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.
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.
Who doesn’t love a good cup of hot chocolate on a cold day? We do! Over the years we perfected our hot chocolate recipe to be exactly what we wanted; a rich, chocolatey but not too sweet, hot beverage. Most of the packaged varieties just did not have the deep chocolate flavor and were overpowered…
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.
One of my favorite fall flavors from my childhood is pumpkin kasha, as we called it. Back then it was a very basic recipe consisting of a large pumpkin, rice, and milk.