Breakfast

Potato Pancakes- Драники


Traditional Ukrainian side dish. Ingredients: 5 Yukon Golden potatoes 1 small onion 1 tea spoon of fresh dill 1/4 cup of four 1 tea spoon of creole seasoning 1/2 tea spoon salt 1/2 tea spoon black pepper 2 eggs Butter for frying Instructions: Grade Yukon golden potatoes with skin on. Soak the potatoes in cold …

Main Dish

Nacho Steak Fries


This was one of those let’s see what I have in the fridge and make for lunch. It took under 20 min to make and was sooo good! My husband says this something belongs in a pub restaurant. The best compliment I can have. It always nice when something that is quick to make can …

desserts

Honeydew Ice Cream


Kids had a great time making their first ice cream from scratch. We decided to try Honeydew flavor. It is such a mellow flavoring and goes so well with cream. You can watch the full video how to make it or simply fallow step by step recipe. https://youtu.be/QGOAIut8cD0 Ingredients: Half of Honeydew Mellon 2 egg …

desserts

Fruit Rollups


This is a great way of using up all the fruit that is about to bad. In this recipe I used our left over ripe bananas , strawberries and grapes. It was such a great combination of flavors. I did not add any sugar you can taste the fruit purée and if you think it …

desserts

Hazelnut Pavlova


Pavlova aren’t only good with fruits they are good with pretty much anything. There so many ways you can make them. The best part is you can pre bake little meringues few days ahead and store them in a dry area or even keep them in the oven till you are ready to serve and …

desserts

Coffee Hazelnut Cake


Ingredients: 10 eggs 2 cups of sugar 2 cups of flour 4 table spoons of dark cocoa powder 1 table spoon of espresso powder 2 cups of toasted hazelnuts 1 cup of brewed coffee ( coffee, little milk and a tea spoon of sugar ) 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream 1 cup of Nutella …

desserts

Lavender tea Macarons


Fail proof macaron recipe! Macaron Ingredients: 3 egg whites 1/4 cups of sugar Pinch of cream of tartar 3/4 cups of Almond Flour 1 cup + 3/4 cups of Powder sugar 1 lavender chamomile herb tea bag ( can use just lavender) Drop of violet gel food coloring Filling ingredients: 1/2 package of cream cheese …

Main Dish

Lazy Cabbage Rolls


Ingredients: 1/2 lb of ground turkey, chicken or pork ( I like to use half pork and half turkey ) 1 small onion 1 carrot 2 table spoons of butter 1 table spoon of coriander 1 tea spoon creole seasoning Salt and pepper to taste 2 garlic cloves ( pressed) 1 table spoon Adjika ( …

desserts

Meringue Cookies


This recipe was a hit in our household. Delicious dessert that everyone approved. Ingredients: 3 egg whites ( at room temp ) 3/4 cup official sugar 1/4 tea spoon of cream of tartar 1 table spoon regular vinegar. 2 cups of cookie crumbs ( biscoff cookies are the best for this) 1 cup of toasted …

salads and side dishes

Arugula Salad


This salad is so fresh and tasty. Salad Ingredients: 2 cups of arugula 1 cup of sliced cherry tomatoes in half 2 seedless German cucumbers 1 shallot sliced Half of avocado sliced Gorgonzola cheese crumbles ( you can substitute with feta , goat or Parmesan) Dressing ingredients: 1/4 cup of sunflower oil 2 tea spoons …

Main Dish

Smoked Pulled Pork


This pork is smoked in a smoker . If you don’t have a smoker don’t worry. You add liquid smoke to your pork or nothing at all it will still be good without the smoker. Ingredients: 1.5 lb of pork shoulder or butt 1 1/2tea spoon of salt 1 tea spoon black pepper 1 tea …

Soups

Soup with Pelimeni


The Pelimeni I use are sold @TraderJoes. Chicken and Mushroom filling. You barley even taste the mushrooms. If you haven’t yet tried Trader Joe’s Pelimeni, you must. Ingredients: 1 packet of Trader Joe’s Pelimeni 8-10 cups of chicken broth low sodium Salt and pepper 1/2 tea spoon of garlic powder 1/2 of small onion chopped …