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…
This spring has especially drawn me to fresh salads, herbs and all things grilled. I’ve been excessively using my newly found favorite garlic sauce, Toum, from CosettesKitchen.com .
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.
Strawberries are one of those foods that just breathe summer. Whether you prefer them fresh, or preserved, its important to retain that refreshing flavor. Strawberries may seem very plain and ordinary but underneath that juicy goodness is a healthy dose of antioxidants and folic acid. This versatile recipe can easily be used for other berries…
Smoky, crunchy, creamy, sweet, peppery, fresh… are just some of the words that can describe this amazing salad. We took some of our favorite flavors and incorporated them into a protein-packed salad that could easily be served as a whole meal in itself.
The whole house gets filled with a warm sweet-bread-like aroma as fresh crepes are cooked, thin round sheets of goodness slathered with butter. Crepes are heavenly just with a healthy brushing of butter but the most simplest way we enjoyed them growing up was folded into triangles and dipped into homemade jam or preserves.
Our families’ version of Chicken Udon Soup may not be exactly traditional but it is definitely a meal that our family and guests enjoy immensely! Even though most soups are usually reserved for the colder seasons, this one still is a favorite on warmer days.
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.
The smell of fresh waffles in the morning is just irresistible! Waffles are a special treat for our family and any leftovers get reheated in a toaster and enjoyed just as much.
My love for salmon was born while living in Alaska and enjoying a bounty of fresh Alaskan salmon. We got so picky choosing between pink, red, silver and king salmon. Our favorite was King salmon, bright red in color, rich in good fats and flavor beyond all descriptions.