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!

Soft Butter cookies with chocolate chips

This is the perfect recipe for a quick fix when everyone are having this cookie craving that you will need to address. This have all the elements of the perfect cookie with a soft and moist centre, melty chocolate and crisp edges.

Ingredients for Soft Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

How to make the Soft Butter Cookie with Chocolate Chips:

Start with some quick preparation: preheat oven to 350F (175C) and put backing paper on the backing tray

1. In a large mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar on medium/high speed 3-4 minutes.

2. Beat in egg then mix in vanilla extract.

3. In a separate bowl mix the flour and the baking powder

4. Add half of the mix to the bowl with the butter and mix well and then add the other half of the mix to the bowl and mix all together well

5. Add the chocolate chips to the bowl and mix well

6. Use an ice-cream spoon to make balls of dough and space them out on the baking sheets. Bake one cookie tray at a time.

7. Bake the cookies 15 minutes and then place them on a cooling rack to cool down

That’s it, I hope you will enjoy those amazing cookies as much as I enjoy them.

Broccoli Puréed Soup

This Broccoli Puréed Soup recipe is loaded with fresh broccoli. It has delicious buttery taste, vivid green 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 Broccoli Soup becomes your new favourite as well.

Ingredients for Broccoli Puréed Soup:

  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3-4 heads broccoli
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 5-6 cups water
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 3 tsp salt

How to make the Broccoli Puréed Soup:

1. Prepare the ingredients: onion, garlic, butter, potatoes and broccoli.

2. Heat the pot and melt the butter

3. Cut the onion and the garlic

4. Add to the pot and mix well

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

6. Cut potatoes and add them in

7. Add bay leaves and salt and cook 15 minutes

8. Add the broccoli and cook another 20 minutes

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

Enjoy!!! Serve with cheese and Garlic Croutons

Crab Salad

This crab salad is my trademark dish! I usually make this for family events, family dinner and parties. I really love it because it is so easy and quick to make.

Ingredients for crab salad:

  • 1/4 head cabbage
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 package crabmeat (or imitation crab)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbls mayo

How to make crab meat salad:

  1. Prepare all of the ingredients, then first grind the crabmeat then the cabbage and the last one is the cucumber.
  2. Then mix the ingredients from the bottom up
  3. Add 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese and mix again
  4. Add 2 tbls of mayo and mix well
  5. And that’s it! This salad is quick and easy to make. I hope your family will love it!

Cranberry-Apple Soft Cookies

This EASY recipe for homemade Cranberry-Apple Cookies will win you over. The cookies are soft and delicious.

This is an easy cranberry-apple cookie recipe anyone can follow, and so fun to make with kids. The cookies are irresistibly soft and chewy with just the right amount of cranberries and apples so the taste is balanced and not overly sweet.

Ingredients for Cranberry-Apple cookies:

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup cranberry

How to make the Cranberry-Apple cookies:

  1. Wet ingredients: In a bowl, combine the 2 eggs and 1/2 cup sugar mixed together Add melted butter in to the bowl and mixed it well
  2. Dry ingredients: Add the 1 cup whole wheat flour in to the bowl ,1 tsp of baking powder and mixed well in the bowl
  3. Cut the 2 apples and add them to the bowl with the 1/2 cup cranberry and mixed it well
  4. Bake: Place cookies on the baking sheet and into the oven on 180C (350F) for 20 minutes

I hope these soft Cranberry-Apples cookies become a new favourite in your family that you and your kids will enjoy making over and over again.

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