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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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Chiles en Nogada

Sunday is Mexican Independence Day, and restaurants here will honor the occasion by serving up the traditional treat of Chiles en Nogada Chiles en Nogada is a classic Mexican dish originating from Puebla. Stuffed poblano peppers with meat mixed with fruits and spices and topped with walnut sauce, pomegranate seeds and cilantro or parsley. The colors of the dish reflect...
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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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