Medovik – Honey cake III- Медовик with Cream Filling

Honey cake recipe

Medovik or Honey cake with Cream Filling is so moist, soft and delicious.  Each honey cake layer is soaked with a creamy, delightful frosting.  There are many variations of this famous Russian cake. I have previously posted “Rijik Cake” with sour cream filling. Yum!!! My Honey Cake II with Dulche de Leche filling is absolutely irresistible; and my Autumn Spice Honey Cake is big hit during the holidays..  Hope you enjoy my new version of Honey Cake III with cream frosting!!

Honey medovick cake

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Eggplant Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs

Eggplant salad with fresh

This versatile eggplant salad flavored with garlic, bell pepper and onion, fresh tomatoes and herbs, topped with creamy feta cheese. Multiple personalities make one delicious dish that can be served as vegetarian meal, a side dish or an appetizer. This salad also known as Eggplant Caponata.

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Creamy Salmon with Lemon and Fresh Dill

Creamy Baked Salmon with lemon and dill

This creamy salmon with fresh dill is moist and so refreshing. The dill and lemon seasoning brought it to perfection. My husband does a lot of fishing so I am always on the look out for good fish recipes.  Continue reading →

Tender Oven Baked Chicken Legs

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These oven baked chicken legs are so versatile and are a great base for spices.  They are inexpensive, easy to make and taste great!!! They do not require much hands-on time, at all. You can marinate them a day in advance.  Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate; bake when you ready.  It’s that easy.

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Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce – Shakshuka

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Shakshuka, Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce makes a wonderful meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a very popular dish in Israel and Middle East. The original recipe is without sausage but I had to add my own little twist to it. This recipe requires minimal, simple ingredients and very easy and not time consuming to make. I love having some crusty bread with that will mop up the delicious sauce. It is another chance to have eggs for dinner; not just for breakfast. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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Easy Homemade Yogurt Recipe

Homemade yougurt

Making your own homemade yogurt is actually quite easy.  I learned this from my mama. A supply of plain fresh homemade yogurt gives you many options. Add fresh or frozen fruit, jam, or honey for sweetness. Use it in smoothies, with granola, on pancakes, or in baked goods. You can make Greek style yogurt, simply Continue reading →

Slow Cooker White Bean Soup Recipe

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There is something about having a nice warm soup in the slow cooker on those cold and rainy days. This healthy, vegan bean soup will fill your home with a warm, wonderful, delicious aroma. One of my favorite meals from my childhood. My favorite part is how easy it is to put together and so full of flavor.

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Dulche de Leche Hazelnut Meringue Chocolate Cake

Beze cake

Moist chocolate cake topped with mountain of beautiful light as air meringue cookies, crunchy hazelnuts and layered with Dulche de Leche. It just as good as it sounds. Every bite is light as air, crunchy and moist at the same time. The delicate shell of meringue cookies gives way to a fluffy tender melt-in-your-mouth center.       Continue reading →

White Fish Roll-Ups with Asparagus and Red Bell Pepper

White fish roll ups

These fish roll ups are beautiful, flavorful, refreshing and sophisticated. White fish rolled with fresh asparagus and red bell pepper. I like to prepare this ahead of time when I’m expecting company. When my guests arrive, I just pop it in the oven and it’s ready in 30 minutes. 

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Beignets Recipe – Ponchiki

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Many different cultures have variations of the beignet (pronounced ben-yey) in their traditional cultural cuisines.  Beignet is the French term for a pastry or in Russian we call them Ponchiki or Pishki. It is a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar.  These tasty deep fried pastries airy, crisp textures, soft yet chewy and sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can use different fillings or you could eat them plain and they are delicious also. Continue reading →