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Mulled wine (Glögg)

A hot drink based from wine. Traditionally consumed in Austria (Glühwein), Germany, Britain and the Scandinavian countries, on Christmas bazaars and festivities that are held outdoors. Don’t buy a very expensive wine for the drink, it’s not necessary, but don’t use too poor or cheap also. It’s important when heating not to bring the wine to a boil or...
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Risotto with Pumpkin, Pancetta (Bacon) and Sage

The sweetness of the pumpkin balances the sage, salty bacon and Parmesan. Warm, fall-like, comforting and flavorful dish, one of the most delicious creamy risotto recipes! Here is an idea to garnish your pumpkin risotto: In a frying pan (in which bacon was fried), you can make crispy sage leaves by dipping the slightly wet leaves into a flour, remove excess,...
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Sopa Azteca or Tortilla Soup

Sopa Azteca or tortilla soup is a Mexican traditional simple soup, prepared with just a few  ingredients: pasilla chile- and a tomato -chicken broth, topped with a tortilla chips, creamy avocado, cheese, and tangy Mexican crema. It's simple, but a very rich and flavorful soup! If you cannot find Mexican crema, you can use sour cream. For fried tortilla strips:...
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Pan De Muerto

Each year on November 1st and 2nd in Mexico as well as in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, people celebrate the Day of the Dead. This is a touching and at the same time joyous holiday  when people remember their dead relatives and ancestors. They believe that the souls of the dead relatives and friends come these days to visit...
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Apple – Pear Cake with Almond Cream Cheese Glaze and Chocolate

I bought a new mold for cakes, miniature bundt pans, and decided to try it out immediately. The weather is perfect for baking and the fall holidays are coming soon so the shape of bundt pans resemble little pumpkins. Also autumn ingredients like pears, apples, nuts, cinnamon, vanilla are a great idea for rich and moist cake for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Instead of 6 small molds...
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