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Monthly Archives: January 2023

Italian Wedding Soup with Kale – Recipe

Italian Wedding soup is almost a whole meal in one bowl, as you have the broth, the veggies, the little meatballs, and pasta or rice.

My daughter makes this soup for her family, as her children love the little meatballs in the soup, so I also added it to my list of soups I prepare at home and often share with them.

Ukrainian New Year Celebration – Julian Calendar

Christmas celebration on December 24-25, and New Year on December 31-1,(Gregorian calendar), are well-known dates to the majority of the population, however, per the Julian calendar, Christmas is celebrated on January 6-7, some call it Orthodox Christmas, and the New Year is celebrated on January 13-14. Ukrainians call this New Year “Malanka”, the day of St. Melania, or “Generous Eve” (Shchedryi Vechir).

Ukrainian Doughnuts – Anna’s Recipe

My mom made the best homemade doughnuts, using her European recipe.  Hers are so much better than the quick recipe I used before. 

Every Christmas Eve my mom joined us for dinner, and always brought in a huge platter of freshly made doughnuts.  We all are still reminiscing about those sweet memories.

Today I will share that recipe with you all, in memory of my mom’s baking and cooking.