Spanish

Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Sweet spiced pumpkin "tucked inside a warm, flaky pastry shell, sparkling with sugar" makes a wonderful festive treat. These sweet empanadas are like little hand pies full of goodness:

"Serve warmed with coffee, cider, or if you’re like me, cold milk for dunking. Still feeling fancy? Have cinnamon or bourbon-spiked whipped cream on the side."

Recipe: Sweet Pumpkin Empanadas

Cauliflower-Gouda Layered Baked Eggs with Tomato and Spinach

Cauliflower-Gouda Layered Baked Eggs with Tomato and Spinach

Brunch might just be one of my favorite things about the weekend. It's the meal for people who aren't up in time for breakfast and who don't want to admit that lunchtime is technically over, too. It's best served on lazy weekend days, and it demands lazy weekend recipes. 

These baked eggs are layered with all manner of delicious, fresh ingredients: cauliflower, tomatoes, spinach and gouda cheese. And the best part is, "everything is cooked using just the ramekins and the oven... no separate sautéing of ingredients in pans, no boiling in pots, etcetera." The Indolent Cook calls this recipe a "tribute to her laziness." I call it weekend perfection.

Recipe: Cauliflower-Gouda Layered Baked Eggs with Tomato and Spinach

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Dulce de leche, otherwise known as milk caramel, is the star of this delicious, Spanish-inspired dessert. Jess adds dulce de leche to a classic cheesecake batter, makes a crushed Oreo cookie crust and then drizzles more dulce de leche on top.

The caramel and cream cheese combine beautifully to deliver a cheesecake that is "creamy and smooth." Jess, I can see why your coworkers wanted to lick the plate...I would, too!

Recipe: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Traditional Spanish Rosquilletas

Traditional Spanish Rosquilletas

Adriana shares her thoughts on turning 25, and a traditional Spanish sesame cookie she grew up with. "They're crunchy and tasty, perfect for dipping in coffee, even though they're not sweet." Made with olive oil, anise, and love - they're reminiscent of the little bread cookies you'll find all around the Mediterranean - muy delicioso!

Story and Recipe: Growing up, 'rosquilletas' and birthday cake

!Feliz cumpleaños Adriana!"

Awesome Flan

Awesome Flan

Flan is a most excellent Spanish dessert - and I love the sounds of this one, made with red wine caramel, a combination of coconut milk and dairy, and aromatic vanilla. D.D. walks us through and shows us how to make this delectable dessert.

Recipe: Flan

Spanish Pizza

Spanish Pizza

Tomorrow, Spain and The Netherlands are playing the final game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and here in Mexico it's a big deal. Zenchef bakes another stellar pizza using a combination of exquisite Spanish ingredients. Can you guess who we're rooting for? ;)

Recipe: Pizza with Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, Caramelized Sweet Onions & Aged Manchego

Here's hoping Paul the Octopus is right again!

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Spanish Pear Tarts

Spanish Pear Tarts

A lovely use for fresh seasonal pears. These individual tarts are exquisitely flavored with lemon zest, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and sherry. They feature a mascarpone filling, and almond pastry. ¡A mí me gusta mucho!

Recipe: Poached pear tart