Category Archives: Holidays & Parties

Fried chillies

For this recipe, you can change the pepper or chili depending on the amount of heat you want. I prefer something more mild but you can use jalepenos or even hotter peppers if you like. It's very easy and a traditional Spanish dish you'll find at many bars....
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Mini Berry Pies

Tasty dough with a nice sweet and sour berry stuffing. For the filling you can use not only fresh or frozen berries, but also a different fruits or jam depending on your taste. I really liked the filling of fig jam. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour. I used a special mini pie mold...
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Crêpes

Crêpes are thin pancakes, cooked with milk and without yeast that are especially popular in France. Dough for crêpes must rest 6 hours or more, so prepare the batter in the morning or if you are planning to make them for breakfast, prepare the batter in the evening and leave in the refrigerator overnight. Usually I make a cake...
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Nalysnyky

Nalysnyky is a traditional Ukrainian dish made from thin pancakes and served with sour cream, jam, honey, condensed milk, caviar, whipped cream, or even more savory ingredients like cheese, meat, mushrooms or vegetables. It's very similar to crepes. Traditional Ukrainian fillings for Nalysnyky is cottage cheese with sugar and raisins, and the second most popular filling is meat. Since I added the...
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Jalapeno jam

Simple, fast, easy and delicious jam! The taste is sweet and just slightly spicy, it's a perfect relish to many holiday dishes, or serve it with cream cheese on a crackers or toast. It makes a very nice addition to a Christmas or holiday gift basket. Once the jam is ready, pour immediately into the jars while it’s hot because...
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Tamales

My friend and neighbor Marcela is from Costa Rica  and made handmade tamales for Christmas. They were so delicious! Tamales are a popular aromatic and hearty dish from Latin America, made of masa (a starchy dough, usually corn-based). Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies and steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. In Mexico tamales are wrapped in corn leaves,...
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