• Swedish Meatballs

    What do you need: • 1 lb ground chuck or pork • 1 cup breadcrumbs • 1 ½ cup milk • ½ tsp salt • ½ tsp black pepper • 1 ½ tsp allspice • 1 egg • 2 TB spoons finely chopped onion • 2 TB spoons butter • ¼ cup flour • ¼… [Continue Reading]

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  • Beef Liver Pate

    What you need: • 1 lb beef liver, cut into pieces • 1 onion, chopped • 1 garlic clove, crushed • 5 tablespoons olive oil • 12 tablespoons butter • 100 ml cream • 100 ml white wine • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg • 1/4 teaspoon coriander • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt • pepper What you… [Continue Reading]

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    Beef Liver Pate
  • Hasselback Potatoes

    Ingredients: • 4 Medium sized potatoes Herby Topping: • 2 TB spoons fresh or 2 teaspoons dried parsley • 2 TB spoons fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil • 2 TB spoons fresh or 2 teaspoons dried oregano • 2 oz butter Garlic Topping: • 1 teaspoon fresh or a sprinkling of dried rosemary • 3 garlic cloves • 1 lemon… [Continue Reading]

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    Hasselback Potatoes
  • Chicken Cutlets

    Ingredients: • 3 (6-8 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts • salt, pepper • 1 cup bread crumbs • 1/3 cup flour • 2 large eggs • 1/4 cup oil Directions: • Cover chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound to even 1/2-inch thickness with meat pounder. • Pat cutlets dry, with paper towels and season… [Continue Reading]

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  • Carnitas

    What you need: • 1 teaspoon salt • 3 teaspoon garlic powder • 3 teaspoon ground cumin • 1 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano • 1 teaspoon ground coriander • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 (4 pound) boneless pork shoulder roast • 2 bay leaves • 2 cups chicken broth What you do: • Mix… [Continue Reading]

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    Carnitas
  • Maslenitsa – Ма́сленица

    Maslenitsa is the Russian Sun Festival – a celebration of the end of winter chills and the start of Spring, of warmth, of hope, of growth. Maslenitsa is the last week before the onset of Great Lent. During the week of Maslenitsa, meat is already forbidden to Orthodox Christians, and it is the last week during… [Continue Reading]

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    Maslenitsa – Ма́сленица
  • Creole Seasoning

    What you need: • 2 tablespoons paprika • 1 tablespoon salt • 1 tablespoon garlic powder • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder • 1 teaspoon Cajun pepper • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano What you do: •Mix well and store in airtight container.

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    Creole Seasoning
  • Basic Omelette

    Ingredients: • 2 eggs • 2 TB spoons milk • 1 TB spoon clarified butter • salt, white pepper Directions: • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. • Crack the eggs into a glass mixing bowl and beat them until they turn a pale yellow color. • Break the eggs into a small bowl, whisk with the fork. • Add… [Continue Reading]

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    Basic Omelette
  • Roasted Pork Loin

    Ingredients: • 2 pounds boneless pork loin roast • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon pepper • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1/2 cup white wine Directions: • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. • Crush garlic with rosemary, salt and pepper, making a… [Continue Reading]

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    Roasted Pork Loin
  • Chocolate Milk

    What you need: • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/3 cup water • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract • 6 cups cold milk • Kosher salt What you do: Make the chocolate syrup: • Combine the sugar and  water in a small saucepan. • Bring to a simmer over medium heat,… [Continue Reading]

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  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    What you need: • 3 ½ lb potatoes • 2 TB spoons salt • 6 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 cups half and half • 6 oz grated Parmesan What you do: • Peel and dice potatoes. • Place in a saucepan, add salt, cover with water. • Bring to boil over medium-high heat. •… [Continue Reading]

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    Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Soda Bread

    Ingredients: Whisk: • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1/4 cup sugar • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon salt Combine: • 1 pint sour cream • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted (8 TBsp.) • 1 egg, lightly beaten  Directions: • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. • Coat… [Continue Reading]

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    Soda Bread
  • Buzhenina

    What you need: • 2 lb  pork • 5  garlic cloves, crushed • 3 teaspoons salt • black pepper • 4 tbsp.  coarse ground mustard • 1/2 teaspoon sugar • 4 bay leaves, crushed • Water (as required) What you do: • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. •Rinse the meat and dry with paper towels. • Mix together garlic,… [Continue Reading]

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    Buzhenina
  • Green Beans With Balsamic Vinegar

    Ingredients: • 2 1/2 cups  fresh green beans • 2   garlic cloves, crushed • 5 teaspoons  balsamic vinegar • 2 1/2 teaspoons  olive oil Directions: • Rinse and snap beans. • Mix garlic, vinegar and olive oil and set aside. • Steam beans until tender but firm, approximately 10-15 minutes. • Toss with balsamic… [Continue Reading]

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    Green Beans With Balsamic Vinegar
  • Clover Dinner Rolls

    Ingredients: • 1 (1/4-ounce) package dry active yeast • 1 cup warm water, about 110 degrees F • 1/2 cup sugar • 1 egg, beaten • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 cup milk, scalded but cooled to warm • 4 ounces melted butter, plus 2 ounces • 5 cups flour, plus more, as needed Directions: • In… [Continue Reading]

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    Clover Dinner Rolls
  • 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
  • Stuffed Pepper Soup

    Ingredients: • 1 lb ground beef • 1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce • 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes • 2 TB spoons brown sugar • 32 oz beef stock • 1 green pepper, chopped • 1 onion, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 teaspoons salt • 1/2 teaspoon black… [Continue Reading]

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    Stuffed Pepper Soup
  • Caramel Apple Pie

    Ingredients: • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie • 1/2 cup unsalted butter • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1/4 cup water • 1/2 cup white sugar • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar • 6 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced Directions: • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. • Melt… [Continue Reading]

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