• Potato Pancakes Recipe

    6 years ago

    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, onion, eggs, seasoning and, on some occasions, even flour. Crunchy edges of the potato pancakes were my favorite, during childhood. I often asked mom to fry my piece for a longer time to make it extra crispy.

  • Chicken Mushroom Soup

    6 years ago

    Here is a pretty funny story. Back in Ukraine we always picked mushrooms, so here when we found out that some places here also grow mushrooms, my family was excited. Tim & I decided to join them one time to pick some. It was in the mountains; Tim tells me that he will climb high up. I was following him. Almost at the top he says, "look there is a bear!" OHH WOW!!! I wanted to scream, cry...

  • Pork Kabobs

    6 years ago

    This is by far the simplest recipe for Kabobs I know and it’s the best. Most of you might have this recipe. Time for family get together? This has you covered!!!!
    I always say that I don't eat pork or like it, this is the time that I will eat pork and really enjoy it :)

  • Roasted Lamb

    6 years ago

    The most important part for me in preparing a lamb roast, is to marinate it in advance. Browning all sides of the meat is a great tip for making any roast. It will keep juices on the inside of the meat. Very simple and such a timeless meal to make, yet so delicious.

  • Meat Roulade

    6 years ago

    Updated: November 21, 2012

    Roulade is especially a great appetizer to have during holidays and parties. It's made beforehand and served cold over the next several days.

    It is also one of my favorite snacks to have around the house. Often, I have moments when I open a fridge, grab a snack and go; and it helps to have these roulades, sliced and ready to grab.

  • Salmon Mushroom Bake

    6 years ago

    Few years back I had girls get together at my place for a recipe exchange party. It was so much fun, bonding with the ladies while enjoying yummy food. Years later this salmon dish is still one of my favorite dishes from that day.

    This salmon bake is absolutely amazing. The juice of an onion gives salmon nice sweetness, topped with some mushrooms and cheese is so delicious.

  • Russian Split Pea Soup

    6 years ago

    Updated December 12, 2013
    This recipe is brought to you from the cold days of the former Soviet Union. Back in those cold days my grandmother use to prepare this soup in her tiny log house. Us kids would then eat it warm, while looking out the window to a chilly winter. She made the soup because the vegetable supply at those times was short, while the peas were more available, and it...

  • Chicken Gizzard Mushroom Soup

    6 years ago

    This bring many memories form childhood. We would go out to forest and pick mushrooms, bring them home and mom dried them for winter. I love the flavor it gives the soup (if you are not mushrooms fan, don't use them, soup will still taste yummy)
    People often are shocked that I use gizzards in my food but it is one of my favorite things to use in soups.

  • Meatball Soup

    6 years ago

    Updated August 13, 2013

    Meatball soup is a common dish in European countries, often served as a first course at a dinner. This soup is light and at the same time it has a nice meatiness to it. Kids love the floating meatballs, often bringing them to extinct, before the rest of the soup gets touched.

    If for any reason you don't like rice in your soup, feel free to replace it with...

  • Chicken Noodle Soup

    6 years ago

    Updated January 20, 2014
    Chicken Noodle Soup is often used as a remedy for colds, flus or other sicknesses. That's because of its worm, comforting taste. It's light on the stomach, easy to eat even when you feel stomach-sick and restores that strength, with all its nutrition.

    But you don't have to wait to get sick to enjoy it; good food should be eaten all the time. This soup...