This is a collection of quick and easy Russian and European Food Recipes. You will everything from easy-to-make breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to my tried and tested gametime favorites, as well as delicious and lavish French and Russian desserts.
There is nothing like a warm loaf coming out of the oven. As it starts baking, the house is permeating with the smell of baking bread. Short of flowers in the house, or a Boeuf Bourguignon this is my most favorite aroma to come home to.
INGREDIENTS Makes 5-6 Servings 3 lbs. beef cut to 2-inch cubes 1 large yellow onion sliced into semi circles or diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 large carrots cut into ½ inch long chunks 1 tb tomato paste 3 cups good light red wine – a Cabernet Sauvignon works 2 cups...
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What a wonderful appetizer! Whip up the feta in advance and on the day of your dinner party just slice the bread and prep the tomatoes.
INGREDIENTS Makes 3-4 Servings For the Crepes 2 cups milk 1 cup all purpose flour 2 extra large eggs Pinch of Salt 2 tspns sugar (optional) 6 tablespoons butter, divided <script async...
One of the easiest recipes ever. Top this with ice cream or for a little extra decadence, top with whipped merengue and give it a quick flash under the broiler for a Baked Apples Alaska. Enjoy with a nice dessert wine.
Frittata or Zapekanka, call it as you wish. This dish goes beautifully with a nice Sancerre for brunch or dinner. This is one of our faves!
I can’t stop eating this. Serve it with chicken or with crepes. This is a Cranberry Sauce that we eat all throughout the year.
Boil the eggs in advance and all you’ll need to do is blanch the asparagus, make the croutons and serve. Serve with Roasted Salmon and dinner is ready!
This recipe is good! Make it in the morning or serve it for dessert, your friends, family and stomach will love you for it.
This is one of our favorite dinner recipes. Serve it with a nice glass of wine and good bread and you are good to go. As I am cooking and dicing everything a certain calm comes over me and for some reason this dish always makes a great ending to my day no matter how challenging.
First invented out of necessity post World War II. This truffle recipe is a staple in any Russian household during the holidays.
Chocolatey, gooey and absolutely gigantic cookies. This cookie goodness has a little secret ingredient touch as well. This is our favorite of cookies.
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely delectable and yet easy dish for dinner or brunch. Serve this tomato gratin with your favorite meat and a nice wine and enjoy.
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.
So simple and easy to make! This is a perfect work night dinner. Make any combination you want to make this super healthy dinner.
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 dinner
The banana bread to end all banana breads. Serve it with some Sweetened Condensed Milk and you will not regret it. This loaf doesn’t last a day in our house.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This Radish Salad does not get any easier. Combine all of the ingredients and serve. Makes a wonderful side dish for any occasion.
These macaroons are easy, fast to make, and delicious. They are by far the most popular out of all the desserts that I have made. Enjoy!
Oh my! Serve no more than two crepes per person or a post meal nap may be in order. It’s a whole meal on its own. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
This is a great stew for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Brown everything, combine and let the oven do it’s magic as you enjoy a catnap or a good book.
Although you can use any bread and any cheese, good bread and great cheese do make this sandwich just a little bit more special.
There are a lot of questions on how to clean mushrooms. There are two basic methods. Either brush off each mushroom with a paper towel or wash them.
The best way to prep this chicken the night before and refrigerate. The next day put it in the oven and dinner is ready. Enjoy!
30 minutes and dessert is ready. That is a win win at our house. Quick, easy and so good. We love these little cookies for a nice dessert.
This is my mother’s go to recipe. Quick, easy and oh so delicious. Makes a great lunch, brunch or dinner. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy!
Quick, easy and so delicious – this is our favorite. Make them for lunch, dinner or watching the game. Grab a good beer and enjoy!
Unlike the Russian Roulette this one is much tastier with a very pleasant ending. This makes a lovely dish for a dinner party.
First tried from the Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking – this is my version. Serve it with potatoes, butter noodles, pasta or even rice.
This is a perfect meal for a lazy Sunday. Brown everything, throw it in the oven, grab a glass of wine and enjoy your afternoon.
Serve this as a side dish to a steak along with some roasted asparagus and a nice red wine. Easy and no hassle cooking is the point of this recipe.
Asparagus has never been my favorite vegetable until I learned this recipe. Use it as a side dish to steak or fish and you won’t be disappointed
The history goes on and on but one thing is clear stock (broth without the actual solids) can take a dish from ok to wow in 2 seconds.
This Torte is delicious. Did I mention super easy to make? Makes 1 8.5 inch Torte. For some extra decadence, top with the Triple Berry Sauce in this recipe.
Salad Olivier is a Russian staple at any celebration table. There are different variations, yet all are the same delectable result!
This recipe may be done a day in advance to have the crème puffs filled on the second day. It is impossible in our home not to eat all of these right away.
The most scrumptious pear pies! Delicately poached and then wrapped with puff pastry and baked. The key to this pastry is making sure that you let the pears cool to just about room temperature before wrapping it in the pastry. The pears can be poached about a day in advance prior to baking.
If you want lamb decadence this is your recipe. Easy to make, quick to grill and absolutely delicious. This recipe serves 4.
I prefer this soup very thick, meaning full of loads of meat and vegetables so that it is a meal on its own. You are welcome to reduce the ingredients or add more liquid. There are about as many variations to this soup as there are cooks. Every cook has their own version, this is mine. I prefer the meaty bouillon but I do not add soup bones because I find that it makes the soup entirely too heavy, especially with all that meat.
This is a classic recipe that is by far one of my favorites. It makes a great lunch. Serve it with chicken soup, garnished with tomatoes and sour cream.
A galette is free form, flat and open faced tart. The sky is the limit with a galette. I love to use peaches or any stone fruit, berries, or any fruit.
This recipe is absolutely wonderful. I personally prefer it on a bed of mashed potatoes with a salad and young red wine. You can always use dried herbs just use half the amount. This is also my go to recipe for a quick dinner if I have a busy day ahead, or for a lazy Sunday afternoon. I normally marinate the meat first thing in the morning to be cooked for dinner. This way the meat really takes in all the flavors. You can also skip the marinating time and put the meat straight into the oven after rubbing with the mixture.
My family loves this recipe and I hope you will too. This is probably the quickest and easiest pasta that could be. Just add the chicken and veggies.
Here is a wonderful idea for a nice winter lunch. To make things easier on yourself make sure to prep everything meanwhile the hash browns are cooking.
Light and perfect for a lunch or a dinner. Easy to make and delicious to eat. Pair it with your favorite white wine such as a Sancerre and dinner is served!
Tart pineapple gives a lovely combination to the sweet cherries. Make sure to taste the cherries to give you an idea of the overall flavor.
I love Rappée Morvandelle no matter how hard it is to pronounce. This is a different take on the original but we still loved it and hope you will too. Make it the night before and just reheat for breakfast for a quick and easy meal.
This is one of favorite recipes for shrimp. So simple and delicious. We find it that it is our go to recipe for a quick dinner.
This is definitely a weeknight meal. Combine it with some sautéed potatoes, heirloom tomatoes and a nice Riesling a 30 minute dinner becomes so much more!
We absolutely love these in our home. Light, airy and so delicious. The sauce and the berries makes a perfect combination.
Oh my gosh! These are so pretty and delicious. Did I mention super easy to make?! Makes 8 rosettes. Perfect for Mother’s Day or any celebration
Oh my gosh! These are so pretty and delicious. Did I mention super easy to make?! Makes 2 Cloud Eggs! Use your favorite toppings and enjoy!
This is an absolutely delectable muffin recipe! Make sure to over bake just a tad since this is definitely a moist muffin.
Have you ever dreaded trying out a new recipe because you knew it would be stressful? Maybe I am the only one that did that, but it took me a long time before I could stop stressing out and started enjoying the different recipes. When it comes to cooking or baking if you know some of the pre-requisites it becomes much easier. Here are a few:
Hot brie with honey and caramelized walnuts make this one of the easiest and most delicious recipes we can think of. Serve it at your next dinner party.
This year was a very good year for our apple trees. Naturally, we have been incorporating them into our every day dishes. The type of apple is really not consequential. It all depends on taste and preference. The key is to get a sort that will hold its shape. I love Golden Delicious and I will often mix them with other varieties. This is a very easy dessert. The recipe calls for 6 ramekins to make individual desserts, but feel free to do the same in an 8”X8” baking dish.
Try these perfectly thin traditional Russian crepes with various fillings, such as sour cream, red or black caviar, condensed milk or Nutella.
Ridiculously easy to make apple tart. Roll out the dough, lay out the apples, bake and you’re done. Grab a good cup of tea and enjoy.
A scrumptious recipe for a great evening with friends or just because. We love this dessert on a weeknight because it is so easy.
INGREDIENTS For the candied oranges 2 oranges ¾ cup + 2 tb (200 ml) water ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar Chocolate cake batter ½ cup (75g) golden seedless raisins 10 ½ tb (150g) butter (at room temperature) 1 tb butter for loaf pan (at room temperature) 1 tb flour for...
INGREDIENTS 6 extra large eggs ½ cup Gruyere cheese, finely grated ½ yellow onion, minced ½ cup (approximately 3 oz) asparagus, trimmed and diced on bias into ¼ inch slices ½ cup kielbasa, diced into ¼ inch pieces ¼ tspn salt ¼ tspn pepper 1 tb olive oil INSTRUCTIONS...
Buckwheat is a great side dish. Easy and quick to prepare this will definitely bring something different to your table.
INGREDIENTS 10-12 Chicken drumsticks Olive oil 1 tspn salt ½ tspn pepper Optional 3 carrots peeled and cut into large chunks 1 onion peeled and quartered 3-4 medium sized potatoes peeled and halved ½ cup chicken stock INSTRUCTIONS Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook...
INGREDIENTS Makes approximately 26 macaroons 14 oz. sweetened shredded coconut 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1 tspn pure vanilla extract 2 extra large egg whites (AT ROOM TEMPERATURE) ¼ tspn kosher salt. 6 oz. dark chocolate (optional)** INSTRUCTIONS Prep time: 10...
Very quick and easy to make Russian salad. If you want an influx of vitamins, especially in the flu season – this recipe is for you.
INGREDIENTS 2-3 potatoes 2 tb olive oil 1 tb butter (optional) ½ txpn kosher salt Parsley (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Seriously the easiest dish one could think of. I have tried numerous ways to make these potatoes for the...
10 minutes to prep and 1 hour to bake. Prep them ahead of time and throw them in the oven as the guests arrive. These are delicious!