Russian Turtle Cake
My mother-in-law introduced me to a number of delicious Russian cakes, but this is one of my favorites. If you’ve never tried a Russian cake, it isn’t as sweet as a cake you’d find in an American bakery—it is super soft, has many layers, and will always have you going back for a second slice.
If you haven't noticed, I love turnips. I also love bacon and potatoes and carrots. Ok I love almost all veggies (except lentils, gross). This turnips soufflé will feed your family for a day, maybe two days if you make another. And you will after you have a bite.
Warm pineapple and custardy bread with a caramelized crunch…that is the best I can describe this little known sweet treat. My great-grandmother’s Scalloped Pineapple is a dish I have only seen served by my mother.
Russian Cucumber Salad
This has become our family go-to as it is always so satisfying. Due to the cucumbers and tomatoes, this salad is best eaten the day-of. When served as a side dish, we use the ¼ cup of mayo and ¼ t salt.
This is, by far, the greatest potato salad recipe EVER! I call it a potato salad, but the truth is there are near equal parts of all ingredients in this salad. There are numerous variations of this salad, but I think I have perfected it to the hubby’s liking.
Kotletki: Russian Meatballs
These savory bites are a great companion to mashed potatoes, toasted bread, diced potatoes, or rice. I tend to double this recipe due to their popularity—they are moist, flavorful, and the perfect bite-size dish.
Garden Brew Stew
I developed this delicious soup and it has been a family favorite ever since. Unfortunately, at the time of this blog post, it is winter in Alaska—meaning only ‘normal-sized’ squash were available. As always, we love topping our soup with yummy parmesan and sour cream, enjoy!
This recipe resembles something my Hmong friends taught me how to make when we were sophomores in high school. At the time, I didn’t appreciate the addition of cilantro to the meal, as I wasn’t yet a fan of the delicious greens. Now, I can’t seem to get enough cilantro!
Creamy Dill Potato Salad
Potatoes are one of our most favorite foods as they are delicious and versatile. Red skin potatoes happen to be my favorite potato… mostly because I don’t ever feel the need to peel them! This recipe easily doubles for a crowd, or larger servings if you are a Mozy.
Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
Bundt cakes are cute, serve up to a bajillion people, and are the softest cakes I’ve ever eaten. This chocolate chip Bundt cake is semi homemade—but still one of my favorites.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
This chicken tortilla soup is the perfect all-in-one meal. I like to serve soups the way I make a sundae—with a bounty of toppings. You certainly don’t have to add the whole menu of toppings listed below, but it really makes this soup something special.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pastry
Chicken Bacon Ranch is the trinity of ingredients and flavors. Whether they are layered on a pizza or placed between two slices of bread, this is our most requested flavor combo. If you are looking for a quick, filling, and delicious recipe—this one is a crowd pleaser.
Cherry Coffee Cake
This cherry coffee cake has been a family favorite for decades and I can distinctly remember fighting over the last sliver of the delicious breakfast cake before we headed off to Sunday school.
Cheesy Garlic Stuffed Rolls
Cheesy stuffed garlic bread rolls good for a side or a snack. Easy to bake in the oven or throw the bread dough in a bread machine! Three components to pick and choose from.