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Apple Pie With Walnuts, Raisins And Candied Orange Peel

Apple Pie With Walnuts, Raisins And Candied Orange Peel

This recipe of Apple Pie with Walnuts, raisins and candied orange peel is a hybrid between the traditional American apple pie and the Romanian style. The result is an elegant, full of flavors pie that will bring joy to you and your guests. I cook and bake and cannot help myself to not put the […]

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Apple Pie- Romanian Style

Apple Pie- Romanian Style

  This apple pie, Romanian style recipe reminds me of the apple pie I grew up with. This very “cakey” dough has apples in the middle,  tossed in cinnamon and sugar. The pie is dusted with powder sugar, cut in squares and served with coffee or tea. Delicious! Recipe at the bottom of the page. […]

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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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Quick Beer Bread Recipe

Quick Beer Bread Recipe

The Quick Beer Bread recipe is a very easy one that I learned from my very good friend Audrey. She is mastering the Minnesotan cuisine and I had the honor and opportunity to learn a lot of recipes from her over the years. The yummy, quick breads that do not need rising before baking are […]

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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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