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Double-baked Almond Croissants

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

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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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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