Homemade Stock

Homemade Stock

Winter is here and it’s time for warm, hearty dishes like stews, risottos, casseroles and soups.     What all these dishes have in common i...

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Rustic Sweet Pizza with Figs and Mascarpone

Rustic Sweet Pizza with Figs and Mascarpone

Pretty and Sophisticated, this Pizza makes a perfect entree for an informal dinner or a not so sweet dessert option and it's so easy! ...

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Olive and Rosemary Bread   & Bread Stencils

Olive and Rosemary Bread & Bread Stencils

Have you ever wondered how to make those cool patterns on bread that you see on posh bakeries?     I have, and now that I am feeling prett...

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Arepa (South American White Corn Cakes)

Arepa (South American White Corn Cakes)

Long Time ago   I used to date this guy from Venezuela and I travelled Caracas for a holiday.    When I was there I tried this very simple...

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Brigadeirão (Brazilian Chocolate Flan)

Brigadeirão (Brazilian Chocolate Flan)

Brigadeirão is another Brazilian chocolate awesomeness dessert.    It uses pretty much the same ingredients of the Brigadeiro ( Brazilian ch...

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Whole Wheat and Seeds Bread

Whole Wheat and Seeds Bread

A couple of months ago I manage to grow my first sourdough start and I became interested in more professional looking breads.     I foun...

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Nana Wanda’s Sweet Braided Bread

Nana Wanda’s Sweet Braided Bread

My grandmother taught me how to cook and the best memories I have of her are in the Kitchen.  When she got sick with Breast Cancer and c...

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Flower Pot Bread

Flower Pot Bread

Whenever Possible I like to serve to my guests my own warm bread, right from the oven. I love their faces when they arrive at my place and ...

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Coxinha (Brazilian Chicken Snack)

Coxinha (Brazilian Chicken Snack)

Coxinha is a very popular Brazilian street food and it is also served during any birthday celebration and gatherings. Basically is a del...

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French Lime Cake

French Lime Cake

The secret of the French cuisine is butter, butter and more butter – this French Lime cake ain’t no exception: it is moist, dense and has ...

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Egg free Self-saucing Chocolate, Hazelnut and Sherry Pudding

Egg free Self-saucing Chocolate, Hazelnut and Sherry Pudding

Every couple of weeks I do prepare a big feast for the seniors in my neighborhood in the local community centre.        My Nanas (as I l...

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Brazilian Beignets (Bolinho de Chuva )

Brazilian Beignets (Bolinho de Chuva )

Bolinho de Chuva literally means Rain Cake and it is the Brazilian version for Beignets. It is that kind of food that your grandmother wou...

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Brigadeiro and Brazilian Party Treats

Brigadeiro and Brazilian Party Treats

I am not going to say that these are easy and fast treats to make, they are very time consuming as they are made by hand, one by one, but t...

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