Easter Bread

In Northern Europe, making Kulich/Easter Bread, is a big part of an Easter celebration. Traditional Easter Bread consists of a round shaped, sweet tasting bread with raisins.

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Raspberry Chocolate Roll

The first desert I ever made, was actually a roll. It was when I was engaged to my hubby and we were going out with his family. Everyone was impressed by the roll, while I was...

Potato Pancakes Recipe

Updated: April 9, 2014
Potato pancakes are very popular in Slavic community, in terms of breakfast. It's a combination of a very few simple ingredients such as potatoes,...

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    Broccoli Crab Salad Recipe

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    This salad is balanced with a great variety of flavors. The creamy dressing is delicious, with a small hint of garlic and lemon. Feel free to substitute mayonnaise with Greek yogurt. You can prepare this salad ahead of time, by dicing up broccoli and cauliflower. Crab can be diced also, but keep it in a separate dish, until you are ready to serve the salad.
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    Dumpling Casserole Recipe

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    This recipe has been emailed to me from one of the readers. She's mentioned that it has been their family's hit recipe and I think I know why. Pelmeni (a.k.a. Dumplings) on their own are pretty bomb, but to let it swim in delicious, creamy sauce, triples the bombness. If don't have Pelmeni on-hand, you can use large pasta shells, just fill them with some...
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    European Easter Bread Recipe

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    Easter Breads are a huge part of Easter in most parts of Europe, probably just as important as the Easter Bunny in US. People bake loads of bread and share them among each other. This recipe is a European variant of our favorite Easter Bread recipe. The bread itself is as soft as cotton candy and when it bakes, the whole house feel like a bakery, for a moment. When I baked...
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    Dulce De Leche Macarons Recipe

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    Macarons can be challenging to make, but are so delicious when they exit the stove. I've shared hundreds of Dulce De Leche Macarons with friends and there have been quite a number of requests for this recipe. People love the caramel flavor it achieves with dulce de leche cream. If you are looking for an easy way to prepare dulce de leche, feel free to hop on to...
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    Chicken Kotleti Recipe

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    Chicken Kotleti are similar to chicken nuggets. They are perfect for snacking or when served with pasta, mashed potatoes or an addition of protein to any salad. Kids love them as much, if not more than chicken nuggets. This recipe makes the most amazing, juicy kotleti. That's why you see all this beautiful, shiny gloss. Thanks to our good friend, Vera, from Instagram, for sharing such a...
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    Chocolate Mocha Cookies

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    The name, Mocha Cookies, pretty much explains it, but let me tell you a bit about the taste. They taste almost like brownies, with crust all around and a tiny flavor of coffee. Last weekend, we took a trip with friends for a few nights at a cabin. Not only did we stay up and have a blast, but we had a good excuse to pig out late in the evening, eating these cookies and burgers at 10PM. Next time...