These caramelized apple crepes are perfect for the fall weather. The warm caramelized apple filling is wrapped in paper thin crepes and topped with more apple filling and ice-cream. Perfect for brunch or afternoon tea. ~ read more ~
Posts in category Russian
This one is my favorite basic recipe for thin light and delicate crepes. My family and I have been using this simple recipe for many years. It can be used as the basis for any of your crepe creation.
Ikra is known as eggplant “caviar” in Russia, one of my favorite appetizers lathered on fresh-baked bread. It is a traditional blend of eggplant, fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, carrots, onions and spices slow-cooked together to savory perfection.
In Russian cuisine there are varieties of different salads for canning. Lecho is one of them. People are using different kinds of vegetables during summer and autumn to can and store them for cold winter days when all the plants sleep. This salad is easy to make, delicious and great to have on hand. I use it as a sauce for my stuffed Bell Peppers or serve as a side dish or salad by itself.
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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These Italian Peach Cookies or Pastry are very popular among Slavic community here in the US. Peach cookies are baked for special occasions like Weddings, Christmas or New Year. They do take little more effort but definitely worth it. I am not sure why the cookie called “Peach Cookie”; I am assuming when the cookie gets assembled and dipped in the color it does look like a peach. The fillings vary from family to family. My version of the Dulche de Leche filling with the touch of rum and cocoa powder is insanely delicious!
This towering stack of layered zucchini, fresh red tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, and refreshing dill mayonnaise sauce is the happy result of farmer’s market inspiration. This super easy recipe is packed full of flavor and great for entertaining (just fry zucchini in advance and assemble them when needed). I’ve made these at least three- four different ways: different cheeses, layered with basil on top, or mixed grated cheese in the sauce, etc etc. If you’ve got a different way please comment! I’d love to hear all the different way you stack your zucchini.
This is a really yummy Strawberry Cake. Sweet fresh Strawberries are the star in this lite cake and the whipped cream lemon frosting gives a refreshing touch. Your family and friends will love this delicious summer cake.
Summer is finally here and that means many of us turn to salads. I love the simplicity of this Russian cucumber radish salad. ~ read more ~
Smooth and delicious Russian cake. It has four different cake layers with two different kinds of filling and a touch of Amaretto and Coffee Liqueurs. Thin slice is all you need to enjoy this rich cake; it’s very presentable and pretty. For all of you out there. Enjoy!
This Georgian Style Eggplant Recipe is a really great recipe that I got from my friend Larisa. I guarantee everyone will leave your table raving about this tasty eggplant dish. It could be served as an appetizer with fresh homemade bread, salad, or side dish.
I made these mini cakes with my girls and they were delicious. I love spending time with my daughters in the kitchen. Baking or cooking with kids is such a great way to connect with each another, teach simple skills, build confidence and have fun as a family. Plus it is so much fun & delicious! Both of my daughters love to bake, just like their mama does. Growing up my mom used bake a lot. I loved spending time with my mom while we baked. Now that I have my own family, I continue to look for ways to preserve this baking tradition.
I love fish especially salmon. Salmon is a very healthy fish. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acid and is great for your heart. Pickled fish might sound really strange but it’s a very popular classical Russian dish. We call it Selyodka which is pickled Herring. We use Selyodka in many traditional dishes like “Russian Shuba Herring Layered Salad”. Try this simple and delicious recipe of pickled salmon. It doesn’t last very long in my family!
Boiled Potatoes with Sautéed Onions is one of my favorite meals from my childhood. My mom made this dish very often. All you do is boil potatoes, sauté onions and serve with fresh dill. I love mushrooms so I modified my mom’s original recipe and added sautéed mushrooms. It tasted even better. Sorry mom.
This dish could be served as a delicious side dish to hearty stews or by itself just like my mom did.
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