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Churro Doughnuts

Everybody loves churros, mostly because of their crispy exterior covered with cinnamon and sugar. But, churros are not exactly healthy food since they are fried in a lot of oil, in the same way as doughnuts. To make slightly healthier version, I made baked doughnuts, brushed them with melted butter… Read more »

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Homemade Banana Pudding

In old fashioned times things were made the old fashioned way. Pudding was cooked from scratch, using on-hand staples such as eggs, milk and flour. Real Southern Homemade Banana Pudding was such a divine dessert made from scratch, long before instant pudding and Cool Whip were invented. One could use… Read more »

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Asparagus Risotto

I used to make risotto with wild asparagus. It was tasty, but wild asparagus can be a bit bitter. When wild asparagus are replaced with garden asparagus, they taste mild and go well as a side dish to any meat or fish. Asparagus Risotto is made in pretty much the… Read more »

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Cold Pasta Tuna Salad

Make this Cold Pasta Tuna Salad lunch for yourself, your family and friends any time of the year. Creamy mayo dressing combined with cooked pasta, peas, carrots and tuna make a simple meal, delicious and easy. This salad is equally great for barbeques, potlucks, picnics or camping. Cold Pasta Tuna… Read more »

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Orange Julius (Copycat Recipe)

A famous Orange Julius drink was created in 1926 by Julius Freed, as an attempt to make orange juice less acidic, and is being sold ever since. It was made of orange juice, milk, ice and egg whites. Customers had a choice of having a whole raw egg added to… Read more »

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Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits

There are many copycat recipes for restaurant dishes that we can, more or less successfully, recreate at home. Some cannot be fully copied because there is always some secret ingredient missing. In Red Lobster, they are using their own butter-garlic sauce that we do not have access to. Other than… Read more »

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Easter Salad

I found this recipe for Easter Salad years ago in an old cookbook. There were no ingredient measurements whatsoever. It is more… Read more »

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Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is a simple and inexpensive Mexican skillet dish you can make to use up your leftover tortillas and enchilada sauce. It… Read more »

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Lemon Ginger Tea

Lemon Ginger Tea is perfect winter drink because it warms the body from the inside out. It also reduces inflammation, fights respiratory… Read more »

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Semolina Pudding

Semolina Pudding, or semolina porridge or cream of wheat, is a quick milk pudding, cooked on stove top and eaten for breakfast… Read more »

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Crazy Dough Bread

Many people asked me for detailed instructions for making bread using Crazy Dough or Vegan Crazy Dough. I baked several different versions… 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… 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… 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… 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 »