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.
One Pan Friday Night Chicken
Every Friday night I want a special treat but something easy. 20 minutes prep and let the oven do the work! One Pan meals are sometimes the best!
Let’s talk winter! In the summer we love making our own Sangria but in the winter we love mulled wine. This is the best recipe for a Sunday Afternoon
This is a perfect dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Everything can be made a day or so ahead and all you have to do is combine and bake on the day of the party.
The ultimate quick bread! These are perfect for breakfast or dinner. 5 minutes prep and 30 minutes in the oven. We are in love with these beauties!
Applesauce Muffins 2.0
We’ve gone ahead and stepped up our game on this one. The lemon zest adds a gentle tang and the raisins add a little more flavor.
No Knead Bread
There is nothing like a warm loaf coming out of the oven. Serve with butter and jam or with your favorite Boeuf Bourguignon and a good red wine. Enjoy!
The ultimate Beef Stew. Onions, beef, carrots, peas make this stew one of our favorites. The long cooking time in the oven makes the meat amazing.
Easiest Salad Ever
Seriously, this is the easiest salad you will ever make. Serve it with chicken tenders and pasta, or steak and potatoes, the possibilities are endless.
Whipped Feta Crostini
What a wonderful appetizer! Whip up the feta in advance, when ready just slice the bread and prep the tomatoes. Serve with your favorite white wine.
Beautifull crepes with 1/10th of the work. So quick to prep and make, this has easily become one of our Family Favorites. Serve with your favorite jam.
One of the easiest recipes ever. Top this with ice cream or for a little extra decadence and 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!
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
This is not your plain store-bought cranberry sauce and we just can’t stop eating it. This is a Cranberry Sauce that we have 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 so 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 even though it’s a breakfast dish. Serve it with a nice glass of wine, good bread and you are good to go.
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!
Ultimate Cookie for Santa
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.
Lemon Orange Trout
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.
Easy Chicken Salad
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 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.
Roasted Salmon and Tomatoes
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.
Asparagus Kielbasa Frittata
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!
Lazy Sunday Beef Stew
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.
Grilled Ham Sandwich
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.
Lemon Roast Chicken
The best way to go is to prep this chicken the night before and refrigerate. The next day put it in the oven and dinner is ready. Enjoy with a nice wine!
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. It’s quick, easy, and oh so delicious. Makes a great lunch, brunch, or dinner. Grab a glass of white 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!
Roulette a lá Russe
Unlike the Russian Roulette this one is much tastier and has a very pleasant ending. This makes a lovely and elegant dish for any dinner party.
Kat’s Boeuf Bourguignon
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.
Superbowl Pork Stew
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.
Torte à la Russe
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.
Mini Pear Pies
The most scrumptious pear pies! Delicately poached and then wrapped with puff pastry and baked. The pears can be poached about a day prior to baking.
Apricot Glazed Lamb
By far, if you want lamb decadence this is your recipe. Easy to make, quick to grill, and absolutely delicious. Enjoy this dish with a nice red wine.
Kat’s Russian Borsht
I prefer this soup very thick with meat and vegetables so that it is a meal on its own. There are about as many variations to this soup as there are cooks.
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.
Herb Crusted Pork
This recipe is absolutely wonderful. This is also my go-to recipe for a quick dinner if I have a busy day ahead, or for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
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.
Hash Brown Quiche
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!
Pineapple Cherry Tart
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.
Asparagus Rapée Morvandelle
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.
This is one of our favorite recipes for shrimp, simple and tasty. Salt, pepper, garlic, and a quick roast in the oven. You can’t get any easier than that!
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!
Merengue Fruit Tarts
We absolutely love these in our home. Light, airy and so delicious. The sauce and the berries make a perfect combination. Serve with coffee or champagne.
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.
Tips for Baking
Have you ever dreaded trying out a new recipe because you knew it would be stressful? In baking follow these pre-requisites and it becomes much easier.
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.
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.
Traditional Russian Crepes
Try these perfectly thin traditional Russian crepes with various fillings, such as sour cream, red or black caviar, condensed milk or Nutella.
Easy Apple Tart
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.
Baked Pears in wine
A scrumptious recipe for a great evening with friends or just because. We love this dessert on a weeknight because it is so easy.
Chocolate Orange Cake
Raisins, candied oranges and chocolate make a scrumptious combination. This dessert will make you the star of the town for years to come.
Asparagus Kielbasa Frittata
Sautéed kielbasa with asparagus, baked in a gorgeous frittata. You can’t go wrong. Serve with a nice crisp, chilled, white wine and you will be the star!
Gluten-free and delicious. This is an easy side dish to make. The trick is to use chicken stock to bring out that flavor. Serve with chicken or meat.
Healthy Chicken Drumsticks
Healthy and delicious drumsticks are one of our game time favorites. Serve this with buckwheat and some nice red or white wine. Easy meal on the table.
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.
The easiest and arguably the most delicious Russian comfort dish. It takes practice to perfect that golden color so cook with a non-stick pan. Enjoy!
Berry Dessert Cups
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!