Thai-style Basil Rice

Very good with poached fish. Creamy and aromatic. Adapted from


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Homemade Skinless Turkey Mild Italian Sausage

I made a basis for sausage turkey recipe by Emeril Lagasse, but then I made ​​a sausage with plastic wrap and pastry bag, cooked them in broth:  a method I saw a well-known blogger and author of cookbooks – Belonika.


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Russian Lemon Bars with Sour Cream Crust – Limonnik

This is a pretty old dough recipe and I was happy to found it also in the  Shirley Corriher’s Cookwise cookbook. Can be baked in one crust (like tart), with lattice top or covered with second crust. That’s how we make limonnik in Russia.


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Barley And Mushroom Pilaf

Great side or main dish. Adapted from The Rustic Table: Simple Fare from the World’s Kitchens by Constance Snow.


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Cajun Gumbo with Sausages

I heard about gumbo some years ago. Maybe when I read about Mardi Gras, or maybe when I saw The Princess and the Frog.  It was very interesting for me to make this soup. So, I bought some fresh okra (when I think about okra – I think about gumbo) and found a simple recipe. The result did not disappoint me – it was delicious.
And don’t forget the Tabasco!


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