Corn Chowder is the perfect cozy, comforting transitional food from Summer to Fall. The bursting sweetness of fresh summer corn in combination with a creamy, rich broth thickened by a roux and spiced with warm spices of nutmeg, cumin and cayenne are a family favorite in our home. Although…with a picky eater in the house,…
Asian Chicken And Veggie Rice Noodle Salad
Summertime tends to shift our food desires as well as the intentions to cook big meals for long hours. Somehow the pull of being outdoors and spending less time indoors is a justifiable reason to keep things quick and easy when it comes to food. This Asian flavored cold noodle salad is the perfect solution…
Vanilla New York Cheesecake
Mastering a classic New York Cheesecake is an irreplaceable skill. Cheesecake is a very popular dessert that shows up on just about every dessert menu in the country. It’s no mystery what makes it so appealing to folks.
Chocolate Sourdough Multi-grain Waffles
In the opinion of my kids: waffles are great, but chocolate waffles are the absolute best! After experimenting with many waffle recipes, I have come to the conclusion that the very best results are achieved by adding the sourdough starter.
Old Fashioned Corn Bread
Cornbread is the perfect transition into the cold season. Sweet, sunny and bright, reminding us of summer days. At the same time, cornbread is cozy and comforting to go along with a steamy bowl of chili or soup. Everyone must have a great cornbread recipe.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread
One of the very few things I like about cooler weather is the urge to bake up something warm and delicious. For those who know me well, there are few things that I despise, and cold is one of them. Thankfully, a cozy chocolate banana bread will fulfill my craving for comfort on dreary cold…
Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce
BBQ sauce is a sauce with many different preferences. Whether you like sweet, smoky, spicy, or tangy can be easily adjusted when you make your own.
Gourmet 50/50 Mushroom Burgers
Growing up in a traditional Russian home meant that our “fast” food was more like savory Piroshki and chicken liver sandwiches instead of burgers and hot dogs. For most Americans, the lure for a great burger can be traced back to a nostalgic childhood food sold at almost any street corner of their hometown, available…
Russian Mocha Honey Cake (Белочка)
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…
Grilled Summer Salad (with Toum dressing)
This spring has especially drawn me to fresh salads, herbs and all things grilled. I’ve been excessively using my newly found favorite garlic sauce, Toum, from CosettesKitchen.com .