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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Standing Prime Rib Roast – Super Recipe

Prime Rib is one of my favorite “special occasion” dinner meats, because it is so flavorful, even with very little additional seasoning.

Prime Rib tends to be a little pricey, so I only make it once I find a nice piece reasonably priced. You want to buy a piece with at least 3 ribs (6-9 lbs), which will generously serve 5 – 8 people.

Uzvar – Dried Fruit Drink Recipe

During the summer months when fresh fruits and berries are in abundance I like to cook a fruity drink called Kompot.

At Christmas time I prepare a similar drink called Uzvar, which contains mostly dried fruits and berries, plus a few fresh apples.

Kompot and Uzvar may be sweetened with honey, however, I like to use a packet of Strawberry Jello powder for flavor, sweetness, and color.

Shortbread Sandwich Cookies – European Recipe

This is a modified version of a recipe someone shared with me in the past.

What is interesting about this recipe is that you can make several different versions of cookies from this one basic dough.

You can have single cookies with sprinkles or glaze, sandwich cookies with jam, sandwich cookies with buttercream and jam, or even stack 3 cookies together with buttercream and jam and make them into mini cakes.

Ukrainian Nut Roll – Recipe

If you ever attended a Ukrainian Christmas or Easter Bazaar, you must have been amazed by how many baked goods there are available for sale, plus tables flooded with Nut Rolls, Poppy Seed Rolls, Lekvar Rolls, Apricot Rolls, and other goodies.

These rolls are made out of sweet yeast-raised dough, then filled with one’s favorite filling, rolled up, then baked to a nice golden color.

My favorite is a Nut Roll, filled with a creamy mixture made out of ground walnuts.  Today I will share my sister-in-law’s recipe for a Nut Roll, however, I also used Solo brand Poppy Seed, Apricot, and Plum (Lekvar like jam) fillings for my rolls.