TOP 3 THANKSGIVING RECIPES

THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving has its origins in the United States. However, the celebration takes place in several parts of the world. Known as L'Action de grâce in French, Dankdag in Dutch, Erntedankfest in German, etc. There is also a different meaning of the celebration as with any other holiday season. Religion vs. Secular world. Some people perceive it more religiously, others celebrate a harvest. However, the main idea is similar everywhere around the world: to be thankful for your beloved and to remind ourselves how blessed we are by a gift of life. Let me quote my favourite John Lennon: ‘Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.’

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FESTIVE DINING

In some countries people enjoy more festive dining, meanwhile in other countries the celebration resembles a fasting. Either way, give your blessing thanks to your beloved and celebrate this season with me. Should you have a need to decorate your festive dining properly? I have already selected some items for you to get started. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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Homemade Mille-feuille Strawberry Cake

Homemade Mille-feuille Strawberry Cake

Today, I consider myself a grown-up. I am so proud that finally, after all those years, I made my very ...
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Smooth Chicken Soup

Smooth Chicken Soup

Very easy soup to make and still with a bit of twist in it. There is a load of vegetables, ...
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Fulfilling Rabbit Pâté

Fulfilling Rabbit Pâté

Today is the day that I treat myself to some nice pieces of organic rabbit livers. Fresh, smooth and juicy! ...
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Ombre White Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

Ombre White Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

This is an absolute lovely summerish treat: Ombre White Chocolate Cake with Raspberries. The inspiration comes from my favourite Slovak ...
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Czech Beef Roast with Smooth Veggie Sauce

Czech Beef Roast with Smooth Veggie Sauce

One of the best meals the Czech cuisine has to offer. You can try it anywhere in the world, however, ...
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Juicy Apple Pie with Pecan Streusel

Juicy Apple Pie with Pecan Streusel

I think I don’t need to introduce this scrumptious American classic: lightly sweetened pastry dough, filled with lots of caramelized ...
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Pecan and Quince Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pecan and Quince Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My new addition to The Birthday Tarts is Pecan and Quince Cheesecake. I was gifted with a beautiful homemade jar ...
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Crunchy Smoked Ham with Curry Dip

Crunchy Smoked Ham with Curry Dip

While I was preparing for my winter annual cabbage soup, I treated myself to a good piece of a smoked ...
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Easy Vanilla Cookie Slice

Easy Vanilla Cookie Slice

This slice has a significant importance to me. I prepared it during the first Christmas Season when I met my ...
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Chocolate Love Tart with Cranberries and Truffles

Chocolate Love Tart with Cranberries and Truffles

I think today is the day for a real chocolate treat. Few layers of a humble chocolate cake, filled with ...
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Sexy Cranberries

Sexy Cranberries

Fall, Winter, these are the seasons, which belong to these beautiful shiny fruits found in acid bogs. Cranberries are a ...
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Smooth Ricotta Pancakes with Red Berries and Homemade Peanut Butter

Smooth Ricotta Pancakes with Red Berries and Homemade Peanut Butter

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. I know many people do not like this commercial holiday, but I do. It doesn’t ...
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Romantic Duck Breasts with Colourful Potatoes

Romantic Duck Breasts with Colourful Potatoes

Duck breasts represent the Rolls Royce of the meat, at least for me. Nutrition wise, lean duck breasts are extremely ...
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Snowy Coconut Cake

Snowy Coconut Cake

Firstly, I wanted to mention that this cake feels like one of my oldest recipes. However, I see that it ...
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Nutty Chocolate Loaf

Nutty Chocolate Loaf

Nutty Chocolate Loaf is one of my old family recipes that I am very attached to. It is an old-fashioned ...
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Festive Pâté with Onion Chutney

Festive Pâté with Onion Chutney

The rule number one with any kind of Pâté is the quality. I offer the basic and very natural Pâté, ...
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Smooth Beer Turkey Bites

Smooth Beer Turkey Bits

Of course, there is a general knowledge about the use of alcohol in the culinary world. It always gives a ...
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Scrumptious Vanilla Layered Cake

Happy Birthday to my little one. As I previously mentioned my baby isn’t into sweets, especially not cakes. Weird I ...
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Turkey Roll with Celeriac Mash

Turkey Roll with Celeriac Mash

Valentine’s Dinner 2017. My intention was to balance the taste and include something from both our preferences. Me going for ...
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Smooth Pumpkin Chutney

Smooth Pumpkin Chutney

Comparing to my Pear Chutney, this one is really versatile. It tastes good in many combinations as the taste isn’t ...
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Glamorous Pumpkin Pie

Glamorous Pumpkin Pie

Two years ago, when someone mentioned the pumpkins, I was rather reserved. I didn’t really know what to do with ...
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Nutty Strudel with Italian Gelato

Nutty Strudel with Italian Gelato

At least once a year, promise to yourself to make a humble strudel dough. This dough isn’t too tricky. The ...
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Oktoberfest Meal

Oktoberfest Meal

Oktoberfest is originated in 1810 as a wedding celebration of King Ludwig and his wife Theresa. Throughout the years, the ...
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Butternut Squash Chocolate Loaf

Butternut Squash Chocolate Loaf

Pumpkin projects continue this Fall too. This time of the year, I had mood to bake something warm, welcoming and ...
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Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

New season, new projects - mushrooms. The Rolls Royce of the Fall specials and vegetarian meals as well. This time ...
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Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

An easy solution for an impressive snack. Pick some nice mushroom caps, ideally chestnut champignons or portobellos look very pretty ...
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Flowery Chicken Salad

Flowery Chicken Salad

Beautiful, incredibly fulfilling and so comforting - Flowery Chicken Salad. The base is good quality chicken filet marinated with my ...
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Rich Surimi Salad

Rich Surimi Salad

Maybe you belong to such cocky foodies as myself. For me personally, surimi is a lame imitation of good quality ...
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Turkey Skewers with Honey Mustard Dip

Turkey Skewers with Honey Mustard Dip

Light, fresh and incredibly delicious - Turkey Skewers with Honey Mustard Dip. This meal is very summerish, impressive and tasty ...
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Amazing Rucola Stuffing

Amazing Rucola Stuffing

Another scrumptious long tradition recipe from my favourite Czech author Halina Pawlowska. Stuffing is a gorgeous comfort food as it ...
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Delicious Sacher Torte

Delicious Sacher Torte

Following up specials in the country I currently live in, I give you the classics of all - Delicious Sacher ...
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Cinnamon Babka

Cinnamon Babka

There are so many similar brioche kind of cakes I know in the region, especially in Eastern and Central Europe ...
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Lemon Pie with Rosemary

Lemon Pie with Rosemary

Wow wow wow, so smooth and tasty at the same time - Delicious Lemon Pie with Rosemary. As an honor ...
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Easy Chocolate Sponge

Easy Chocolate Sponge

During my years on Highschool I used to go to a coffee shop every Tuesday afternoon. Besides the large cappuccino, ...
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Easy Creamy Brussels Sprouts

Easy Creamy Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are great and healthy winter veggies. So easy to work with, so many variations to be made. For ...
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Hokkaido Spaghetti

Hokkaido Spaghetti

Better and best combination, inspired by a wonderful Austrian magazine - Hokkaido Spaghetti. This combination cannot get any tastier. The ...
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Dear Peach Tiramisu

Dear Peach Tiramisu

Tiramisu - the royalty of desserts, originated in my favourite Veneto region in Italy. My boyfriend and me, we decided ...
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Valentine - Romantic Almond Trout with Cranberries

Romantic Almond Trout with Cranberries

This is one of my very old but definitely impressive recipes - Romantic Almond Trout with Cranberries. You cannot get ...
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Colorful Crostini

Colorful Crostini

Sexy appetizers for my Valentine’s Menu, the more choice, the better. Healthy Lentil and Zucchini Spread, Stunning Bresaola with Dijon ...
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Baby Applesauce

Baby Applesauce

Apfelmus, Apple Sauce, Apple purée, Appelmoes – Baby Applesauce. Inspired by the Dutch I live with. This is incredibly easy, ...
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Easy Seafood Chowder

Easy Seafood Chowder

A great tip for cold winter days – Easy Seafood Chowder. Honouring my stay in San Francisco, I present you ...
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Easy Pork Snack

Easy Pork Snack

Inspired by comfort food from the Czech cuisine, with my little twist in it – Easy Pork Snack. This cannot ...
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Sexy Chocolate Brownie with Pecans

Sexy Chocolate Brownie with Pecans

Let me be honest here. As I mentioned previously, I am not a chocolate lover. However, there are these days ...
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My Special Russian Salad

Special Russian Salad

The world classic, known among so many countries. I present you my version - Special Russian Salad. The base is ...
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Christmas Full-flavoured Salmon

Christmas Full-flavoured Salmon

This is a truly very light, tender and tasty dish. Even the skin is delicious - Christmas Full-flavoured Salmon. Inspired ...
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Duck Feast

Duck Feast

Oh Yeah! I have been working on this chapter already a long time. It is quite a dispute to decide ...
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Smooth Squash Risotto

Smooth Squash Risotto

A butternut squash has incredibly creamy texture, avocado like. Therefore, it is a very convenient product in kitchen as it ...
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Dutch Vanilla Classic

Dutch Vanilla Classic

Simple, moist and incredibly tasty – Dutch Vanilla Classic. Today, I present you a very easy vanilla sponge tart. I ...
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Cranberry Glazed Smoked Ham with Pumpkin fritters

Glazed Smoked Ham with Pumpkin Fritters

A stunning glaze for any kind of holiday special, accompanied by potato-pumpkin fritters and blue cheese dressing. This is a ...
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My First Pear Chutney

My First Pear Chutney

I love any kind of cheese. In general, I can say, the smellier, the better. However, I love it all ...
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Delicious Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Delicious Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I am not a big fan of soups. I rather prepare them in colder months if my lovely job activities ...
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Chocolate Brownie with Pears and Hazelnuts

Chocolate Brownie with Pears and Hazelnuts

I am almost speechless, this recipe doesn’t need any comment - Chocolate Brownie with Pears and Hazelnuts. It belongs to ...
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Stir Fry Sexy Duck with Egg Noodles

Stir Fry Sexy Duck with Egg Noodles

Hmm, so delicious, so healthy and energetic. It is must for anyone who likes duck – Stir Fry Sexy Duck ...
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Marzipan Cheesecake with Berries

Marzipan Cheesecake with Berries

My birthday cake - Marzipan Cheesecake with Berries. To reveal the truth, I have never liked marzipan in my early ...
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Lovely Chocolate Dot

Lovely Chocolate Dot

To finish my beautiful Valentine's Menu, I present you a kind of chocolate mousse - Lovely Chocolate Dot. Even though ...
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Sexy Rib Eye with Warm Potatoes

Sexy Rib Eye with Warm Potatoes

I love when my boy is cooking. He made me eat and love the meat again. I have to admit, ...
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Delicious Soufflé of 4 Cheeses

Delicious Soufflé of 4 Cheeses

As an appetizer to my Valentine’s menu, I present you Delicious Soufflé of 4 Cheeses. Cheese is one of my ...
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Celebration Cake

Celebration Cake

This cake has been inspired by a famous Hungarian dessert called Somlói galuska. Traditionally, it consists of a sponge cake, ...
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Coffee Cake with Cardamom and Walnuts

Coffee Cake with Cardamom and Walnuts

A beautiful mix of flavour: coffee, cardamom and walnuts can really impress anyone. Enjoy and bake with me! I got ...
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Easy Reuben Style Brunch

Easy Reuben Style Brunch

Easy Reuben Style Brunch is a combination of pastrami, lovely dressing, cabbage and cheese. It will make your day happier, ...
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Whiskey Pork Belly

Whiskey Pork Belly

Every New Year’s deserves something a little more special. This year I prepared The Whiskey Pork Belly. Traditionally, I celebrate ...
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Christmas Raw Roll

Christmas Raw Roll

Another luxurious dessert, memories of Prague. Many thanks go to my very good friend Zuzka - Christmas Raw Roll. A ...
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Veggie Casserole

Veggie Casserole

The Veggie Casserole Recipe came as a freestyle to a fast week dinner. I was simply busy (even I am ...
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Cordon Blue

Cordon Bleu with Creamy Salad

This week I got a beautiful tenderloin from a turkey. I was thinking how to process it and top of ...
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Cheese Salad

Fulfilling Cheese Salad

My inspiration comes from a Bulgarian chain of restaurants called “Happy The Bar & Grill”. Well-known combination of blue cheese ...
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Duck Breast 2 kinds

Duck Breast 2 kinds

Feast of St. Martin is celebrated traditionally on the 11th of November when the autumn has been completed. St. Martin ...
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Mediterranean Cod Fish

Mediterranean Cod Fish

When I didn’t eat meat, my mom used to make this recipe, especially for me, almost every Sunday, Mediterranean Cod ...
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Bulgarian Pumpkin Pie

Bulgarian Pumpkin Pie

Bulgarian Pumpkin Pie or Sweet Banitsa (тиквеник) is a Bulgarian dish I like a lot. I have spent a part ...
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Stunning Spicy Nuts

Stunning Spicy Nuts

My very favourite snack big time – Stunning Spicy Nuts. This is perfect for any kind of gathering or party, ...
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My Appeltaart

My Appeltaart with Crème Anglaise

Appeltaart with Crème Anglaise is simply a must in our family. The Origin of this lovely recipe comes from my ...
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Smooth Onion Soup

Smooth Onion Soup

I would like to present you a very easy recipe inspired by my very favourite Australian cook Donna Hay – ...
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My Avocado Salad with a Honey Mustard Dressing

My Avocado Salad with a Honey Mustard Dressing

I used to be “a no meat-eater” for about 11 years. I don’t like to use the term “vegetarian” as ...
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Dutching Curd Cake with Blueberries

Dutching Curd Cake with Blueberries

In 1828, Dutch chemist named Van Houten invented a new technique of using a large hydraulic press to separate the ...
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Beer Bacon

Beer Bacon

Bacon is one of my most favourite ingredients in my kitchen. Thanks to German immigrant Oscar Mayer (founder of the ...
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