Simply Delicious Mashed Potato

One way to make your mashed potato more delicious is to add fried onion in it. I’ve learned this recipe from my beloved grandmother who was an amazing cook.  Cook your potato in a regular way, salt to taste. Drain water. Use as much butter as you usually add to your mashed potato. Melt it …

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“Sochniki” – Sweet Cheese Cookies/Patties

Ingredients for dough: 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar  200 g (7 oz) sour cream 150 g butter, soft 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 3 cups flour + 1/2 cup on a board   Ingredients for filling: 1 lb (or more) farmer cheese 1 tsp vanilla a pinch of salt 1 egg  3 tbsp sour cream  1 …

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Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 125 g unsalted butter 1 cup poppy seeds 1 tbsp baking powder 1 cup flour ½ to 1 cup nuts – optional Preparation: In a small pot, put poppy seeds and about 2 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, boil for 5 minutes. Turn heat …

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Double-baked Almond Croissants

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You will need: 1 pack of 24 small or 12 large croissants  Sliced almonds Filling ingredients: 1.5 cup almond flour  1 cup sugar powder 125 g or 1 stick butter, soft 0.5 tsp almond extract (optional) 0.5 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 1 tsp cocoa (optional) 2 eggs For syrup: 0/5 cup water 1 tbsp sugar or …

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Delicious Filled Crescent Rolls

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1/2 lb margarine or butter or shortening 1/2 tsp baking soda  1-2 tsp lemon juice flour, approximately 3  cups Preparation: Combine 2 cups of flour and margarine. Grind by hands to small pieces. Mix baking soda and lemon juice for reaction. Add mixture and sour cream to the flour/margarine. Mix …

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Sugar Cookies

Yesterday I made cookies for my son’s school fund raiser. I’ve chosen one recipe from my very first recipe book that I started years ago in Ukraine.  That was originally Nuts Sugar Cookies, but for sake of possible nut allergies, I decided to do them without nuts. Instead, I glazed them making such beautiful colorful …

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“Mushroom Valley” Salad

  Ingredients: Chicken meat – 5 oz (150g) Coconut or olive oil –  2-3 tbsp Potato, medium – 1 Carrot, medium – 1 Eggs, large – 2 Mozzarella cheese, or similar –   3 oz (100g) Mushrooms, marinated –  5 oz (150g) Green onion (chives) –  5 to 7 Baby dill, fresh or frozen – 2 …

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Tomatoes with Cheese and Mayonnaise

  Ingredients: Tomatoes, medium Hard cheese – mozzarella, parmesan, or similar Mayonnaise (homemade recipe here) Garlic, crushed –  ½ clove Preparation: Use as many tomatoes as you need, to make this dish. Slice tomatoes in circles, put them on a plate. Grate the cheese using a small grater. Get a little plastic bag, cut a …

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Vinegret Vegetable Salad

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Ingredients Beet – 1 large or 2 medium Potatoes – 2 medium Carrots – 2 medium Onion – ½ medium Sweet peas, canned – ½ can (15 oz – 430 g) Pickles – 3-4 pieces or 1 cup sliced Sea salt – ½ tsp Oil – 2 tbsp Preparation: Cook the beets in a pot …

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Berry Kvass

Berry kvass is a modification of apple kvass and also is really good. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup blackberries 4 qt 6 oz (4 liter) water 6 tbsp apple vinegar 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh or concentrate 1 tbsp instant coffee 1 tsp fresh active dry yeast (add 1/2 tsp …

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Apple Kvass

This non-alcoholic beverage is very popular in Ukraine and good during hot weather.  There are many different recipes of kvass and this is one of my favorite. Ingredients: 2 cup apple juice 4 qt 6 oz (4 liter) water 6 tbsp apple vinegar 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh or concentrate 1 tbsp instant coffee 1 …

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Sweet Rice with Prunes

Ingredients: 2 cup white rice 5 large eggs 1 cup sugar (or less) 10 oz (300 g) butter, melted 1 tsp salt 3 cups milk, warm Prunes Directions: Rinse the rice. Combine and mix the rice, eggs, sugar, butter, salt, and milk, then transfer to a cast iron pot (or any other). Put into preheated …

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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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