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French Toast- Romanian Style

French Toast- Romanian Style

While growing up in Romania, French toast was always a dish served as an accompaniment to soups, sautéed vegetables or green leaves, like  Creamy Spinach. I simply do not remember having French Toast for breakfast with fruits, syrups and other things. Off course, times were difficult, food was scarce and people tried to make the best […]

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Scalloped Potatoes with Hard Boiled Eggs

Scalloped Potatoes with Hard Boiled Eggs

This recipe of scalloped potatoes with hard boiled eggs is a very popular recipe in Romania. Everyone knows it as “French potatoes” dish, but to tell you the truth, I have no idea where that name is coming from. My grandmother, the German one, used to make the recipe all the time. Without meat, can […]

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Roasted Broccoli with Turkey Bacon

Roasted Broccoli with Turkey Bacon

This recipe of Roasted Broccoli with Turkey Bacon is so easy to put together that I am kind of reluctant to post it. You don’t really need to do anything to it besides chopping some onion, garlic and some turkey bacon(you can use real bacon or ham if you like), add it to your broccoli […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  Brussels Sprouts became a favorite lately for our dinners, so tonight we are going to combine them with bacon and roast them in the oven. How easy is that? I mean, literally, I wouldn’t even call that cooking, but hey, it is worth it to make your life easier once in a while, right? […]

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Chipotle Mushrooms With Cilantro

Chipotle Mushrooms With Cilantro

  Chipotle Mushrooms with Cilantro is a Mexican recipe that I like a lot and make quite often. It is a very different, refreshing side dish that goes well with any type of meat. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, these mushrooms would go well on pasta or rice. You can also make great […]

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Lemony Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts

Lemony Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts

  Lemony Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts are a recent discovery while I was shopping at Trader Joe’s.  I figured out that I can make a very easy recipe with them, just by combining the Brussels Sprouts with some red onions, pine nuts and lemon juice. I was very excited to make this recipe […]

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Green Beans with Golden Slivered Almonds

Green Beans with Golden Slivered Almonds

This recipe is one of our favorites for Thanksgiving. We attempted to make a healthier version of the green bean casserole that everyone makes in the Midwest. If I have this side on the table I don’t feel so guilty for adding bacon in every dish I make for Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂 It is, again, […]

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Roasted Kabocha Squash

Roasted Kabocha Squash

  I knew very little about squash until I moved to US few years ago. Romanians use mostly pumpkin in their cooking, so I grew up only  knowing about pumpkin pie, pumpkin strudel or pumpkin soup. Also, the pumpkin used to be consumed mostly in the fall, as many other fruits and vegetables found in […]

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Baked Spaghetti Squash

Baked Spaghetti Squash

Baked spaghetti squash is something that I never made before. I honestly discovered spaghetti squash recently.  Like many other types of squash available in US, spaghetti squash is something I did not grow up with and I had no idea how to cook it. When I was living in Mexico many years ago, people used to […]

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