Author Archives: Vera

BREAKFAST CREPES WITH CHEESE FILLING

Crepes for breakfast! Magic words. I’m sure everyone would be happy to hear this on the lazy weekend morning. Crepes is a signature dish of Russian/Ukrainian culinary. Crepes can be served with variety of fillings, from sweet cheese filling, to savory mushroom or meat filling. Your choice. Even though it is very popular, everyone has their own… Continue reading »

SMOKED SALMON CANAPES

These Smoked Salmon Canapes are colorful appetizers, perfect for passing on a tray, and  can be served as the first course at dinner. They sure help create an elegant setting for the occasion. Ingredients: white bread, sliced cream cheese smoked salmon, sliced cucumber, sliced for garnish Spread bread with cream cheese. Cut salmon to fit… Continue reading »

QUICK AND EASY FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

QUICK AND EASY FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

French Toast, also known as eggy bread is perfect for Sunday brunch, quick ‘n easy enough for early morning breakfast. Ingredients: 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk 10 slices white or wheat bread 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) In a wide shallow bowl beat eggs. Stir in milk and vanilla extract. Spray the skillet with non-stick… Continue reading »

POTATO SALAD

This Potato Salad is very popular among Slavic people. It is a traditional dish in Russian cuisine. No holiday or gathering wouldn’t be the same without this salad. In Russia and Ukraine its called “Olivye”.  It appears, that the original version of this salad was invented by Belgian Lucien Olivier, and included veal tongue, caviar,… Continue reading »

SOUP WITH MEATBALLS

SOUP WITH MEATBALLS

This soup with meatballs is my family’s very favorite. It is a great quick and easy recipe that can be done under 45 minutes.  I usually cook it on a busy weekday, when I’m on the run between music lessons, and basketball practices. I use Italian Style Meatballs from Costco for this soup. You can use any… Continue reading »

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I can’t believe that this year has come to an end. Time went by so fast for me. I would like to mention a Bible verse that usually being read in our church on New Year’s Eve “So teach us to count our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 May… Continue reading »

EASY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Soup is one of the most versatile dishes in the cook’s repertoire, and whatever the occasion, you can be sure there will be a soup to fit the bill. The ingredients on which a soup can be based are equally varied. You can create delicious soups with anything from fish to fruit. Russian and Ukrainian people used… Continue reading »

BEST COLESLAW

Salads are great for serving all year round. Most are quick and easy to make and take little or no cooking. This tempting variety of color and texture full of vitamins salad is a Slavic version of Coleslaw. This is the best Coleslaw recipe yet. Ingredients: 1 small  head green cabbage 1 small head red cabbage 2 large carrots 1 or 2 large green… Continue reading »

CABBAGE ROLLS

CABBAGE ROLLS

Cabbage Rolls are very popular among Slavic people. It’s truly a classic dish. Usually Cabbage Rolls are made out of cabbage leaves and meat. There are some variations: some like to cook cabbage rolls with pork, some like it with turkey meat. Some people like to add rice or other grain to the meat…possibilities are… Continue reading »

EASY PUFF PASTRY TURNOVERS

As the weather gets colder, who wouldn’t mind a perfect cup of coffee or tea  with a perfect, sweet, fancy, delicious puff pastry? That’s right, fancy pastry. Its pretty time-consuming to make a puff pastry dough from  scratch. I buy it from the store. It saves hours of work, and it is ready in no time. Perfect for… Continue reading »

MEATLOAF

Winter is here. Most of all in winter people need energy. This is exactly why its a must to have a good variety of healthy, nutritious, hot food on our tables. This Meatloaf is perfect for casual as well as formal dinners. It can be served hot or cold. And best of all, it can be… Continue reading »

APPLE SHORTCAKE (Sharlotka)

  Apple…Feels like this fruit was created for preparing delicious pies, strudels, shortcakes…Sweet enough, juicy enough, very inexpensive, and always available. Ingredients: 3-4 big apples peeled and diced 6 eggs 1 cup sifted flour 1 cup sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease with butter 9×13 glass baking dish. Spread diced apples on the bottom of… Continue reading »