Plov with Raisins

Ingredients: 1 lb (450 g) meat (pork, lamb, or beef) 9 oz (250 ml) oil 1 lb (450 g) carrot 1 lb (450 g) onion 1 lb (450 g) rice 1 oz (30 g) garlic cloves, unpeeled 4 cup hot water 1/4 cup raisins 1-2 tsp dry barberries, optional 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 tsp …

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Mushroom and Meat Gravy

Ingredients: 3 cup + 5 oz (140 ml) water 7 oz (200 g) meat 7 oz (200 g) mushrooms 3 tbsp flour 1 tbsp onion, chopped 1 tsp Adobo Goya Seasoning 1/8 tsp ground pepper 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dry dill 1/2 tsp dry parsley Directions: Cut the meat and mushrooms into small pieces. …

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Baked Potato with Meat

Ingredients: 2 lb (1kg) potato 1/2 lb (450 g) meat, your favorite Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste 1 onion, medium 1-2 tsp parsley, dry or chopped Directions: Cut the meat in small chunks, cook in a pan until it’s ready. Cut the potato in chunks. Cut the onion in rings or half rings. Combine …

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Meat and Mushroom Casserole

Ingredients: 9 oz (250 g) pasta, cooked 10 oz (300 g) meat 1 lb (450 g)mushrooms 2-3 tbsp onion, chopped 2 tbsp butter 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 tsp ground pepper 2 tsp dry or fresh parsley 2 tsp dry or fresh dill 1 tsp Adobo Goya Seasoning Mozzarella cheese, shredded Cheddar cheese, shredded   …

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Zuppa Toscana (Italian Soup)

While visiting my cousin in Rochester, NY, several years ago, I was offered to try this famous Italian soup, homemade. Lucy, my cousin, is an excellent cake baker and cook. She shared with me some of her recipes and this is one of them. I’ve added a few modifications to my personal taste preferences and …

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Turkey Stuffed with Rice

This recipe can be used on any occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other. You may also use duck or chicken instead of turkey, with smaller amount of ingredients of course. My family really likes rice stuffing that comes only in this way of cooking. For this recipe I had 17 lb turkey. Ingredients: 3 tbsp …

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Crab and Vegetable Salad

I’ve decided to experiment with adding more vegetables to crab salad. It came up really good too. Ingredients: 6 oz imitation crab meat, flakes or chunks 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped  1/2 cup cucumber, sliced and cut in quarters  1/3 cup cauliflower, cut in small chunks 1/3 cup broccoli, cut in small chunks 1/3 cup red bell …

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Pirozhki – Fried Rolls – Quick and Easy

It took for me only 35 minutes today to make these delicious fried rolls. Of course, my Kitchen Aid mixer helped me to save some time of preparation. Dough Ingredients: 1 cup warm water 1 egg 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp active dry yeast 3 1/4 cup flour Oil …

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Crab Salad – Simple and Delicious

Back in Ukraine, in my community we never grew celery. I didn’t even know how it looks like.  Neither real crab meat or imitation was available to average people in our region. After moving to the US, I was introduced to both these products but I’ve never been a fan of them until now.   This simple combination of imitation …

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Sauerkraut Soup

To make this delicious sauerkraut borscht (soup), you’ll need to have a good sauerkraut ready.  I’m using my own prepared, crunchy and super good sauerkraut (see the recipe here). Ingredients: 3-4 oz meat, your favorite, any kind: raw (need to cook) or braised 6 cups  water 3-4 potatoes 1 carrot, small to medium size (optional, …

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Zucchini Nut Bread

Many years ago I’ve received a card in my mail with a Banana Nut Bread recipe. I’ve used that recipe many times and it was delicious.  Recently, having an excess of zucchini and squash from my little backyard garden, I’ve decided to use them in this recipe instead of bananas.  It turned out delicious as well. …

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Red Borsch

Red borsch can be called a “king of Ukrainian soups”. This is one of the most popular and famous recipes in Ukraine and other countries. There are many different ways to cook red borsch.  Women in Ukraine learned lots of recipes from word of mouth, from generation to generation.  Definitely those recipes were modified to …

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Traditional Buttermilk Pancakes

I LOVE this breakfast combination!  Traditional buttermilk pancakes with scrambled egg and bacon. Plus fresh home-grown tomatoes or cucumbers from own backyard. Pancakes Ingredients: 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/3 cup flour Coconut or olive oil for cooking Pancakes preparation: Mix egg, buttermilk, salt, and baking soda. Let …

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Potato Pancakes

Ingredients: 4 potato, medium to large 1/2 onion 1 egg 1/4 tsp ground pepper 1+ tsp salt 10-12 tbsp flour (2 1/2 – 3 tbsp per one potato) Oil for cooking Directions: Peel and cut the potato and onion into small pieces. Make a puree using a blender like Ninja or similar. Add the egg, …

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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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