Does the beginning of a new school year bring a flood of anxiety and dread when it comes to your kids’ school lunches? Do you stress every night or every morning over what to pack for your child(ren) that would be nutritious, fun, and waste-free?
Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat consisting of a delicately crunchy wafer cookie that sandwiches indulgent dark chocolate or raspberry filling? Kids and adults alike favor the “Milano Cookie” made by Pepperidge Farms for its satisfying rich butter taste and delicate flavors.
Growing up in a traditional Russian home meant that our “fast” food was more like savory Piroshki and chicken liver sandwiches instead of burgers and hot dogs. For most Americans, the lure for a great burger can be traced back to a nostalgic childhood food sold at almost any street corner of their hometown, available…
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.
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,…
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.
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.