• Baked Doughnuts

    Ingredients:  • 1 cup milk • 1 TB spoon yeast • 2 TB spoon butter, melted • 1/2 cup sugar • 2 eggs, beaten • 4 cups flour • 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: •• Place milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. • Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and… [Continue Reading]

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    Baked Doughnuts
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Ingredients: • 4 TB spoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces • 4 TB spoons  heavy cream • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices Directions: • Combine everything in saucepan. • Cook covered over low (to medium) heat, stirring occasionally until potatoes fall apart when… [Continue Reading]

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    Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Ketchup

    What you need: • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste • 1/2 cup white vinegar • 4 tablespoons brown sugar • 1 tablespoon garlic powder • 1 tablespoon onion powder • 1/4 teaspoon allspice • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon molasses • 2 1/2  cups water What you do: • Combine all ingredients in a… [Continue Reading]

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    Ketchup
  • Russian Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Bites

    What you need: Filling • 1lb ricotta cheese • 6 TB spoon unsalted butter •  2.5 oz sugar • ¼ teaspoon salt • ½ teaspoon vanilla Coating • 24 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped • 3 TB spoons unsalted butter What you do: • Melt butter. • Add ricotta cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. • Mix.… [Continue Reading]

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    Russian Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Bites
  • Perfect Pie Crust

    What you need: • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt • 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, cold • 12 tablespoons butter, (1 1/2 sticks) cold and cubed • 1⁄2 cup ice water What you do: • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt… [Continue Reading]

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    Perfect Pie Crust
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings

    Ingredients: Buffalo Sauce: • 3 ounces unsalted butter • 1 small clove garlic, minced • 1/4 cup hot sauce • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Wings: • 2.5 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, drumettes and flats separated Directions: • Place a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1-inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover… [Continue Reading]

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    Buffalo Chicken Wings
  • Banana Cookie

    What you need: • ¾ cup butter, softened • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar • 2 medium (1 cup) ripe bananas, mashed • 1 large egg • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon salt What you do: • Heat… [Continue Reading]

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    Banana Cookie
  • Green Peas

    What you need: • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1onion, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 16 ounces frozen green peas • 1 table spoon chicken stock • salt and pepper to taste What you do: •  Put your frozen peas into a bowl of cold water to thaw for about 20 minutes, drain well. … [Continue Reading]

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    Green Peas
  • Tagliatelle Mimosa

    Ingredients: Noodles: • 10.5 oz  flour • 3 eggs • 2.5 oz spinach • pinch of salt Meatballs: • 3 oz grams bread crumbs • 1 teaspoon saffron • 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated • 1 clove garlic, minced • 1 egg • 1 lb flounder fillet • salt, pepper Sauce: • 2 TB spoons… [Continue Reading]

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    Tagliatelle Mimosa
  • Lazy Khachapuri

    Ingredients: • 1 egg • 1 cup milk • 1 cup flour • 8 oz queso fresco, crumbled • 3 TB spoons butter Directions: • Whisk the egg in a bowl. • Add milk and whisk with the egg. • Add flour and mix well with the egg mixture. • Add the crumbled cheese and… [Continue Reading]

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    Lazy Khachapuri
  • Meat Tortellini

    Ingredients: Filling: • 1 lb ground pork • 1 egg • 1 TB spoon butter, melted • 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg • salt, pepper Dough: • 4.5 cups all-purpose flour • 2 large eggs • 1 ½ cup water • 1 tablespoon  melted butter • 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Dough:… [Continue Reading]

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    Meat Tortellini
  • Pelmeni – Russian Tortellini

    What you need: • 1 pound ground beef • 4 tablespoons  beef broth • 1 egg yolk • 1 finely chopped onion • Salt and ground pepper to taste • Fresh pasta, recipe follows What you do: • In a bowl combine all ingredients, except for the pasta. • Using the fresh pasta recipe, roll… [Continue Reading]

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    Pelmeni – Russian Tortellini
  • Make-Ahead Meatballs

    Ingredients: • 1/2 cup diced onion • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 lb ground beef • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs • 4 TB spoons minced fresh parsley • 1 teaspoon paprika • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt • 1 teaspoon pepper • 2 eggs, beaten • 2 TB spoons oil Directions: • Preheat oven… [Continue Reading]

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    Make-Ahead Meatballs
  • 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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    Chocolate Milk
  • Wondra® Instant Flour Substitute

    What you need: • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch What you do: • Combine flour and cornstarch. • Sift 3 times  then remove 3 tablespoons. This will aerate the flour and the weight will be right for the recipe.

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    Wondra® Instant Flour Substitute
  • Buttered Baby Carrots

    What you need: •1 package baby carrots • Water to cover • 2 Tbsp. Butter • salt and pepper to taste What you do: •  Place carrots in saucepan and add water to cover by 1/2″. • Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat to medium and simmer carrots for 3-6 minutes until… [Continue Reading]

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    Buttered Baby Carrots
  • Tomato Juice

    Ingredients: • 3 lb tomatoes, chopped • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt • 2 teaspoons sugar Directions: • Heat the tomatoes, do not boil. • Place in a sieve and press gently to extract juice. • Mix with salt and sugar. • Bring to boil and simmer for 1 minute. • Cool and serve.

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    Tomato Juice
  • Veal Stew

    Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 2 lb veal stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch pieces • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1 lb potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces • 1 large white onion, roughly chopped • 2 medium zucchinsi, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch… [Continue Reading]

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    Veal Stew