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Ricotta and Mascarpone Tart with Chocolate {recipe}

Ricotta and Mascarpone Tart with Chocolate {recipe}

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Honey Lavender Cookies with Pistachios. Yes, they are as lovely as they sound :)

Honey Lavender Cookies with Pistachios. Yes, they are as lovely as they sound :)

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Stuffed Bell Peppers. Meat, rice, vegetables - all in one.

Stuffed Bell Peppers. Meat, rice, vegetables - all in one.

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Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Also have coffee in them for intensity.

Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Also have coffee in them for intensity. 'Nuff said.

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Grilled Chicken "Nicoise" Salad {recipe}

Grilled Chicken "Nicoise" Salad {recipe}

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Cherry, Chocolate and Nut Cookies.

Cherry, Chocolate and Nut Cookies.

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Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake. Sponge cake on top and pudding on the bottom. From Meyer lemons: a cross between lemon and mandarin orange.

Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake. Sponge cake on top and pudding on the bottom. From Meyer lemons: a cross between lemon and mandarin orange.

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Green Pea, Radishes and Feta Salad. Perfect for spring. Try to find fresh Bulgarian feta for this one.

Green Pea, Radishes and Feta Salad. Perfect for spring. Try to find fresh Bulgarian feta for this one.

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Saffron and Cardamom Rice Pudding. It has the souffle-like consistency because of the addition of whipped cream.

Saffron and Cardamom Rice Pudding. It has the souffle-like consistency because of the addition of whipped cream.

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Bliny are Russian crepes that are traditionally made during the Maslenitsa week. They are also a breakfast favorite throughout  the year.

Bliny are Russian crepes that are traditionally made during the Maslenitsa week. They are also a breakfast favorite throughout the year.

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Roasted eggplant sandwich with garlic-dill-mayo and fresh tomatoes.

Roasted eggplant sandwich with garlic-dill-mayo and fresh tomatoes.

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Quiche Lorraine: a classic. With bacon and Gruyere cheese.

Quiche Lorraine: a classic. With bacon and Gruyere cheese.

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Saffron and Cardamom Panna Cotta. If you love these spices, you know what I

Saffron and Cardamom Panna Cotta. If you love these spices, you know what I'm sayin'.

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Olivier: The Russian Salad. Winter favorite for over a century. Eggs. potatoes, peas, pickles and mayo = best combination. {recipe}

Olivier: The Russian Salad. Winter favorite for over a century. Eggs. potatoes, peas, pickles and mayo = best combination. {recipe}

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Fudgy Brownies with Eggnog Ice Cream. I know: you do still have some eggnog in the fridge! The eggnog flavor works great with dark chocolate

Fudgy Brownies with Eggnog Ice Cream. I know: you do still have some eggnog in the fridge! The eggnog flavor works great with dark chocolate

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You can use this versatile and easy-to-make dough for decorated Christmas cookies or to sandwich them together with jam.

You can use this versatile and easy-to-make dough for decorated Christmas cookies or to sandwich them together with jam.

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Befana: most cherished family recipe of the Italian Christmas cookie. {recipe}

Befana: most cherished family recipe of the Italian Christmas cookie. {recipe}

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Onion and Apple Galette with Savory Rosemary Crust

Onion and Apple Galette with Savory Rosemary Crust

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Honey layer cake with whipped cream and sour cream filling and cream cheese frosting.

Honey layer cake with whipped cream and sour cream filling and cream cheese frosting.

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Peanut Butter Cookies. Classic.

Peanut Butter Cookies. Classic.

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Pumpking Bread. Great combination of spices.

Pumpking Bread. Great combination of spices.

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Call them Russian tea cookies, Mexican wedding cookies or even pecan sandies - they will be great regardless. {recipe}

Call them Russian tea cookies, Mexican wedding cookies or even pecan sandies - they will be great regardless. {recipe}

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Zebra Cake. I will tell you the trick to achieve these fun vertical stripes.

Zebra Cake. I will tell you the trick to achieve these fun vertical stripes.

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Farmer Cheese Pancakes - Syrniki. Russians

Farmer Cheese Pancakes - Syrniki. Russians' ultimate comfort food: cheesecake and pancakes in one. Plus quick sauce from frozen berries

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Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Rice Krispies Bars.

Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Rice Krispies Bars.

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Pumpkin soup. If you think you can

Pumpkin soup. If you think you can't eat another bite of anything pumpkin: peanut butter, ginger & sesame will make you change your mind.

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These are home-made pickles. Which is a bit of a misnomer because the cucumbers are actually brined in carbonated water making them crunchy and salty.

These are home-made pickles. Which is a bit of a misnomer because the cucumbers are actually brined in carbonated water making them crunchy and salty.

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Pomegranate Gelato. Inspired by my trip to Naples: creamy, slightly tangy, with a zing of pomegranate liqueur.

Pomegranate Gelato. Inspired by my trip to Naples: creamy, slightly tangy, with a zing of pomegranate liqueur.

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Banoffee Tartlets: toffee + bananas + coffee whipped cream + sugared almonds = winning combination. Had to make twice this week.

Banoffee Tartlets: toffee + bananas + coffee whipped cream + sugared almonds = winning combination. Had to make twice this week.

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Sweet, ripe, heirloom tomatoes are a thing of beauty. Use them wisely. Such as in a tuna - Kalamata olives - croutons salad.

Sweet, ripe, heirloom tomatoes are a thing of beauty. Use them wisely. Such as in a tuna - Kalamata olives - croutons salad.

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Vinegret (vinaigrette): not salad dressing but beets salad, one of the long standing favorites in the Russian cuisine.

Vinegret (vinaigrette): not salad dressing but beets salad, one of the long standing favorites in the Russian cuisine.

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Tres Leches - "three milks." Soaked with evaporated and condensed milk, cream and rum, covered in meringue. Bring it on! {recipe}

Tres Leches - "three milks." Soaked with evaporated and condensed milk, cream and rum, covered in meringue. Bring it on! {recipe}

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Shortbread: buttery, simple, homey. Perfect for a rainy day. Or a cozy evening at home. Or for any time, really.

Shortbread: buttery, simple, homey. Perfect for a rainy day. Or a cozy evening at home. Or for any time, really.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. Almost no flour, not too sweet and very European.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake. Almost no flour, not too sweet and very European.

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