Have you ever been indecisive about what flavor baked goods you were in the mood for? Or maybe you wish you had a recipe you could adjust to whatever you had available in your pantry at the moment. I've got you covered today.
Here's a homemade loaf, which we call "Keks" in Russian, which takes only a few minutes to mix together and then into the … [Read More...]
If you watch any cooking competition shows, such as Top Chef, Master Chef, Food Network Star, Iron Chef America, etc. you know that risotto is considered to be a fancy, gourmet dish. If you know how to make risotto, you can be proud of your cooking skills and if you don't know how to make risotto, you may as well hang your head in shame.
I … [Read More...]
In the midst of the holiday cooking, baking, shopping, prepping and celebrating, sometimes it's such a relief to make something that's uncomplicated and basic. I don't know about you, but sometimes this time of year can seem to be a bit hectic and I like to stay as grounded as possible and take it all in stride, enjoying each moment, instead of … [Read More...]
21 years ago, on a cold and snowy winter day, our family landed at the JFK airport in New York city, as immigrants from Belarus, and made this country our home.
Whenever I hear a European accept, it touches the very strings of my heart. Why? It reminds me of my parents and all others like them, who came to this country with the hope of a better … [Read More...]
A cloud of fluffy, light and creamy mashed potatoes may be the simplest dish served at a table full of extraordinary dishes, but it is a staple must-have at most holiday as well as weeknight dinners. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to have the best possible mashed potatoes because, after all, they do deserve our attention. … [Read More...]
One of my favorite side dishes to serve with many, many different meals are green beans. These slender green beauties make any meal a special occasion, even if served on a normal Wednesday night. It only takes a few minutes to prepare the green beans, and you can even do most of the prep work ahead of time, to make things easier when serving them … [Read More...]
As those of you who already know me have come to find out, I absolutely love cheesecake desserts. Half of everything that I make has either cream cheese, ricotta or farmer's cheese added in some way. I just think everything taste better with a creamy and decadent cheesecake like addition.
I recently checked out a cookbook from the library by … [Read More...]
I don't throw the word "best' out lightly, but this is seriously the best gravy that I've ever tasted. You'll just want to ladle yourself a bowl full of gravy and just eat it like soup. It's luscious, delicate and has so many dimensions of flavor.
I make this gravy simultaneously with turkey, so it's best if it's made together. However, you can … [Read More...]
Roast turkey is the star of the show on most Thanksgiving meal tables. We can all picture that glorious sight, as the turkey is finally brought in from the kitchen, and placed for all to admire and eat. Most of us are used to serving a whole turkey and then triumphantly carving it at the table. Let me suggest a turkey recipe that will bring you … [Read More...]
I need to learn my Russian food history better. The fact of the matter is, I don't know exactly where this Cheesy Stuffed Flatbread originates. I've heard it called Khachapuri, made in Georgia. My husband also ate something very similar in Osetia, which they called Pirogi. … [Read More...]
Enjoy the Art of Cooking Through Step by Step Recipes
"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." -Luciano Pavarotti
Cooking is an essential part of life and when we prepare the food in our own kitchens, it provides nourishment and sustenance to ourselves and our families. It can be such a trivial, seemingly insignificant occurrence in our daily life.
Cooking is also an extension of ourselves, a way to express our personalities and an art where the inspiration comes from deep within us.
Enjoying food gives us so much pleasure. Not only to eat food, enjoy the different flavors and textures, but to feel satisfied and content. Food is a gift, straight from God, on so many levels, and something that we enjoy over and over again, every day.
Get Clarity and Confidence in Cooking
Do you ever wish you could re-create family favorite recipes but when you ask your Mom for the recipe she tells you to put in a bit of this and a handful of that? That’s all very nice, and we know our Moms and Grandmas are great cooks, but wouldn’t it be great if you had a specific recipe you could follow and expect the same results?
Clear and concise recipes with detailed instructions ensure that you will achieve the same great results every time and even the first time. Step by step recipes ensure that every recipe is easy to follow.
Be the cook who smiles and sings when trying your own cooking and proudly shares it with others. You may be a passionate cook who thrives on creating gourmet masterpieces or a practical cook with a simple desire to feed your family. Having step by step recipes will make cooking much more enjoyable and relaxing. You won’t have to guess and wonder when trying out a new recipe because each portion of the recipe instructions is accompanied by a picture of what each step of the process should look like.
Step by step recipes with photos get rid of doubts and uncertainty. Even if you are a novice cook, you can confidently follow the instructions of step by step recipes since you don’t have to wonder if you did every part of the instructions correctly.
Discover New Foods and Cuisines
Some recipes may seem difficult and fussy, but are surprisingly manageable when you break it down step by step. Step by step recipes with photos will give you clear direction and boldness. When you are able to visualize the cooking process, suddenly new recipes and cuisines are within your reach.
Meet the Cook
Glad you stopped by! I'm Olga. I share great recipes with detailed instructions and step by step pictures. Learn more about food and cooking, making cooking fun and exciting.