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Classic Ukrainian Borscht Recipe – Красный Борщ
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Classic Ukrainian Borscht Recipe – Красный Борщ

Borsch… Borscht and its recipe is to Russian and Ukranian culture as hamburgers and fries are to American culture. It’s a dish that is so quintessential Russian that when I tell people I’m Russian, they say, “So did you eat a lot of Borscht when you were growing up?” and unfortunately my answer is, “No.”

A Mother’s Day to Remember…Great Restaurant Picks in Chicago for our Mama’s

Every spring, I am mesmerized by the colorful tulips blossoming around the city in the early days of May.  While I day dream of running freely through fields of colorful flowers, I fail to remember the Mother’s Day holiday creeping up.  And every year I find myself scrambling to put together a thoughtful but very…

Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes with Serrano Ham and Gruyere
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Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes with Serrano Ham and Gruyere

One of the hardest jobs as a chef or as a mom for that matter, is coming up with leftovers ideas.  By the end of the week, I am bombarded with leftover veggies, meats and potatoes.  And it is my job as the economical wife and frugal chef to come up with a solution for…