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FoodGirl and the kitchen

I still feel the smell of this chicken cooking engraved in my mind. My mom used to make it. It was simple, filled with garlic and had the crispiest skin just begging to be bit into… Technically, it is more of a Georgian dish than it is Russian. But since the Georgians had so much influence on…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

This ladies and gentlemen is a true nostalgia from my childhood. Chocolate nostalgia. Back when I was a little girl, New Year’s Eve was not complete without “babushka’s vafel’nyi tort” and these chocolate confections. My mom was the master of these little chocolate pastries, simply named “Shokoladnaia Kartoshka” or in translation - Chocolate Potatoes. It’s not difficult…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

When I am not inventing new recipes in the kitchen, my favorite way to enjoy an evening is to get together with close friends and family over a warm meal. As most hosts will say, a lavish dinner is not an easy task to accomplish. The host must be organized, focused and gracious. Upon their…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Every once in a while I want something that tastes incredible, and heartwarming, and just plain scrumptious! Every once in a while, if a craving hits, I try to satisfy it, so that it won’t rear its ugly face at 2:00 a.m., when I suddenly find myself stuffing my face with two-day-old pizza and snickers bars.…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

A few things in life are as satisfying as a big, juicy, American burger! Burgers are quintessentially American. They go along with American Pie, BBQ and Hot Dogs. Imagine watching “Grease” without the diner scenes, where they are chowing down on cheeseburgers and milk shakes. It’s not the same. It’s just the American way to…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Mmmm… Potato salad! Does anything spell American BBQ more than potato salad? I do not think so! There was a time that I did not “stomach” potato salad. Not one bit. I could not fathom cold, mayonnaise-drenched potatoes being something that was appealing to me. That all changed one day. I was working in a super busy…

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