Melindros (served with Hot Chocolate)

Melindros are very popular in Spain, they are similar to a cookie but with a cake-like texture. The tradition is to dip the melindro into hot chocolate. In Spain, the texture of hot chocolate is much thicker, more like a pudding and its spooned, not sipped. The recipe for these melindros is very easy. By themselves,… Continue reading Melindros (served with Hot Chocolate)

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