Monday, February 29, 2016

Lemon Garlic Salmon



What you need:

2 pieces of salmon defrosted
2 garlic cloves pressed 1 garlic clove per each salmon
1/2 of a lemon
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bacon Garlic Potatoes


What you need:
9 red potatoes cut into forth's
4 garlic cloves pealed
5 slices of bacon chopped into small pieces
3 T of parsley or dill

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lasagna


What you need:

1 1/2 lbs of pork
4 cups of mozzarella cheese
8 strips of lasagna pasta
1 14 oz can of ricotta cheese

What you need for the sauce:

1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
2 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 8 oz can of tomato paste
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 of a bell pepper diced
4 mushrooms sliced
1/4 cup of Italian parsley
1 tomato diced
1 Tbsp of basil paste

Friday, February 19, 2016

Kvass



What you will need:

1 gallon of room temperature apple juice
3 gallons of warm water
4 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of lemon juice
6 tsp of instant coffee
2 tbsp of сусла also called wort or malt (you can find it at the Russian store)
2 tbsp yeast
This will make 5 gallons.

Zuppa Toscana


 

What you will need:

1/2 lb Italian Sausage
1/4 cup bacon bits
1/2 onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
4 Potatoes pealed and cubed
3 cups chicken broth and 3 cups water
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Meringue Cookies




What you need:

1/2 cup of sugar
2 room temperature egg whites
food coloring any that you prefer
I used 10 drops of light blue and 3 drops of light green

Lava Cake

Lava Cake




What you need:

1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp of butter
4 tsp of sugar
1 Tbsp of flour
1 egg whisked

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies


What you need:

1 Stick of butter bring to room temperature
If your butter is cold, just microwave it for 30sec
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/4 tsp of salt
3/4 cup of chocolate chips

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Fajitas

Fajitas



What you need:

2 Chicken breasts
1 bell pepper sliced
1/2 onions sliced
cheese
lettuce
lemon
tortillas
sour cream (optional)
salsa (optional)
salt and pepper

Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza



Pizza anyone? I love pizza, there are so many different
kinds out there. This is a margherita pizza. Its simple and
easy to make. An original margherita pizza is topped of with
a delicious marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, garlic,olive oil,
and some fresh basil. The pizza is then baked at a high temperature
for a couple of minutes to get a nice crispy crust. To my pizza 
I added some Italian sausage, bell pepper, and mushrooms.
It is delicious with lots of flavors. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

What you need:

Pre-made pizza dough
marinara sauce
mozzarella cheese
1/2 lb of fried Italian sausage
1 fresh tomatoes sliced
1 bell pepper sliced 
3 sliced mushrooms
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic squeezed
1 tbsp of fresh basil or in a tube

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Shurpa (шурпа)

Shurpa (шурпа)




Shurpa is one of my favorites, something I grew up eating.
It is similar to a beef stew and is very simple to make with lots of flavors.
It is well known in central Asia. There's many different kind of shurpas,
this one is slow cooked so the meat and all the vegetables absorb all of 
the delicious flavors. 

Ingredients:

1-2 lbs of beef cubed
2 onions sliced
5 carrots julienne cut
6 potatoes peeled and cut into 4s
1 can tomato sauce
1/4 cup oil
7 cups of water
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp onion powder

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Strawberry Cake Bars (Tertiy Perog)

Strawberry Cake Bars
(Tertiy Perog)




1 stick of margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg room temperature
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vinegar
2 cups + 2 Tbsp flour
1 cup of strawberry jam 
powder sugar for sifting

Friday, February 5, 2016

Buckwheat with Gravy (Grechka)

Buckwheat with Gravy
(Grechka)


What you need for the buckwheat:

1 cup buckwheat
1 3/4 cup water
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp salt

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pickle Soup (Rassolnik)

Pickle Soup (Rassolnik)




1/3 cups rice

2 medium size potatoes pealed and cubed

1 pickle shredded
1/2 of an onion diced
1 carrot shredded
1/4 cup tomato sauce + 1/4 of a cup water
1/2 lb of pork meat