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Amelia Bedelia’s Blueberry Muffins

Let me start saying that I don’t really know Amelia Bedelia’s blueberry muffins recipe. By the way, do you know who is Amelia Bedelia? She’s currently a favorite at our house. We’ve been reading all her books (children books, age range 4-8) every night at story time and giggling until our belly hurts. This funny literal-minded girl, […]

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Codfish Pie with Spinach (Empadão de Bacalhau com Espinafres)

Among the 1001 ways to prepare codfish, baking it as a ‘pie’ dish is a favorite at our house. The children love it and that includes an eleven month old who eats uncountable spoons of the recipe presented here. Cod is considered a light fish with white and flaky flesh rich in high-quality protein and […]

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Triple Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies

What is your favorite chocolate dessert? If you ask my husband, the answer is shown in this post. We celebrated his birthday recently and I was wondering what special cake should I bake for him. I thought about the cake decoration, the frosting, the flavors, the candles, there were lots of ideas going on in […]

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Spinach and Tomato Phyllo Tarts

What? It is almost Summer but not yet? I feel like we are in the middle of August. Especially today, it is very hot outside, one of those days, when the sea is so glassy that it looks like a huge lake. The temperature rises 95 F (35 C), though it feels way above 100 […]

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Dark Chocolate Muffins with Dulce de Leche

  I love these muffins. They are truly delicious and, if I’m allowed to say, kind of healthy. You see, I used extra virgin olive oil to substitute butter which is an ingredient that I love to add on baking desserts, especially if it involves chocolate. Olive oil and chocolate are a perfect match, not […]

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Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chantilly

I hardly believe the weekend is already knocking on the door again. I’ve never seen a week fly away so fast as this one. The previous was a long weekend like I said in my last post. And I can’t wait for some relaxing moments of dolce fare niente. At least I’m hoping for it. […]

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Portuguese Rice Muffins (Bolo de Arroz)

I still remember the smell of warm “bolo de arroz” coming out of the bakeries in the early morning. I’m talking about the traditional muffins, made with rice flour. It seems nowadays those are more difficult to find, and many of the so-called “bolo de arroz” are actually made with wheat flour. I had the […]

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Crustless Coconut Pie

As easy as pie. Pleasant and nice. Yellow and white. And so, I made two of them. One for us, other to take away when visiting the in-laws the past weekend. Easter time, softly appropriate dessert. One disappeared within hours; the other… well, it only lasted longer because it was saved for the trip. Someone […]

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Baileys Marbled Cheesecake

There was a time I used to travel to Ireland for a couple of days almost every week. Of course I didn’t have children by then and these trips were part of my job, sometimes even happening during weekends. During this period I was going one week to London and another to Dublin. I love […]

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Tres Leches Cake

I first tried this cake about three years ago, when I was enjoying some vacation time mixed with work I came to do in the United States. By then I was still working in a full-time job in Lisbon which required me to travel many times. It was on one of those times when I […]

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