Golubtsi is popular dish in many Eastern European countries and the Middle East made of cabbage leaves stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Very similar to dolma, which uses grape leaves. In Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, cabbage rolls with smoked pork are very popular at Christmas. They are cooked in a skillet or baked in the oven. In Romania,...Read more
Soft dough with a delicious sweet and sour cherry filling. Pirozhki are a Russian-Ukrainian dish of dough with filling that is baked or fried. There are many recipes for making dough for pirozhki and a variety of toppings as well. It can be meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, cheese, jam, vegetable or fruit toppings. Savory pirozhki make great accompaniments to soups,...Read more
Another spring-summer healthy salad from my childhood. Fresh, delicious and easy to prepare. Instead of sour cream you can use plain yogurt. You can add lettuce to this salad as well if you like....Read more
Usually I cook khachapuri a different way, for example "Adjarian khachapuri". This time I decided to simplify the recipe a bit and it still turned out great. Instead of using a special cheese called "suluguni" or "imeretian" cheese, I used "bryndza" (a sheep milk cheese made in Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine). It's sort...Read more
This cake has many different names, Monastic hut, Cherry Hill, Cherry Orchard, Honeycomb, rolls with cherries etc. I think Winter Cherry Cake sounds and describes it better in English.
Potato latkes are a traditional Jewish dish for Hanukkah but they can be made on any other day as an appetizer or side dish for dinner. Latkes are usually made from potatoes and onions, but you can also add zucchini, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips and more. If you want your latkes to be golden crispy on the outside and...Read more
A fun take on stuffed bell peppers for Halloween. Try to vary the filling, adding some vegetables to the meat like grated carrots, zucchini or different herbs to your taste. If you like spicy food, then add some chopped jalapeno. You can serve these peppers with tomato sauce, mixing it with sour cream, salt and pepper. Very tasty peppers...Read more
Stuffed bell peppers is a popular dish in Bulgarian, Romanian, Moldovan and Azerbaijan cuisine. The main ingredients are bell peppers, minced meat, rice and grated tomatoes. Usually stuffed peppers are served with sour cream. I remember when I was a child my mother cooked these peppers a lot for us. My brothers and I never ate the peppers, which is...Read more