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Lisa & Tony Sierra

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Rice Pudding Rolls

Thursday May 29, 2014

Rice Pudding Rolls Recipe - Rollos de Arroz con LecheCreamy rice pudding or arroz con leche is comfort food in Spain and every other Spanish-speaking country. This recipe takes rice pudding to a new level by using it as a filling inside rolled up slices of bread. Then, the rolls are dipped in beaten egg and fried until golden. Drizzle with honey or eat plain. Make them for a special breakfast, or an afternoon snack.

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7 Best Chocolate Desserts from Spain

Wednesday May 28, 2014

Chocolate Mousse with HazelnutsSpaniards love chocolate, and there is a long culinary history of chocolate in Spain. We pulled the seven best chocolate desserts from Spain, and put them into a list. There is something for everyone, from cakes and pies, to mousse and turron.

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Easy Spanish Pork & Potatoes for Weeknight Meal

Monday May 26, 2014

Spanish Pork Chops with Potatoes Recipe - Chuletas de Cerdo con PatatasLooking for a quick and easy dish for a work night? Try this easy Spanish pork chop dish, that's flavorful, too. Browned pork chops are cooked in white wine along with potatoes and carrots. If you use a pressure cooker, it's cuts cooking time down to about 30 minutes.

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It's Memorial Day, So Time to Light the Barbecue

Sunday May 25, 2014

bbq lamb and potatoes

When families and friends get together to grill meat and sausages, it's called a parrillada, from parrilla, the Spanish word for "grill." Lisa and I have put together two menus for your next parrillada, so you don't have to worry about menu planning. Both of the menus have several dishes to choose from in each course - Tapas, First Course, Main Course and Dessert. Pick and choose, mix and match. One of the menus consists mostly of make-ahead dishes, so you can spend more time with your guests. The other menu consists of traditional dishes, some of which can be prepared ahead of time. About's Guide to Entertaining provided us with some great tips for summertime entertaining, too.

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San Isidro Festival in Madrid

Sunday May 18, 2014

Bartolillos - Cream-Filled Spanish Tart RecipeMay 15th is San Isidro or Saint Isidore's feast day. He is the patron saint of Madrid and every year there is a big celebration in Madrid. The annual fiesta of San Isidro lasts for about two weeks! The festival includes a series of bullfights, in addition to concerts, dances and the romeria, (a kind of pilgrimage) to the ermita de San Isidro.

Like most Spanish fiestas, there are traditional recipes to mark the occasion. For San Isidro, there are a few to mention: First, Red Cabbage San Isidro Style - Lombarda de San Isidro. Red cabbage is baked with apples, as well as potatoes, onions and ham. It is a savory side dish, sweet from the apples and salty from the ham. The other dish, traditionally served on May 15th is cocido madrileno, or Madrilene Stew, made with pork, sausage, noodles and garbanzo beans.

Madrilenos eat round ring cookies called Rosquillas de San Isidro, and Bartolillos - small triangular tarts that are lightly fried and crunchy on the outside, with rich creamy filling on the inside.

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Creamy Croquetas, an Easy Spanish Tapa

Wednesday May 14, 2014

Ham Croquettes Recipe - Croquetas de JamónCroquetas, or croquettes in English as a popular tapa in Spain. Although you can buy them in the frozen food section of many Spanish supermarkets, the home made are the best - and they are not hard to make! They are small fritters, which are crunchy on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside.

First, prepare a simple bechamel sauce with flour, oil and milk. Then, mix in diced ham or chicken. Cool, then form into small oblong balls, coat with bread crumbs and fry. Serve warm.

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Go Spanish for Mother's Day - Breakfast, Brunch or Dinner

Friday May 9, 2014

Strawberry Flan - Flan de FresasFresh Spring ingredients make wonderful Mother's Day breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Start with a Spanish omelet, or garlic shrimp appetizer. Then, continue the meal with creamy prawn soup, mixed Spanish salad, fresh asparagus, or green beans with peppers. Traditional roast or stewed lamb and fried potatoes make a solid main course. Finish up with fresh strawberry flan or a fruit trifle, and a glass of cava.

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If breakfast is more your style, try making one of these simple dishes (easy enough for kids to help prepare):

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Seafood Pasta with Tomato and White Wine Sauce

Wednesday May 7, 2014

Spanish Seafood Pasta with Tomato White Wine Sauce - Pasta con MariscoThe weather is beginning to improve in much of the country, and it's downright warm out west. So, we are looking for a fresh-tasting and easy-to-prepare dinner, and this easy pasta recipe fits the bill. Toss pasta with a seafood mix and fresh clams, and prepare a simple sauce made with garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers and white wine.

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Crunchy Churros with Fresh Strawberries

Wednesday April 30, 2014

Churros with Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries have already made their way to the produce department of our supermarket, and we are happy to see those bright red, sweet berries. Instead of fussing with shortcake, why not serve them with some favorite Spanish ingredients?Simple egg custard, whipped cream and fresh cut strawberries can be layered in bowls, and topped with warm crispy churros. Serve with ice cold champagne or Spanish cava. This dessert works for a brunch or dinner party, or Mother's Day!

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Chocolate and Orange Together in Flan

Tuesday April 29, 2014

Easy Flan de Chocolate y Naranja - Chocolate Orange Flan

We love fruit, but we love rich and creamy desserts, too. So, we decided to combine two of our favorite flavors into one dessert - flan flavored with orange and chocolate. This chocolate orange flan is guaranteed to satisfy both flan lovers and chocolate lovers alike. It has the rich taste and creamy texture of homemade egg flan, but has a deep chocolate flavor, with the fresh and tangy taste of orange. Could this be your contribution to Mother's Day dinner?

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