• Shopska Salata – Bulgarian Salad

    Ingredients: • 2 tomatoes, chopped • 2 large cucumber, unpeeled and chopped • 1 green or red pepper, roasted , chopped • 1 large yellow onion, chopped • 4 TB spoons sunflower oil • 2 Tb red-wine vinegar • Salt and black pepper •100 grams Bulgarian sirene cheese or feta cheese, crumbled or grated Directions: • Place… [Continue Reading]

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    Shopska Salata – Bulgarian Salad
  • Thyme Couscous

    Ingredients: • 1 lb ground beef (or 1 lb mushrooms, sliced) • 1 TB spoon oil • 1 cup couscous • 5 cloves garlic, minced • 1  teaspoon  thyme • 2 TB spoons Parmesan, grated • 1 TB spoon butter • 1 cup water • Salt, pepper Directions: • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high… [Continue Reading]

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    Thyme Couscous
  • Enchilada Soup

    Ingredients:  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil • 1/2 lb chorizo • 3 cup diced yellow onions (about 3 medium onions) • 2 teaspoon ground cumin • 2 teaspoon chili powder • 2 teaspoon granulated garlic • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 2 cups masa harina • 4 quarts chicken broth • 2 cups  tomato sauce •… [Continue Reading]

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    Enchilada Soup
  • Russian Sausage

    Ingredients: • 2 lb pork butt, cut into 1 inch pieces • 1 teaspoon  salt • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped Directions: •  Combine  salt, pepper, and garlic in medium mixing bowl. • Add pork and mix thoroughly. • Refrigerate for 1 hour. • Using the small blade of a grinder, grind… [Continue Reading]

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    Russian Sausage
  • Ricotta Cheese Potato Pancakes

    Ingredients: • 10 oz Ricotta cheese • 10 oz Potatoes,  peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces. • 1 Egg, beaten • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 TB spoon flour • 1 TB spoon butter Directions: • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. • Coat a  baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside. •… [Continue Reading]

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    Ricotta Cheese Potato Pancakes
  • Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

    What you need: • 4 lb large yellow-fleshed potatoes ,peeled and quartered •  1 3/4 cups half-and-half •  3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces •  1/2 teaspoons salt •  1/2 teaspoon black pepper •  1/4 cup drained bottled horseradish What you do: • Cover potatoes with salted cold water by 2… [Continue Reading]

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    Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
  • Seared Strip Steak with Mushroom Sauce

    Ingredients: • 2 TB spoon oil • 2 New York strip steaks, room temperature, trimmed and seasoned with salt and pepper • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced • 1/4 cup sliced shallots • 1/4 cup sherry • 2/3 cup beef stock • 2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary • 2 TB spoons sour cream • 1 teaspoon… [Continue Reading]

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    Seared Strip Steak with Mushroom Sauce
  • South Carolina Pulled Pork

    What you need: Spice Rub and Pork • 3 tablespoons dry mustard • 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar • 2 tablespoons salt • 2 teaspoons pepper • 2 teaspoons paprika • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 1 (4- to 5-b lb) boneless pork shoulder roast • 4 cups wood chips, soaked for 15 minutes… [Continue Reading]

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    South Carolina Pulled Pork
  • Pommes Frites

    Ingredients: • 6 russet potatoes • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil •1 teaspoon Kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper Directions: • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. • Cut potatoes  into half-inch thick slices (lengthwise) cut again into 1/2-inch thick fries. • Place the potatoes into a pot with cold water. • Bring up… [Continue Reading]

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    Pommes Frites
  • Meatballs with Pumpkin

    Ingredients: For the Meatballs: • 1 lb ground beef • 1/2 onion, finely chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • zest of one lemon • 2 egg yolks • 2 TB spoons oil For the Sauce: • 1/2 onion, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 cups chicken broth • 1 pumpkin, peeled and… [Continue Reading]

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    Meatballs with Pumpkin
  • Baked Mashed Potatoes

    Ingredients: • 1 tablespoon butter • 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces • 1/2 cup whole milk • 1/2 cup cream • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan • Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions: • Preheat the oven… [Continue Reading]

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    Baked Mashed Potatoes
  • Stuffed Peppers

    Ingredients: • 6 green peppers, seeded • 1 lb ground beef • 1 cup rice, cooked • 1 jar marinara sauce • salt, pepper, garlic powder Directions: • Mix together ground beef, rice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. • Stuff the peppers with the beef mixture. • Arrange stuffed peppers in a large pot and… [Continue Reading]

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    Stuffed Peppers
  • Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Dinner

    What you need: • 1 lb lean ground beef • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning, recipe follows • 1 tablespoon oil • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onions • 8 oz sliced white mushrooms • 3 cloves garlic, crashed • 1/4 lb small elbow macaroni or wide egg noodles, cooked • 1/2 cup beef… [Continue Reading]

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    Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Dinner
  • Walnut Balls

    What you need: • 1 cup butter • 1 cup powdered sugar • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla • 2 cups flour • 1 TB spoon brandy • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped What you do: • Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. • Cream butter and sugar. • Add remaining ingredients. •… [Continue Reading]

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    Walnut Balls
  • Grandma’s Blini

    Ingredients: • 1 1/3  cup flour • 2 ½ cup milk •  3 eggs • 1 tablespoon sugar • ¼ tablespoon salt • 1 tablespoon oil • melted butter Preparation: • In a large bowl beat eggs, ½ cup milk, sugar and salt together. • Add flour and mix well. • Add the rest of… [Continue Reading]

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    Grandma’s Blini
  • Banana Cream Pie

    What you need: • 3/4 cup white sugar • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 2 cups whole milk (Do not use 2% or skim milk, the filling will not thicken). • 3egg yolks, beaten • 2 tablespoons butter • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked •… [Continue Reading]

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    Banana Cream Pie
  • Potato and Cheese Pierogies

    Ingredients: Dough: •2 cups flour, plus extra for kneading and rolling dough • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 large egg • 1/2 cup sour cream • 1/4 cup butter, softened • butter for sauteing Filling: • 2 large potatoes, peeled • 1 onion, finely chopped • 2 TB spoons butter • 2 oz cheddar cheese,… [Continue Reading]

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    Potato and Cheese  Pierogies
  • Creamy Pesto Chicken and Pasta

    Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons butter • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced • 1/2 cup pesto sauce • 1 1/2 cup half and half • 1/2 of a 1-pound package of your favorite pasta (about 3 cups), cooked and drained Directions: • Heat the butter… [Continue Reading]

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    Creamy Pesto Chicken and Pasta