Category Archives: By Country

Halushki, Lazy Vareniki (Gnocchi)

These delicate cottage cheese dumplings are from my childhood, my mother and grandmother cooked them often. The recipe is very simple, quick and easy to make, so they are also called 'lazy vareniki'. Cottage cheese can be substituted with ricotta cheese. Halushki, Lazy Vareniki can be served with butter, sour cream, honey, jam or puree of fresh fruit...
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Spanish Peppers Appetizer

Bright, fragrant, and flavorful appetizer from peppers,  perfectfor any holiday, party or a picnic. Very good with meat, fish. The longer the peppers marinated, the brighter and more expressive the peppers taste....
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Russian Sandwich with Herring

Excellent Russian sandwich with herring. This appetizer looks great on the table (but they won't last long, especially for men with vodka:)) You can make a canape by putting the herring onto a small piece of bread (in the store they sell rye bread in the form of squares). Instead of herring, you can substitute salted trout...
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Chicken Tajine with Herbs and Spices

I wrote earlier about cooking with a tajine and here is another recipe that is delicious!There are many advantages to cooking in the tagine and this recipe takes advantage of it by keeping the chicken moist and tender and combining all the flavors of the ingredients put into the tagine. This rich flavor can't be made in an ordinary pan....
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‘Hychiny’ – Thin piroshki with potatoes and cheese

Hychiny - pies with potato and cheese or meat stuffed with herbs, the national dish of Karachay and Balkar. This is one of the most prestigious courses in the list of bakery foods Karachay-Balkar Kitchen. I cooked 'hychiny' with potatoes and cheese stuffing, adding some mushrooms and changed shape.  Usually hychiny  are round and sliced into 4 pieces. Toppings...
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Baked potatoes with bacon and herbs

A recipe from my childhood, the only difference is that we cook it without the herbs. In Ukraine potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, and food in general. This recipe is simple, but very tasty and nourishing. The potatoes soak in the flavor from the bacon and herbs. Potatoes can be peeled, but I usually leave the...
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Spicy Spanish Shrimp

Easy, quick recipe, lots of rich flavor, and spicy. I use fresh large pink shrimp and cooked them in a clay pot, but you can use frozen shrimp (thawed before cooking and dry on a napkin) and a frying pan, which holds heat for a long time. Serve the shrimp hot straight from the  pan....
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Homemade Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi are Italian boiled potato dumplings, served with a variety of sauces. It can be a tomato, pesto or just melted butter with the addition of parmesan, garlic and various herbs. I made gnocchi with fresh homemade tomato sauce sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Those who like spicy food can add hot pepper into the tomato sauce. This sauce can...
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Tajine

A tajine is a clay dish with thick walls and a large conical lid. In a tajin you can cook different dishes  such as chicken with dates, apricots, prunes, raisins, figs, olives, pickled lemons, or, as fish dishes, meat (lamb, pork or beef) and vegetables such as potatoes get very tasty with tomatoes or beans, peas, carrots, bell peppers,...
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