How to make addictive, spreadable dulce de leche

 Learn how to make addictive, spreadable dulce de leche with only milk, sugar, and time. Dulce de leche is a popular South American caramel sauce composed of only two ingredients: milk and sugar. In fact, the name literally translates to “milk jam” (side note: it is pronounced as “dul-say,” as opposed to “dul-che” — you’ll gain […]

Pasteis de Nata or Portuguese Custard Tarts

Pasteis de Nata or Portuguese Custard Tarts Try these typical Portuguese Custard Tarts. Filled with a delicious cream sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, it’s impossible to resist. INGREDIENTS 400 grams / (14 ounces) puff pastry 2 tablespoons corn starch 6 egg yolks 200 grams / (7 ounces) sugar 450 ml / (1 3/4 cups and […]

How to Make a Spanish Sofrito

How to Make a Spanish Sofrito Sofrito means “gently fried.”The sofrito is a mixture of sautéed ingredients—onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes -that gives depth of  flavor to many dishes in Spanish cooking, from paella to stew, vegetables to pasta. Sofrito is the first step in many recipes. It’s a procedure, a technique and a sauce.   […]

Chorizo – The Healthy Choice?

What Are the Benefits of Chorizo? Chorizo, a highly spiced Spanish sausage often flavored with garlic, is suitable for eating alone or incorporated into recipes, such as egg dishes and casseroles & paellas. This sausage imparts a variety of value for a healthy meal plan, including protein, vitamins and minerals. It is quite high in […]

SPICED WINTER SANGRIA

SPICED WINTER SANGRIA Warm spices and winter fruit make this Spiced Winter Sangria recipe a fun twist on your classic Spanish red sangria. A WINTER SANGRIA Many cultures serve warm, spiced wine drinks during the winter months, like the Glogg in Sweden and Gluhwhein in Germany. And, while we typically think of Spanish Red Sangria […]

9 Ways to Simplify Party Planning

9 Ways to Simplify Party Planning Having people over doesn’t have to induce a mild anxiety attack. Here, we break down the top ten ways to prep for a party without blowing your cool; after all, the best host is one who actually enjoys their own party. 1. Simplify the guest list. The more people you […]

How to Create the Perfect Paella

The Perfect paella. Have you ever really experienced it? Probably not, unless you’ve been to Spain or booked with Olé Paella. And even then in Spain, you may have been served a lackluster rendition of what should be an addictively wonderful dish. Truly spectacular paella, in my opinion, must have a thin layer of rice […]

Paella Valenciana

Paella Valenciana This Spanish paella is packed with flavor, from tender chicken and saffron to mussels, clams, and chorizo. What are you doing–get up and make it already. Servings: 4-6 Prep: 1 hour 35 minutes Ingredients for the sofregit: 1 white onion, small diced 2 cups tomato paste for the paella: 2 garlic cloves ¼ […]

What’s the deal with Gluten

Everyone want’s to be healthy,  gluten is one of those “trending” words  but what is gluten? If I remove it from my diet am I taking the healthy option? Check out these 9 facts of gluten which will help you decide whether gluten is right for you. Fact #1: Gluten is… …a naturally occurring protein […]