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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Meatballs / Patties (with or without mushrooms)

Ingredients: 1 lb 6 oz (600g) ground pork or ground chicken thighs 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 …

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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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Meatball Soup

Do you like soups? When I was a little girl, soups were not my favorite food. Back then we didn’t have much seasoning available except salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Later, when good and healthy seasoning became available in stores, I have developed my own soups recipes that are delicious and all my family members …

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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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