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Two-colored sandwich cookies – Felemás

By now, you might have noticed that I quite often cook and bake from Hungarian cookbooks.  Many recipes from these books I’ve used multiple times, since some of these books I’ve had for a long time.  However, today I am presenting a recipe from Sütemény és torta by Mari Lajos that’s new for me. This is the first time I baked these little sandwich cookies.  Half of the cookies have light color, half of them are dark from added cocoa powder.

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Lemon maple granola – Citromos juharszirupos granola

As you probably know, making your own granola is one of the easiest things you can do in the kitchen.  You actually don’t need a recipe if you keep the 6:1 ratio of dry and wet ingredients in mind.  You might recall reading about this in one of my earlier posts of crunchy maple nut granola.  However, today I do recommend that you check out this new recipe.

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Christmas postcards – Karácsonyi képeslapok

I love traditional postcards.  Picture on one side, writing on the other.  From the many that we have received for Christmas over the years, I kept a number for my personal postcard collection. These are European cards, sent to us by our family members and friends in Slovakia and Czech Republic – previously Czechoslovakia – and Hungary.

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Creamy mashed potatoes – Krémes burgonyapüré

No doubt, mashed potatoes are an ultimate comfort food.  These are the smoothest, creamiest, and flavorful mashed potatoes you can imagine.  Warning: they are very rich in butter and therefore very delicious.  Give it a try, especially around the holidays.

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Thought on the beauty of math – A matamatika szépségéről

“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.” —  Bertrand Russell

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Dahlia – Dália

Do you like sunshine and being protected from the wind?  Dahlia, this colorful spiky perennial, this beloved elegant garden flower that is native to Mexico, definitely does.