Honey Spice Christmas cookies

The Good Ol’ DaysThis is a recipe my mom used to make when I was little and I’ve always new that whenever Christmas was near, my favorite cookies’ smell would fill the air. It was times, when there weren’t that many cookies in the store, 2-3 kinds and people used to rely on their cooking…

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Sticky Lemon Turkey a la Gordon Ramsey

Did you ever have trouble figuring out what to do with the turkey leftovers after Thanksgiving? Well, this year we had lot left so I had to figure out what to do with it and then I remembered that I can make Gordon Ramsey’s sticky lemon chicken that I’ve seen on Youtube, but with turkey…

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Strawberry pie

As I promised in my previous post, here is the recipe for the strawberry pie I’ve made for Thanksgiving.After I’ve read a lot on pies ( crusts and fillings separately) I’ve used the Culinary Cafe recipe for crust. I am pasting it as it is there, you can check the full explanation and wonderful article…

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Thanksgiving 2008

As with Bulgarian tradition, we celebrate The day of the christian family a week earlier, but since Thanksgiving is an oficial holiday and my husband is not working, we celebrate it on Thanksgiving. I like the idea of this holiday, to give thanks about things that happend and some that don’t. I am thankful about…

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Spinach Phyllo Triangles or Spanakopita

This is unbelievably easy recipe that I haven’t made in a long time!Today I had some fresh spinach and I decided to make “banitsa” for dinner but I wanted it to be different than the usual one I make. So I chose the triangular shape and made a filling from eggs, feta cheese, spinach and…

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The fringe benefits of yogurt

You all know that I am originally from Bulgaria.Well, the one thing you probably don’t know or haven’t payed attention to is that one of the bacterias used for making yogurt is named Lactobacillus Bulgaricus.First identified in 1905 by the Bulgarian doctor Stamen Grigorov, it is named after Bulgaria. This bacterium is also regarded as…

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Dobruzhanki – Baking soda bread rolls

This is one recipe that my family likes a lot but personally I have a reason to like it even better- they are the most easy bread rolls you can make and on top of that they are without yeast. Dobrudzhanki are very popular in Bulgaria, especially as breakfast rolls. They are named after a…

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Broccoli and chedar soup ( Panera Bread version?)

A while ago, a friend of mine had posted a “Panera bread” recipe for broccoli and cheddar soup, but unfortunately I’ve lost the link, so when I decided to actually try the recipe, I had to look it up myself.It is a pretty basic “cream” soup, so I Googled it and the first link that…

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” Zelnik” – Potato and leek phyllo dough pastry

I have made this pastry almost 3 months ago, but I didn’t get the chance to post it earlier, so I am posting it now.The prehistory of this pastry is unfamiliar to me- who “invented” it, who “advertised” it so others can start baking it, I really don’t know.In my family though my Grandmother used…

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