Category Archives: Main Course

SLOW COOKER ROTISSERIE STYLE CHICKEN

This Slow Cooker Rotisserie Style Chicken is a “fall off the bone”, tender,  juicy, flavorful, and possibly the best chicken I’ve ever cooked. Also, the easiest meal that I’ve ever put together. I’ve been missing out for so long, because I didn’t have a slow cooker. I didn’t think I needed one, until now. And… Continue reading »

Baked Chicken Drumsticks

  This recipe is another example of a perfectly perfect easy and wallet-friendly family dinner. Whether you call them chicken drumsticks or chicken legs, you can be sure that it’s everybody’s favorite. These baked chicken drumsticks are juicy and delicious.  I cook for the family of five, and we appreciate leftovers (if there are any),… Continue reading »

BAKED COD AND VEGETABLES

  This Baked Cod and Vegetables recipe is so easy! You can use any White Fish in this recipe, but I prefer fresh Atlantic Cod. Cod is very versatile and easy to cook fish. While Tilapia is cheaper and one most consumed fish in United States, its farmed and grown in China. Foreign producers have been… Continue reading »

PERFECT PORK SCHNITZEL

  Recently, my mom bought fresh pork from a local farmer. She shared it with me. My first reaction was like “What? No, thank you!” “I have no clue how to deal with farm fresh-meat.” You know, when you buy meat at the store, it has a perfect color, its clean, and it looks good, only we forget… Continue reading »

VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLLS

  These Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Gỏi cuốn) are super easy and quick to make for an Asian-inspired lunch. They are filled with rice noodles, prawns, fresh vegetables, and are very light, yet very filling. Also, my fresh rolls are very kids friendly, with just right amount of heat. I used chili paste in my dressing/dip… Continue reading »

CURRY CHICKEN AND CAULIFLOWER

  This Curry and Cauliflower Chicken is a perfect comfort food that I crave so much, especially when its cold outside. This clean eating gluten free recipe is now on a regular menu rotation in our house. Its quick, its easy, its comforting, its filling, its guilt free. Between holiday parties and birthday celebrations there… Continue reading »

ZUCCHINI PANCAKES

  Zucchini pancakes are very well known and loved in every Easter European home. This was the very first thing that I’ve learnt to cook. Back in Ukraine, at school we used to have a Meal Management class just for girls, and even though there were many deficits in a country, zucchinis were always available…. Continue reading »

SALMON CAKES EASY RECIPE

Salmon cakes are pan-fried patties that are super moist and tender on the inside, and nice and crusty on the outside. When my family used to live in Ukraine, I remember my parents making this kind of fish patties out of canned fish because we didn’t have access to fresh Salmon as it was very expensive…. Continue reading »

BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE RECIPE

This Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe is so awesome. My kids have been asking me to make it for some time now. I have some easy Kraft Mac’n’Cheese boxes in my pantry, but after learning to pay attention to the ingredients, I really hesitated to feed this stuff to my kids. The boxed macaroni and… Continue reading »

ASIAN STYLE BUFFALO WINGS

Buffalo wings are among my family’s favorite finger foods. My hubby and kids can munch on these non-stop. I used to buy fully cooked wings in a big bag, pop them in the oven to reheat, and served it to my family as a treat on weekends or on “lazy” days. That was until I… Continue reading »

THANKSGIVING TURKEY RECIPE

Thanksgiving is a very special time for my family. Many years ago, our parents landed in America as immigrants, seeking freedom and hoping for better lives. Leaving behind everything that they had, and starting a new life wasn’t easy. One of the challenging changes, of course, was language barrier, that prevented them from getting good… Continue reading »

MEAT TURNOVERS (CHEBUREKI)

This is a recipe of an easy version of traditional and very nostalgic Slavic Meat Turnovers that are also called Chebureki. Those of you who have ever lived or visited any Slavic countries would definitely remember train terminals, and amazing smell of freshly made Chebureki. Crispy on the outside, juicy meat on the inside, made… Continue reading »

PAN ROASTED SALMON WITH CHERRY RELISH

While grocery shopping at my local grocery store, I stopped by seafood counter to get some salmon for dinner, and automatically grabbed a recipe card from the counter. I’m always on a look out for good recipes, especially the ones with seasonal ingredients, and are quick to prepare and healthy at the same time. In summer… Continue reading »

FISH TACOS WITH COLESLAW

There are so many different Fish Tacos varieties out there with different kinds of fish and salsas, and became quiet popular. So I decided to try putting together my own version of Fish Tacos using my all-time-favorite Coleslaw. Fish Tacos turned out amazing. I used fresh fish fillets, pita bread, Coleslaw, some basil pesto, and it… Continue reading »

TURKEY ‘N’ QUINOA MEATBALLS

TURKEY ‘N’ QUINOA MEATBALLS

Turkey ‘n’ Quinoa Meatballs that are called “Tefteli” in Russian is a traditional Slavic dish with a twist. Traditionally, meatballs are cooked with rice or buckwheat. I recently discovered Quinoa for myself, and trying it out in my recipes. I must tell you, it is so good! Quinoa, just like buckwheat, is not a grain,… Continue reading »