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Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Croatian Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables

A brick oven was used for baking in the old days but now in the village they cook over an open fire or a wood stove. A fast and easy recipe to prepare, itís also considered the favorite way to serve it.

4 potatoes, quartered
2 carrots, quartered
1 rib celery, quartered
1 yam, quartered
1 onion, quartered
1/4 cup olive or canola oil
Salt to taste

1. In a large bowl, place potatoes, carrots, celery, yam and onion pieces.
2. Sprinkle oil over vegetables. Make certain every piece is covered with oil. Add salt.
3. In a medium Dutch oven, place vegetables, spread evenly. Bake at 375 oven for 45 minutes. Check for doneness by piercing a fork in a potato.

Makes 4 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Cooling time: 5 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

About the Author

Lily Elric was brought up in Canada by Croatian parents, and has lived in Victoria, BC Canada for all of her life. She has visited Croatia, and has learned about Croatian cuisine through her parents and her Croatian husband.

She is the author of two cookbooks, Very Vegetarian-Thrifty Appetizers, Main Meals and Desserts in Minutes! and Stir Crazy-20 Stirring Recipes for Kids!.

You can reach Lily via e-mail at

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