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 →
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.
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.
Sautéed vegetable and chicken pasta with a light sauce make a delicious healthy meal.
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 →
Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables. I make cabbage salads often, red cabbage salads, stuffed cabbage rolls, etc. This dish is very similar to my traditional Russian dish- Tushenaya kapusta with Chicken except it’s vegetarian. Couldn’t be easier and, although there isn’t any meat or bacon, I added Zucchini and rice and the resulting flavor is incredibly delicious.
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Pad Thai is one of the popular dishes at Thai restaurants. It was always such an intimidating dish for me to make at home but with the help of store bought Pad Thai sauce I was able to recreate this simple and delicious dish at home. Continue reading →
This is an old Turkish recipe for pasta with feta cheese that goes back to my grandmother’s days, over 80 years ago. Makarina (the Turkish word for pasta) was served with sour cream if I remembered correctly.
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.
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.
A go-to easy and quick recipe for any cut of pork chop, really. These are tender, moist and Deelish!!. Most of the ingredients are already in your pantry. My kids loved them!!!
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Manja is traditional Gagauz (Turkish) dish. Chicken and vegetables are browned then cooked in gravy with tomato paste, paprika, cumin and garlic. Serve with mashed potatoes or simply with fresh baked bread, just like my grandmother used to do.
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.