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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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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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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Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes (Easiest Recipe!)

This crab cake recipe is a hit in our household.  These little cakes are really simple to make and so delicious. All you’re doing is combining one-third of your bread crumbs (we use Panko bread crumbs, but feel free to use a bread crumb of your choice), sweet onion, green onion, parsley, egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic powder in a large bowl. Once this is all combined well, you fold in the crab meat, again …

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Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Nothing says summer like watermelon! I’m a fan of watermelon all through the year, but there really is nothing as delicious as a ripe watermelon in the summer season.  It’s fresh, the perfect amount of sweet, and I’m just in love with its bright colour. And since it is July, I’ve been inspired to make some yummy recipes using watermelon lately.  You’ve already seen my post on the Watermelon Margarita, which I hope you enjoyed!  …

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