Pastica "Pasta De Jamon" - Ham Spread - "Pasta De Bocaditos" - Finger Sandwich Spread

Pastica is a collection of "Spreadable Ideas". Pastica's story goes back to when I was a young boy. My mother would always have some sort of snack ready for me when I came home from school, whether it was a quick blt, a hot dog, hamburger or my favorite Pastica!. Like most immigrants to this great United States, our families always looked for simple, inexpensive, yet delicious snacks. Many of these snacks today may fall under the heading "comfort food", but let's face it we all love the comfort food.

My favorite pastica (also known as "dip") was a quick fill of deviled ham and philly cream cheese. Whip this up with a fork, put it between to slices of white Wonder bread - and my god....what a treat. Sometimes the deviled ham was not available, so my mother always found an alternative: put a couple of hot dogs in the blender and whip them up, open a can of Vienna Sausage (or as we call them "salchichas") and whip those up or possibly even a few slices of ham, from time to time Spam was used...not my favorite for pastica. In the end you had a great snack from Pastica.

By now you are wondering what the recipe is, well, as with most moms in our hispanic culture, many of the recipes are not written down. I learned how to make Pastica my looking at my mother, what I saw was to combination of a can of deviled ham, block of cream cheese then it got real interesting - it was a spoonful of this and a pinch of that....and then a quick test....and then another pinch of that and this....and then another taste, Perfect!

So the founding of Pastica for me can go back to 1966 when I was four years old and my first recollection of eating Pastica. Over the years I have continued to enjoy Pastica in many ways - from using it in a sandwhich, serving it as a party dip or simply keeping some in the frig for those days you want some comfort food with a nice bag of chips and a good movie to settle in for the night. Of course, lets not forget a nice beverage to accompany the Pastica: I'll leave the choice of beverage to individual taste.

Over the years I have perfected what I consider to be the ultimate Pastica: smooth, tasty, spreadable, not too heavy, not too lite, just right...enjoyable as a dip or finger sandwhich. The recipe is complete!

2010 is the birth of Pastica! We are currently working on a full product line that will tantalize all the taste buds. For those who desire to be more health conscious, we are working on the same greate taste but with less calories and fat....our goal is for everyone to enjoy Pastica, but we will not compromise taste or add artificial stuff - that would be worse than the fat or calories.

While we continue to develop Pastica, we hope you all enjoy our blog. Please share your ideas, recipes, books, whatever you like to talk about, if it's about food - I'm listening.  If you see any changes you would like to make, let me know...want to become a publisher, let me know...just let me know.

Pastica's mission is to provide delicious ideas for anything that can be dipped, spread or savoured with a bread, cracker, vegetable, chip or other delectable food dipping tool (Yep, a new utensil "delectable food dipping tool").  Pastica has been developed from a great spread idea to a community of spreadable ideas that travel the web without limits reaching out to each individual's ideas, taste buds, imagination, cravings, thoughts, wishes and dreams.

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  2. Deviled ham sounds wonderful but you scared me with the hot dogs in the blender, that just isn't right.

  3. Very nice and simple idea, could really jazz up if you chose too. Thanks for sharing, look forward to playing around with the ingredients.

  4. Interesting idea. Really blender a hot dog, different.

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  6. very informative post for me as I am always looking for new content that can help me and my knowledge grow better.