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EasyPeasy Tiramisu

I love Tiramisu…from the store, from an Italian restaurant; you really cannot go wrong with this delicious desert. But the sucker is expensive…cost ya up to $15 if you get it from a store. Add insult to injury, my local grocery store doesn’t really carry this. I’ve never made Tiramisu at home, but my step…… Continue reading EasyPeasy Tiramisu

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Kufte Bozbash – Azeri Meatball Soup

I am a pretty determined cook. I mean, if I get it into my head that I absolutely have to make something, I usually have to do it. But that kind of determination is a double-edged sword: if I am not feeling it, and I make myself make it, chances are, it will not turn…… Continue reading Kufte Bozbash – Azeri Meatball Soup

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Up a creek without a paddle: copying restaurant recipes

We all have those special dishes at restaurants that we just LOVE and must have each time we go there. I have a few of those; and I do not even attempt to copy them at home. I know it will not work. Besides, I am not really all that adventurous when it comes to…… Continue reading Up a creek without a paddle: copying restaurant recipes

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Cooking with love: Badimjan Dolmasi or Stuffed Eggplants

All right…at some point I’ll get on schedule where I blog as soon as I cook, or cook as I blog…but for now I’ll share with you a recipe that I haven’t made in over a month. The reason why I share this is because it’s by far one of my favorite Azerbaijani dishes: Badimjan…… Continue reading Cooking with love: Badimjan Dolmasi or Stuffed Eggplants

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The Beauty of Roast Chicken

There is nothing more satisfying than roast chicken, cooked just right. It’s both a simple and a complex dish. Simplicity in it is that it doesn’t require over the top ingredients or techniques to prepare. But the beauty of this dish is in the little details, which give it complex and delicious flavors. The truth…… Continue reading The Beauty of Roast Chicken

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Piroshki with feta cheese, dill and green onion or my version of Turkish Pogacha

I am always looking for a good recipe for “snack” ideas. My husband is a huge snacker, and when I am not home and he is, I NEED to leave snacks out for him, so he doesn’t go hungry. Piroshki (little pies filled with either ground meat, mashed potatoes, or sauteed cabbage) is a perfect…… Continue reading Piroshki with feta cheese, dill and green onion or my version of Turkish Pogacha

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Borscht with Homemade Beef Broth.

Soups in general and borscht specifically is not my favorite thing to eat. I grew up eating my fair share of it, but never really viewed it as OH SO GOOD. But it is, don’t get me wrong. It’s a quintessential Russian (depends on who you ask, of course) soup. Done the right way, it…… Continue reading Borscht with Homemade Beef Broth.