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„Pampuska” (oil-fried potato dumplings)

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In my childhood we used to eat this tasty, filling and cheap dish after a good soup at my grandma’s. I watched my grandma making the dough and then she did involve me in the formation of the dumplings after she rolled them out. Most of the recipes on the internet also have an egg added as an ingredient but I have learnt from grandma that it needs only cooked potatoes, flour and salt that makes this dumplings. Some people also add a bit of baking powder too, it brings them a little higher. We like to eat it pure only with some salt however it can also be a nice side dish with a thick beef stew or with roasts too.

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Pancakes

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Pancakes is one of my temptations. Whenever I smell it getting made, I immediately have a desire for it. And for me the filling does not matter, I like it all. I have quite a routine in making them, it takes me a short 20 min. However, I like if the dough can rest a bit before frying them.

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Macaroni and meat

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My daddy used to make this dish when we were children, I have learnt to make it from him. I have only modified a bit on it. He used to make it always with pork, I have made mine with beef, and I mix mushroom to the lecso based stew. So this way, we eat a some more vegetables and it is healthier

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Chicken grilled with beer, home-made French fries and grilled vegetables

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This combination of food can as well be part of a Sunday lunch. I have been using free-range chicken, this you can feel on its taste. I have cut up the potatoes with a French fries cutter that makes all pieces equal. A good advice for grilling vegetables in a pot is that you should never salt them in advance, only when they are ready. If we salted it, it would release all the liquid they have and then we would not be grilling them but rather steaming them. I have pulled the chicken on a special ceramic so that the skin can get everywhere crispy.

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Hash brown with a twist

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I got to love hash brown when I was in the USA. They serve it for breakfast with eggs and bacon and sausage with some toast. Hash brown is basically grinded raw potatoes, what they usually bake in the oven. – But you can make it in a pot as well on the cooker. They bake it nice golden brown and cut it up for the serving. They normally season it with salt and pepper only. I have made it this time with a twist. I decided to add eggs and bacon to the potatoes and serve it together. This is how I made our Sunday breakfast and we had not even a toast with it. It was filling alone.

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Tiramisu – without eggs

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I like it when cream cheese is domination in the tiramisu. This recipe will prove itt o you. Since I do not use any eggs for making the cream, you can keep it in the fridge for 4-5 days. On top of all, we even take some antioxidants by eating this dessert with the Dutch cocao and the raw cocoa mix.

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Reform cherry pie in winter

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Sometimes it feels so good to bring back summer into our kitchen. The simplest way for this is to freeze some freshly picked fruits in the summer and take it out of the freezer in winter. I have found this time our own grown organic cherry in ours. I have baked a gluten and sugar free cake. I have also used some dried cranberries. It is a great sweet threat for breakfast and for the afternoon with tea or coffee too.

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Hungarian style seasoned cottage cheese cream

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We hardly eat any dairy products and we do not drink any milk, I only use milk for to make a dough with yeast. However, time to time, we like to eat cottage cheese and sour cream coming from the countryside, it is much tastier and fatter than the ones you can buy in a store. If my mom surprises us with sour cream and cottage cheese from a village near Gyöngyös, my home-town, I like to make Hungarian style cottage cheese pasta with bacon and sour cream, dill-cottage cheese sweet pastry, cottage cheese strudel, or sweet cottage cheese cream for the pancake or salty one that I am going to share with you now. We eat the salty cottage cheese cream with toast bread, this time I served it with seasoned avocado (salt, pepper and lime juice). It is a nice combination of three for breakfast, lunch or for dinner and last but not least it is also healthy. Avocado is a great source of vitamin A, B, C, E and D. The oils in their have a beneficial effect on our body, e.g. it helps to keep our cholesterol balanced and also keeps our skin younger. Cottage cheese has a good level of calcium in there. And for those with liver sicknesses, it helps with their amino acids level. I had learnt to make a „kőrözött” (the Hungarian name for the above dish) from my father as a child. So making it, brings back nice memories.

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Simple mixed walnut cake with chocolate cover

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Here is a reform cake with walnuts, which is so simple to make. On top of all, it is especially good to make walnut cakes in the winter time since the oily seeds walnut contains as much nutrition as a main dish can. Besides, walnut is also good for our circulation and our blood pressure too, besides it is full of beneficial minerals. It has a high level of vitamin-E which is good for our skin. So we should use walnut for baking or just eat it with cheese and apple, they are a magic winter combination.

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