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Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

Ingredients: 250 gr Sugar 500 gr Butter 750 gr Flour 2 Eggs 2 Vanilla beans 1 Egg to "paint" the cookies Directions: Blend the butter and the sugar until smooth. Cut the vanilla beans through their lengths and scrape the inside. Add it and the rest of the Ingredients to the ...

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Zucchini with Tomatoes

This is a nice summer side dish. Ingredients: 8 zucchinis - sliced 2 red peppers - chopped 1 onion - finely chopped 2 garlic cloves - pressed 6 tomatoes - chopped salt and pepper to taste Directions: Fry the onions and the garlic for about 10 minutes. Add the zucchini and fry an ...

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Broccoli Quiche

Broccoli Quiche

Ingredients: 1 large pie crust 1 1/2 cups broccoli 1/2 cup peas 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup shredded Gruyère 3 eggs 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons salt nutmeg and pepper to taste Directions: Arrange the pie crust in a baking dish Add some shredded cheese ...

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Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad

Ingredients: 3 ripe tomatoes 1/2 lb (250 gr) mozzarella Basil leaves Balsamico Cream Olive Oil Salt to taste Directions: Slice the tomatoes and the mozzarella. Arrange in circular form, alternating tomato slices with mozzarella and basil leaves. Sprinkle some balsamico cream ...

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Pabellón Criollo

Pabellón Criollo

This is Venezuela's National Dish.  You can also serve it with Arepas and Queso Blanco (white cheese - similar to mozarella). Ingredients: Rice (cooked) Plátanos Fritos Black Beans Carne Mechada Directions: Serve all ingredients on a plate and sprinkle some shredded queso blanco ...

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Peanut Butter Chicken

A friend form Peru told me about this dish yesterday and it sounded so interesting I just had to try it!  The original Peruvian recipe is made with chicken pieces, previously fried, but I gave it a twist, and made it in the oven since I like to cut on preparation time. Ingredients: 1 ...

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Diablitos Gourmet

Diablitos was everyone's favorite in Venezuela when I was a kid.  It is actually an American product - Deviled Ham, but its largest consumer is Venezuela.  It's usually consumed with arepas, toast or crackers.  A friend of ours started mixing it with mayo and parmesan cheese and jokingly named it ...

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Komm Morgen Wieder

This is a Latvian Specialty.  I have searched to find out the origin of the name without any success.  All I know is that the Latvians that left Latvia in the 40's call them "Komm Morgen Wieder" which means "come back tommorow" in German, and the Latvians that stayed in Latvia call them ...

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Mushroom Cream Sauce

1 lb (500 gr) fresh mushrooms - sliced 1/2 onion – finely diced 2 garlic cloves – pressed 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup milk Salt Pepper Nutmeg 1 teaspoon cornstarch - dissolved in water Parmesan or Pecorino – grated Cooked tortellini Directions: Fry the onion and the garlic in a ...

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Cheese Sticks

Cheese Sticks

Ingredients: Puff pastry Parmesan cheese - grated Olive oil Salt Garlic powder Directions: Cut the puff pastry in 1.5" x 10" (4cm x 25 cm) pieces. Brush olive oil over the puff pastry. Sprinkle salt, garlic powder and parmesan cheese over the puff pastry. Take each piece, fold ...

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Klimpas Soup

Klimpas Soup

This used to be my childhood's favorite soup!  My Latvian great-grandmother used to make it when I was very, very young, and then my mom took over the recipe.  I just learned it from her!  Here's the recipe: Ingredients: Consommé - see yesterday's post 1 egg 3 Tablespoons ...

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Fish Sticks

Fish Sticks

This is an easy way to make home-made fish sticks! Ingredients: 1 lb (500 gr) fish filets - cut into thin stripes 1 egg 1 cup bread crumbs salt oil Directions: Sprinkle some salt over the fish stripes Scramble the egg in a medium bowl, and add some bread crumbs to a large plate. ...

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Moussaka

Moussaka

Hola Sonia, aquí te dedicamos mi mamá y yo la receta! It's been a very long time since we have made Moussaka at home.  We adjusted the preparation of the eggplants to save on a few calories ... We have been grilling eggplants for so long , that it didn't seem very appetizing to fry them ...

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Crunchy French Toast

I remember eating "crunchy" French Toast when I was a kid.  There's a tiny little trick in order to make them! Ingredients: 8 slices sandwich bread 2 eggs 1 cup milk sugar cinnamon oil Marmalade, powder sugar, maple syrup Directions: Mix 2 eggs, milk, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ...

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Crispy Chicken

Crispy Chicken

Ingredients: 2 cups corn flakes 1/2 cup flour 2 eggs 1 chicken - in pieces salt, pepper and garlic powder Oil Directions: Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder over the chicken pieces. Place the corn flakes in a large plastic bag and crunch them well with your hands. Add the ...

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Black Beans

Black Beans

You will find this dish throughout the Caribbean, and the north of South America.  I make it Venezuelan style.  I do know that in Brazil and that in Cuba it is prepared similarly, but I am not sure how close their recipes are.  The only downside to this dish is that it requires a ...

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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

I love this dish. Yes, it does take more time to prepare all the ingredients, but then it is a lot of fun to eat! Tip 1:  leftovers taste great, so do not worry about making too much of anything! Tip 2:  Cover the leftover guacamole with plastic wrap.  I place the wrap so that it is in direct ...

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Mushroom Omelette

You can adapt the recipe and make cheese, mushroom or any combination of your favorite Omelette.  It is important though to have a good non-stick pan to make this dish. Ingredients: 7 oz (200 gr)  mushrooms 1 onion - chopped finely Salt and pepper to taste 2 eggs per omelette 1 ...

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Pizza

Pizza

We like to make Pizza on Tuesdays, because the kids have sport until 6 pm, and then there's not enough time to cook. I usually set the bread machine to make the dough while we are away, so that as soon as we get home, we just have to form the pizza dough, and the kids get to "decorate" it - I just ...

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