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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

"Raspberry Explosion Layer Cake"

Happy New Year!!! Made this very unique cake for the New Year celebration. The flavors will make your taste buds dance! It has layers of nutty cake filled with raspberry jello and wine. The middle layer is crunchy pastry puff and it's all covered in really delicious cream. My aunt Sveta gave me this awesome recipe when I was visiting her this summer. I was looking for a perfect name for it and Larissa from  instagram had the best name for it; "Raspberry Explosion Layer Cake". It explains this cake best!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Menu Ideas

Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year, to the birth of Christ brought with him the joy , peace, hope and love.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Homemade Marzipan Truffles

If you're a marzipan fan, you'll find the combination of textures and flavors is wonderful. These  truffles are perfect for the coming holidays. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Cranberry Walnut White Fudge"

 It’s the holiday season!  Sweets are popping everywhere up in staff lunch rooms,  they’re tucked into special, snowflake-lined dishes in front entryways of people’s homes.  
Yes, sweets are everywhere, and they’re going to be tough to avoid.  These are a really sweet treats, they go so perfect with unsweetened coffee or tea.  So, dig in and enjoy! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Best Seafood Salad Recipe {Cалат из Mорепродуктов}

Want to impress your guests? Well, this is the way to do it. The people who loves seafood will love it! My friend Luda gave me this recipe. I made it for my husbands lunch yesterday, he called just to thank me for a delicious lunch:) 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Kiev Cake for Christmas" {Киевский торт}

Kiev cake - it's not only a symbol of the city of Kiev, but it is the taste for holiday feasts. I made it for the Christmas party. It's made from meringue layers and with delicious custard butter cream. It's crunchy and soft at the same time. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Mushroom Asiago Chicken Recipe"

This is a quick, easy, and elegant recipe that is suitable for entertaining. Just in time for holidays. It's a scrumptious Chicken Mushroom recipe from The Midnight Baker. It was featured on Zip List as top recipes of 2013. So, we test it and my family gave it a thumbs up! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tomato Basil Couscous Salad

This salad is simple and delicious. Couscous is a whole grain which is very simple to prepare and is a perfect substitute for white rice, stews and casseroles. When I visited my aunt this year, she made this couscous salad for us, and we loved it. It's perfect for holiday dinner!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

"Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels"

Here is a sweet and salty snack recipe for your Christmas party snack. Easy recipe, and fun to do with the kids! My daughter made these for her tea party. It was a big hit!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe"

Perfect recipe for roasted brussels sprouts with garlic and balsamic vinegar. Roasting brussels sprouts in the oven makes a delicious vegetable dish. Super healthy and comforting side dish, perfect for any holiday get together! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Christmas Garnet Wreaths Salad" {Салат Гранатовый браслет}

 "Garnet Wreaths Salad" - a very delicious salad, one might even say - spectacular. It could be  decorated for any holiday ~ especially for Christmas. Pomegranate seeds add color and, of course, a yummy taste.

Monday, December 9, 2013

"How to Make Fondant Zebra Cake"

Zebra cake is my daughters favorite cake. She always orders it for her birthday. So, this year I decided to decorate is as a zebra pattern. I am sharing with you guys, how I made it.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

"Delicious Cabbage Pie"

This cabbage pie is really simple to make and it's delicious. It's a very unusual pie and super scrumptious. I really like the dough in it. My family loved it!!! With only 6 tbsp of flour, this could work on low carb diet.

Friday, November 29, 2013

"Thanksgiving Cake"

Thanksgiving desserts usually mean pie,  you could try baking a festive cake. Finish off your Thanksgiving feast with this leaf cake. I had this idea for awhile to make this cake for Thanksgiving. We made chocolate leaves with kids a few weeks before. Kids had a blast brushing chocolate on the leaves.

Monday, November 25, 2013

"Roasted Chicken on the Bottle"

Perfect recipe for the holidays! This chicken on the bottle is my mom's recipe. She made this chicken often when I was a kid. It's juicy and just simply delicious!!!  I have the Best Thanksgiving Turkey recipe posted last year on my blog:) 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

"Apple Crumb Pie"

Making your own apple pie recipe is much easier than you think!  A classic apple pie takes a shortcut with easy Trader Joe's pie crust. This pie is absolutely amazing!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

"Lazy Sushi"

Lazy Sushi -seasoned sushi rice topped with your favorite sushi toppings- is great for fun family dinners. If you are craving for sushi, and you can't afford it. Well, here is a good idea: Make lazy sushi!!! I have a few rolled Sushi recipes posted on the blog, even a Fried Sushi too. Hope you will enjoy this post. The idea came from Mom's Dish

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mini Pumpkin Cheese Cakes

Pumpkin cheesecake made into cupcake size cups. Individual and easy to eat, these little cheesecakes are full of flavors of the fall. So tasty, cute, and totally YUMMY! These bite-size pumpkin cheesecakes have all the taste of the original cheesecake.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Buckwheat Pancakes {Гречаники} (Grechaniki or Hrechanyky)

Hrechanyky - are a traditional dish of Ukrainian cuisine. Personally, I love em for the following advantages: delicious, fast, a lot. Well, if you have leftover boiled buckwheat and the family don't want to eat it anymore, so these would be perfect to make. You can make it into a vegetarian pancakes just increase mushrooms and it will be a vegetarian dish! I got this recipe from my aunt Sveta:)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Smoked Chicken Layered Salad

This is a Russian delicious salad. It's perfect to serve for upcoming holidays.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Irish Cream Birthday Cake"

I made this cake for my birthday and loved it!!! It's tender and moist, but slightly dense at the same time. The Irish cream liqueur in this cake makes the recipe extra-special. It's made with white chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Ronzoni Stuffed with Shrimps"

 This is a big hit in my house and you really only need to add a salad and you have a satisfying dinner. These Ronzoni can be served with Creamy tomato basil pasta sauce (from Trader Joe's) or Alfredo Sauce.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Castle Cake Detailed Tutorial

My daughter wanted  a castle cake for her birthday, so I made some research and made this cake. I am sharing my experience with everybody. It took me a while making this cake, but it was all worth it!!! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Shrimp Breakfast Burrito

 Here's a quick and easy morning meal that doesn't skimp on flavor. There's something very satisfying about a warm, hearty meal to start your day off right. We really enjoy these burritos for breakfast. Hope you will too :-) 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cedar-Planked Salmon Recipe

First time I tried this salmon recipe, I was amazed how delicious it is. Cedar plank salmon is a classic recipe for the grill. You get all the flavor of the grill with real smoke even if you are using a gas grill with the convenience of cooking a large, delicate fish fillet on a cedar plank. This grilled salmon recipe is definitely going to please. One trick is to keep the salmon fillet on the cedar plank the whole time, from the preparation to serving. If you place the cedar plank on a sheet of foil you and put the whole thing on the table. My brother in law made it for the party. So I had to get the recipe to share with you guys

Monday, September 30, 2013

"Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins"

This is a simple and unbelievably delicious recipe for pumpkin cream cheese muffins, topped with a cinnamon streusel. What a dazzling fall recipe! Perfect for parties.We really enjoyed em, hope you guys will too.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cream Cheese Tuna Spread

Tuna brings together three kid pleasers: tuna, cream cheese and bagels. It's a simple sandwich spread for breakfast, snacks, or a quick bite. You eat this as a dip on just about anything, veggies, chips, crackers, etc. The flavor of tuna is very subtle in this thick and creamy spread. This delicious recipe came from my aunt.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Creamy Avocado Dressing

This simple and easy salad dressing recipe is a creamy mixture of avocado and buttermilk with herbs. It became my favorite salad dressing. It's simply delicious!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fried Tortilla with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

These are perfect meatless hand pies for kids or adults. It's an easier and less time consuming version to Pirojki. What could be better? Mashed potatoes are mixed with herbs and cheese - is a really delicious combination. Then it's fried in tortilla. Crispy and scrumptious! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

"Peach Galettes with Cream Cheese Filling"

Summer is almost over but there's still time to enjoy delicious peaches.  There's just something so incredibly intoxicating about the scent of a ripe peach.  These beautiful Peach Galettes made with pastry puff crust that is topped with a layer of creme cheese and slices of fresh peaches on top. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Delicious Cucumber Subs

 These cucumber subs are awesome low carb food. It's made with cream cheese spread.  My sister has a big vegetable garden. Everyday we get a lot of fresh cucumbers. So, we had an idea to make these delicious subs. We all loved em so much. Now these are a big hit with our family's.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cream Cheese Blueberry Muffin Pies

These are a delightful treats, the best muffin pies ever!!! Delicious, perfect summer dessert! Cream cheese and blueberries are baked in a flaky dough and topped with streusel.  And it's surprisingly easy to make. My sister made em for us when we came to visit her. This recipe is definitely a keeper. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Berry Pretzel Parfait

Super easy to make and sure to impress, you may not want to share em! A rich and creamy modern twist on a childhood favorite. What could be better for a summers day dessert, than this parfait recipe  which serves a blueberry, strawberry and cherry parfait with coconut cream.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Coconut Creme Cake

This is a most delightful, refreshing cake! A rich and creamy layered dessert made with seasons best strawberries. This recipe is my own creation.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Simple Vegetables Recipe

A colorful medley of four different vegetables is sautéed until crisp-tender, then seasoned with Sweet ginger garlic seasoning and Greek seasoning. Perfect side dish in the summer heat. Great on the grill too wrapped in foil on low heat! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kale Salad with Orange Tahini Dressing

The kale and apples provide a balance of sweet, tart, and bitter flavors, while a simple tahini  dressing keeps it light and nutritious. This was a good experiment with orange tahini dressing  drizzled over finely chopped kale. Simply delicious salad.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

French Green Beans Recipe

This is a flavorful, simple way to dress up plain green beans for an easy side dish. Tender, flexible green beans  or French beans are a delight of any meal. Beans are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Express Cheeseburger

This is the easiest cheeseburger that my son loves to make. This is the way we like to eat our burgers at home.  Thats a burger that is not so traditional.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mango Salsa

This sweet, chunky salsa makes a great appetizer or chicken garnish. Mangoes are a colorful, flavorful, and juicy addition to salsa. An interesting contrast in flavors occurs when mango is mixed with lime juice. This is the best time of the year to make your own salsa.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Chicken Gyros and Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Garlicky, oregano-laced,  chicken strips are piled on a pita, sauced with a classic yogurt Tzatziki, and garnished with chopped fresh veggies. I been putting off making pitas for a long time. Finally I decided to make em and these were a hit at my house. Kids really loved it! This Tzatziki Sauce is so good, I been adding it to my salads now. These are so easy to make. If you never made gyros, this is the time to make em.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Party Jello

Red, White and Blue for 4th of July! Jello could be made like Jello Cake or individual glass cups. It's made with the twist. This recipe makes 7,  5 oz cups.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce

A creamy Alfredo sauce is probably the quickest and easiest pasta sauce to make. Made simply and incredible over so many dishes. Just a very simple sauce with few ingredients. My family loves this sauce. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

How to Make Russian Chocolate Cheesecake Bites {Глазированные сырки}

These are little bars of flavored sweet cheese with a dark chocolate coating. These are healthy and delicious. A rich and creamy dessert made with ricotta, vanilla bean and a few other ingredients. You can make these sirki into cake pops or like traditional, rectangular way. Simple and easy to make for summer dessert.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Menu Ideas

This is a good selection of recipes for summer. I got all no bake desserts here and marinated salads. Here my BBQ recipes and sandwiches. Usually if we do BBQ, I cover each potato in foil and cook it in charcoal after fire is down. Perfect for summer picnics!!! Click on the names for recipe.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mango Mousse Recipe

There's nothing quite so refreshing as mangoes! Fluffy, rich, and delicious. This fresh mango mousse is a perfectly sweet dessert. It's a quick and easy mousse that you can whip up, if you want a special treat.

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