Batter Squash Soup

This Batter Squash Soup recipe is loaded with fresh batter squash, sweet potato, carrot and more delicious veggies that made this soup so special. It has delicious buttery taste, vivid orange colour and it is surprisingly easy to make. It is my very favourite soup to make and is the one of the most loved soups in the family menu.

I hope this Batter Squash Soup becomes your new favourite as well.

Ingredients for Batter Squash Soup:

  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 batter squash
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 apples
  • 5-6 cups water
  • 3 tsp salt

How to make the Broccoli Puréed Soup:

1. Prepare the ingredients: onion, garlic, butter, potatoes, carrot, batter squash, apples, sweet potatoe

2. Heat the pot and melt the butter

3. Cut the onion and the garlic

4. Add to the pot all the vegetables and the apples

5. Add 5-6 cups of hot water to the pot (based on your pot size)

7. Add salt and cook well until all the vegetables are soft

9. When it’s ready move it to blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth

Enjoy!!! Serve with cheese and Garlic Croutons

Veggie Tortilla Quesadilla

This Veggie Tortilla Quesadilla recipe can be made with whatever veggies you have. It’s also on the healthier side quick and easy to made but the most important it’s also a delicious!

It’s a perfect easy and quick dinner that you can make and for sure everyone will love it!

Ingredients for Veggie Tortilla Quesadilla:

  • 3-4 tortilla
  • 3-4 tbs of garlic butter or tomato paste
  • Handful of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Handful of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Handful of shredded feta cheese
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 red onion

How to make Veggie Tortilla Quesadilla:

Pre-heat the oven for 180C (350F) before you start working.

1. Cut tortilla wrap until the middle

2. Spread garlic butter or tomato paste

3. Add handful of shredded mozzarella cheese

4. Add handful of shredded cheddar cheese

5. Add handful of shredded feta cheese

6. Cut the tomato into circles slices

7. Cut the red onion into circles slices

8. Warped it up first one side and then fold and close the other

9. Spence them up on the backing sheet

10. Put them in the oven for 12 minutes

Cherry Cake

This EASY recipe for homemade Cherry Cake will win you over. The cherry cake are soft and delicious.

What I love about this cake that every bite of this cherry cake is tender moist and have a lot of cherry flavor.

Ingredients for Cherry Cake:

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup flower
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1 cup cherry

How to make the Cherry Cake:

  1. In the blander mix together sugar and eggs until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Heat the butter in the Microwave for 30 seconds
  3. Add the melted butter and the milk into the mixture and mix together.
  4. Add flower and baking powder in to the mixture and mix together well
  5. Grease a baking dish with oil
  6. Layout the dough, spread it evenly
  7. Spread the cherries on the dough
  8. Pre-heat the oven for 180c
  9. Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes
  10. Enjoy the cake!

Cream Puffs

This EASY recipe for homemade Cream Puffs will win you over. The puffs are soft and delicious.

The Cream Puffs are a classic French dessert filled with sweet cream and dusted with powdered sugar.

Cream puffs are an incredibly impressive looking dessert, and they’re not too difficult to make as long you following my steps:  

Ingredients for Cream Puffs:

  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup flour

How to make the Cream Puffs:

  1. Into a large saucepan: Put water, milk, salt, sugar and butter and heat over medium heat until the mixture is boiling and the butter has melted.
  2. Lower the flame to a minimum, add all the flour at once and mix with wooden spoon until a soft dough is formed and separates from the sides of the bowl.
  3. Transfer the dough to a mixer bowl and with a hook start to ‘mixing’ the dough so the dough it cools down.
  4. Once the dough has cooled, add one egg and mix until it is completely absorbed into the mixture, add the other egg, mix until it is completely absorbed, and repeat this operation with the rest of the eggs.
  5. The dough should be sticky.
  6. Transfer the dough to a large piping bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round piping tip.
  7. Take a small portion of the mixture and scatter on the sides of the baking tray, place baking paper on top (this way the paper will be more stable, and it will be easier to sprinkle the puff pastry).
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 190 C for 30 minutes or until the puffs are browned and nice. Baking time depends on the intensity of your oven.
    Critical notes about baking: At any point (!!!) Do not open the oven door
  9. When the puff pastry ready, transfer it to a cooling rack for a few minutes.
  10. Working quickly while puffs are still hot, gently insert the tip of a paring knife into the underside of each puff and rotate in a circular motion to create a small hole, about 1/4-inch in size.

How to Fill Cream Puffs:

Working one at a time, insert tip of pastry cream–filled bag into hole in each puff and begin piping with steady pressure until filled. Wipe away any excess pastry cream. Repeat until all cream puffs are filled.

Honey Garlic Chicken

This Honey Garlic Chicken recipe is very easy to make and takes practically zero effort but is absolutely delicious. The chicken marinade ingredients are simple and just work.

Ingredients for Honey Garlic Chicken:

  • 1 lb chicken tights
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

How to make Honey Garlic Chicken:

  1. To make the marinade in a medium bowl mix together the garlic, honey and apple cider vinegar.
  2. Cut the chicken tights to a square pieces and put them in a separate big bowl
  3. Marinade the Chicken: Pour the marinade over the chicken and toss by hand to evenly coat the chicken.
  4. Let the marinade stand for 15 minutes
  5. Heat 2 Tbsp of avocado oil in a nonstick pan. Once oil is hot, add the chicken. Cover and cook until golden. Remove to a plate and serve warm.
  6. And that’s it! These chicken is quick and easy to make. I hope your families love them!

“Herring Under a Fur Coat” Salad (Shuba)

I am so excited to share this “Herring Under a Fur Coat” Salad with you! This is a classic Russian “Shuba” salad and it is five layers of delicious pleasure. The combination of flavours is unusual and will excite your taste.

Shuba means – a layered salad of pickled herring fillets, finely chopped onion, beets, carrots, potatoes and mayo. In Russian, “shuba” means “fur coat”. When you layer your grated cooked beets on top of this salad, it looks similar to the texture of a fur coat, hence the name! I’m always excited when I see this salad show up at family gatherings or holiday parties especially during the winter time.

Ingredients for “Herring Under a Fur Coat” Salad (Shuba):

  • 1 1/2 cup pickled herring fish
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 4 medium beets
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 cup mayo

How to make “Herring Under a Fur Coat” salad:

  1. In Microwave ready dish cook beets for 10 minutes with 2-3 tbls of water.
  2. In a separate Microwave ready dish cook, cook potatoes and carrots for 10 minutes with 2-3 tbls of water.
  3. Let the beets, potatoes and carrots cool off.
  4. Clean beets, potatoes, and carrots.
  5. Grate each separately on a grater.
  6. Slice herring and onion into small pieces. Using a combination of a large plate and a mold (or a deep tray).
  7. Placing the ingredients in the following order:
    • First put the slice herring
    • Second put the chopped onion
    • Third shred the carrots
    • Fourth shred the potatoes
    • Fifth shred the beets
  8. Spread the top with 1 cup mayo.

Enjoy and share with me if you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations 🙂

Russian Potatoes Salad (Chicken Version)

This is a family traditional salad recipe that my mom and my grandmother use to make for family gatherings or special occasions. Every bite is a mixture of different ingredients, all chopped into small pieces to deliver that rich outburst of flavours.

Ingredients for Russian Salad:

  • 3 peeled potatoes
  • 2 peeled carrots
  • 3 boiled eggs
  • 1 fully cooked chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup green onion
  • 1 cup chopped pickles
  • 3/4 cup mayo

How to make Russian Salad:

  1. In microwave dish add 3-4 tbls of water, and cook the potatoes and the carrots for about 10 minutes, check that knife pierces them smoothly. If needed add more time. Don’t let them get too soft.
  2. In a separate pot put eggs in cold water. Bring to a boil and leave it on the same burner for 10 minutes. Cool them down in cold water.
  3. (optional) In a separate pot cook the breast chicken, add the 1 tsp of salt and 2 bay leaves. Cook it 30 minutes. Cool the breast chicken to room temperature.
  4. Remove the vegetables and eggs from boiling water and allow them to cool to room temperature prior to chopping. Remove the peeled of the potatoes and carrots with a small knife.
  5. Chop the chicken breast (cooked from step 3 or pre-bought deli), potatoes, carrots, pickles and eggs into a big dish.
  6. Add mayo and mix all together.

Enjoy!! If you make Russian Salad, let me know what is unique about your salad 🙂

Garlic Croutons

Have you ever made your own Garlic Croutons? I’m here to help you through the process. Warm homemade Garlic Croutons pack tons of good flavor, turn out crisp but still melt in your mouth, and are simple to make. Once you try it, you’ll never go back.

Ingredients for Garlic Croutons:

  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves

How to make Garlic Croutons:

Preheat oven to 375F (180C)

  1. Cut bread slices into squares.
  2. Melt the butter in glass bowl
  3. Into the melted butter crush the garlic, one clove at a time
  4. Mix the garlic and a butter well.
  5. Cover the bread with the butter and mix the bread
  6. Lay out bread on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Enjoy in a soup, salad or as a snack

Oven Baked Chicken with Dry Fruits

I have served this chicken on lunch or dinner on family events for years, and it’s a go-to for a quick and easy recipe. The chicken gets caramelized from the glossy and delicious sauce of dry fruits and the result is just wonderful.

It is easy and excellent recipe. The chicken ingredients are simple and just work.

Ingredients for Baked Chicken:

  • 5 chicken legs quarters
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 1 onion
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup prune
  • 1 cup apricot
  • 1/2 cup raisin

How to make Baked Chicken:

Start with some quick preparation: preheat oven to 430F (220C)

  1. Place the chicken in oven compatible dish
  2. Arrange the chicken Legs quarters in the dish
  3. Add Paprika, and salt
  4. Turn the chicken legs around
  5. Add Paprika, salt onion and garlic on this side
  6. Spread the dry fruits (prunes, apricot, raisins) evenly over the chicken legs
  7. Cover the dish with foil
  8. Back for 45 minutes
  9. That’s it you wonderful lunch is ready, Enjoy……

Zucchini Pancakes

This zucchini pancakes recipe is well loved by everyone in the family, and as a bonus get to eat zucchini without realizing that some healthy vegetables are in the mix.

Zucchini pancakes are quick and easy to make and have the simplest ingredients that everyone have handy at their home.

Ingredients for Zucchini Pancakes:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 tbls whole wheat flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp salt

How to make zucchini pancakes:

  1. Prepare all of the ingredients, then shred the potatoes and zucchini on a medium size shredder.
  2. Remove the liquid – first by hands and then through a strainer
  3. Add the garlic and mix it
  4. Add the flour, egg and the salt and mix well
  5. Heat the frying pan with some oil on it
  6. Fry for 2 minutes on each side
  7. When golden-brown place them on the paper towel to cool off
  8. And that’s it! This zucchini pancakes are quick and easy to make. I hope your family will love them!
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