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Cheese Straws With Feta And Poppy Seeds

Cheese Straws With Feta And Poppy Seeds

If you take a look at my blog's appetizer section you will notice some other recipes for cheese straws. I grew up with them and always loved them. The cheese straws, especially the homemade ones, are perfect for appetizers or just snacks and go perfect with cold beers. If I would have to choose between store bought cheese straws and homemade, I would definitely choose the homemade. They are very easy to make, the ingredients are usually found in most…

Feta And Black Caraway Pastries

Feta And Black Caraway Pastries

I posted some while ago another recipe for pastries made with farmers cheese. Today, I thought that you might like to try another beauty and favorite around my house, so I present you the feta and black caraway pastries. If you visit Romania and especially Bucharest, where I grew up, you will find those at every corner of the street. There are so many bakeries and pastry businesses that you cannot even imagine. However, there is nothing better than homemade…

Cheddar Cheese Straws With Black Caraway Seeds

Cheddar Cheese Straws With Black Caraway Seeds

I love cheese straws. I have different recipes, all collected over the years. Different textures, different seeds, different types of cheese. The cheese straws are awesome as snacks or appetizers and go really well with beer. On this recipe, I used black caraway seeds. If you do not find black caraway seeds you can use regular caraway or poppy seeds. Romanians love the cheese straws and there are tons of recipes out there. This recipe in particular is one of my favoriteses…

Perfect Puff Pastry Minced Meat Pie Recipe

Perfect Puff Pastry Minced Meat Pie Recipe

This perfect puff pastry minced meat pie is one of my favorite recipes for Easter. It is a tradition for our family to have this pie every year for Easter Sunday meal, but we also make it once in a while as an appetizer when we have guests over. I think the left overs are even better and you can have them for lunch with a simple salad. The recipe is very close to the Greek Kreatopita that is usually…

Ham And Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets

Ham And Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets

I love puff pastry. It is so versatile and simple to use in so many ways. As an Eastern European, the puff pastry is one of the staples in my freezer. I always have it around and use it quite often. These ham and cheese puff pastry pockets can be put together in few minutes. They make a great appetizer if you host a party but we had them before whenever we craved something different. I use the puff pastry…

Cabbage Puff Pastries Triangles

Cabbage Puff Pastries Triangles

Filled pastries are very popular in Eastern Europe. It is a versatile snack that can be savory or sweet. You can have it for breakfast, or lunch(if you pair it with a salad, for example). I am sure the ones who traveled not only in Eastern Europe, but all over Europe, they noticed that every corner of the street has a little pastry shop that will offer a multitude of bake goods from pretzels to pies and pastries. Some of…

Spanish Migas Con Chorizo-Garlic Pan Fried Bread&Chorizo Sausage

Spanish Migas Con Chorizo-Garlic Pan Fried Bread&Chorizo Sausage

Spanish Migas....the dish made in heaven and sent by God to us to enjoy it! For the ones who do not know what Spanish Migas means, this is the name of an ancient dish that is very traditional for Spain and Portugal. The dish was cooked for breakfast using leftover bread, but over time, Migas became a fashionable dish that is served for lunch or dinner in many Spanish restaurants. "Migas" actually means "crumbs" and the bread crumbs or pieces of…

Vegetarian Mini Quiche Recipe

Vegetarian Mini Quiche Recipe

I love quiche! It is so versatile, easy to make, great for breakfast or brunch, makes an awesome appetizer and it is a handsome dish! When I am in a hurry, I usually make a crustless quiche, because it is so easy to put together and also has less carbs. This time though, as my daughter was going to a New Year's Eve party and needed some appetizers to bring with, we decided to make some easy mini quiche. Many…

Spiced Plantain Chips Recipe

Spiced Plantain Chips Recipe

These spiced plantain chips are a great snack to have around the house. In Latin America, plantain is used more like a potato replacement. Plantains are more starchy than regular bananas to which they are related and must be cooked before being eaten. This snack has a lovely sweet taste, which is balanced by the heat from the chili powder. They taste better if you cook them right before serving them. How to make them: I cut off and threw…

Smoked Trout Dip With Mayo

Smoked Trout Dip With Mayo

I love smoked fish. And I love this smoked trout dip with mayo I just made the other day. From all my trials with this recipe, I learned that trout is the best, at least here in Minnesota, where I live.  I like it because the one that I find at the grocery stores is not very salty. Then, it doesn't have any bones besides the spine that can be removed easily. Of course,  please feel free to use any smoked…

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