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Vareniki with Potato and Mushrooms

Vareniki (varenyky, pirogi) are stuffed dumplings from Ukraine made from unleavened dough and different fillings. Some of the more popular fillings are vegetables, boiled potatoes, salted cabbage, baked pumpkin, fruits and berries, meat, mushroom, cheese, poppy seed or buckwheat. My favorite fillings are meat, potatoes with onions and mushrooms, cottage cheese or curd cheese and cherries. Vareniki with berry...
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Banana Bread with Pecans and Orange Zest

Hello! Its me, Nikita, with another great homemade recipe: Banana Bread. But while regular banana bread is great, it’s still missing something. Nuts go great with bananas, and who says we need just bananas? Thats why I added Pecans and Orange zest to this great classic. This follows the same recipe with any regular old banana bread recipe, except...
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Baked Eggs with Bacon

Very interesting idea how to cook the ordinary breakfast of bacon and eggs. I used a one cup bowl, but you can use a muffin pan also which are a little smaller, so you’ll get more servings too. It’s not necessary to add spinach or it can be replaced by other herbs as well....
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Oladki, Oladi (Mini Pancakes)

Oladki, is one of the oldest traditional Ukrainian dishes and a traditional breakfast food (in Russia -Oladi, Oladushki), can be either sweet or savory. They may also be appetizer, main course, or even dessert; another Slavic dish. There are two types of Slavic pancakes, blini (mlinci), which are very thin like crêpes...
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Chocolate Pudding with Cream

Rich, sweet and delicious chocolate dessert. Pudding can be served with whipped cream, ice cream or just fresh berries. The mixture needs a lot of beating to incorporate air to make the pudding light. Instead of chocolate chips you can use regular dark chocolate broken into small pieces. (more…)...
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Chicken Salad with Grapes

Who knew grapes, chicken and mayonnaise went so well together? One of our favorite summer light salads, so  tasty and easy to prepare. Plus you even can make it a day ahead of time which makes it perfect for a picnic or your party....
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Peach Muffins with Rosemary and Almonds

Now towards the end of the summer is peach season, and besides eating them raw a lot, we also made drinks for the kids and sangria for adults. This time I decided to bake muffins from them. The recipe is simple and they were very tasty. Instead of almonds you can use any other nuts of your choice. It...
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Cabbage-Cucumber Salad

For this salad, I usually use new cabbage and cucumbers. A great idea for a dinner or picnic, just add the mayonnaise before eating the salad or use vegetable or olive oil with the addition of a little lemon juice instead of mayonnaise. If you like it spicy, add some garlic or hot pepper. One of my favorite, easy summer...
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