Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with these fun and tasty recipes!

What’s in season

From cakes and quick breads to pies and pancakes, everything benefits from the sweet and spiced flavor of pumpkin.

Great idea for Halloween and Thanksgiving!

How cool is this? Use the pumpkin as the serving bowl for this Rice and Vegetables dish. If you don’t like rice with fruits, substitute meat instead, and add different herbs. Rice can be replaced with potatoes too.

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. A special place on the table is Pan de Muerto “Bread of the Dead”. There are many varieties but it is usually round in shape, often with the addition of anise seeds and orange zest, strips of dough on top in the form of bones, and on top a round ball symbolizing the skull.

Autumn is here…

Keep warm as the weather turns cooler with these easy fall recipes!

Slow cooker (crock pot)

Slow cooking allows flavors to steep and blend together. It circulates heat and liquid so food stays moist.

What’s in season

It is apple season. Apples are often eaten raw, baked, or stewed, but also they can be dried, or you can make them into apple juice, cider, sauce, pies, cider vinegar, jelly, butter, caramel, candy, chips, crisp and much more!

Kartofdzhyn

Kartofdzhyn- the pie stuffed with potato and cheese. These popular Ossetian pies are baked with different fillings and often prepared on holidays. In Ossetia they traditionally serve three pies on a plate and only on days of mourning – an even number. These pies are a cult food in Ossetia and have ritual significance.

Love my garden

I love gardening so much, it makes my world beautiful. I have a vegetable/herb garden, flower gardens, fruit trees and berries. When I am outside I feel happy, too bad we don’t have nice weather all year but when we do, we are gardening! 😉

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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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Jerk

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Stuffed Salmon Eggs

Tender, rich and tasty appetizer, that's an original take on deviled eggs. You can use black or green olives and substitute the smoked salmon with any other smoked fish. A wonderful dish for a holidays or party.    ...
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Guacamole

One of the best-loved Mexican salsas. There are so many recipes for guacamole, which differ by various additives, spices as well as cutting the ingredients different sizes. I will write a very simple and quick recipe that you can eat with tortilla chips. Use any avocados, but make sure they are ripe....
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