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Taco Sliders with Peanut Sauce

Taco Sliders with Peanut Sauce

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  I love these tiny street taco sliders (this is their name on the package). They are quite versatile. Two-bite tacos can create a great appetizer or make a noticeable part of a brunch or lunch. Loaded with various fillings, from savory and spicy to sweet […]

Cranberry-Onion Jam

Cranberry-Onion Jam

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    When the bags with fresh cranberries fill the counters of my grocery store produce section, I grab four, five, six…ten one-pound bags. At least. I through those bags into my freezer and use the berries until a new crop comes. They feel wonderful […]

Eggplant Rolls

Eggplant Rolls

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    An eggplant roll is a very colorful and delicious appetizer. I personally like to make these rolls in winter because they remind of sunny days. For a buffet style serving neutral cocktail picks can be used to secure the rolls – the rolls […]

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

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    It is winter. It is time to cook beef Bourguignon – a hearty and rich stew. There is a kind of miracle about this dish: even though everyone is using mostly the same list of ingredients, the final results differ from home to […]

Cheese Torta

Cheese Torta

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  Since I saw Jacques Pepin making this dessert, I fell in love with this simple and stylish dessert. The original recipe calls for honey, pistachio, and dried cranberries. This way the dessert looks very wintery – green pistachios with red cranberries create a Christmas […]

Pickled Pearl Onions

Pickled Pearl Onions

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    Pickled onions, carrots, beets, or other marinated vegetables create that finishing touch which makes a delicious dish an extraordinary. A burger, chicken liver pate or pork rillet – they earn a new fantastic flavor with added pickles. Pearl onions and tiny cornichons are […]