Author Archives: annascozykitchen

A surprisingly easy gourmet meal: Grilled Lamb Chops with Herbs and Yogurt Mint Sauce

Growing up in Bulgaria we always had lamb for Easter. It is an old religious symbol that has been adopted by many branches of the Christian faith, and especially the Eastern Orthodox. Lamb is believed to represent Jesus and relates … Continue reading

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How to spend $200 at Williams Sonoma and a big thank you!

I am so excited to announce that my sweet potato fillo rolls won the runner up prize in the sugar-free category of the Sweet n’Healthy recipe contest. Yey! This was the very first time I submitted recipes to a contest. I’d say it … Continue reading

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Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Fillo Rolls

Are you in the mood for something savory or sweet? It doesn’t matter. If you have sweet potatoes at hand, you can create almost any type of dish you crave; from salads and stews to cakes or sorbet. That’s what … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla

I have been cooking sweet potatoes a lot this past couple of weeks as I try to develop original recipes for my very first recipe contest. This one is very similar to the Sweet Potato Cakes I recently posted. I … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Cakes with Yogurt Ginger Sauce

Since we moved to Nashville, I have enjoyed the creamy sweetness of this root vegetable in a variety of presentations; classic casseroles, the more common fries, or my favorite sweet potato biscuits.  I’ve never cooked sweet potatoes myself, so I … Continue reading

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Kavarma – Bulgaria’s greatest contribution to world cuisine

Yesterday, March 3rd, was Bulgaria’s National Holiday. In honor of Bulgaria’s independence, I decided to make what I believe is the most Bulgarian dish – Kavarma. Don’t get surprised when you read below and you see nothing unusual or too … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese and Strawberry Grilled Cheese – a flavorful and easy midday meal

Growing up in Bulgaria, grilled cheese was not one of my childhood staples. Even when I moved to America I never quite learned to enjoy it. Probably because it is one of those comfort foods that one grows up with … Continue reading

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Mish-Mash – a fresh and healthy vegetarian breakfast

The dictionary definition for mishmash is “a collection or mixture of unrelated things; a hodgepodge”. And this is exactly what this is. A mixture of vegetables, eggs, cheese and spices, seemingly unrelated but that go so well together.  In Bulgaria, … Continue reading

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Spicy Chocolate Truffles – an Easy and Personal Valentine’s Day Gift

  When I saw a recipe for chocolate truffles in a Ghirardelli ad a few years back, I couldn’t believe how very few steps were involved. I love chocolate, especially dark, so I tried it. Very easy, indeed. Melt some chocolate … Continue reading

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Cookies Maria – the most international cookies ever

A duke met a girl named Maria and forever her name remained engraved on a cookie…… That’s how the story of the most international cookie started. From England and Russia, to the Philippines, India, Mexico and Puerto Rico, today half … Continue reading

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