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Clementine Bundt Cake

Oh citrus season, I’ll eat you up I adore you so! I enjoy to head to the grocery store and find an abundance of tangerines, clementines and blood oranges. I could go on with the varieties: cara cara, mandarin, grapefruit… sweet, semi-sweet or more tart all the flavors are welcome, as are the colors orange, […]

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

 The mornings arrive with a crisp chilly air. When we leave the house a warm jacket is needed, sometimes gloves and hats too. If is not raining, and often it isn’t, we enjoy a brisk walk with our faces cold. Nature is always in full mode no matter what the day brings. Winter birds are busy flying […]

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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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A Garden Tale and… Veggie-Stuffed Eggplant

He looked around and couldn’t believe what was seeing. How could this be? It’s so big! It’s unstoppable! Behind him, children was chasing each other and playing happily, indifferent to his reaction. The soil under his feet was dry, thirsty for water that was taking too long to arrive. The sun was claiming his neck […]

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Flag Cake

Happy 4th of July! Today I made this patriotic cake to celebrate the Independence Day. This is an oldie recipe of this Tres Leches Cake, with an updated decoration. The combination of the deliciously moist cake with the cream and berries on top is sublime. I almost didn’t add any sugar to the cream, since […]

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Top Ten Recipes

And the winner is… sweet or savory? Scroll down through the top ten recipes and find out which one is number 1! 10. Tomato Rice 9.  Pão de Deus – Sweet Bread 8. Eggless Carrot Cake with Apricot Cream Cheese Frosting 7. Mango Ice-cream Pie 6. Homemade “Snickers” Chocolate Cake 5. Leite Creme (Portuguese Milk […]

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Pink Delicious Birthday Cake

A Birthday implies celebration, gifts, cake, candles, balloons, happy birthday song and, if involving adults, champagne. Oh yes, nothing less. Or maybe, there is something else. We’re not talking about the history of the cake and the tradition of candles or we’ll be going through the ancient Greece and Goddess Artemis, or the middle age […]

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Salted Cod Pie with Cream

Somehow codfish and cream are meant to be together. Milk is known to make the fish softer, so cream must be the ultimate combination. Of course, we’re not talking light here, but who cares when the result is the smoother and the most succulent codfish dish ever? This creation combines the deliciousness of the salted […]

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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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Homemade Chocolate Gift Idea

Looking for a last-minute gift for someone special? Or want to add some sweet treat for each family and friend on your holiday list? Make something everyone will enjoy, homemade with love. Unless someone is allergic to chocolate, this gift is surely a crowd pleaser, the perfect stocking size addition. This easy chocolate bark recipe […]

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