Pea Soup

Ingredients: 3 + 2 cup water 3-4 oz (100 g) meat, beef, pork or chicken 3/4 cup dry peas 1 potatoes, medium 1/2 carrot, medium 1/4 onion, medium 1/2 tbsp Chicken Base Bullion (optional, I buy it at Costco) 1/2 tsp Goya Adobo Seasoning (my favorite) 1/8 tsp ground pepper 1/2 tsp dill, fresh or dried, …

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Creamy Dish Gravy With Meat

You can make this gravy with your favorite meat, also it’s perfect with shrimps. Since I developed this recipe, it has became my family’s favorite. Ingredients: 1 lb meat (chicken or pork) or pilled and cooked shrimps 2 cup heavy cream seasoned salt ground black pepper 1 clove of garlic, pressed fresh or frozen parsley, …

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Baked Potato

Ingredients: 2 lb (1 kg) young potato, white, yellow, or red 3 cup water 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp butter or olive oil 1 tsp dry or fresh parsley (fresh or frozen dill would work as well) 1/3 tsp pepper 2 cloves of garlic, pressed 1/3 tsp seasoned salt Directions: Cook potato in 3 cups of …

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Sauerkraut

Cabbage is highly beneficial for our health in any way: raw, cooked, stewed and so on. With this recipe, you’ll get delicious and crunchy sauerkraut. Ingredients: 6 lb (3 kg) white cabbage 1 lb (1/2 kg) carrot 3 tbsp sea salt 3 tbsp sugar Directions: Shred the cabbage. Shred the carrot using the Julienne Vegetable …

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Pelmeni

Pelmeni dough can be made several different ways: Recipe 1 (for approximately 80 pieces): 1 cup water 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 cup + 1/4 cup flour (to add on a board)   Recipe 2 (for approximately 80 pieces): 1 cup water 1/2 tsp salt 2 tbsp oil 2 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup flour (to add …

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Pickles with Ketchup

With this recipe, you’ll get 5-1qt glass jars, filled with whole or sliced cucumbers. Marinate Ingredients: 5 pint (1600 ml) water 12 oz (350 ml) vinegar, 5% acidity 1 cup sugar 2 1/2 tbsp salt 5 oz (150 g) (or more, if you like spicier) ketchup, spicy (like “Tabasco”,  or “Chile”  from European stores) Leaf …

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Potato Salad – Olivye

  The potato salad is one of the most favorite and most popular dishes in Ukraine and Russia.  All my family and friends love this salad. In Ukraine, potato salad is known by two names.  The first and original name is a “meat salad”.  Why meat?  Years ago when sausage or bologna was rarely sold …

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Lacy Pancakes

This is another quick and easy variation of pancakes recipe. The structure of batter and temperature of preheated frying pan will make these pancakes look like a lace. Ingredients: 1 cup buttermilk 1 large egg 1 1/2 tbsp sugar 1/3 tsp salt 1 tbsp oil 1 cup flour 1/3 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup very …

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Strawberry with Sour Cream Dessert

This recipe was made by my grandmother who is still with us at age of 90.  She was an amazing cook although she never used a recipe book! She cooked her food in a unique way and it was always SUPER DELICIOUS! One of those never written in a cookbook recipes is still my favorite …

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Cottage Cheese Stuffed Apples

This is very simple and healthy dessert you can make any time. Ingredients: 3 medium apples 4 tbsp cottage cheese Sugar to taste Pinch of salt   Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Cut the stem out of the apple and hollow out the center. In a cup, mash the …

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Pork Skewers / Kebabs / Shashliki

These delicious skewers, if done properly, could be the best option for any party, special celebration or just a dinner. I make them from pork meat. My favorite meat is so-called pork carnita (in my local store).  But you may try a different kind of pork if carnita is not available at your local food stores. …

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Pancakes

Hi there, Although I have several variations of pancakes recipes that are included in one of my recipe books, I have found and modified to my personal preferences one more recipe and these pancakes became my kids’ favorite. Ingredients: 14 oz (400 ml) buttermilk or kefir 2 eggs pinch of salt 2 tbsp sugar (or less) …

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Quick Hot Mini-Sandwiches

Here is another recipe of quick hot mini-sandwiches. If you are going to have unexpected or short time notified guests/visitors, this recipe is for you. Ingredients: 1 long and thin French bread (I always choose one made with natural ingredients) 1 medium tomato 2-12.5 oz cans of chicken breast 3 to 4 oz imitation crab …

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Hot Mini-Sandviches

Ingredients: Bread – 10 slices Sausages – 3-4 pieces Cheese – 3.5 oz (100 grams), grated Tomato – 1 piece Garlic – 2 cloves Mayonnaise – 1 tablespoon Ketchup – 3 tablespoons Fresh herbs – to taste Ground black pepper – to taste Preparation: Cut the sausage into small pieces and put in a deep …

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Easter Bread

It’s just a time to bake a home made sweet Easter bread. One of such a recipe is offered below: Ingredients: 2 cups milk, warm 1 1/2 tbsp dry east 6 eggs, large 1 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 7 oz (200 grams) butter, melted 5 cups flour, white (or little more) 2 cups …

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