Dad’s Extra Crunchy Naturally Fermented Pickles

Dad's Extra Crunchy Naturally Fermented Pickles - it's amazing how such a simple thing can make such a difference in crunch!

Pickle season is here! Time to make some extra crunchy, naturally fermented pickles! Every year my dad makes enough for his family, our family and my sister’s family, so when I need a jar or two I just pick some from their house. Aren’t my parents wonderful? Well, this year I decided to document the [...]

Honeycomb Cherry Cake Recipe

Honeycomb Cherry Cake  - magnificent on taste and presentation, while pretty simple to make.

If you ever sees a Russian with 15 buckets of the tart cherries at a cherry orchard it is most likely because they plan to use them for cherry pierogies, cherry piroshkys or for this lovely Honeycomb Cherry cake. If this presentation of the Firewood under the Snow cake has fooled you, then you can [...]

Homemade Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce Recipe


   Sweet, tangy, with a good kick of heat this BBQ Sauce is ready to marry any meat you got. Slather it thick and keep the jar close, because you will want more!  I’ve never been a fan of the store bought BBQ sauce, and I have bought different brands, flavors, just for it to [...]

The Right Way to Make a Bacon Cheeseburger

Juicy, beefy, with the right amount of seasoning this Bacon Cheeseburger was one of the best burgers I have ever tasted, and I am not saying that just because I made it! So here it is!  by

This past fourth of July I took on a task of making my own homemade burgers. They came out so crazy good that I just had to share them with you! Combined with my Golden Butter Sesame Burger Buns, these Homemade Bacon Burgers rocked our taste buds, so I thought I’d let you in on [...]

Olive Oil & Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffin Recipe

My family absolutely loved the moistness and tenderness of these Blueberry Muffins! You should try them for your self!

It is blueberry season! What does it mean? It means that you should stuff your face with as much blueberry as you can, and when it doesn’t fit in the form of blueberries anymore, make blueberry muffins or blueberry coffee cake, or both like I did! You’re probably saying – ‘but muffins are not good [...]

Golden Buttery Sesame Burger Buns


Wanna make the best burger ever? How about your start with the best vessel for your beefy patty – a homemade, soft, buttery and delicious burger bun?

Raspberry Refrigerator Jam


Hello, hello! How’s your summer going? Enjoying the warm weather & the sun yet? For us, coming of summer means that it’s time to make some beautiful raspberry refrigerator jam. You might not know, but this Raspberry Jam is good on practically anything – crepes, pancakes, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, French toast, parfait, raspberry lemonade [...]

Puff Pastry Berries & Cream

Wow your guests with these easy to make, but oh so impressive pastries! Don't believe me? Check out my step-by-step instructions! by

Fourth of July is just around the corner and I’ve got just the perfect dessert to entertain your crowd! It’s relatively easy to make and boy does it look impressive! If you can cut out circles with a cookie cutter & push on the pastry bag to get the cream out, you’ve got all the [...]

Refreshing Cucumber Dill Salad with Creamy Dressing


With warm weather, we all try to stay away from the stove, so salads come to the rescue more often than other times of the year. This salad of cucumbers, dill & creamy sour cream dressing is something that our family eats all the time, regardless of seasons, but even more so now. As a [...]

Broccoli Chicken Salad

Broccoli Chicken Salad - Filled with flavor & nutrition this salad is great for lunch or dinner. Also, check out how you can use those stalky green broccoli stems. by

On mother’s day teachers in my daughter’s kindergarten class asked kids questions about their moms and then wrote the questions and answers on a fancy piece of paper, to give to the mothers as a keepsake. One of the questions on there, was “what is your mom’s favorite food & drink?”, as I read this, [...]

King of Napoleons goes Rectangular!

Delicious puff pastry cake, layered with custard & topped with berries. Plus a tip on how to speed up the baking process. by

Hello my dear readers! Just dropping a post to make your Napoleon baking a little quicker. No new recipe, just a little tip that lets you cut baking time of the King of Napoleons cake in half. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate rolling dough. Be it for a cake, pastries, or [...]

Walnut Stuffed Prunes

Walnut stuffed prunes are a simple, delectable dessert idea that is as tasty as it is good for you. Drench it in condensed milk for the full experience. By

Walnut stuffed prunes is a simple and delectable dessert idea that takes no special skills and used to be part of all big celebrations when I was growing up. My grandma stuffed prunes with walnuts that she grew right in her front yard. I remember sitting with her on little chairs, next to makeshift table [...]

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