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Stuffed Chile Rellenos

Chile rellenos is Mexican dish originating from the city of Puebla. The dish is made from fresh poblano peppers fire roasted then stuffed with meat or cheese, coated with eggs and fried in oil. Usually its served with a tomato salsa. I made chiles rellenos for the first time and definitely they are one of my favorite Mexican dishes! More photos   Read more

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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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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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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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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Pork Ribs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Quick, and easy, this is a great recipe for ribs, especially if you are having a big family or waiting friends for dinner. The great part about this is how easy they are to prepare, just put in a crock pot, which gives you time to rest before the party while your guests will still think you cooked for...
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Stuffed Bell Peppers with Meat and Rice

Stuffed bell peppers is a popular dish in Bulgarian, Romanian, Moldovan and Azerbaijan cuisine. The main ingredients are bell peppers, minced meat, rice and grated tomatoes. Usually stuffed peppers are served with sour cream. I remember when I was a child my mother cooked these peppers a lot for us. My brothers and I never ate the peppers, which is...
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