Archive for May, 2015

Gumbo

Gumbo

Serves: 10-12

Time: 3 hrs

Freezes: Yes

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Sausage Taster

Now my gumbo starts as a sacrilege because it has no shrimp or other seafood. That’s because my family doesn’t much like shrimp etc. So this is a chicken and sausage gumbo. Otherwise it’s more traditional then much of what you see on the web because it actually uses okra which many don’t.

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Carrot Cake

Морковный Торт с Глазурей Сливочного Сыра

Serves: 6-8

Time: 1 час

Это мой любимый торт, да правильно. Он отличный ” здоровый “(ну 3 стакана морковей есть!))) и конечно очень вкусный торт. По традиции глазурь этого торта сделано из сыра Филадельфии (то есть сливочного сыра), но думаю, что если у вас есть Neufchatel, mascarpone, quark или может быть творог все хорошо получится. Вам нужен мягкий, слабый, распространяемый сыр. Я обычно готовлю только половина этого рецепта, потому что большой торт много для нас, но если у вас будет вечеринка большой вариант будет отлично.

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Serves: 6-8

Time: 1 hr(ish)

Kid Friendly Tasks: Frosting

Carrot cake is one of my favorite cakes. I love the nuts in it, the cream cheese frosting, the fact that it’s “practically” health food given that it contains 3 cups of carrots (that must be one whole carrot per slice). It is also a snap to pull together.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Serves: 3

Time: 40

Freezes: Yes

Reheats: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Mozzarella management

These are basically chicken Parmesan in meatball form, but without the dryness/toughness problem that you sometimes get with chicken parm. It’s a meatball made of ground up chicken, stuffed with mozzarella, coated in bread crumbs and Italian seasoning, lightly pan fried and then baked to perfection. We had ours with marina sauce for dipping, broccoli, corn and mashed potatoes as the sides. A real dinner that took about 40 mins to make which is doable on a weeknight

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Shashlik

Shashlik

Serves: 2-?

Time: 10 mins to cook

Reheats: Yes

Have you ever tried Shashlik? If you’re not Russian the answer is probably that you’ve never even heard of shashlik or heard it called by that name. Shashlik is basically any kind of meat on a skewer (pork is traditional, but you find beef and chicken as well) that has been marinated in certain spices and then grilled over an open fire, preferably birch wood. This is the standard Russian food to put on the grill. They sell these massive meat skewers, the kind you see in Turkish restaurants and grill wonderful chunks of meat. It is so juicy and delicious.

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