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Monthly Archives: December 2022

New Year Party Foods – Easy and Delicious

I will contribute to your party planning by sharing some of our family’s favorite recipes you might like to try out.

You can also visit my Pinterest boards with Party foods or Party ideas, for new inspirations:

Ukrainian Christmas Eve Tradition

Ukrainian Christmas Eve is not only very rich in traditional foods prepared freshly that day (today in our busy lifestyle most of us prepare many food items ahead of time), and shared by the family during the Christmas Eve 12-course meatless dinner, but also myriad traditions are practiced before and after the meal.

Ukrainian Christmas Borscht with Vushka – Recipe

Ukrainian Christmas Eve is a very solemn family time, and just as important of a holiday, as Christmas Day.

The day of Ukrainian Christmas Eve is a fasting day, thus no meat is consumed at all, and all the meals are small, and very simple.

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.

Crispy Ginger Cookies – Recipe

Baking with ginger puts me in a Christmas festive mood as the sweet aroma of baked goods fills my kitchen, and extends throughout the rest of the house.

My grandson loves plain cookies, so these Crispy Ginger Cookies make him smile and feel special.