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Baked Pancakes (Crepes) with Cottage Cheese

Croatian pancakes (palachinke) are stuffed and rolled crepes. Sparkling mineral water is used instead of butter or oil to make very light crepe batter. Stuffing can be simple, like apricot or rosehip jam, grated chocolate or ground walnuts. One of the most popular desserts in Croatia is Baked Pancakes with… Read more »

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Mom’s Secret French Toast

My Mom’s Secret French Toast recipe is a little bit different than any other french toast recipe I’ve seen. She would first dip toast slices in milk only, then in egg mixture. It may seem like a small difference, but it has a bitg imapct on the end result (at… Read more »

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Garlic Parmesan Soup

Smooth and creamy Garlic Parmesan Soup is a right choice to fight winter blues. Base of the soup is made of pureed potatoes with addition of milk and cream. Roasted garlic is added together with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and white pepper. In a short time You will get… Read more »

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Chai Tea Latte

Weather forecast says we could expect more snow in next few days. So, this is an excuse to make a large cup of salted caramel Chai Tea Latte (not that we need an excuse). The recipe is simple: cook tea with spices, warm milk brown sugar and caramel sauce. Combine… Read more »

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Belgian Waffles

I searched the internet to find an original recipe for true Belgian Waffles. The most authentic recipe I managed to find was this recipe that comes from The Hungry Belgian’s grandma’s handwritten recipe booklet. She explains that there is no such thing as a ‘Belgian’ waffle because each town has… Read more »

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Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria is a fantastic drink for gatherings with friends and holiday celebrations. Unlike other sangria recipes, this one is very easy to prepare in a few minutes by mixing everyday ingredients which you probably already have at home. Red wine is mixed with brandy (or rum or vodka), assortment… Read more »

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Cinnamon Cream Bars

Recipe for these Cinnamon Cream Bars (or Cinnamon Cream Pie Bars or Cinnamon Cream Cookie Bars) comes from a Croatian cooking site… Read more »

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Grape Salad

Grape Salad is an old fashioned southern fruit salad, made with white and red grapes, dressed with whipped cream dressing, and topped… Read more »

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Chicken Gloria Casserole

Chicken Gloria Casserole is a hearty mushroom and chicken casserole topped with melted cheese and smothered in creamy sauce. This heart-warming weeknight… Read more »

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Moist Pumpkin Bread

Even though I’ve already made Libby’s Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf, I couldn’t resist trying this super Moist Pumpkin Bread… Read more »

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Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto is a simple, yet rich Italian-style autumn dish. In this recipe, a deep and earthy mushroom flavor is enhanced by… Read more »

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Tomato Salsa

Croatian Tomato Salsa (pronounced: shalsha; “sh” like in words “sugar” or “shut”) is the best sauce on the face of the Earth.… Read more »

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Oreo Pumpkin Lasagna

Last year I made two creamy pumpkin desserts: Pumpkin Eclair Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting and Triple Layer Pumpkin Icebox Pie. This… Read more »

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Blueberry Lassi

Indians are famous for their mango lassi, refreshing summer drink made of yogurt and water or milk. Some other types of fruit… Read more »

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Watermelon Lemonade

Nothing says “summer” like a slice of fresh, juicy watermelon. Did you know you can turn your favorite fruit into a delicious… Read more »