Белочка, which literally translates “Squirrel” from Russian, is a quicker and easier version of the Russian Honey Cake. My first encounter with this cake was the day before my wedding. To solve the problem of running out of dessert, (which would be catastrophic for a Russian wedding) my quick-witted bridesmaid aptly whipped up a dozen…
Making pies is such a fun process, providing plenty of room for artistic expression and incorporating layers of flavors. Best of all, the reward of digging your fork into a perfectly flaky pie crust and hurriedly slurping up a juicy fruit or berry filling makes all the hard work worthwhile.
When earthy, robust meets fresh and vibrant flavors…enter the Arugula Beet Summer Salad. Peppery notes of Arugula and Parsley combine with fresh and vibrant mint leaves and dill. The next layer of the salad presents slow roasted sweet golden and red beets, medium boiled eggs, and creamy, tangy Gorgonzola cheese. To top it all off,…
Making Alaskan salmon pie with my grandma is one of my favorite memories of time spent with her in Alaska. I would escape to her apartment to do my homework, while I was still in High School. After I was done with my homework we would make salmon pie.
This is one cake that brings back childhood memories of birthday parties shared with crowds of cousins, aunts and uncles and of course a homemade Russian Napoleon cake.
Crème Brûlées are one of the most popular desserts served in fancy restaurants. Have you ever wondered what makes what makes them so popular? The creamy, silky texture of a well made crème brûlée appeals to many people of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds.
Quick, creamy, and fulfilling is a good description of this great one pan dish! We first tried a version of this recipe done by Jamie Oliver and it has been a favorite ever since.
There is a joke in our house, if I’m making bread that means I need to relieve some stress. It’s true, making traditional bread is hard work and can be used to release some tension while at the same time creating an artisan loaf. To make this bread, you don’t need to wait for a…
Cranberries and pecans are a few of my favorite flavors for the fall and wintertime. The flavors of sweet, tart, nutty, and earthy are all packed into fluffy cream based scones which, in my opinion, are perfect for any time of the day, not just breakfast or brunch.
Scones are like a blank canvas that could be transformed into a deliciously beautiful teatime treat by adding various fruits, nuts, extracts, etc.