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Two plates with cheese waffle sandwiches, avocado and latte

The Easiest Way to Clean Your Waffle Iron

This is an unusual post as it is not a recipe. Well, it has a recipe but you absolutely can not eat what you make. Even though it is “technically” edible, I wouldn’t try it. Intrigued? Disappointed? Excited, because your waffle iron needs cleaning and that is why you clicked […]

Two pieces of breakfast sausage casserole on a plate

Breakfast Sausage Casserole with Cheddar

My mother-in-law is famous for her brunch. So much so, that if you ask one of our nieces for her preferred meal, she’ll say “Grandma’s brunch”. One of my favorite dishes on her brunch menu has always been a breakfast casserole with lots of juicy sausage, melted Cheddar on top, […]

Shrimp in creamy lemon and garlic sauce topped with green onions

Creamy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

After working for what felt like ages on my most recent Pelmeni post, I am excited to get back to regularly scheduled programming. That recipe took a very long time but I had to keep reminding myself about quality vs. quantity. And even though I wholeheartedly agree with that and […]

Russian meat dumplings - pelmeni - with sour cream and green onion

Pelmeni: Russian Meat Dumplings

I have a very silly memory of talking to my friend when we were kids. Somehow we got to talking about food and pelmeni in particular. Before we knew it, we got into an argument about who loved them more. (We must have been really hungry). I remember her saying […]

Wine glass and toasted baguette topped with goat cheese, fig jam, and prosciutto

Goat Cheese, Prosciutto, and Fig Jam Toast

What’s New? As I am writing this, it has been exactly one year since I became a citizen of the United States of America! It wasn’t a year any of us expected, and I was probably one of the last people to be sworn in maskless. For that, and many […]

Plate with scrambled eggs topped with salt, pepper, cheese and green onions

Soft and Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Hello and welcome back to the blog! I took every step I could to have a relaxing and slow holiday season. That is part of what explains my prolonged absence from social media. I must say I am considering making it a permanent thing. So, be sure to sign up […]

Mashed potatoes topped with short ribs and fresh thyme

Slow Roasted Beef Short Ribs

As I prepare to close out 2020, I wanted to share a simple and comforting recipe with you. It doesn’t have much of a back story other than I tried making it for the first time and loved it. Which I guess is a good story in and of itself. […]

Olive wood spatulas, ladle, cutting board and small bowl on a towel

My Kitchen Must-Haves, Part 2 – Tools

It’s beginning to look a lot like we’re going straight for Christmas this year and skipping Thanksgiving! I don’t know about you, but the thought of all things Christmas brings me so much comfort – this year especially. If your family and friends are asking you for your wish list […]

Pastry on a plate and decorative pumpkin with letter C

Puff Pastry with Leftover Halloween Candy

2020 turned out like nothing we’d ever imagined or hoped for. I remember seeing all these posts on social media towards the end of 2019, about 2020 and all the holidays that would fall on the weekend. Including Halloween. Now, not to say that those posts didn’t age well… But […]

Creamy sausage and potato soup with bread on the side

Creamy Sausage and Potato Soup

Today I want to share with you a very simple recipe for a very comforting, delightful dish – Creamy Sausage and Potato Soup. I planned on calling it “Creamy Sausage and Vegetable Soup” as it also has onion, garlic, carrots, and spinach in it. But Creamy Sausage and Potato just […]