Белочка, which literally translates “Squirrel” from Russian, is a quicker and easier version of the Russian Honey Cake. My first encounter with this cake was the day before my wedding. To solve the problem of running out of dessert, (which would be catastrophic for a Russian wedding) my quick-witted bridesmaid aptly whipped up a dozen…
Making Alaskan salmon pie with my grandma is one of my favorite memories of time spent with her in Alaska. I would escape to her apartment to do my homework, while I was still in High School. After I was done with my homework we would make salmon pie.
One of my favorite fall flavors from my childhood is pumpkin kasha, as we called it. Back then it was a very basic recipe consisting of a large pumpkin, rice, and milk.
As the name suggests, Medovik, or Honey Cake, is made with layer after layer of aromatic honey and cream made with sour cream. The flavors of honey and sour cream are traditional in the Russian food culture and remind many of home.
Double chocolate multigrain pancakes are a chocolate lovers’ dream breakfast. My boys can eat them all throughout the day, even just as a snack.
I love the irresistible way blueberries pop in my mouth. Warm pancakes fresh from the griddle, with blueberries inside brings the experience to a whole new level
One of the easiest recipes to make gluten-free is multi-grain pancakes. Did you know most grains are naturally gluten-free? That means there are many to choose from and different combinations work out great!
Pancakes or “Oladiki” as I grew up knowing them are very similar except for the traditional leavening used in Russian “Oladiki,” which is baking soda and a cultured dairy product like yogurt or kefir instead of milk. The result is something that looks like a pancake, but smaller and fluffier!