Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine
Aromatic mulled wine with European origin.
Hot Wine, Mulled Wine or Glühwein, as it is called in German-speaking countries. It is a traditional drink which warms people for centuries and is offered during the Christmas or Carnival. The Mulled Wine is a very popular traditional drink in the UK for Christmas, and less often during the winter.
Typically made with red wine, cider and many spices. It is a delicious drink for cold winter evenings and very suitable for friendly and family gatherings on festive winter days.
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Vasilopita the Greek New Year's Cake

Vasilopita the Greek New Year's Cake
Heady cognac flavors, star anise, cloves, roasted almond, chocolate, gum, essential oils of orange and velvety sweet chestnut cream emerge from this Vasilopita and place it in another dimension. With the first bite an incredible blend of flavors and aromas explode on the palate and the apotheosis of enjoyment is assured.
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Happy New Year 2016!
work: 1h:45′ time: 2h:45′ difficult:

Smoked Salmon Canapés

Smoked Salmon Canapés
Bread with walnuts for these tasty, festive canapés of smoked salmon spread with cream cheese, which is flavored with dill, chives and lemon zest.
Small delicacies with a dose of luxury that will beautify the beginning of the Christmas table or buffet as finger food for more guests.
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The «Kitchen Stories»wish Merry Christmas to you and your families!
work: 20′ time: 20′ very easy:

Baklava

Baklava
Traditional baklava, baklava with 40 thin filo with the fragrant and tasty stuffing roasted nuts and almonds. Butter gives excellent aroma and the leaves make the crust trembling in every bite. The syrup is completely absorbed by the baked baklava and fine semolina swells and gives it volume.
For that baklava I can write more, particularly praise…
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Merry Christmas!
work: 1h:00′ time: 8h:30′ difficult:

Christmas Stuffed Turkey

Christmas Stuffed Turkey
Christmas turkey stuffed with a filling without giblets or minced meat. A filling with tasty rice, mixed with nuts, such as cashews and fresh chestnuts, and dried fruits like cranberries, raisins and dates! Filling, on which will not say no and will be so tasty, that in the end you will want to eat just the stuffing. Or at least it happened at our own table. Most preferred the stuffing from the turkey per se.
Essential orange aromas, wine aromas, spices and mustard cooked with the turkey in a pot and give great taste.
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Happy Holidays
work: 30′ time: 4h:00′ medium:

Kourabiedes of New Karvali

Kourabiedes of New Karvali
Kourabiedes delicious, aromatic and with a lot of almonds. A tweaked version of the famous kourabiedes of N.Karvali. The process is simple and the essential ingredients of the recipe is good butter, minced & roasted almonds in bulk, and good sprinkle with plenty of icing sugar.
Take care not to overcook because they harden.
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work: 40′ time: 2h:00′ medium:

Melomakarona Honey Cookies with Dark Chocolate

Melomakarona Honey Cookies with Dark Chocolate
Two delicious sweets are the stars of the Christmas holidays, the Kourabiedes and Melomakarona. For some it is melomakarona the most beloved Christmas Cookie for others Kourabiedes.
Melomakarona are sweets in bright colors of cinnamon, clove powder, essential oils of orange, and syrupy with genuine Greek honey and sprinkled with grated nuts does unequaled.
The current proposal has two more extra ingredients that differentiate them and make them tastier and very-very special. They are kneaded with walnuts and dark chocolate.
They have a versatile procedure, not at all difficult but quite time consuming.
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Apple ‘n Cabbage Slaw

Apple ‘n Cabbage Slaw
Salads with winter cabbage are delicious and easy to make. The pomegranate, apple -golden delicious- but also, of impressive color, red cabbage make it festive. Try, daily or festive, and certainly you will like it.
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Bolognese Sauce-Stuffed Lumaconi

Bolognese Sauce-Stuffed Lumaconi
The Bolognese sauce is a ragout -in the Italian version- slow cooked, which is made with meat chunks or minced. The heavy cast-iron pan is ideal for this kind of food in slow cooking.
Known to us all as "spaghetti with meat" may have a more delicious flavor, a more imaginative presence and why not, more festive!
We choose to accompany the Bolognese sauce with any pasta we prefer, tagliatelle or spaghetti. The Kitchen Stories proposes shells Lumaconi, filled with this wonderful sauce and sprinkled with parmesan.
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work: 30′ time: 2h:00′ medium:

Greek Walnut Spice Cake

Greek Walnut Spice Cake
This cake is usually festive, syrupy sweet, traditionally made in Greek kitchens during major holidays but also for family names.
The cake I suggest is slightly syrupy, with less walnut, 2 eggs, with Greek yogurt with olive oil and basic, without mixer. Mix the ingredients with a spoon and ready for the furnace. The flavor and its aroma are intensified by the addition of spices and orange zest.
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work: 15′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Chinese Pancakes

Chinese Pancakes
Chinese pancakes with the simplest dough, that may exist. Water and flour!
Roll out a thin filo, sprinkle with chopped onions (and sesame seeds, optional), we roll and make small pies, thin pancakes!
A taste that no matter how much reminiscent of grandma's pancakes in our Greek cuisine, they make them in China too! 中国煎饼
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work: 45′ time: 1h:00′ easy:

Risotto Rubino

Risotto Rubino
Lively red ruby, creamy risotto to get into festive mood to begin to choose and plan what we want to enjoy with our guests at our holiday table.
The risotto is dyed bright red thanks to the beets, which give it color and flavor. A special rice for risotto, flavored butter, chopped onion, white wine for flavor intensity, and most importantly, homemade vegetable stock! Do not miss it. It is easy with what vegetables have in our fridge.
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work: 20′ time: 40′ easy: