Bacon Cupcakes

Hola and happy fall! Today I am posting something new and unique (For me anyway!) Cupcakes. But not just any cupcakes. I call them the happy surprise bite! What’s the surprise? Bacon! More specifically, bacon jam! Woohoo! I was super happy when I received some delicious jams from TBJ Gourmet. (https://tbjgourmet.com) They say everything tastes… Continue reading Bacon Cupcakes

Cheese Balls topped with Pecans & Cranberries

Hola!!! Wow. Those are the words that I have for these mini cheese balls topped with chopped pecans and cranberries. Eat one, and you will want another. And perhaps …. another! This tapa is perfect. It can be made ahead of time, and served small (bite-sized!) or as a two-biter. It can also be served with crackers.… Continue reading Cheese Balls topped with Pecans & Cranberries

Brie Bite

Hola!!! Tapas tapas!! Oh! I love them, I love jumping from bar to bar in Spain for tapas. You can have a beer or a glass of wine with a tapa for about $3. Fantastic right? Yes! That’s why I love it. And in the spring and summer, it’s even better! You can sit outside and enjoy the… Continue reading Brie Bite

Tomato Jam

Originally posted on Joy Of Spanish Cooking:
Ingredients for the tomato jam (makes  about 1/2 pint): –  2 large, ripe tomatoes (use as many as you want) – 1 cup sugar – 1/2 fresh lemon juice – Bunch of Mint (optional but recommended) Place the tomatoes in a boiling pot for a few minutes. Place…

Crema Catalana

Bon dia! (Good morning in Catalan!) 🙂 March 19th, is Father’s Day in Spain.  It’s also know as Sant Josep (Saint Joseph’s Day), and in Catalonia, this is the day that you would eat this dessert. It’s called Crema Catalana (“Catalan Cream”). Nowadays, it’s consumed at all times of the year. I guess some of you may… Continue reading Crema Catalana

Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp with Garlic)

Holaaa!!! Seafood… I love it!! We have a lot of it in Spain, and a large variety. And we have a lot of ways to cook it. Some seafood is more unique to Spain and Europe, and is difficult to find in the U.S., such as langoustines, (escamarlas in Catalan), or cuttlefish (sepia).   But… Continue reading Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp with Garlic)

Saucy Squid

Hola!! Isn’t this weather crazy? Last week it was 65 degrees and I was BBQing and this weekend it’s in the 20’s. So, I am not outside grilling. Instead, I am cooking some cozy, saucy dishes… The other day I made a simple but delicious saucy squid. This dish is very simple to execute, it literally… Continue reading Saucy Squid

Canelones de espinacas y champiñones

Canelones with spinach, mushrooms and pine nuts with white sauce. A delicious , and a good way to make it if you have someone that doesn’t like to eat vegetables. Bon Profit!

Joy Of Spanish Cooking

Hola!

I love canelones and they are a good holiday dish. In the USA, you would call them cannelloni, after the Italian version. My Grandma is the best at making them. She usually makes canelones with meat for our big and important family meal in January. To celebrate the Three Kings (the three wise men). She usually makes about 90 canelones!! She has a lot of patience and she is good at it. (She’s also had a lot more practice than me!) I will make these canelones with her when I go to Spain this Christmas. Like my Grandma always says, “It’s very healthy to be able to be with family, drinking and eating.” And that’s true.

Today, I made canelones with spinach, mushrooms and pine nuts. Delicious ,and a good way to make it if you have someone that doesn’t like to eat vegetables.

For the dough, I used that classic canelones dough that we use in Spain…

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