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Simple Egg Pie - All that's Jas

Simple Egg Pie

Layers of filo pastry soaked in egg mixture then baked to golden perfection make this simple egg pie. Simple Egg Pie This egg pie (jajara – /yaya-ra/) recipe has been handed down through generations. It is so simple that I doubt it is my home country’s heirloom, but ask any grandmother and she’ll beg to differ. Funny, when I say ‘grandmother’ I think of someone who is close to a century-old, and not me who also has grandkids. Those grandmothers…

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese - All that's Jas

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Simply roasted butternut squash, dressed up with fresh thyme, pecans, and blue cheese is what you’ll always find on my holiday table. I learned the hard way that you CAN execute a successful holiday meal without cooking for days. Plus, and I speak from experience, your family cares less how much time you spent cooking. They want you enjoying family time and the meal – not complaining about how hard you worked at it. That’s why I replaced extravagant dishes…

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Roasted Eggplant Fan - All that's Jas

Roasted Eggplant Fan

Exchanging secrets with my daughter without risking someone eavesdropping is just one benefit of speaking multiple languages. My chances to find great recipes are tripled and that’s another benefit.  I discovered this roasted eggplant fan on Serbian site MEZZE. I can’t vouch that this is a Serbian recipe though; just saying it’s a nice advantage to search recipes that are not written in English. First, I fell in love with the presentation. Doesn’t it look fancy? Then, the simple and healthy…

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Grenadir – Potato Pasta- All that's Jas

Grenadir – Potato Pasta

You don’t need any culinary skills to make this dish; it is super easy and fast. Grenadir, also called Granadir or Granadir Mars is a very common dish in Central Europe. It is typical military food as it is both cheap and filling, hence the name – Greandier March. I make it whenever I have leftover pasta or potatoes – it’s an excellent way to use them up. This potato pasta dish is a great side dish, but it could…

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Kohlrabi Parmesan Bake

First time I had kohlrabi (German turnip) was when I moved to Germany and visited my cousin who lived there since her childhood. Although in my country turnip was generally fed to the livestock, I was pleasantly surprised by its mild, cabbage-like taste. She served it cut like fries and topped with béchamel sauce. Since then I have found many great recipes for kohlrabi and this parmesan bake is the one I make most often. Sometimes I serve it instead…

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Eggplant Caponata

    There’s nothing like a funny meat quote. There is no meat in my eggplant caponata and I’m sorry to disappoint you, I don’t have a funny meat quote either. But I have a good recipe for all who despise the meat and all who are embarking on a Lenten journey. In Sicily caponata is a popular, picturesque and refreshing summer dish of eggplants and tomatoes a.k.a. “taste of Sicilian passionate kiss of the sun”. With caponata, I’m bringing Sicily home…

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German Potato Pancakes – Kartoffelpuffer

Potato pancakes are associated with cuisines of many European countries but either they were not so popular in Bosnia or my mom didn’t care to make them. Hence, I had my first Kartofellpuffer (a.k.a. Reibekuchen) when I moved to Germany. I was hooked. I know people who claim that they never had a good German meal. This recipe is easy to follow and I’d suggest they start cooking. Or come over to my house, I’d be more than happy to…

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