Hot Dogs Wrapped in Dough

This is easy recipe to make these beautiful and delicious hod dogs wrapped in dough. 27 years ago I tried them for the first time, during my internship after finishing technical college, in Ukraine. They were so delicious!   Dough ingredients: 1 cup warm milk 2 tbsp sugar 2 tsp yeast 1/2 tsp salt 6 tbsp …

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Garlic Rolls

These garlic rolls are good with soups or just instead of regular bread. I remember in my childhood there was a nice lady living down a street whose girls were my and my sister’s friends. Back then, there was no problem to visit each other’s home without invitation. We, kids, would come anytime unexpectedly and …

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Potato Meat Filling Patties

Ingredients: Patty dough: 2 lb potato, cooked, mashed 1 egg 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 flour, plus on a board Meat filling: 1 lb ground meat, pork or chicken (or your favorite) 1 clove of garlic, pressed/crushed 1/2 onion, medium, pureed 1 egg 1/2 tsp ground pepper 1 tsp salt Directions: In a small bowl, …

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Stewed Squash

  This summer season I did not plant squash or zucchini on my little garden. However some of the squash seeds that I sowed last season “decided” to grow this time in a midst of my new small strawberry field. Here is one of my favorite and delicious recipes of stewed squash. It also works …

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Yogurt Pancakes

About two years ago I happened to have an excess of plain Greek yogurts. Neither me nor my kids are fan of plain yogurt. I decided to try to make pancakes. After few tries, I wrote it down and got a new yogurt pancakes recipe. My kids love them! I also tried flavored yogurt. That’s good …

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Apple in Coat Pancakes

This is my mom’s recipe, my childhood memory. Pancakes with apples inside. So yummy! Ingredients: 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 tbsp sugar 1 1/2 cup flour Apples, peeled and sliced Directions: Mix the egg, buttermilk, salt, sugar, and baking soda. Let it stay for a minute, until …

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Green Borsch (Sorrel Soup)

Green borsch or sorrel soup is very popular traditional soup in Ukraine. It is the best when cooked with fresh sorrel leaves. Not only in Ukraine but also in diaspora, Ukrainians grow sorrel at garden to have it available most of the time. Sorrel is perennial plant and is green all the time except winter …

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Squash and Tomatoes From My Garden

These beautiful squashes “decided” to grow up this year in the midst of my new strawberry field. Last year, I sowed the seeds along with other vegetables but these didn’t grow at all. It was a nice surprise to see several squash plants among strawberries so I decided to keep them there. And these tomatoes came …

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Italian Tomatoes

One of my FB friends shared this recipe and I tried it today. It was super delicious and quick to make. Ingredients: 4-5 medium tomatoes (I used my home-grown Roma tomatoes) 1 garlic clove 2 tsp chopped dill 2 tsp chopped parsley 1/3 tsp salt 1/3 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp honey mustard  ground black pepper, to taste 2 …

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Pork Meatballs (with or without mushrooms)

Ingredients: 1 lb 6 oz (600g) ground pork 1 medium potato, peeled, uncooked 1 oz (30 g) white bread 1/2 medium onion 1 clove of garlic (optional) 1/2 tsp ground pepper 1 3/4 tsp salt 1 egg Flour for the rolling Mushroom Filling (optional): 5-7 mushrooms 1/4 onion, medium 2-3 tbsp oil Salt and pepper …

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Kissel

  Kissel is a popular European drink/dessert, made from fruits or berries, and thickened with potato starch (corn starch won’t work). Ingredients: 6 cup water 2 1/4 cup mix of blackberries and blueberries 4 tbsp potato starch 3/4 cup sugar Directions: Put berries in a pot with water, bring to boil, reduce heat, cook for about 5 minutes. …

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Apple-Berry Kompot (Compote)

Kompot is very easy to make, and is a popular, healthy drink. It can be made from any fruits and/or berries. Ingredients: 2 cup apple chunks/cubes 1 cup blackberries or blueberries (or mix of both) 7 cup water 5 oz (140 g) sugar or to taste Directions: Put the fruits/berries into the water, bring to a …

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Canned Berries

It is really nice having several blueberry bushes on my backyard. Every summer I can enjoy this highly beneficial gift of nature without paying extra money. Right behind my backyard fence, there’s a nice trail with blackberry bushes alongside. It’s another blessing, to collect some blueberries when it’s a season. This little piece of nature …

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Fluffy Mini Cheescakes

I’ve found this recipe at Food Lovers and tried it making today. It is very similar to another recipe I use for years (I’ll post it soon, too), but the main difference is that these mini cheesecakes are baked in decorative muffin mold (use a regular one if there’s no decorative available). These cuties just came out …

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Pickles

This was my original recipe I used for many years to make pickles and I’m still using it along with new pickles with ketchup recipe which became my favorite. My beloved grandmother was a great cook. She never used any written recipes except a few like pickles or canned tomatoes. This recipe was one of them. With …

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