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Duck pate

Once in a while I make chicken pate, but when I buy duck, I definitely use the liver for duck pate, one of my favorites! If you are making this pate for a couple of days and will eat it right away, you can cover it with a or plastic, but if you are making pate for a longer...
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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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Blini

Blini-thin pancakes. Very tasty and delicious pancakes, similar to crepes or Swedish pancakes, but this is the Russian version. When you add the boiling water the batter size will increase several times, so be sure to use a large bowl. You can serve with sour cream, whipped cream, chocolate, various jams or wrap them in a different filling such...
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Stuffed Chile Rellenos

Chile rellenos is Mexican dish originating from the city of Puebla. The dish is made from fresh poblano peppers fire roasted then stuffed with meat or cheese, coated with eggs and fried in oil. Usually its served with a tomato salsa. I made chiles rellenos for the first time and definitely they are one of my favorite Mexican dishes! More photos   Read more

Spooky Meatballs

Great fun dish for a Halloween! My kids had so much fun decorating their own Spooky Meatballs. Meatballs turned out juicy, tender with a nice smoked flavor because of the bacon. In this recipe I used  Pecorino Romano cheese, but you can use any other  firm cheese. And instead of ground beef you can use chicken or turkey, depending...
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Pampushki with Garlic

Pampushki are small buns which are traditionally served with borsch in Ukraine but you can serve with any other hot soup or Harcho. Usually they are cooked with garlic and baked in the oven. By the way, pampushki got their name in Odessa Ukraine, the city where I'm from. You can use any...
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