October 2012

Halloween pancakes

by viviana on October 31, 2012 in Desserts,Festive,Ovo Lacto

The easiest way to keep a 12 year old lady and her great grandfather entertained on Halloween is to have them help you cook! We decided to go for theme pancakes this year, and we hope you’ll like our designs :). The ingredients and quantities are the same as for 5-6 pancakes, but you need to be a little more creative than usual. Try this on Halloween, you won’t be sorry!

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Another festive salad added to the Festive food section on Cooking with Vivi. It makes me happy and proud to see how much my daughter enjoys the food I cook for her. She has this absolutely sweet and delightful reaction when she sees the platter waiting for her on the table: she is literally swept off her feet and she shouts for joy! I need no other motivation to prepare exciting dishes for her!

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Baked cinnamon, sugar and raisins pumpkin

by viviana on October 22, 2012 in Desserts

I love pumpkin! Both my Grannies used to make pumpkin for me when I was a child, and I am making it exactly how I learned from them. Enjoy a sweet and really easy recipe!

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Almost perfect scrambled eggs

by viviana on October 18, 2012 in Breakfast,Ovo Lacto

Why “almost perfect”? Because nothing is absolutely perfect, and I am sure that I’ll somehow improve this recipe in the future :). I made omelet or scrambled eggs before, so if you want to take a look you are one click away from recipe 1, recipe 2, recipe 3.

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I enjoy creating food designs, and salads are my all time favorites. I loved making this and this and, in fact, all the festive meals I have cooked and presented to you on my blog. Here is another vegetable and cheese festive salad.

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Butter lemon cauliflower

by viviana on October 12, 2012 in Mains,Ovo Lacto

I love cauliflower, but my daughter can’t stand its smell! So I cook it when she is not at home ;). Here is the simplest recipe of boiled butter lemon cauliflower.

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My daughter loves lemonade! And I love making her happy. So here is my Granny’s recipe of homemade lemonade that I’ve been using for years and now I am sharing with you, dear friends!

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Among other traditional dishes, mashed eggplant is very popular in Romania. It is usually served with chopped onion and tomatoes. I made mashed eggplant and a separate tomato, cucumber, olive, onion and parsley salad. Here they are!

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Scrambled eggs with red pepper and ham

by viviana on October 4, 2012 in Breakfast

My daughter likes her food a little bit overcooked, so that is why these scrambled eggs are a little bit browner than they should. Anyway, you can decide when they are ready and remove them from heat.

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Tonight we went for a light dinner: so I prepared some chicken pâté, cheese spread and fresh cucumber sandwiches.

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