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Tamales from Scratch

Tamales from Scratch : wrapped in baking paper instead of corn husk, easy to prepare in your stove top steamer, filled with pork and served with Pico de Galo. Lard is the key ingredient to make the dough for Tamales from Scratch. It gives special porky flavour to the dough… Read more »

Panettone from Scratch

Panettone from Scratch, Italian Christmas delicacy, featuring my grandmother’s story of how it all started … There are several legends about history of Panettone. They include noble Italian families since sugar, wheat flour and eggs were luxuries in 15th century. Rye and spelt were the most common, cheaper grains to… Read more »

Rolo Turtle Cookies

Rolo Turtle Cookies : simphony of chocolate, Rolos, dulce de leche and pecans 🙂 Finally, I have received my batch of Rolos. They were late for my son’s birthday  so I  made another favourite instead and it made my plans even better since there is another kid’s treat to post.… Read more »

Classic Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Classic Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe : summertime comforting dish !   Before you start cooking Classic Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe, please make sure to prepare the dish that four bell peppers fit into. My dish dimensions are 8 inches in diameter and 3 inches high. It is important to place… Read more »

Sweet Cherry Cookie Squares from Scratch

Sweet Cherry Cookie Squares from Scratch : perfect sweet cherry filling made from scratch between two layers of cookie dough, sprinkled with sliced almonds ! My ex husband has an orchard in the back of the house. Since it is sweet cherries time over here, he brought us a bag… Read more »

Wild Strawberry Jam without Pectin

Wild Strawberry Jam without Pectin : Hungarian easy, vintage and healthy jam, perfect for meringue cake spread and breakfast waffles or pancakes. If you manage to get wild strawberries, this Wild Strawberry Jam without Pectin is highly recommended. I got lucky to pick some during our first open air party… Read more »

Zucchini and Parmesan Phyllo Cake

Zucchini and Parmesan Phyllo Cake: Mediterranean festival of flavours ! There is a list of ingredients we admire. Zucchinis and cheese are on „the best of“ list and are available throughout the year. This Zucchini and Parmesan Phyllo Cake is made the same way as Bolognese and Mozzarella Phyllo Cake… Read more »

Arancello from Scratch

Arancello from Scratch : Orange Liqueur, homemade. The best time to make Arancello from Scratch is the one when you can get fresh, no chemically treated oranges. It is really simple and frugal to make this drink that will definitely impress your guests and family to complete fine meal and… Read more »