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Scalloped Potatoes With Hard Boiled Eggs1

Scalloped Potatoes with Hard Boiled Eggs

I love potatoes. In any form or shape. I have to confess that I like them more than I like pasta or other forms of carbs. I grew up eating lots of them, especially in the winter. I still own a Romanian book from the '70s that has no less than 365 recipes made with potatoes, from appetizers to desserts. Basically, there is one recipe for each day of the year. I love to open that book once in a…

Traditional Saxon Potato Tarragon Soup From Transylvania2

Traditional Saxon Potato Tarragon Soup From Transylvania

This traditional Saxon potato tarragon soup recipe belongs to my German grandmother. She lived most of her life in Transylvania and as a child, I used to spend many of my summer vacations in her house. Her recipes are very close to my heart, but this soup, in particular, brings very strong memories of my childhood. In the last few years,  I discovered that a lot of these memories are related to the foods my both grandmothers used to make.…

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Czech Bars with Jam and Walnuts

I found this recipe of Czech bars with jam and walnuts in a Commemorative Cookbook of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. I love these books as they always bring the culture, the recipes, and traditions of the state together. I was always interested in Minnesota's culture, the state that adopted me many years ago when I moved to the U.S. , so I always looked for ways to familiarize myself with the culture of the place. Minnesota has a great tradition of…

Authentic Romanian Sauerkraut Stuffed Cabbage Rolls24

Authentic Romanian Sauerkraut Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

I am ashamed for taking such a long time to post this recipe on my blog. If I want to show you my traditions and heritage through food, this recipe is a must! As we are going through holidays and this recipe is the most traditional one for Christmas and New Year in Romania, I have to share it with you! Many countries eat stuffed cabbage rolls, but I think it is more prominent in the Balkans and Eastern Europe.…

Lecso Hungarian Pepper Tomato Stew9

Lecso- Hungarian Pepper-Tomato Stew

Lecso is a Hungarian dish that is very similar to the Italian peperonata. This dish is made with bell peppers, especially red sweet ones, onions, garlic and tomatoes. The sweet paprika, the most popular condiment used in the Hungarian and Transylvanian cuisines, is added to the sauce for a rich flavor. The stew can also carry smoked bacon, sausages or even pork. In other words, it could be vegetarian/vegan or not. If you choose to not add any meat to…

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Apple Pie Bars- Romanian Slab Pie

October is here and apples are in season and a little bit cheaper, which means that it is time to bake an apple pie, Romanian style. I have to confess that writing this recipe, as easy as it looks like, it kind of kicked my butt. With my recipes, I always try to do the best work I can when it comes bringing my own culture into the American one. American apple pie is not the same as the Romanian version,…

German Plum Kuchen Pflaumenkuchen3

German Plum Kuchen- Pflaumenkuchen

I love this recipe. While plums are still in season, this recipe should be on the list of everyone who loves baking bars and using seasonal ingredients. The recipe comes from Transylvania and it is specific to the Saxon(German) cuisine. Easy to make and incredible delicious, the German Plum Kuchen is a little treasure, great for a lazy Sunday afternoon snack, or dessert. Click here to PIN this tasty recipe so you can make it later! Tip: The dough can…

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German Peach Kuchen

This is a very popular recipe in the Saxon cuisine of Transylvania, peaches and custard baked to a chewy, gooey perfection on a tender cookie crust. Can be made all year around  with canned peaches, but try the fresh ones in the summer first. Served hot with ice cream or alone cold, the recipe is so popular that I even found a version of it in a Saxon Cook Book published in 1955 by the Transylvanian Saxons immigrated to United…

Jam Crescent Pastries Or Rugelasch2

Jam Crescent Pastries(Cornulete cu gem)

I always loved these delicious crescent pastries, popular in many Eastern European countries. I already have on my blog another version of them, made with a different type of dough. There are many recipes out there and I have to say that most of them are great. The dough on the first version of these cookies on my blog  is made with farmer cheese(or ricotta). It is a very old recipe that goes well for a lot of pastries. It uses…

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Walnuts And Cinnamon Coffee Cake- An Old Saxon Recipe From Transylvania

I adore Transylvanian desserts and this recipe comes from there. It does not claim to be a fancy one but it is an old treasure that I thought deserves some attention due to the simplicity of the ingredients. This recipe of walnuts and cinnamon coffee cake is inherited from my grandmother who was German and lived in Transylvania. The cake is made from a simple batter with butter, sugar, eggs, flour and spices. Before it goes in the oven, the…

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