How To Cook The Best Borscht (Authentic, Easy & Tasty)

How To Cook The Best Borscht (Authentic, Easy & Tasty)

Hello, Lovelies and Matryoshkas! Today in Pennsylvania we are having yet another snowstorm, and what better way to keep warm during any snowy day than to enjoy having a warm bowl of borscht. Borscht is a traditional Russian and Eastern European dish that has the reputation for being gross to some, or super tasty to others. I absolutely love the borscht my mother-in-law makes, and her recipe is both authentic and flavourful. There are many renditions of borscht on the internet, but in my opinion, this recipe that has been handed down to me is one of the best you will ever taste, and it is not at all that hard to make. I have made this dish several times and have just recently made it again for my husband. I will mention that anytime I leave the bay leaves in the soup and my husband gets one in his bowl he always exclaims “I got a letter from Moscow”; apparently bay leaves are a Russian joke that someone in Moscow is thinking of you/sending you a letter.

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Russian Cooking: Baked Piroshky & The Kitchen Mess

Russian Cooking: Baked Piroshky & The Kitchen Mess

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Privet Matryoshka’s!! Last week I decided to dedicate a day in the kitchen, all the while making a mess out of it. Flour was everywhere! I’m not the most graceful cook/baker/chef, but in the end the results are often what I’m going to call culinary masterpieces because they’re edible, and presentable! So why did I decide to make a mess out of my kitchen voluntarily, well… if you’re familiar with Russian cooking then you know how delicious Piroshki’s are (You must try them if you don’t)!! A Piroshki (Piroshky) is a type of bun stuffed with meat, fruit, or a combination of vegetables and meat, to cottage cheese. You can either fry or bake them, in this recipe that I’m putting up it’s the baked version, with a beef, cheese and onion filling. The fun part comes when you make the dough from scratch and watch how it rises, which means it’s working and you no longer have to worry that you followed the steps wrong. I also think this is a perfect fall recipe, you can even pair it with a bisque if you want to wow your guests further. ( and..Da, technically the plural version of piroshky is pirogi, not to be confused with pierogi)

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What’s Cooking In My kitchen: Just Two Simple Summer Recipes

What’s Cooking In My kitchen: Just Two Simple Summer Recipes

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Privet Matryoshka’s!! One of the things besides the gym that’s been occupying my time is cooking for the family. I always get asked the question “Can you cook dinner..” I’m sure most of you share a similar problem and that’s figuring out what to cook on a day to day basis. I’ve been lucky this week that my house even had the ingredients that I needed, & that there was actually some food that I could put to use to show off my culinary skills, and keep the parents happy. I really love cooking in the summer, there is more variety in the markets, and on the store shelves, –  Another good part to summer cooking is that you can get away with making light meals, and snacks. Continue reading “What’s Cooking In My kitchen: Just Two Simple Summer Recipes”