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Bruschetta with Mushrooms and Cheese

Delicious and so simple to make! A good idea for a quick lunch or an appetizer for dinner. Serve with fresh vegetables and a glass of white wine and your party will be perfect! Goat cheese is an excellent compliment to the savory taste of mushrooms, but you can use another cheese like burrata, or buffalo mozzarella. I used...
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Carne Asada

The dish is commonly prepared in the northern and western parts of Mexico and in the American Southwest. Carne asada means ‘roasted beef’ but in reality it’s cooked on a grill. Before grilling, the meat is marinated in an olive oil with salt, lime juice, garlic powder and pepper. It’s best to use flank steak...
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Fried chillies

For this recipe, you can change the pepper or chili depending on the amount of heat you want. I prefer something more mild but you can use jalepenos or even hotter peppers if you like. It's very easy and a traditional Spanish dish you'll find at many bars....
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Halushki, Lazy Vareniki (Gnocchi)

These delicate cottage cheese dumplings are from my childhood, my mother and grandmother cooked them often. The recipe is very simple, quick and easy to make, so they are also called 'lazy vareniki'. Cottage cheese can be substituted with ricotta cheese. Halushki, Lazy Vareniki can be served with butter, sour cream, honey, jam or puree of fresh fruit...
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Spanish Peppers Appetizer

Bright, fragrant, and flavorful appetizer from peppers,  perfectfor any holiday, party or a picnic. Very good with meat, fish. The longer the peppers marinated, the brighter and more expressive the peppers taste....
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Russian Sandwich with Herring

Excellent Russian sandwich with herring. This appetizer looks great on the table (but they won't last long, especially for men with vodka:)) You can make a canape by putting the herring onto a small piece of bread (in the store they sell rye bread in the form of squares). Instead of herring, you can substitute salted trout...
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Chicken Tajine with Herbs and Spices

I wrote earlier about cooking with a tajine and here is another recipe that is delicious!There are many advantages to cooking in the tagine and this recipe takes advantage of it by keeping the chicken moist and tender and combining all the flavors of the ingredients put into the tagine. This rich flavor can't be made in an ordinary pan....
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‘Hychiny’ – Thin piroshki with potatoes and cheese

Hychiny - pies with potato and cheese or meat stuffed with herbs, the national dish of Karachay and Balkar. This is one of the most prestigious courses in the list of bakery foods Karachay-Balkar Kitchen. I cooked 'hychiny' with potatoes and cheese stuffing, adding some mushrooms and changed shape.  Usually hychiny  are round and sliced into 4 pieces. Toppings...
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Baked potatoes with bacon and herbs

A recipe from my childhood, the only difference is that we cook it without the herbs. In Ukraine potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, and food in general. This recipe is simple, but very tasty and nourishing. The potatoes soak in the flavor from the bacon and herbs. Potatoes can be peeled, but I usually leave the...
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