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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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Rosemary cookies

Very simple and original, tasty crumbly biscuit cookies flavored with rosemary and chunks of salt. Use only larger sea salt, along with sugar and honey, they give an original touch for the cookies. I like to make these cookies for Christmas and give it to my friends and family with a jar of 'Basil jam' or Read more

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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Cannoli

This deep fried crispy waffle tube-shaped shell, with sweet cream cheese and chocolate inside is a traditional Sicilian dessert and very popular in Italian-American cuisine.  Usually containing ricotta cheese, but you can add mascarpone cheese or whipped cottage cheese to it as well. I thought about making cannoli for a long time and finely it happened! I ordered stainless steel cannoli forms...
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Cranberry Salsa

Sweet and sour salsa with a pleasant slightly spicy taste. I usually cook this sauce for Thanksgiving but salsa is always good on a hot summer day as well. This can be served with crackers and cream cheese or just with chips. If you think it is too sour for you, add more sugar. Also try to use tangerine...
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Easter Cake (Kulich)

Kulich is a Easter bread-like cake that is traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith. Kulich is shaped like a cylinder, often prepared with raisins and decorated with powdered sugar or glaze on top. Spices like vanilla, cardamom, and nutmeg are often added. Traditionally after the Easter service, Kulich, Paskha (cottage cheese cake) and colored eggs are blessed by the priest. This...
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