Hello, my name is Kat. I hope you enjoy my collection of tasty dinner, lunch and breakfast recipes, influenced by my Eastern European roots as well as the amazing chefs like Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. As a mom, I put a lot of emphasis on healthy cooking with locally grown and organic ingredients. In the gardening section of my site, you will find some tips on growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs. I hope this blog helps make your day in the kitchen just a little easier. Be sure to sign up to my newsletter at the bottom of the page. Pinky promise not to spam you, and only send the new recipes, and gardening tips your way on occasion. Good luck and Happy Cooking and Gardening!
Being a busy parent, I tend to pick recipes that are easy to make and consist of ingredients that are fairly common. I am also happy to share my collection of recipes of traditional Russian dishes, such as borsch and other soups and stews perfect for a long winter season. You can learn how to make some of my family’s favorites, such as thin crepes that go great with fillings such as homemade fruit preserves, sour cream, and of course, caviar.
For special occasions, I particularly recommend my collection of French and European desserts.
Finally, be sure to check out my MENUS section, where I will share the recipe combinations that worked for me. When you try them out, be sure to contact me with your suggestions, and experiences.
Recipe of the Week
First invented out of necessity post World War II. This truffle recipe is a staple in any Russian household during the holidays and our go to dessert!read more
Chocolatey, gooey and absolutely gigantic cookies. This cookie goodness has a little secret ingredient touch as well. This is our favorite of cookies.read more
Easy quick and so delicious. Use it for breakfast, brunch or just because. We hope you enjoy these Lemon Crepes as it is one of our favorites.read more
This is by far the easiest Trout recipe ever. The lemon and orange give it a perfect flavor to enjoy with a nice glass of Sancerre.read more
This is by far one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. Load everything up and let it bake meanwhile you pour yourself a glass of wine.read more
Absolutely delectable and yet easy dish for dinner or brunch. Serve this tomato gratin with your favorite meat and a nice wine and enjoy.read more
There is the Danish Braid and this is my Russian Braid. The black currant gives a very original taste but feel free to use any favorite berries.read more
So simple and easy to make! This is a perfect work night dinner. Make any combination you want to make this super healthy dinner.read more
This omelet is not just for a hangover. Serve it for dinner with a side of salad and a nice crisp white wine. This is one of our favorite go to’s for an easy dinnerread more
The banana bread to end all banana breads. Serve it with some Sweetened Condensed Milk and you will not regret it.read more
This is such an easy yet absolutely fabulous dish. It is visually pleasing and can be mostly done in advance. Enjoy it with a favorite glass of white wine.read more
We’ve lost count as to how many times we have made this dinner. Roasted Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes is a dish on it’s own. Easy and delicious!read more
This is by far our favorite out of all the fish recipes. Quick, easy, and so delicious. Make it with a salad or with asparagus. The options are endless.read more
Quick and easy to make. This is a wonderful dish for either breakfast, brunch or lunch. Serve with some fresh croissants, coffee and a mimosa.read more
This Radish Salad does not get any easier. Combine all of the ingredients and serve. Makes a wonderful side dish for any occasion.read more