Category: European – East

Beef Stroganoff My Way

Beef Stroganoff My Way

An old standby brought current. Succulent slices of beef tenderloin intertwined with hearty pasta and a luscious sour cream sauce.

Autumn Spice Madeleine Cookies

Autumn Spice Madeleine Cookies

I recently discovered Madeliene Cookies and I love baking and making them. For this contest, I decided to use the base ingredients of Madeleine Cookies. After reading many recipes, I decided on what ingredients I wanted to try, adjust and or change for this new Madeleine recipe. These Autumn Spice Madeleine Cookies are new but maintain the beauty and essence of a traditional Madeleine Cookie. I call these cookies Autumn Spice Madeleine Cookies. Autumn Spice Madeleine Cookies are pretty, flavor bursting and filling little treats. This recipe substantially reduces the amount of butter used in a traditional Madeleine cookie. It also adds new flavors and color to a traditional Madeleine cookie.

Greek Burgers

Greek Burgers

This is a dish I came up with while trying to come up with something new for a picnic. If you don’t care for ground lamb, you can make this with ground beef. I have even made it with venison, but you will need more spice added.

Vegan Serbian Cheese Burek

Vegan Serbian Cheese Burek

This is a vegan twist on a Serbian dish using a simple and easy to make tofu ricotta, that is pleasingly placed between flakey pieces of filo pastry.

Tara’s Peaches and Cream Cheese Kolachies

Tara’s Peaches and Cream Cheese Kolachies

We would stop and buy these little treats at a gas station whenever we went down south in the summer. I just didn’t want to wait until then to get another one so figured out a recipe for it on my own.

Colorful Pickled Beet, Carrot, Egg, Smoked Salmon Mini Terrines & Horseradish Apple Cream

Colorful Pickled Beet, Carrot, Egg, Smoked Salmon Mini Terrines & Horseradish Apple Cream

This is a visually pretty, individual mini-terrine made of root vegetables, grated and arranged with smoked fish and dressed with horseradish apple cream sauce and finely grated eggs. It is a beautiful appetizer or a side dish, and always perfect for brunch, with a side of thick hearty bread, and for those not faint of heart, a shot of apple flavored vodka. It incorporates the ingredients that I am familiar with in Eastern European cuisine, such as eggs, pickled beets, horseradish, cream, carrots, potatoes, and smoked fish.

Rounder

Rounder

MY favorite fast go-to appetizer.