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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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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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Flan

Flan is definitively superb, outstanding in any table. What other dessert has this texture, this impressive shiny look, the colors and the pleasing flavor? No wonder that when my mother-in-law told me she also had a recipe for flan, my immediate reaction was: “Bring it on!”. Besides, I would have another opportunity to test my […]

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice-cream

Since my ice-cream post, I’ve been trying different flavors with the same base. I already did tangerine, strawberry and I’m delighted with all the possibilities. The good thing about it is that it can be made in any freezer covered container, there’s no need for special ice-creams makers, though I’m considering to get this Ice […]

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Spicy Lemon Butter Cookies

Hello cookies! Long time no see. But here I am redeeming myself for the fault. I think I can be forgiven with this butter cookies. I’m sorry, I can’t speak much, you see… those six up there just landed in my mouth… right now… excuse me a minute… or two. Ah, feeling better. The main […]

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Salted Cod with Cream (Bacalhau com Natas)

Salted Cod or bacalhau is probably the most traditional ingredient you can find in Portugal, especially during holiday seasons. Considered a delicacy, there are 1001 ways to cook this dried and salted codfish, and everybody knows the best quality kind comes from Norway. Naturally, Portugal is the world biggest importer of the country’s national dish, […]

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Lemon Meringue Cookies with Chocolate (Suspiros)

Everytime I make a dessert involving many egg yolks, I end up wondering what to do with all the egg whites left. If I think about all the benefits, I certainly don’t want to waste the part of the egg that is fat-free and a rich source of high-quality protein, important minerals and vitamins. So, […]

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My Mom’s Flan (Pudim)

“I’ve been wanting to try to do your flan” I said to my mother other day. “Would you give me your recipe?” “Of course”, she said and promptly instruct me “You would need…” By then I had to have a pen in my hand and start taking notes. It’s all in her memory. She never […]

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Stracciatella and Lemon Ice-cream

I love lemons. At our old house, we had a Meyer lemon tree and those were the best lemons I have ever tasted. They were big, round, juicy lemons and I used to pick one each morning from the back yard for my breakfast. They almost looked like yellow oranges, I wish we could have […]

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