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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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Mashed Potatoes with Baked Garlic and Rosemary

Warm, creamy, flavorful mashed potatoes with the addition of baked garlic and rosemary, an excellent dish for Thanksgiving or a side dish for any dinner. Garlic mashed potatoes can be prepared beforehand, just cook them, then put in an airtight container with a little olive oil on top, and they can keep in the fridge for about 5 days. One of...
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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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Quiche with Chicken, Mushrooms and Cheese

While I used Champignon mushrooms in this dish, you can use different ones, or you can make with two or three different varieties such as chanterelles, oyster mushrooms, champignons, etc. The size of my tart mold is about 22 cm. The dough can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge. Also, for this quiche I used two different kinds...
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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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