Pickled Straw or Oyster Mushrooms is a traditional Russian and Middle European side dish and condiment. As a "ready-to-eat product, it does not require much preparation. It can be consumed with other appetizers on cold meat sandwiches, added to salads and other cold dishes. It stimulates digestions and activates appetite. This recipe is perfect for large parties.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A delicious creamy, fruity pasta salad. It’s a favorite at family get togethers. The pasta looks similar to tapioca after it’s cooked. If you make this salad and take it to a party, be prepared to be asked for the recipe:) I got this recipe from my sister in law at Thanksgiving party. I couldn't get enough of this salad, it's that good. I added peaches to it, and it taste even more delicious .
Friday, December 21, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Though it is true that Christmas is celebrated as the day of the Birth of Christ into this world, yet it also symbolizes a very deeply significant truth of the spiritual life. Jesus Christ is the very personification of Divinity. Christ it is EXTREMELY important to us Christians. We celebrate the miracle-virgin birth of the Savior of the World. Without this birth there would be no salvation. Christmas is also a time where we exchange gifts (representing how God gave his son to us as a gift), and to many, giving and receiving is important. This simple tradition gives joy to those who partake, and brings family and friends closer together. This is exiting time of the year for my family. Here is some ideas to make your holiday dinner planning easier:)))
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Medovik is one of the most popular cakes in Russia. It is also known as Honey layered cake. Well, this is my favorite cake. Since I can remember at parties and weddings we always had it. It's full of honey flavor, aroma and it's really soft. Perfect for coming holidays. One of my readers Monika asked for this recipe. It took a while for me, but here it is:)))
Friday, December 14, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This was an idea when my 5 year old asked for pizza. I came up with this pizza with what I had on hand. It came out to be the delicious 5 min pizza. It's awesome that you can customize this pizza for each person to their taste. I want to share this with everybody, so you all can enjoy making this pizza with your kids.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Fried Rice is the most-ordered Chinese food in the world. This is an easy fried rice recipe. A great way to use up leftover rice with sweet soy sauce. This recipe is great for any custom taste, you can make it into vegetarian or seafood versions. I love rice and I make lots of dishes with it. Russian Plov is our all time favorite then Fried Rice, Shrimp and Rice Burritto, Rice and Cream, Russian Chicken Rice Tefteli and Sushi.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Homemade gum paste is better than premade in most cases because it is less expensive and creates a product that is easier to use. Premade gum paste tends to be a little stiffer and more likely to crack. There are four elements to making gum paste which are ingredients, mixing, kneading and storing.It is important to allot enough time when creating gum paste because each step is crucial to the finished product and ultimately the flowers you create. I started learning with fondant, because I could go and buy the ingredients. I moved on to gum paste now and loving it. Gum paste is similar to fondant in many ways. It is a pliable sugar dough that you can roll, mold and shape into virtually any figure you desire. Many fondant tools also work with gum paste. The major difference lies in the fact that gum paste dries much quicker, and harder, than fondant.
I am selling my gumpaste creations at my Etsy Shop
Monday, December 3, 2012
This swirl of Nutella cake taste delicious! Nutella swirl cakes is perfect combination of hazelnut and chocolate. My daughter turned 13 and I made this cake for her Birthday party.
Check out my Etsy Shop for cake decorations!
Check out my Etsy Shop for cake decorations!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
It’s hard to know what to make of this dish at first glance. From a distance, its vaguely cake like appearance often leads it to be mistaken for a dessert, when it is actually a type of salad. In fact, this dish, which consists of one layer of salted herring, vegetables and eggs, with a topmost coating of mayonnaise and grated beets lending a rich purple color, is probably the most popular of all Russian salads. It is found on nearly every New Year’s table, and often makes an appearance at birthdays and other holidays as well. I been eating this salad as long I can remember. My mom always made it for us. It became my favorite salad since I can remember.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Just in time for the holidays.This is a part dry, part moist Mexican cake made with three types of milk. It is a sweet and delicious treat! The three milks in the soaking sauce for Tres Leches are sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. The heavy cream is also whipped up to use as the topping. Due to the rich ingredients and that it is soaked in a creamy syrup, Tres Leches Cake is extremely dense and moist, almost like a custard. I made it with my own decoration:)
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Everyone loves the turkey at Thanksgiving, even the turkey hater! I've now been named the official Thanksgiving Turkey Maker in our family. I been preparing turkey for almost 2 decades. If you are looking for the best juicy turkey recipe, this is it!!! You found it:) Now you can make the best turkey dinner for your family.
Important to follow to get the juicy turkey:
- Buy turkey on Monday.
- Defrost by Wednesday
- Marinade on Wednesday night
- Cook 3-4 hours on Thanksgiving day
Thursday, November 8, 2012
So here’s my first attempt at making persimmon puff pastry tart. It turned out to be so simple and delicious. I was surprised how tasty cooked persimmons turned out. All you need is a tiny bit of sugar and butter, and ta-da - a sweet, rather creamy tart. No need to even peel the fruit. This tart has a lovely airy buttery crust and the ripe persimmons are currently in season so it was a great way to enjoy them. You can enjoy this persimmon tart–alone, with whipped cream, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Experience true decadence without too much effort when you make this Napoleon Cake. It's unlike other dessert recipes, you'll be begging for more after the first bite. This fantastic 8-layer cake has been our favorite family holiday cake for lot's of years. Don't get scared away by they number of layers. This dough recipe is the best taste and it's easy to make. It's rich flavor and great moist tender texture make it all worthwhile!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
When chanterelle season is in full swing, we eat like queens. Their apricot-like aroma is augmented by a subtle, peppery flavor that offers a richness prized by chefs everywhere. Meaty and chewy, chanterelles must be cooked for their full flavor to truly shine. These golden beauties work well in butter and oil. Plucked from the forest floor, chanterelle mushrooms provide a true taste of the local landscape — the conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest. Chanterelles are relatively high in vitamin C, very high in potassium and among the richest sources of vitamin D known, with ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) as high as 2500 IU/100 grams fresh weight.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Nothing fills the house with the smell of autumn' like a pumpkin cupcake recipe baking. This pumpkin cupcake recipe is perfect for fall parties, potlucks and picnics with the family. Serve this pumpkin cupcake recipe with my favorite dulce de leche frosting and come up with some creative Thanksgiving cupcake ideas. Your friends will love how clever you are when you serve them something outside the normal with this pumpkin cupcake recipe.