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Salted Codfish – A Brazilian Easter Favorite

Today’s featured recipe comes to us from my friend Regina who used to blog at Molly Mel.  Regina regularly submits Brazilian recipes for us to sample, but today she has chosen a Portuguese dish that is often served at Easter time. It is called Bacalhoada, but is more commonly known as Salted Codfish casserole. Salted …

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Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles

Today’s featured recipe comes from a friend of mine named Regina who used to blog at Molly Mell.  Regina has sent us this recipe for Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles. Regina tells me that normally Brigadeiro is a brown chocolate covered with brown chocolate sprinkles, but since Valentine’s day is coming, she decided to …

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Today’s Featured Recipe: Olho de Sogra – Brazilian Sweet

My friend Regina who used to blog at Molly Mell is the star of today’s featured recipe – Olho de Sogra.  Regina has been experimenting with Brazilian sweets lately and came up with this scrumptious looking dessert that makes the perfect afternoon snack. Olho de Sogra is basically dried prunes with a sweet coconut filling.  …

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Easter Cactus – Growing Rhipsalidopsis Gaertneri – Spring Cactus

Are you in search of a plant that will add lots of color to your home for Easter? The Easter cactus plant is the perfect choice. This pretty holiday cactus plant has blooms in lots of pretty colors that last a long time. The plant is easy-to-grow and popular with all types of gardeners.  The …

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Mandevilla Vine: How to Grow Colorful Mandevilla in your Garden

I have a new favorite flower – it’s my beautiful mandevilla vine! This stunning plant is now covered with gorgeous pink flowers that have been blooming for months and shows no signs of slowing down. One of my favorite places to sit outside during the summer in on my back deck overlooking my garden beds. …

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Storing Fresh Coconut – How to Purchase, Open and Use Coconut Meat

A single coconut will give you 3 or 4 cups cups of fresh, flaked coconut.  But now you have the problem of storing fresh coconut. How do you keep that delightful, flaky bit of goodness in a state that will stay edible for as long as possible? This tutorial shows tips for storing fresh coconut …

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Baileys Mudslide Truffle Recipe – Irish Cream Truffles

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this Baileys Mudslide Truffle recipe is the perfect way to end a romantic meal with a loved one. I love the taste of sweet treats that are mixed with alcohol. They add a touch of decadence to recipes and are perfect for celebrating.  These Irish Cream Truffles are …

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Vanilla-Flavored Custard with Homemade Fruit Sauce

Yum….fresh fruit.  This time of the year, the choices are so wide and the flavor is sublime.  My friend Regina, who used to blog at Molly Mel, has shared with me her favorite way to dress up custard – with a seasonal homemade fruit sauce!  Sometimes, less is more. This recipe shows that to perfection.  …

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Today’s Featured Recipe: Gluten Free Treat – Pão de Queijo

It’s featured recipe time.  This one comes from my friend who used to blog at an international recipe site called Molly Mel.   Regina is a fabulous cook and many of her recipes are Brazilian in nature.  Most are easy to do and look just delicious. Regina submitted this gluten free treat called Pão de Queijo.  …

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