Today I thought I would post more montaditos. Since it’s a weekend, this is something that is very quick and easy to prepare and it’s another tapa to add to your repertoire.  I’ll try to post some different montaditos every week. We’ll see how long I …

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Anchovy & Pepper and Bacon & Brie

Holaaa! I always try to make my own bread. I love it! I like to make bagels, round loaves, baguettes, any kind.  And when I make baguettes, I like to use slices for montaditos. Beside tapas in Spain, it is very common to find montaditos. A montadito is a slice of bread with a topping on it, like a …

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