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Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Banana Skewers

This month, the Recipe Redux is turning 6, and we are celebrating with cake and small bite desserts! I made these mini chocolate covered strawberry banana skewers which are quite easy to make, not so bad for you, and can feed a crowd. I think they’d even make a 4th of July spread extra festive! Mini …

Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble

The holidays are upon us. How did that happen so fast? If you’re like me and am not quite ready yet, maybe this Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble will help you get in the spirit. This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to make a healthy holiday dessert, and this one fits the bill. There are …

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Muffin Pies {Recipe ReDux}

When life doesn’t go as planned… Sometimes, things just don’t happen like you expected them to. Like that time some friends, my husband, and I ducked into a cafe in the middle of a snowstorm in Ankara, Turkey. It was cold, windy, snowy, and the street was deserted. We just wanted a place to warm …

Šunka v Testu (ham baked in pastry)

Today’s recipe comes from Adele, who blogs over at Adele in Slovenia. I love Adele’s blog because she writes about everything that I love too: food, the outdoors, and of course Slovenia! I’m so happy to have Adele guest posting on Taste of Divine this week. Thank you Adele! When Christine asked me to write a …

Nonna’s Pastiera Recipe

In America we serve turkey on Thanksgiving. In Naples, they wouldn’t think of serving Easter dinner without Pastiera. Legend has it that this soft and sweet Easter ricotta pie even made the “Queen who never smiles” (Queen Maria Theresa of Austria) light up like the sun when she bit into a forkful of la pastiera napoletana. It …

Grandma Devlin’s Bran Raisin Muffins

Grandma Devlin’s Bran Raisin Muffins are just the perfect thing for breakfast, tea, or a snack. And with a pat of Irish butter, they are just to die for. Not to be confused with the cereal “Raisin Bran,” these muffins are made with actual bran, which is the outer-most layer of the grain. It’s generally …

Grandma Devlin’s Irish Stew

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Have you ever thought how oddly we Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? In Ireland, it’s a holy day. But in the states, we celebrate by dyeing everything green, pinching each other, and by drinking green beer and Guiness. The holiday was started in the states in the 1700s by Irish immigrants, evolving …

5 Valentine’s Day Meal Ideas

Love is in the air. You want to impress your special someone but don’t know what to make? Relax, I’ve got you covered. Here are some Valentine’s day meal ideas to take the work out of menu planning. Follow these recipes and put some music on. The Romantic Italian Dinner You can’t go wrong with Italian so …

Green Salad with Pomegranate and Citrus Honey Dressing

Healthy green salad with pomegranate, clementines, goat cheese, and almonds. The perfect salad to get back on track for the New Year.

I love this salad for three reasons: A) It’s healthy. B) It’s super delicious. C) I can throw it together in 10 minutes. With the amount of back and forth traveling the hubby and I are doing lately, we’re eating out a lot. Even when we’re home, I tend to do less cooking than normal …

Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana

Christmas of 2014 was a time of new traditions in the Taste of Divine household. The hubby has been deployed over Christmas twice, but this was the first time I’ve been away from home for the holidays, and we were excited to make our own traditions and celebrate together. Christmas time in Ljubljana was something the …