• Homemade Gnocchi

    5 years ago

    Gnocchi reminds me a lot of the Ukrainian "Galushki", which we made out of potatoes. Gnocchi's texture is a bit chewy and quite different from the regular pasta. They work well with many sauces or additions to soups and they freeze well for use in the future.

    Gnocchi had been on my list to make, for a very long time, but I was too afraid to try, as they seemed too complicated. After...

  • Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust

    5 years ago

    There are many pie crust recipes out there. I guess the world just needed another blog post about a pie crust, lol...I just had to share this recipe with you, it's perfectly flaky pie crust that you are going to love.

    The preparation of this recipe is extremely simple, I would highly recommend making your own crust instead of the store store bought.

    P.S. I have a few amazing...

  • Breakfast Burrito

    6 years ago

    As a working mom, I understand how difficult it can be, to prepare a healthy breakfast on a daily basis. Usually, when I prepare burritos, I store some them in a freezer for later.

    When preparing breakfast burritos, you can add all kids of fillings on the inside. Keep in mind, if you plan to store some for later, don't use vegetables that would produce juice, such as fresh tomatoes or...

  • Pizza Dough

    6 years ago

    I am listing this as a dough recipe because the topping is really up to your preference. You simply pick and choose from anything that you have at home and make that perfect pizza that your family loves.

    I have tried several different pizza dough recipes. I love this one the most for the simplicity of preparation and the texture of the dough. This recipe comes from an...

  • Pierogi

    6 years ago

    I love Costco's food sampling; it's everywhere around Costco. When I do come to the store on a hungry stomach, I get pretty full by the end of the shopping trip. It was that time, when I came across the a sampling that reminded me of the home made pierogi. They were absolutely delitious, but still did not beat the taste of the home made ones.

    My family calls them vareniki with potatoes...

  • Cabbage Rolls

    6 years ago

    I don't make cabbage rolls often, as they seem to be costing too much work, like boiling a huge cabbage head in a pot of water. But this is a very exciting tip that I learned recently. The trick is to freeze the cabbage head in advance and defrost it right before you plan to make the cabbage rolls; making it perfectly soft to make the rolls. I would suggest freezing the cabbage at least for a...

  • How to make Pumpkin Puree

    6 years ago

    Making your own pumpkin pure at home is a no brainier. Having a chance to store something inside your home with no preservatives, sounds pretty awesome to me. I used this puree to make some of my grandmas - (recipe/197)

    Pumpkins are a tasty source of vitamins and minerals, particularly beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium. It also helps prevent arterosclerosis or hardening of the...

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

    6 years ago

    Chocolate chip cookies are very close to my heart. When we just got married, we would host at our place for friends every Friday. I had no clue how to bake so I would buy box of frozen cookie dough from Costco, it was my life saver. Living in in rainy WA, warm cookies are perfect for evening treat.
    So here is a great tip: I decided to make double the recipe and freeze some for future. It...

  • Homemade Sausage

    6 years ago

    My mother has made Kielbasa every Easter and Christmas, back in Ukraine. The process included my father preparing a pig and then in evening chopping meat for kielbasa. Process here is not nearly as hard, I love making homemade sausage and freezing some for a busy day.

    In most cases, I make my own ground meat. I usually buy a whole lot, when it's on sale. My...

  • Russian pastry Chebureki

    6 years ago

    Chebyreki is a common Russian pastry that is filled with savory filling, usually ground meat. You can find Chebureki at any of the street markets in Russia.

    The dough, for Chebureki Recipe, is made with yeast and rolled out very thin. Optionally, you can use the uncooked tortillas, as they make a very similar texture to the original dough.

    I love this dish because of the...