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Enjoy a taste of the old country
If you enjoy trying global cuisines, let me share my delicious Old Russian Feast Menu! The recipes are easy to make and include traditional favorites like Ukrainian-style borscht and tasty buckwheat bread. Enjoy delicate puff-pastry Napoleons and yummy infused vodka shots.
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Starter - American
Stuffed MushroomsFor a scrumptious appetizer, consider my simple recipe for stuffed mushrooms! Stuff plump baby bella mushrooms with sauted garlic, mushroom stems, cheese and savory spices, then bake them golden brown in the oven. They make an attractive dish and are a tasty one-bite treat.
Main Dish - Eastern European
Classic Ukrainian BorschtThis healthy classic Ukrainian borscht recipe is filled with beets, beans, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage. It has a depth of flavor that gets even better as it simmers. Borscht is traditionally topped with sour cream and served with plenty of hearty, buckwheat or peasant style black bread.
Side Dish - European
Buckwheat BreadDo you want a hearty, nutrient-dense bread for dinner that is quick & easy to make? My simple buckwheat bread recipe is worth a try! Make it with flavorful buckwheat flour, a few pantry ingredients, and sprigs of fresh rosemary. It is ready in about an hour and is a perfect bread for dipping.
Side Dish - Eastern European
Olivier SaladWhen I visited Moscow a few years back, locals introduced me to this classic Russian salad. It resembles American potato salad, except it contains peas, carrots & ham. Since many regional versions of Olivier salad exist, feel free to add other tasty ingredients, like briny capers.
Dessert - European
Easy NapoleonsNapoleons have been perennial favorites in upscale bakeries for years. My easy version uses store-bought puff pastry layered with creamy vanilla pudding and a delicate icing. Garnish with a touch of chocolate or fresh fruit, the possibilities are really nearly endless.
Cocktail Pairing - American,European