Wine and cheese party (tips to host a party)

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Every year I host two big parties at my house. One in the summer for a handful of mommy friends and one in the winter, for a small group of married friends. Although I try to get together with my friends at least once a week, having a night just for adult talk is something I’m always… 

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Upside down meatball casserole

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A simple recipe for upside down meatball casserole. With less than 15 minutes of prep time, this hearty and satisfying casserole is comfort food at its best. I consider myself a baker. Although I cook almost every day for my family I’m always looking for shortcuts to have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes…. 

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Cheesy zucchini tart with pine nuts and grape tomatoes

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A simple summer tart filled with sliced zucchini, feta and parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts and grape tomatoes. This cheesy zucchini tart is a crowd pleaser may it be at your next picnic, potluck or just family dinner. It’s time to take a break. Break from all the sugar and chocolate. A little break from all… 

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Raisin cheese crackers

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Raisin cheese crackers - With only 6 ingredients, you can now make your own sweet and salty cheese crackers to impress your guests at the next party! Romanians are known for a couple of things, some good, some bad but what I love most about is the hospitality. We love to entertain, we love having friends… 

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Buttery Garlic Crescents

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The other day my friend Kim asked me why I don’t care much for Halloween. The answer is pretty simple : we don’t have Halloween in Romania. Recently people started to dress up and throw a Halloween party but there’s no such thing as trick or treat. And since I moved on this side of the pond, somehow it… 

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Zucchini wedges

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  Some might say Labor day is the end of summer. Some will consider September 21st the last day of summer. I’m in between. I love summer but I’m ready for fall. I’ve already started the fall baking. Last weekend I found some beautiful zucchini at the farmers market. We love zucchini and despite trying different zucchini recipes we… 

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Spicy Garlic and Zucchini Focaccia

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While I’m enjoying time with my family in Romania several of my favorite food bloggers (born outside US just like me) are sharing their culinary talents with you.  Today, I’d like you to welcome Sandra. She’s from former Yugoslavia, now living in Nashville area. She’s the mother of three, age 11, 8 and 5. On… 

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Garlic Parmesan Bubble Buns

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 While I’m enjoying time with my family in Romania several of my favorite food bloggers (born outside US just like me) are sharing their culinary talents with you.  Today, I’d like you to welcome Carolyn. She’s a Canadian, now living in Boston area. She’s a mother of three, 6, 4 and almost 2.  On her… 

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Cherry Tomato Quiche

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Boy, it’s good to be home!  Over the weekend I fired my oven like it was the end of the world. Cookies, bread, quick bread, baked rice, zucchini sticks. Poor oven, sure didn’t expect that :))  Today I’m not going to talk about neither of those, but the quiche I told you about a while… 

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Dropped biscuits

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As a food blogger our mission is to support the local as much as possible. Buy local, dine local. But what about local writers? Few weeks ago I received an email from Karen Peek, the author of Be your own Chef cookbook asking me if I’d be interested in reviewing her book. After she told… 

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Colorful veggie pasta salad

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From time to time I love shopping at World Market, getting some good European chocolate always puts a smile on my face. But it’s not just the sweet treats that call my name, I also love their pasta selection. If you’re having a toddler try their Zoo or Travel shaped pasta. Eating time turns easily… 

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Zucchini quiche

Zucchini Quiche | Roxanashomebaking.com

I was telling you about the warming weather here in central Virgina and last night it snowed. Not too much but enough to make me sad. I don’t like cold weather at all. Hopefully the sun comes out and everything goes back to normal. As the weather was getting colder and the wind was blowing… 

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