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Julienne – Mushrooms in Sour Cream & Bacon Casserole

This one is another Russian favorite for special occasions, and conveniently very easy to make (it looks good too).  The recipe presented here is the most elementary one, and there are quite a few variations out there. So feel free to be creative. Ingredients (4 servings) 1 lb portabella mushrooms […]

Khachapuri (vatrushka with cheese) – Georgian cheese stuffed dough pastries

Khachapuri is a traditional, Georgian (Caucasian) dish of leavened dough stuffed with cheese, typically suluguni. This particular recipe is adapted from a Russian recipe book called “Caucasian Kitchen” which describes the dish as a cheese stuffed vatrushka (usually stuffed with tvorog). We used a mix of mozarella and feta cheeses, but other cheeses can be […]

Tvorog – Russian Cottage Cheese

      Tvorog is a very popular and nutritious dairy product that is very similar to western cottage cheese, though most Russians will swear by tvorog. Similarly to cottage cheese, this is an extremely easy cheese to make at home, and a lot cheaper. It is commonly used in a variety of baked goods […]