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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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Candy Corn Meringues

If you are cooking meringue in advance or a lot at once - don't place them in the fridge, instead they should be stored in a sealed package for about a week. The orange color can be by mixing yellow and red dye in a 3:2 ratio. If you have a little extra white mix for meringues or other colors, you...
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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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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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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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Pirozhki with Cherries

Soft dough with a delicious sweet and sour cherry filling. Pirozhki are a Russian-Ukrainian dish of dough with filling that is baked or fried. There are many recipes for making dough for pirozhki and a variety of toppings as well. It can be meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, jam, vegetable or fruit toppings. Savory pirozhki make great accompaniments to soups,...
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Tarte Tatin with apples

The famous French apple pie. Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart in which the fruit (usually apples) are caramelized in butter and sugar before the tart is baked. Tarte Tatin can also be made with pears, peaches, pineapple, tomatoes, other fruit, or vegetables, such as onion. (more…)...
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Italian Easter bread

I'm not a big fan of baking, especially complicated recipes and ingredients, but this dough was very easy to work with and the bread has a delicate sweet flavor, very soft and light fluffy texture. Not to mention it looks beautiful and delicious! The taste and texture is a cross between challah and brioche bread. Perfect for Easter morning...
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