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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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Banana Bread

A popular dish in America and Australia. This recipe from my mother-in-law is very simple and easy. The main thing in the banana bread recipe is to use ripe bananas. Try to add some nuts, dried fruit, orange zest and/or cinnamon. I usually add walnuts or almonds, as well as a little vanilla. Serve with butter, jam or marmalade. ...
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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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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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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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Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

In August when there are a lot of different vegetables in my garden, I like to cook easy and quick dishes such as salads or simple appetizers. But usually I have too many tomatoes and cucumbers which are not possible to use it all at once, so I can them for the fall-winter. For example, Read more

Corn with Herbs and Parmesan

Another tasty take on a summer classic! Instead of boiled corn you can use corn cooked on the grill. Don’t forget just before grilling to soak the corn unshucked in cold water for 10-15 minutes. Grill or boil until tender, about 15 min. It will be sweet and juicy on the cob. Read more