All posts by Alida

Muffins de abóbora e crumble
Sweets & Desserts, Snacks

Pumpkin Muffins with Crumble

14 de January, 2021

Today I'm bring a very tasty and great recipe for these cold days. Some pumpkin muffins with crumble that are really a blast. There's nothing better than some very sweet, fluffy, crumbly muffins. Yes, they're super crunchy because the crumble is the king of this recipe! Lately I've been obsessed with pumpkin recipes. I've always liked it, but I've never been much of a pumpkin buyer. Let's be honest, they're huge, super hard to cut and peel and just looking at them, oh what a laziness!

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Quiche de Alho Francês e Queijo Fresco
Lunch/Dinner, Snacks

Leek and Cottage Cheese Quiche

January 7th, 2021

Starting the year with delicious and healthy recipes is anyone's dream, am I right? And today I'm bringing you a Leek and Cottage Cheese Quiche that will make you drool! If there's a recipe I've always made it's definetly quiche! I learned how to make the faster and easier quiche dough with my mom and since then I am the Queen of Quiches at home. Meaning I use this recipe since I was 13 or so. Yes, I've always loved making quiches. ahah

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Bolinhos de tangerina
Sweets & Desserts

Tangerine Cakes

December 29th, 2020

There's nothing like celebrating with the simplest things and these Tangerine Cakes will do it on your New Year's Eve table! I love simple and quick recipes, especially when I have a whole dinner table to prepare and don't have much time. That's why I chose these tangerine cakes to complete my New Year's Eve table. This way I can have more time to cook the other recipes that require more attention.

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Rolinhos de Cardamomo
Sweets & Desserts

Cardamom Buns

December 23th, 2020

Living in the Nordic countries has some good things. One of them is the smell of cardamom buns everywhere! I've never been enthusiastic about this kind of cakes, but since I started getting to know better the culture and gastronomy of the Nordic countries, I've been hooked. They are super fluffy, caramelized, full of cinnamon and cardamom and are a beautiful way to spend the winter time. After all, some cardamom rolls with a hot tea or hot chocolate... hmmm Can you really resist?

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Bolachas de canela e gengibre
Sweets & Desserts, Snacks

Cinnamon and Ginger Cookies

December 22nd, 2020

Christmas is around the corner and there is no better way to start all the preparations than with some amazing Cinnamon and Ginger Cookies. It's one of those things that I really can't resist... I devour all the cookies in a blink. Believe me, one portion of cookie dough is not enough, I always have to double it! ahah

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Arroz Doce Cremoso
Sweets & Desserts

Creamy Rice Pudding

December 17th, 2020

In this Christmas season there is nothing like a creamy rice pudding to compose the festivities table. I admit this is one of the traditional desserts I love the most and I just can't resist. There are countless variations of this recipe, depending on who makes it. There are those who make it more creamy, less creamy, with or without butter, with or without eggs, with cream, with cinnamon, with nutmeg, with the most varied types of rice, with vermicelli, in short... there are even those who put almonds!

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Pão de queijo curado
Snacks

Cheese Bread with Cured Cheese

9 de December, 2020

Today's menu brings us some Cured Cheese Breads. If I had to choose the snacks that I love the most, the ones I can't resist at all, I would definetly choose these little cheese breads. Just out of the oven. awww.... how wonderful! I'm those kind of people who pick them up while still burning hot. Well, yeah, I always end up getting burned, but it's okay! This time, I tried making these cured cheese breads. Instead of using grated mozzarella, I used the Lactimonte cured cheese balls.

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Granola de amêndoa e chocolate de cima
Breakfast

Almond and Chocolate Granola

3 de December, 2020

The Christmas season is officially open and that means thinking about gifts for the family. How about a homemade almond and chocolate granola? I've always liked to make homemade gifts and I'm more and more keen on doing that. There is nothing like offering something homemade, with a lot of love, something that is actually special. I have been offering gifts made by me. Usually food, but not only! And I really feel that they are much more valued than ordinary gifts that we can buy anywhere.

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Castanhas assadas
Snacks

Roasted Chestnuts

November 23, 2020

It's that time of the year... The streets are invaded with the smell of roasted chestnuts, the cold days arrived and it's time to put on the fuzzy coats that have been kept in the closets for so long! This year I won't smell the roasted chestnuts in the street, nor will I feel that wonderful feeling of eating the freshly baked chestnuts while walking through the streets of Lisbon. But I won't loose my chance of eating my yummi roasted chestnuts, which I like so much!

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Cheesecake com requeijão Lactimonte
Sweets & Desserts

Cottage Cheesecake

19 de November, 2020

Qual é o melhor cheesecake de sempre? Aquele que vai ao forno e este cheesecake de requeijão está sem dúvida no top! É das minhas sobremesas preferidas, a sério. Eu devoro cheesecakes como quem devora sei lá, rebuçados… Sou bastante crítica, não me convencem com cheesecakes que mais parecem tartes de natas e sim, gosto de um belo american style cheesecake que vai ao forno.

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