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You'll go loco for these Spanish ham croquettes. Their crunchy golden exterior contrasts perfectly with their creamy, cheesy center. 

Ham croquettes

Ham croquettes are a typical Spanish finger food that's passed down from generation to generation. The Spaniards are crazy about these crispy little 'nuggets' filled with a thick béchamel sauce and smoked Spanish ham. The béchamel gets creamier while cooking, which makes it a deliciously runny filling for the croquettes.

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Three Cheese Baguette

You'll drool over this 3 cheese, bacon-wrapped baguette.



  • Blue cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozarella
  • 1 baguette
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Bacon


  1. Cut your cheeses into thin slices
  2. Slice baguette down the middle (like a sandwich)
  3. Layer cheddar, blue, and mozarella cheese inside the bread
  4. Top with sun-dried tomatoes
  5. Close baguette and wrap with bacon strips
  6. Put in oven and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. Slice and serve!

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