This is a traditional Russian delicacy. I watched my mom and grandmother make this since I was little mostly around Christmas and New Year; and always loved it. Originally it’s made out of pork feet as it contains lots of natural gelatin. Continue reading →
Who doesn’t’ love Turkey Soup? The day after Thanksgiving means lots of leftovers and that means turkey soup. Don’t waste the turkey carcass! The delicious broth combined with a few vegetables and noodles is gold mine of flavor.
This is my mom’s recipe for an easy ultra moist roast turkey using an oven bag. She has used this recipe for years. Continue reading →
Olivier is one of the most popular salads in Russia. It is made with diced potatoes, carrots, eggs, dill pickles and dressed with mayonnaise sauce. Variations of the salad differ from the choice of meat. It could be poultry, beef, ham or sausages. This salad is a must on the dinner table for Christmas, as well as other festive occasions. My version of Oliver salad has Canadian bacon.
These tarts are extremely easy to make, delicious, festive and beautiful. My family loves these anytime of the year but I mostly make them in the winter months; Instead of doing an entire cheesecake you’re making pre-portioned mini cheesecakes that taste heavenly!
Cheesecake with a layer of caramel over a graham cracker crust, with crunchy layer of pecans, wrapped in luscious chocolate. A perfect, irresistible Christmas treat!!!
My sister in-law Yelena hosted the annual Christmas cookie exchange! It was a great time to catch up with old friends while nibbling on a mouthwatering assortment of sweets. We had a blast!!! Can’t wait to make other girls cookies. I made these Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake bites and apparently, they are the “Guiltiest Please” bars ever. Cookie exchange girls raved!
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Thanksgiving is about spending time together with an attitude of thankfulness.
My Thanksgiving menu is made up of tried and true family favorites, but they are not all considered traditional Thanksgiving recipes.
I recommend making your menu plan so that you can start looking for the ingredients at the best possible prices in your weekly sales ads. Look for coupons and match them to sale prices to save even more.
Be flexible on your menu! Most of the traditional Thanksgiving ingredients will be on sale, but I recommend creating a backup plan in case an item is out of stock or it’s too expensive. Life will go on even if you’ll have apple pie instead of pumpkin or pecan. Right!!
If you are using frozen turkey, remember, to plan ahead and thaw your turkey safely! It takes about 24 hours for each 5 pounds to thaw in refrigerator.
Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving Dinner Menu:
Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Cake
Raspberry Tart with Sour Cream Topping
What is on your menu for Thanksgiving this year?
Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!!!
God bless you!!!
Gravy is a key component of many meals, whether you need it to dress the bird, the dressing or the mashed potatoes. Continue reading →
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a mashed potatoes covered in turkey gravy. To make an extra special version of the dish, use cream instead of milk. Continue reading →