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Russian Burgers

Burgers, The Russian Way

I am going to say something utterly un-American right now.  But before you start rallying the outraged crowd  to go egg my car, just promise that you’ll finish this article first.  Here it goes: I don’t like burgers.  Whew… got that off my chest. Advertisements

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Making Strawberry Cake -- ready to eat!

The First Promise Of Summer — Making Strawberry Cake

Strawberries — sweet little kisses of summer…  I know, I know, it’s not summer yet. But can’t a woman dream? Don’t know about you, but I had a perfect Mother’s Day weekend.  Part of the program was a trip to a local strawberry patch, where we gathered three gallons of ready-to-eat picture perfect delicious strawberries […]

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Turkey in Sour Cream & Dill Sauce

Turkey In Sour Cream & Dill Sauce

This is the way my mom always cooked rabbit.  Rabbit was served for New Year almost every year, alongside Salade Olivier, Carp in Tomato Sauce, Beet Salad With Prunes, Green Apple & Celeriac Salad, etc. My family (not me) has very rocky relationship with rabbit as food, so if you are anything like them, I […]

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Making Fish Roe Skillet Pie -- ready to serve

Fish Roe Skillet Pie

Some time before we moved to the U.S., we decided to hire a tutor to brush up our English.  The lady was a former compatriot of ours, who had emigrated a long time ago to the U.S., lived there for years and years, and then came back to Ukraine to enjoy her retirement in the […]

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Here is the main reason I do anything I do -- to see this sourcreamy face happy

Sunday Mornings Made Easy — Lazy Dumplings

Sunday mornings were fun when I was a kid.  My sister and I woke up at 9:30 am, unceremoniously crawled into our parents’ bed, waking them up, and got ourselves ready for the weekly TV program called “The Alarm Clock”… It was a Sunday variety show for kids, filled with songs, dance, cartoons, riddles, clowns […]

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Kharcho -- hearty Georgian soup made with lamb and walnuts

Kharcho. A Hearty Soup From Caucasus That Will Warm Your Soul

It’s cold out there… Well, it’s cold out there somewhere other than Alabama. I scroll through my Facebook timeline and see posts of my remote friends about freezing cold, and knee deep snow, and I want to be there with them.  I love snow.  I want to be cold, curl up on the couch all […]

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Beef Stroganoff -- an epitome of comfort food

Some Things Will Never Change…

Here it is — the mother of all homemade dishes. When mom cooked it, we were rushing back home from school, because we could smell it from the distance.  It’s an epitome of comfort food and, if you are lucky to be not counting carbs, home made noodles or mashed potatoes are in order.  Forget […]

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