Russian Dumplings (Pelmeni)

Today I would like to present a very traditional Russian dish. This dish brings me back to my childhood and sitting around the table and watching Mom making those dumplings. They are a bit time-consuming to make, but the recipe below make a whole bunch, and those dumplings freeze just so well and this makes for…

Old-fashioned Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff was not something I ate when growing up. I have tried making it a couple of times but could never understand the appeal of the “standard” beef stroganoff, which to me always seemed to be swimming in cream.  So I was extremely excited when I saw this recipe, although admittedly apprehensive – a beef…

Butternut Squash Soup with Mascarpone

I am coming in with another soup today. We have all been extremely sick lately and therefore, looking for something comforting to eat and – even more important something which would be easy to prepare. Let’s face it, it is no fun standing in the kitchen and cooking when all you want to do is hide…

Wild Mushroom Soup

I am a huge fan of soups.  This is actually a very recent development, when I was little I was always forced to eat them and I was not too fond of them. Maybe it just took me making them to find the exact taste which I enjoy. I think soups make for a very easy…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Now that the days are getting shorter and colder I am thinking of soups. This one is a particular favorite of mine. Firstly, it uses one of my favorite ingredients – cauliflower. Secondly, this is one of not many soups that I can convince my husband to eat (he eats almost no vegetables). And thirdly, and most…

Hearty Beef Stew

Thinking what to cook this weekend has led me to my freezer and a pack of frozen stew meat. I thought what could be better than a hearty meat stew with the taste of childhood. The brilliant thing about this recipe is that you would have all the ingredients at home already. Also, you do…