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Cucumber Mousse

Cucumber Mousse

  Welcome back to the 70th. Some of us remember those extremely popular cucumber and salmon mousses and unrealistically bright jello were. When I moved to America from the Soviet Union my first books I purchased at the nearest used-books store were the Family Circle […]

Broiled Salmon and Asparagus Dinner

Broiled Salmon and Asparagus Dinner

  Meatless Monday. But not fishless. Who doesn’t like one sheet pan dinner? This one is the easiest, healthiest, and most delicious. It takes just five minutes for preparation and eight to ten minutes for cooking. This dinner is simple, light, very tasty, and really […]

Pork and Mushroom Terrine

Pork and Mushroom Terrine

  Two French creations – pate and terrine are always welcome guests on my holiday table. They can be easily “dressed” to catch your eye. They are delicious – I don’t know anybody who dislikes these dishes. Even my husband, who doesn’t care about the […]

Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

Butternut Squash-Carrot Soup with Cheesy Toast

  This recipe was inspired by classic French onion soup and influenced by Indian cuisine in London. Wonderful aroma of Indian garam masala and English cheddar added so many flavors to a simple butternut squash soup. Heavenly delicious and so easy to make.   Cook […]

Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Apple and Butternut Squash Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

  This is one of my favorite fall salads. Or, may be, the favorite one. It is easy to make (who doesn’t like that?). It is made of inexpensive ingredients you can find at any grocery store (who wants hunting for exotic stuff and doesn’t […]

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

Corn Salad with Summer Vegetables

  In our family, corn salad is a favorite side dish for the 4-th of July celebration. It could be as simple as fresh corn with cucumbers and herbs, more complex such as corn, tomato, and black beans, or, as this recipe, full of summer […]