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Bacon and Cheese Croquettes

Croquettes are snack balls of minced meat or vegetables, deep fried. Croquettes originally appeared in France, but very quickly became popular in other countries. You can serve them as an appetizer or an afternoon snack with a glass of beer or wine. I add smoked bacon and mozzarella to the mix, but you can add…

Salty Bourbon Coffee

What can be better than bourbon and coffee during the winter months? Bourbon and coffee in the same cup.  This cocktail is a perfect combination of bourbon whiskey, espresso, caramel syrup, and a bit of salt. It’s a simple drink to mix up and easily prepared for larger to sip with a group of friends. Ingredients…

Almond Cookies

We love trying out new cookies at our house, and I think the best cookies are the ones that are made with simple ingredients. Ground almonds give these cookies that fantastic texture which I love. You can serve these light, tender cookies with ice cream or simply with a cup of coffee or tea. Ingredients…

Shangi with potatoes and mushrooms

Shangi are small open pastries from northern Russia with a topping like potatoes, cottage cheese, eggs and butter. I love the simplicity of these pastries, which are ideal for serving a crowd of hungry kids. Ingredients 1 lb (600 g) potatoes 2-3 yolks ¼ cup heavy cream with 17 oz (500 g) forest mushrooms 2…

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