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.
This salad is not only amazingly delicious but also super easy to make. The salad mingles the fresh flavors of ~ read more ~
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. ~ read more ~
I love tiramisu! It is also one of my family’s favorite desserts. There is nothing better than homemade tiramisu, super-simple recipe for the Italian classic.
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.
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!
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.
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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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.