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Sweet Rogaliki

Rogaliki usually are a sweet combination between a pastry and a cookie with or without filling. This dish occurs in many European countries, such as 'Rogalik' in Russian and Ukrainian cuisine, 'Kipferl' in Austro-Germany, 'kifla' in Serbo-Croatian, 'rogal' in Polish, 'giffel' in Danish, 'rožok' in Slovak also, as well in Bulgarian, Hungarian, Swedish, Macedonian, Albanian,...
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Fried Plantain with Sour Cream

Plantain or Cooking bananas (plátano on Spanish) are large bananas which usually require cooking before eating them. They are large with a green or gray-greenish rind and contain more starch and less sugar than regular bananas, and have a hard and savory flesh. Before eating, they can be steamed, boiled, grilled, baked, or fried. In most Spanish-speaking countries, Plantains...
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Custard Cream Horns (Trubochki)

One of my favorite desserts from my childhood. Very often, after school, on the way home, me and my friends would definitely stop in a café and buy these delicate horns with custard, whipped cream, or whipped egg whites (egg whites, sugar, lemon juice) cream,...

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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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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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Golubtsi

Golubtsi is popular dish in many Eastern European countries and the Middle East made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Very similar to dolma, which uses grape leaves. In Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, cabbage rolls with smoked pork are very popular at Christmas. They are cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven. In Romania,...
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