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old world russian tea cakes

old world russian tea cakes

These old world russian tea cakes are part of my history. My first trip to Russia was in 1988. It was momentous. As History.com explains,…

thirteen table looks with napkins

thirteen table looks using napkins

The holiday season means means entertaining. Brunches. Lunches, Breakfasts. Dinners. Cocktail parties and more. Rather than doing the sam…

need your help
need your help

Reeeeeally need your help. I’m vying for the Dream Job of coo…

the dinner table. where sweet life happens.

fresh cranberry mandarin nut salad

fresh cranberry mandarin nut salad

Some dishes just bring back vivid and warm childhood memories. Food has a way of being that for me. A memory maker. Of course, I was alwa…

holiday walnut bread povitica

holiday walnut bread povitica

First of all, let’s pronounce ‘povitica’. It’s Po-vuh-teet-zuh. And, it’s a Croatian holiday walnut bread. …

english banana bread
english banana bread

To crunch or not to crunch. That is your choice with this amazingly…

bokchoy cabbage ginger slaw

bokchoy cabbage ginger slaw

Salads can sometimes get boring. I mean we do the same ol’ thing the same ol’ way. Some lettuce greens, tomatoes, cukes, mayb…

no mayo chicken salad
no mayo chicken salad

I think one of the greatest bargains that you can find at Costco is their rotisserie chicken. Yes, the…

cumin coriander chopped salad
cumin coriander chopped salad

This is a sponsored post. I’ve teamed with Brabantia to review one of their products, a chefR…

meals in bowls

pesto meatballs and marinara sauce

pesto meatballs and marinara sauce

Meatballs can be a meal for me and my family. And, these pesto meatballs and marinara sauce are just that. All you need to do is add mayb…

pork sloppy joes
pork sloppy joes

Kids give sometimes give funny names to stuffed animals, objects and even people. Sometimes these peop…

three layer meaty lasagna
three layer meaty lasagna

2016 is a momentous year in American history. I’m talking about the presidential election. For m…

pan seared fresh tuna steak
pan seared fresh tuna steak

Have you ever had the chance to see fresh tuna being caught. Or fresh tuna being hauled in from a deep…

A Passport For Adventurous Palates Cookbook

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