Coscorões (Portuguese Fried Dough with Sugar and Cinnamon)

Coscorões (Portuguese Fried Dough with Sugar and Cinnamon)

Because Portuguese food has (and continues to be) so much a part of my life, I can’t help but share with you another food memory of mine.  Today, I’m sharing with you a recipe for Portuguese Fried Dough with Sugar and Cinnamon, also known at our house as Coscorões. My grandmother would make Coscorões for us growing up. We always looked forward to eating these yummy treats. They are like sugary, cinnamon-y, crispy chips! The …

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DIY Clothesline Frame

DIY Clothesline Frame

I’ve always liked the look of these clothesline frame displays.  Not only are they totally adorable, but you’re able to change up the items being displayed whenever you choose.  This means you could get completely different “Display Looks” by simply changing the colours or theme of items being displayed.  You could even have it customized for certain events you host — i.e. mom’s birthday party?  How about add photos of mom growing up, special moments, …

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Portuguese-Style Oven-Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Mama’s Portuguese-Style Oven-Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Yes, that’s right, I’m back with yet another one of my mother’s yummy recipes.  You’re very welcome! 🙂 Today, I’m sharing her recipe for Portuguese-Style Oven-Roasted Chicken. Let’s not waste any time, and just get into it! For this recipe, we are using 4 skin-on chicken leg quarters with the bone, that have been rinsed in water, then rinsed in vinegar, and with any unwanted fat removed. To make this dish, you have to start …

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Best Portuguese Black Beans Side Dish Recipe | HomeHeartnSoul

Portuguese Black Bean Side Dish Recipe

I’m back with another one of my mother’s recipes! Today, I’m sharing with you her healthy and delicious Portuguese Black Beans Side Dish Recipe…YUM! We often had these delicious beans served in our home for dinner, as it pairs nicely with many different Mains. This is also a lovely fall dish, using lovely fall flavours to really enhance the beans. Not to mention, this recipe really is so simple to make, so let’s get right …

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Portuguese Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (pevides de abóbora)

Portuguese Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (pevides de abóbora)

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today!  This is one of my all-time favourite snacks that my mother made for us growing up, and continues to make now.  My mother grew up eating these in Portugal and let me tell you, these Portuguese Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are out of this world! They are so delicious – the ultimate perfect snack to have any time of the day, and year.  Being as …

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Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pastéis de Nata)

Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pastéis de Nata)

These yummy custard tarts have been in my life since my earliest memories. Being Portuguese meant these little guys were on the table at each and every celebration or get-together. They continue to make appearances and for good reason. These are popular Portuguese tarts that are incredibly delicious. They are available at your local Portuguese bakeries so seek them out, I promise you, you will not be disappointed. Today though, instead of heading out to …

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Sour Cream Cheesecake (Easiest Recipe!) | HomeHeartnSoul

Sour Cream Cheesecake (Easiest Recipe!)

I love cheesecake! Every kind – don’t think I’ve ever had one that I didn’t like. Today, I’m sharing a simple recipe for a classic Sour Cream Cheesecake. This recipe is so easy to make, and is perfect to serve at your next get-together. Let’s get started on how I made this beautiful cake. Before we start, I do want to let you know that this particular recipe makes one 9-inch cheesecake. A nice size …

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Simple Sangria

Simple Sangria

Today, I have a simple Sangria recipe for you. I’m such a fan of this gorgeous drink, originating from Spain. I love the idea of fresh fruit being used to flavour and enhance your favourite wine. I don’t know about you, but there really is nothing as lovely as a simple glass of red wine. It’s a perfect way to unwind after a long day, or to have when enjoying yourself with friends. Because we …

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DIY Mason Jar Luminary

DIY Mason Jar Luminary (super easy!)

This is such a cute DIY project and so affordable. It’s also really simple to make. I always have mason jars in my pantry, as I often hold on to them after having used the pasta sauces that often come inside. They are adorable jars that can be used in so many different ways, and I can never seem to just throw them away. I decided to use some of my mason jars to make …

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Greek-Style Grilled Chicken (with Oregano and Lemon)

We are obsessed with this Greek-Style Grilled Chicken at our house. This dish quickly became one of our favourites this summer and it’s because it can be made in minutes on the outdoor grill. I love summer for many reasons, and one of the reasons is outdoor grilling! This year, I have really tried to experiment with the grill and have come to really love how easy it is to cook your favourite items, but …

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