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How to Make Cream Cheese FrostingNovember 4th, 2017 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
This is this time of the year for pumpkin cookies. And what pumpkin cookie doesn’t taste even better with cream cheese frosting?
So, if here is a quick how-to for cream cheese frosting.
Disclaimer: amount of powdered sugar is some what moving target here, it all depends on how sweet you want frosting to be. I don’t like it too sweet, so my amount is about 8 tablespoons.
So my advice is: start adding sugar gradually, taste from time to time and stop when it is as sweet as you want it.
Amount of ingredients mentioned in the recipe is enough for batch of pumpkin cookies. Adjust amounts if you plan to do more or less, or use it for a pumpkin roll or cake which requires more of frosting.
Fried Pies with Green Onions and Boiled EggsOctober 21st, 2017 in Eggs, Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
These are my favorite fried pies – my grandma used to cook these, and I was always amazed how such simple combination of ingredients can produce such tasty pies.
These are type of russian pies (piroshki or pyrizhky) – dough dumplings stuffed with green onions and hard boiled eggs and then fried on a skillet.
Again, you can use ready-to-go dough, or prepare dough yourself, for this recipe you would need about half of the batch prepare for unsweetened yeast dough.
Mushroom and Chicken Stuffed PastaOctober 7th, 2017 in Chicken, Main Dishes, Pasta by Julia Volhina
It took me awhile to get back to stuffing some pasta shells after first attempt. So second recipe is featuring mushroom, chicken and cheese stuffing with cheese sauce on top.
A little bit heavy (pasta, cream, cheese), but also totally delicious I must say.
Not to hard to do, however will take some time to cook. And since leftovers can be easily reheated, can be great for lunch next day or two.
Pasta shells have tendency to break when cooked, so I usually boil few extra to make sure I have enough.
Salmon and Broccoli FrittataSeptember 23rd, 2017 in Eggs, Fish, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
I am always not sure what the difference is between frittata, omelette or just crustless quiche: all of these have something to do with eggs, some sort of cream, cheese and various fillings.
In this recipe fillings are salmon, broccoli, asparagus and some greens. And today I will call it a frittata 🙂 And hey, it is full of veggies…
Great recipe for breakfast, lunch or whatever meal time you prefer.
Fried Pies with Potatoes and MushroomsSeptember 9th, 2017 in Main Dishes, No-meat by Julia Volhina
Another traditional russian dish for these who feel adventurous to make it: fried pies with potatoes and mushrooms (piroshki or pyrizhky).
I don’t think it is hard to do, but it does require some time and can be a nice activity for whole family, since assembling pies will go faster with more hands 🙂
You can use ready-to-go dough, or prepare dough yourself, for this recipe you would need about half of the batch prepare for unsweetened yeast dough
Serve pies warm or cooled down, alone or accompanied by a clear broth or soup.
Zucchini and Beef PattiesAugust 26th, 2017 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Traditionally for a zucchini season a zucchini recipe: a cross between meat patties and zucchini pancakes, so to speak. For the times you want to eat some meat but also want to get your veggies in as well.
They turn out very tender and juicy. Pair great with any potatoes or grain sides. Work good on buns, however will be too soft for grilling, so just fry them as recipe explains.
I prepared these with beef, but I think chicken or turkey or mix of meats (whatever you like more) will work here as well.
Apple and Cucumber Salad with ChickenAugust 12th, 2017 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Light chicken salad, great on its own, as a side or on the sandwich.
Chicken thighs work great in this recipe, breast would be “skinnier” option. Alternatively rotisserie chicken leftovers would do as well.
If you are cooking chicken yourself, make sure it is cooled down to room temperature before slicing it for the salad.
You can get creative with dressing here: between low fat yoghurt, mix of yogurt with sour cream or mayo or just mayo itself. Choose to the taste or/and amount of calories.