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Vareniki Recipe

  Vareniki are Ukrainian perogies recipe aka pierogies. Dumplings filled with cottage cheese, boiled in salted water are budget friendly tasty lunch or dinner everybody loves! What are vareniki? Vareniki are classic Ukrainian dumplings similar to Polish pierogi, stuffed with cottage chese in this recipe! They are so popular that… Read more »

Rainbow Potato Salad ( no mayo )

  Rainbow Potato Salad ( no mayo ) is delicious twist on classic potato salad made without mayo. A bowl of colorful rainbow potatoes with Mediterranean dressing is healthy, vegan and gluten free. Classic potato salad in my family is the version my grandmother used to make. She boiled potatoes,… Read more »

Pandoro French Toast

  Pandoro French Toast is delicious creamy spongy breakfast loaded with sweet bread, jam and cream cheese. Perfect holidays breakfast to make with pandoro leftovers ! Pandoro from Scratch has long shelf line due to double rising of fresh natural yeast and you can literary keep it on room temperature… Read more »

Arancello from Scratch

Arancello from Scratch : Orange Liqueur, homemade. Arancello fatto in casa, ricetta della nona. Four ingredients only to have the best arancello made completely from scratch ! The best time to make Arancello from Scratch recipe is the one when you can get fresh, no chemically treated oranges. It is… Read more »

Overnight Artisan Bread

  Overnight Artisan Bread is homemade best overnight artisan bread, perfect for cast iron casserole dish baking, easy to make, soft inside and soooo golden and crunchy outside!   This artisan bread recipe is great one to start with if you are not skilled in bread making / baking but… Read more »

Quarantine Beef Goulash

Quarantine Beef Goulash : perfect comforting food made during our quarantine days. Perfect example of how frugal, homemade dish using leftovers is the best ! My quarantine days started as soon as my corona positive contact informed epidemiological agency about all the contacts he had. Luckily, my son was away… Read more »

Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies

  Grandmother’s Jam Filled Lard Cookies are low sugar perfect vintage afternoon snack our grandmother used to make. You may fill them with any of your favourite jam!   To continue with ancient foods and ingredients, here you can read about my childhood cookies. Lard is in the dough to… Read more »

Spicy Tuna Cakes Recipe

  Spicy Tuna Cakes Recipe without potato is easy fish cakes salad wrap made with canned tuna, Mediterranean spices, and fresh vegetables.   Tuna fish cakes are delicious week dinner made in 20 minutes. I used two cans from stocks we made for our spring lock down and it seems… Read more »

Simple Focaccia

  Simple Focaccia is easy Italian focaccia bread recipe using Manitoba flour, olive oil and warm water. Great to enjoy simple slice with wine or cut to make a sandwich but could be served with stew or soup!   How to make focaccia bread? When making the dough my grandmother… Read more »