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garlic and dill marinated cucumbers

Marinated Cucumbers (Garlic Dill Cucumber Spears)

Marinated Cucumbers are a summer favorite side dish using garden-fresh cucumbers, lots of fresh dill, and garlic! These crunchy cucumber spears are best for fresh eating and make fantastic lightly pickled refrigerator pickles that will last for days! Serve as an everyday side or upcoming BBQ’s and potlucks! Read more

pork shish kebab recipe

Pork Shashlik (Shish Kebab Recipe)

Pork Shashlik is the perfect summer BBQ food! Cubes of pork are marinated in simple spices with lots of sliced onions and mineral water to make the meat tender then threaded on skewers for grilling! Make-ahead or marinade for at… Read more

semolina porridge with milk and butter (manna kasha)

Semolina Porridge (Mannaya Kasha)

Semolina Porridge is a family-favorite hot breakfast cereal, similar to cream of wheat. We call it “Mannaya Kasha” in Ukraine and it’s one of the easiest ways to use up milk in abundance. This creamy wheat cereal is loved by all and will leave your belly feeling oh-so-good! Read more

pizza roll ups in a baking dish

Pizza Roll Ups

Everyone loves these EASY Pizza Roll Ups! They are the easiest kids lunch to make and tasty enough to serve for big crowds! It’s just like pizza in soft flour tortillas, stuffed with a cheesy pepperoni filling, and garlic herb topping! Add a salad to these baked pizza roll ups and you have an Italian-style dinner that both kids and adults will love! Read more

crusty no knead whole wheat sourdough bread

No Knead 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

This is how to make whole wheat sourdough bread the easy way, using water, sourdough starter, salt, and freshly milled wheat flour. This crusty no knead sourdough bread is so soft and chewy like traditional Artisan bread, but healthier using 100% whole grains! It’s perfect for beginners and bakes the same-day! Read more

frittata breakfast casserole

Frittata Breakfast Casserole

Frittata egg casserole is a cross between an omelette and crustless quiche, it takes less time to bake, and uses breakfast staples all in one dish! This cheesy tomato egg casserole is bursting with smoky bacon and lots of fresh garlic, its perfect for brunch or you can top it over a slice bread for a protein sandwich! Read more

canning chicken broth

Canning Chicken Broth

Canned chicken broth is a healthy middle between bone broth and chicken stock, loaded with chicken bones, vegetables, and enough water to make a nutritious broth, this liquid gold is a staple at our house! It’s safe and almost entirely hands-off! Chicken broth canned is the way to go when making it from scratch, simply cook a big batch, store it on the shelf, and pull out as many jars as you need to make soup, rice, or a delicious gravy! Read more

Ukrainian poppy seed cake with walnuts and raisins

Ukrainian Poppy Seed Cake with Nuts and Raisins

This poppy seed cake goes by so many names! In Ukrainian we call it “shenoschi premhe” (women’s whims) “Korolevsky”(kings cake), “tort ckazka”(fairy tale), or “tre bohatera” (the three rich). It’s a delicious moist 3 layer sponge cake with layers of walnuts, poppy seeds, and raisins, all smothered in a rich dulce de leche buttercream! You can expect requests for this poppy seed cake recipe, it will quickly become a favorite! Read more

buckwheat with chicken

One-Pan Buckwheat with Chicken

Delicious Buckwheat with Chicken baked in the oven, makes a complete balanced meal all in one pan! This baked buckwheat with chicken is so simple, full of healthy-for-you-ingredients, and super flavorful! It’ll easily became a family-favourite one dish meal! Read more

honey cake roll with raspberries

Honey Cake Roll

Honey Cake Roll just like the “Medovik” only way easier! This fluffy sponge cake is incredibly simple to make, filled with a sour cream frosting, its sure to be a crowd-pleaser dessert and perfect for busy moms. Read more

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