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Stuffed Bell Pepper Jack-o-Lanterns

A fun take on stuffed bell peppers for Halloween. Try to vary the filling, adding some vegetables to the meat like grated carrots, zucchini or different herbs to your taste. If you like spicy food, then add some chopped jalapeno. You can serve  these peppers with tomato sauce, mixing it with sour cream, salt and pepper. Very tasty peppers...
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Quiche with Mushrooms, Onions and Bacon

Now with the cool fall weather it's time to bake quiches and tarts! I like them because they can be sweet or savory and there are endless combinations to try. With mushrooms out now, I chose to use them along with bacon. The recipe for the dough is the same I use for tarts or pies, it's my favorite and easy...
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Golubtsi

Golubtsi is popular dish in many Eastern European countries and the Middle East made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Very similar to dolma, which uses grape leaves. In Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, cabbage rolls with smoked pork are very popular at Christmas. They are cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven. In Romania,...
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Pasta with Pumpkin and Bacon

After making so many tasty various dishes in October from pumpkins, I still had a small piece left. I wanted to try something similar as the Pumpkin Risotto, but with pasta instead. The sweetness of the pumpkin balances the bacon, Parmesan, and sage, it turned out very delicious! Very simple way to add some flavor to your pasta. More...
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Spooky Meatballs

Great fun dish for a Halloween! My kids had so much fun decorating their own Spooky Meatballs. Meatballs turned out juicy, tender with a nice smoked flavor because of the bacon. In this recipe I used  Pecorino Romano cheese, but you can use any other  firm cheese. And instead of ground beef you can use chicken or turkey, depending...
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Scrambled Eggs with Bacon, Tomato and Goat Cheese

We ate a similar omelete during our vacation in a French café for breakfast. It was served with fried new potatos in olive oil with herbs and a spicy tomato sauce. When I prepared this dish at home, I used goat cheese with garlic and herbs. This cheese is easy to find, I bought it at  Trader Joes. If you...
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