Tia Maria's Blog


Lisbon Blue Shop

                                     Lisbon Blue Etsy Shop – Unique handmade crafts inspired by Portugal Hi Everyone! Join me, and my daughter Lisa at our new Lisbon Blue Etsy Shop which we just launched this week....

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Oatmeal Granola Cookies

These cookies are a perfect snack because they’re packed with healthy granola, nuts and berries. I love the crispy edges and soft chewy interior. It’s a healthy cookie you can give your family since...


How to Dry Fresh Rosemary – Alecrim

Enjoy rosemary all year long for your recipes. It’s easy to grow and dry in your own home. Step 1. Cut rosemary stems from the plant. Step 2. Rinse and dry on paper towels....


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone. May the spirit and joy of Christmas bring you; love, peace, health and happiness to you, your family and friends.

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DIY Hanging Fairy Garden

Now that planing season is here, this is a fun project for you or to make with your kids. It make the imagination go wild and brings out your creativity. I used a hanging...

Sloppy Marias

Sloppy Ronaldo Sliders

Delicious sliders with a kick of ground chourico Portuguese sausage. I used to call them Sloppy Maria’s but I changed the name to Sloppy Ronaldo Sliders in honor of Cristiano because last year I...

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers” Rudyard Kipling Share memories and keep our Portuguese tradition alive. Order my Taste Portugal Cookbook!

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Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are easy to make and perfect for your morning coffee. When I bake breads or pastries that require risen dough, I try to use fresh yeast because the dough rises better....