Today Melanie shares a recipe for a Spanish favorite, mantecados. These traditional shortbread cookies are popular around the holidays, but delicious all year round! Mantecados are one of Spain's favorite sweet treats. They are super simple to make and a tasty crowd … [Read more...]
I love to cook and my recipes are a reflection of the Spanish classics (mostly from my Andalusian mother-in-law) and my love for travel. For simple Spanish recipes with an occasional twist, you're in the right place!
Ajo blanco is a delicious cold almond and garlic soup typical of southern Spain. Some say it's the precursor to better known Spanish cold soups like gazpacho and salmorejo. This would make sense, as the ingredients were all available before the discovery of the Americas (unlike … [Read more...]
Spanish pimientos de Padrón are one of my all-time favorite tapas. Luckily, they're also one of the easiest to prepare—and this Padrón peppers recipe proves it! The essential Spanish veggie I'm not one to complain about Spanish cuisine. In fact, I've been known to vehemently … [Read more...]
With May right around the corner, it's the perfect time for Melissa to share her homemade tinto de verano recipe! … [Read more...]
I'd never heard of fricandó until last week when I arrived at culinary school and opened up my recipe for the day. But I was the exception-- it turns out that most of my Catalan peers knew this dish well. They had grown up eating fricandó, a delicious beef stew with mushrooms. … [Read more...]