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Pork Ribs With Bourbon Whiskey Barbecue Sauce – Recipe

You don’t need to wait for a special holiday or a celebration, to have a barbecue. You do it just because you feel like taking advantage of the warm weather, and cooking outdoors. Not to mention to give your husband a chance to show off his grilling skills, while you are relaxing with a nice cold drink while chatting with everyone (which most likely will happen after you set everything up for him beforehand…).

Ukrainian Walnut Sheetcake – Recipe

  This Ukrainian Walnut Sheetcake makes a perfect after dinner dessert, since it is light, and not very sweet. This recipe was shared by a parishioner from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, in Johnson City, NY.  She often made this cake for a church bazaar,

Mermaid Theme Birthday Party

I had the honor of attending another birthday party for a very special little girl who turned 3, who absolutely loves princess, mermaids and dress up clothes.She asked her mom to use a Mermaid theme for her birthday party, and it sure was lots of fun with decorations and crafts.Today I will share a bunch of pictures I took at the party, for your enjoyment and perhaps a party idea for your little girl.

Country Babka – Homemade Sweet Bread

I always wanted to try a Babka recipe, to taste the difference between Paska (Ukrainian Easter Bread) and the very popular Babka.  This year I finally baked Babka and everyone loved its taste and texture.The recipe is basically the same as for Paska, but it requires 2x the amount of yeast and butter, 1/2 the amount of flour,  but same amount of sugar, which you may decrease to your taste.