Marinated Tomatoes

This recipe is a total bonanza! And surprisingly, only takes a few minutes to make. Thanks to our good friend, Vera, from Instagram, for sharing.

My husband is no fan of...

Cheese Dumpling Recipe

These easy dumplings are a lazy way of making Russian Farmers Cheese Varenyky at home, in just a fraction of the time.

A friend...

Banana Zucchini Bread

As many of you have notices that I am a little obsessed with zucchini recipes. There are dozens of them on our blog, just search for "zucchini", you will understand what I mean....

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    Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

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    Making homemade BBQ sauce may sound insane, but now that we make our own Alfredo Sauce and Caesar Dressing, might as well add BBQ Sauce to the list. I believe the more of the homemade foods you can eat, the healthier lifestyle you would have. Just like any mom, I do like occasional eating out and to purchase the pre-made foods. But if there is an easy way...
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    Russian Stuffed Bell Peppers

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    There are many verities of the Stuffed Bell Peppers recipes out there, this one is the traditional type. A friend of mine, Inna, is the most amazing housewife and a cook. She shared a recipe with me and inspired me to give the Russian Stuffed Bell Peppers a try. I did adjust a few things to my own liking, but the recipe is very close to what I originally got. I knew this one would be a challenge...
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    Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks

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    There is a serious obsession going on here with zucchini. This may be my hundredth zucchini recipe on here. They grow on my mother's garden, like weeds and I love their taste, so I will be sharing all the creative ways of using zucchini. By the way, did you try the Zucchini Bread recipe yet? Oh, it's so good... These zucchini crust, cheesy bread sticks are freakishly amazing....
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    Apricot Farmer Cheese Cake

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    This farmer cheese cake with apricots, is one of those old Russian, classic cakes. You may have noticed that Russian pastries are often made with farmers cheese. That's because back in the days of our grandparents, people in villages did not own refrigerators, and since it was hard to preserve milk, they ended up making farmers cheese. They've used it in crepes and all sorts...
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    Zucchini Vegetable Slice

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    Zucchini Vegetable Slice is a savory cake that can be served as main course, breakfast or as a side dish. It's very filling and healthy at the same time. It does require a bit of baking time, but other than that, it's pretty quick to prepare. This savory cake has a great balance of flavors. Carrots and onion give it a nice sweetness, while cheese enriches it with savory flavors, giving it a...
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    Grilled Zucchini and Mushrooms

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    As many of you know from my Instagram, I've been cooking the entire last week at a church's kid's camp. It was such an exhausting week physically on my body, so we've decided to just take a weekend off, to relax at Seaside. We do love to travel and always bring home so many memories, but this trip was special, weather was great. We've relaxed at the...