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Parmesan Chicken with Tomato Basil Sauce

August 25th, 2012 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Parmesan Chicken with Tomato Basil Sauce

Chicken fried in breadcrumbs and parmesan breading, baked with tomato basil sauce is a perfect dish for the romantic dinner with mediterranean hints in taste.

You can use canned tomatoes instead of fresh to save some time and possible money, but I believe sauce prepared with fresh tomatoes tastes a way better.

Breadcrumbs are also easy to make at home by drying and then crumbling in blender couple of slices of italian bread.

Chicken and Feta Stuffed Mushroom Caps

July 21st, 2012 in Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken by Julia Volhina
Chicken and Feta Stuffed Mushroom Caps

I saw these gorgeous fresh mushrooms in the store, and it seemed they were asking to be stuffed – clean, big and even sized.

I decided to stuff them with creamy chicken and feta cheese mix dressed with sour cream and a bit of fresh parsley. If this sounds like a good idea to you, try this recipe.

And by the way, it can be served as an appetizer (especially if you use bite size mushroom caps), snack or even main course.

Chicken Lasagna with Spinach and Fresh Cheese

February 4th, 2012 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Chicken Lasagna with Spinach and Fresh Cheese

Don’t get scared by amount of ingredients: it isn’t that complicated to cook chicken lasagna with spinach and fresh cheese at home, especially if you have noodles which doesn’t require boiling.

Of course it will take some time too cook stuffing as well white sauce, but at the end you will get whole baking pan of tasty creamy lasagna.

I used fresh spinach, but frozen will work good too, just thaw it before cooking and drain liquid before mixing with cooked chicken. Tvorog (fresh cow cheese) can be replaced with ricotta of the same weight as well.

Serve lasagna 10-15 mins after you take it from the oven; leftovers can be stored in fridge and re-heated in microwave.

Cheese Balls Appetizer

February 12th, 2011 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Cheese Balls Appetizer

Cheese, clove of garlic, a bit of mayo, shredded coconut and about 20 mins of time it is all you need to prepare cheese balls appetizer.

Cheese goes great with wine. So cheese balls are great for wine tasting or wine party.

Cheese balls are finger food and can be served as is or on crackers.

Cabbage and Chicken Salad

January 8th, 2011 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Cabbage and Chicken Salad

I love cabbage. It is available in the stores whole year, and it somehow manages to preserve such important nutrient as vitamin C (and some others) till late winter. This makes cabbage a good choice of food when your body particularly needs more vitamins.

I consider this a winter salad: cabbage is available any time in the store, as well as chicken and cheese; but it will also taste great when prepared from fresh young cabbage, which is much softer and more juicier.

Additionally, I usually season this salad with dry bread cubes right before serving. I prepare them myself from leftover bread: just dice it and dry in the oven (can’t call them croutons, as they don’t have any seasoning or oil added in the process of preparation). But I guess you can use croutons from the shop instead or skip this part all together.

Open Sandwich with Ham, Pineapple and Cheese

December 4th, 2010 in Appetizers & Snacks by Julia Volhina
Open Sandwich with Ham, Pineapple and Cheese

This is a kind of sandwich you would call hawaiian, and I guess that is mostly because of ham and pineapple.

I never been to Hawaii, so can’t tell what’s up with them and pineapple / ham combination. So I just roll with it 🙂

The whole trick here is to assemble sandwiches (by the way, you can do it in advance) and then put them to the oven for the time enough to melt cheese and warm the rest up, just before you are planing to bring sandwiches to the table, and when ready – serve warm.

Ingredients in this recipe is enough to prepare hot 6 sandwiches, if you need more or less just adjust amounts.

Stuffed Pork Rolls with Mushrooms (Kruchenyky)

November 20th, 2010 in Main Dishes, Pork by Julia Volhina
Stuffed Pork Rolls with Mushrooms (Kruchenyky)

Kruchenyky or zavyvantsi – meat rolls prepared with pork (less often with beef) and stuffed with various mixes. This is very popular dish of traditional ukrainian cuisine.

Stuffings for kruchenyky, as well as sauces, vary from region to region and, actually, from cook to cook.

I like kruchenyky prepared from pork loin and stuffed with mushrooms or mushroom mix with some other ingredients, fried and then baked under cream sauce. Just like in this recipe.

It may seem like lot of hassle to cook these stuffed pork rolls, but it is really not as hard as it looks; and is really tasty 🙂