Tag Archives: Father’s Day

Wild Duck with Bacon and Vegetables

I usually fry the vegetables and duck breasts in lard or melted goose (or chicken) fat but you can use vegetable or olive oil. For the herbs I use a couple of sage leaves, a little thyme, Thai basil, tarragon and oregano. The finished duck was juicy, tender and had a light smoke flavor from the bacon. Read more


Empanadas need no introduction - popular especially in Latin America and Europe, as well as southwest United States and southeast Asia. Empanadas like pirozhki are little pies with different fillings such as cheese, potatoes, carrots and other vegetables, minced or chopped pork, beef or chicken, shrimp, zucchini blossom, fruits, etc., the fillings are endless but generally...
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Mushrooms with Bell Pepper

Mushroom and pepper appetizer, can be served both hot or cold. You can use champignons or baby bella mushrooms like I used here. If you cook this appetizer in a large quantity, you can store it for 2-3 days in jars in the refrigerator....
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Chorizo Cheese Dip

Lots of gooey, melted cheese with spicy chorizo mixed in. Use any hot pepper to your taste, I had poblano pepper so I used those, but you can use also serrano, jalapeno, etc. Serve with crunchy tortilla chips. And add a ice cold beer to complete the meal. What could be better for a Super Bowl party?...
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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,...
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Whole Chicken in Crockpot

I am always looking for new crockpot recipes. This time I cooked a whole chicken which turned out juicy, tender and flavorful. The meat easily came off the bones and all  you need to do is put the chicken in the crockpot and cover with spices, turn on the crockpot and wait. Serve the chicken with rice, mashed...
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Tsibriki (Tsybriki) is a national Belarussian cuisine dish. Its made from grated potatoes rolled in flour and sauteed in lard. Belarusian cuisine is famous for dishes from potato and Tsibriki is one of them. This dish is similar to Tater Tot or Potato Latkes (potato pancakes), the ingredients are almost the same, but the taste is different. Usually...
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