Pumpkin & Flax Seeds, Sun-dried Tomato Crackers with Roasted Beets Hummus

I have been very busy over the last few weeks, doing a lot of creative things/jobs and also watching my latest favorite cooking show - The Great British Baking Show. You probably can tell, since I bake quite a lot lately, just cannot help myself, the show is so good. I just want to bake together with the bakers and I do.Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more

Pumpkin Bread with Raisins, Dried Cherries & Pumpkin Seeds

Old-fashioned hospitality is at its best when you combine good food with your friends. And what could be more neighborly than to welcome your quests with a special fresh baked pumpkin bread full of flavors and fall's vibrant color.Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more

Russian Monday: "Lenivie Golubtsy" - Lazy Style Cabbage Rolls

Nobody knows exact origin of golubtsy (pronounced in Russian as “go-loob-zy”), i.e. Russian traditional stuffed cabbage dish, neither origin of its name. One thing is for certain – this dish is tasty, satisfying and impossible to get bored with due to tens of variations of the same recipe. One of such variations is named “lazy golubtsy”.Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more

Sweet Potato Roses with Fresh Thyme

If you’re run out of ideas for sweet potato appetizers/snacks/side dishes, these potato roses are a very pretty and simple recipe. It takes only 25 minutes to make it and just few ingredients.Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more

Russian Recipe: "Makoviy Pirog" - Poppy Seeds Challah Centerpiece Wreath

Russians love to bake. My childhood home always smelled like sweet dough and we had bakes all year round. But of course fall and winter were special seasons for baking ....more

Baked Acorn Squash with Chestnuts, Mushrooms & Quinoa, also a Story about Horse-Chestnuts!

Halved acorn squash make perfect single-serving bowls. These make a great vegetarian main course for any day, but they're also a festive accompaniment to turkey, chicken or roast duck.(This post has many beautiful photographs - enjoy them!!!)Read more » Copyright Cooking Melangery 2014 at www.melangery.com ...more

Russian Monday: "Rassolnik" - Beef Short Rib Soup with Vegetables, Barley & Pickles

With great pleasure I am happy to introduce you to one of my favorite soups – pickled soup (or “rassolnik” in Russian). This is traditional soup of peasants and farmers, people working the land - hearty, tasty and cheap to cook. Today’s “rassolnik” is direct descendant of picked dishes of traditional Russian cuisine, some of which ...more

Crunchy Apple-Almond Tart with Baked Apple Chips & New Still Life "Apple Season"

Have you baked your apple pie yet? Here is another recipe for an apple tart/pie you may like to try it. Almonds add a wonderful golden hue and crunchiness to the crumble topping for this tart, which makes a perfect contrast to the sweet, juicy apple filling ....more

Russian Monday: Warm Potato Salad with Radish & Cucumber, Mustard Dressing

In serious Russian cookbooks potato salads always merit to get chapter of their own. This is because potato salad is not just salad with potatoes, like “Vinegrette”...more