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Strawberry Clover Club

Strawberry Clover Club

The clover club has to be one of my all time favorite cocktails, and for good reason. It is a pre-prohibition classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. In fact, it continuously makes cocktail best of lists, owing to the perfect balance of…

Cucumber Radish Salad With Dill Dressing

Cucumber Radish Salad With Dill Dressing

Summertime means fresh ingredients straight from the home farm, and what better way to showcase fresh ingredients than a salad. This simple cucumber radish salad is tossed in a creamy dill dressing for tons of freshness. In fact, this type of dressing for summer salads…

One Year Of Food Blogging

One Year Of Food Blogging

To be honest, I didn’t expect to write this article today. It was actually my Google Photos account that notified me with a picture of my first upload of my food blogging journey. On July 10, 2019 I bought the domain name Cooking To Entertain…

BBQ Chili Mackerel

BBQ Chili Mackerel

It’s the middle of summer and that means camping. One of the most popular things to cook while camping here in Ukraine is mackerel (the dried version is a popular beer snack). Luckily this fish is abundant in the frozen section and due to the…

Almond Rose Cake

Almond Rose Cake

If you’ve been looking for the perfect cake to serve at tea parties or other dainty get-togethers then this almond rose cake is the best choice. Okay, maybe not the best, but one of the best in my opinion. You do have to put in…

How To Make Rose Syrup

How To Make Rose Syrup

If you’ve eaten middle eastern desserts before, chances are you’ve eaten rose syrup. A popular dressing for pastries, rose syrup is super simple to make, and much better than buying fake rose fragrance from the market. Now, for these instructions to make rose syrup you…

Spicy Beef Croquette Bombs

Spicy Beef Croquette Bombs

One of my favorite things to get at my local Cuban restaurant growing up were Papas Rellenas, or stuffed potato balls. While my recipe probably isn’t the most authentic, it is still delicious. This is a great way to use up some leftover mashed potatoes…

Green Borscht

Green Borscht

Borscht, also spelled borsh or borshch or borsch (and more), traditionally refers to the Ukrainian beetroot soup that is popular in much of Eastern Europe. However there is another popular variation, green borscht, which replaces the earthy red beetroot with fresh and tangy sorrel. I’ve…

Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka (ватрушка) With Fresh Fruit

Vatrushka is a sweet cheese bun that’s popular in Eastern Europe. All throughout countries like Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine you can find these cheese pastries offered, usually for breakfast. This is the second recipe (after Chakhokhbili) that I made from my recently acquired 1939 USSR…

Bublik (бублик)

Bublik (бублик)

Bublik (pronounced boob-lick), or Bubliki for the plural, is the Ukrainian version of a bagel. In fact, there’s very little difference in my opinion between the two. They are both yeasted bread rings that are boiled before baking, and commonly topped with sesame or poppy…