Enjoy this delicious restaurant favorite at home with your choice of side and fresh garden salad. This recipe has very few ingredients but is very delicious and easy to prepare; It sure pleased my entire family.
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Chicken and Mushroom Lasagna with Béchamel sauce is a twist to the traditional lasagna since it is made with creamy Béchamel sauce instead of the traditional tomato sauce. Béchamel is a white sauce made with butter, flour and milk. It is one of the mother sauces of French cuisine. My family prefers white sauce over tomato sauce so I used the Béchamel sauce for my lasagna and my family really enjoy it.
My friend Marina shared this fabulous dish with me. It has a mixture of brown and wild rice, barley, red barley and topped with a creamy chicken mushroom sauce. She served it at a church luncheon; and I am a white rice eater, not really into brown and wild rice much but let me tell you- I LOVED it. It’s so easy to make and it’s also healthy and delicious. Rice can be cooked ahead of time to speed up the process. You can find Brown Rice Medley at Winco, in the bulk food section or Costco and Trader Joe’s. I hope you give this fantastic dish a try! I guarantee you’ll love it.
Manti is a type of dumpling that very popular in Russia. Manti are normally made with either seasoned lamb or ground beef wrapped in homemade dough. Manti are cooked in a steamer and then topped with either butter, sour cream, or onion (or garlic) sauce. Manti recipes varies from region to region. I learned my version from my aunt Vera. I was very excited when she offered to show me how make these delicious dumplings because aunt Vera prepares dishes the authentic way. No short cuts here, we made everything from scratch.
I figured that these fish katleti will go well with creamy Alfredo sauce and pasta; so here we are ~Parmesan Fish Katleti with Alfredo Sauce and Pasta.
I wish I could find a better name for this. Parmesan Fishballs with Alfredo Sauce? Parmesan Fishball Alfredo? Alfredo Parmesan Katleti? Katleti with Alfredo Sauce? Anyways… you could call it so many ways, but “deliciously- mouthwatering” is definitely one of them.
This homemade Alfredo sauce is not even close to the store-bought jarred ones. And it’s not even difficult to make.
Not big fan of fish??!! No problem, you totally can use ground chicken.
These stuffed peppers are loaded with flavor and make a great healthy lunch or dinner. Unlike to my Stuffed peppers with tomato sauce, this time I cut peppers in half and stuffed them with buckwheat and ground beef topped with shredded cheese. My family loved them. Make extra so you can have leftovers for lunch.
My husband enjoys fishing so we have fish for dinner quite often. Salmon is one of our favorite fish. It’s a rich source of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and it tastes great. For the sauce, I use a base of cream with touch of white wine and fresh chopped dill. I love the flavor of fresh dill and salmon together. The two combination of flavors play very well off each other.
I remember going to grandmothers house-(where my mother grew up) during the summer time to visit her. I would only go there in the summer time, New Year’s or Easter because she lived 4 hours away; during my summer break, I would stay there for couple of months.
I remember one summer my grandmother made some special meat balls. No meatballs that I ever had before could compare. They were chicken meatballs stuffed with raw rice and stewed in a thick flavorful gravy. Once the meatballs were cooked, the rice became infused with the spices from the gravy and meatballs. The meatballs were so good that I licked the plate clean every time. Also, grandmother would always make fresh bread to go with meat balls and gravy. When I was old enough, my grandmother taught me how to make the meat balls. ~ read more ~
Breakfast is a meal that I love. Especially on Saturday mornings, when I eagerly get up early in the morning to cook a delicious breakfast for my family. There is something so comforting about eating breakfast as a family.
This is another of our creations. My sister calls this dish Mediterranean Sunrise Pasta. It is plain and simple. Feta cheese, tomatoes combined with scrambled eggs, ham and angel hair pasta to provide breakfast with an international accent. Really, it’s everything you want out of a classic pasta dish, but with a breakfast focus so you can serve it for your first meal.
You can easily swap the ham out for crumbled breakfast sausage, if that is your preference or you can have both. You can make this dish with any leftover spaghetti. The trick is to stir after adding the eggs so they spread evenly over the pasta instead of chunk up.
This is another easy and delicious one pot recipe. This classic dish starts with saffron, curry, cumin, smoked paprika and garlic. Add in the Basmati rice and bits of chicken to complete this hearty meal. This recipe easily doubles for a larger crowd and is always a big hit.
I love to serve up this dish with a little hot sauce on top and a simple salad on the side.
***Saffron is world’s most expensive spice by weight and comes from dried stigma from the inside of the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) plant. It takes 150 thousand flowers to get just 1 kilogram of Saffron. The reddish dark orange thread of Saffron (Kesar) gives food a bright yellow color with a peculiar subtle aroma and flavor. Saffron (Kesar) is used in many rice dishes.