How to make dozens of cookies without really trying

By Annie Holland / December 23, 2012

This is going to be a long post, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Why is it every year when I say that I’m not going to bake any Christmas cookies something always happens and I end up making even more than I thought humanly possible? This year I even got the perfect excuse- I…

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Thanksgiving 2012

By Annie Holland / November 21, 2012

      Thanksgiving preparations are afoot in our house.      Groceries shopping, bags hauling, fruit and vegetables slicing, dicing, and spicing, bread baking, turkey brining, appetizers arranging, deserts baking….Sounds like mad house? Sounds like your house?  Yep, that’s us today.      In the middle of all the preparations and creative chaos, I decided to stop and smell…

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Happy Easter 2012

By Annie Holland / April 15, 2012

The great thing about having Orthodox Easter in USA is that usually it is a week later, so you can catch all the Easter sales.The bad thing about having Orthodox Easter in the USA is that usually it is a week later, and your kids are expecting to celebrate both, which means Easter Bunny comes…

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Bulgarian Christmas Eve Soda Bread

By Annie Holland / December 25, 2011

* Our Christmas table 2011 I have written before about Bulgarian Christmas and our tradition to have only vegan food on Christmas Eve. The truth is that not many families go by that and serve vegetarian food instead of vegan. I try to serve the tradition as much as I can, but sometimes I have…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Marinade/Brine

By Annie Holland / November 23, 2011

  Today was a tough day but I’m thankful.I’m thankful I didn’t burn my whole hand instead of just one finger, I’m thankful nobody managed to piss me off ( although more than one person tried), I’m thankful my chiropractor is working Friday, because lifting this 20 lbs turkey totally messed up my back (…

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Ezo Bride soup ( Turkish cuisine)

By Annie Holland / May 15, 2011

Couple of months ago a friend blogger posted this recipe on her blog and it so happened that I had all the ingredients to try it. Half an hour later I made it and I really liked it, so I asked for permission to post it in English on my blog. I have changed couple…

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Easter eggs (and more)

By Annie Holland / April 24, 2011

One thing I forgot to post pictures of –  the Easter eggs! You all saw the Angry Bird Easter Eggs we decorated, but we made many different ones too. This are some of the eggs ( at least what was left after the kids raided the kitchen) that we decorated yesterday. And one more picture…

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Happy Easter!

By Annie Holland / April 24, 2011

* My Easter breads 2011 When my garden starts blooming ( in spite of the cold weather), when I start baking the Easter breads and everything smells of lemon and cinnamon, and when I start smelling the grass in the morning, seeing the bright green blades showing I know it’s Spring. It’s not Spring, with…

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Happy Easter with Angry Birds egg coloring!

By Annie Holland / April 23, 2011

I was thinking of an unusual way to wish everyone who follows my blog Happy Easter and just before I went to bed I came up with the idea to make Angry Birds Easter eggs and I HAD to share it right away! 🙂   If you would like to see how I decorated the real…

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Vit Kozunak ( Easter Bread with filling)

By Annie Holland / April 22, 2011

It’s this time of the year again, the aroma of freshly baked the Easter breads, lemon and nuts is in the air.This year I decided to try different recipes than the usual ones and I hope you like what I have to show you in the next 3 days before Easter. The first recipe I…

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