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Turkey Pie with Grated Potatoes

December 29th, 2012 in Main Dishes, Turkey by Julia Volhina
Turkey Pie with Grated Potatoes

It took me a bit of time to master this recipe: somehow I was either getting too much potatoes (honestly I have to get myself a cooking scale for Christmass) or potatoes I used were too juicy, so it was hard to get meat stuffing in the middle of the pie without sinking it into the batter.

Apparently this issue was easy to fix with draining redundant potato and onion juices using colander (ofc getting the right amount of potatoes helped a bit too).

Using of springform pan is convenient for this recipe however, if you don’t have one, any other baking pan of similar size will work fine.

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 Liver with Mushrooms and Sour Cream

June 23rd, 2012 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Chicken Liver with Mushrooms and Sour Cream

This is tender dish made of chicken livers cooked under sour cream and nutmeg sauce with mushrooms and carrots.

I love chicken liver for its texture and easiness to cook. However if for some reason you don’t like it or don’t have it, this dish can be also cooked with beef liver, just slice it in smaller pieces.

Chicken liver with mushrooms and sour cream goes great accompanied with boiled potatoes or buckwheat as a side dish. Serve it for lunch or dinner.

Sour Cream and Garlic Dip

April 21st, 2012 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads by Julia Volhina
Sour Cream and Garlic Dip

If you are bored with plain sour cream for dipping, try this improvement: add garlic, fresh greens and a dash of ground black pepper and you will get the same creamy but a bit spicy dip.

It goes great for any kind of savory vegetable pancakes (potato, zucchini, cauliflower), meat or vegetable dumplings, or even like a salad dressing for fresh vegetables – tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, etc.

Prepare dip can be stored in fridge for 2-3 days, just stir it from time to time.

“Firewood on Snow” Cake

January 7th, 2012 in Desserts by Julia Volhina
“Firewood on Snow” Cake

This cake looked unusual even for me when I saw it first time: doesn’t it resemble a bunch of firewood covered with a snow to you?

This recipe is Yuriy’s mom speciality dessert and it often appears on the table during family celebrations. Yuriy’s mom preserves pitted sour cherries in their own juices under sugar each season, so there are always plenty of them ready for use.

If you don’t have sour cherries preserved in such way – you can always go with pitted cherry kompot like I did, but in this case add a bit of sugar to the dough, or cake will not be sweet enough.

I would want to tell you that this cake is easy and fast to do, but I can’t. It took me quite some time to make dough, prepare “firewood” sticks and then assemble the cake; but that is probably because I cooked it first time in my life.

After cake is assembled allow some time for layers to soak in sour cream frosting to get soft: leave it in cool place (but not fridge) at least over night (depending on how liquid sour cream is it may take longer). It is good idea to prepare cake at least a day before you are planning to serve it.

Cabbage Rolls in Sour Cream Sauce

December 23rd, 2011 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Cabbage Rolls in Sour Cream Sauce

Another variation for ukrainian cabbage rolls: meat staffed cabbage rolls with gentle sour cream and onion sauce.

Making these from scratch will take some time as any recipe for cabbage rolls even if you use ground beef and don’t need to prepare it yourself, you still need to separate cabbage, assemble rolls and then cook them.

But don’t let this to stop you – even though it is time consuming to cook cabbage rolls you will get enough rolls for later – just store left overs in fridge or freezer.

Sorrel and Pork Soup (Green Borscht)

June 18th, 2011 in Hot Soups, Soups by Julia Volhina
Sorrel and Pork Soup (Green Borscht)

Sorrel and pork soup, or as it is called also green borscht (obviously because of the color), is one of these dishes you can rarely eat in US, unless you are ukrainian, poland, russian family or visiting one of those :).

I was a bit unlucky in buying sorrel this time. Sorrel is very seasonal (meaning available only on spring), and for some reason WholeFoods (the only place where I was able to find it) carries it in herbs section – read this as 2-3 branches per a pack.

I ended up getting last 3 packs they had in their stock, but even that was less then needed for this soup (I am actually still wondering, who buys sorrel in WholeFoods in such packs and for what?).

Anyway, if you are more lucky than me and either know where to buy enough of sorrel or growing it by yourself, you can safely use more, and by more I mean much more: 3-4 cups is good. If you want to make it’s sour taste a bit less intense – fry it before adding to the cooking pot or/and use more water when cooking broth.