Category Archives: The Lobanovsky Family Table

Crispy on the Outside, Moist and Chewy on the Inside, Enrobed in Silk

It’s a riddle worth solving and sampling. Expecting guests this weekend, I decided to continue testing my cake recipes for The Lobanovsky Family Table. Here’s the cake, complete with memories:”I treasure the three recipes I have for ‘Mrs. Amo’s’ wonderful … Continue reading

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The Great Lent, Almost

While Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday herald the coming of Easter Sunday for much of the Christian world on March 27th, the Eastern Orthodox celebration of the same event will be quite late this year, May 1st to be exact. … Continue reading

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Nuts to You!

It’s almost time to harvest walnuts in Sonoma. Some trees are already releasing their taupy-brown treasures from the green cocoons that enfolded them gently through spring and summer. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, the “baking holidays” are just around the corner. … Continue reading

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Crisp, White and Beloved the World Over

No this is not another Armenian riddle. These little fried strips of dough that are dusted with powdered sugar apparently make frequent celebratory appearances under different names on Norwegian, Russian, Italian, and Austrian dessert tables. I recently embarked on a … Continue reading

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Yum!

It got eaten so fast, only the glasses remained! My newly created recipe for rice pudding is so easy and so delicious, it was over before I could get the camera out. I wanted to make a comfort dessert to … Continue reading

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Turkey with Applesauce?

We’re so programmed to pair turkey with cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving celebrations, I wonder how many have considered applesauce as a side instead? Yes, I know cranberry sauce is pretty tasty, especially if it’s homemade, and that the apples may … Continue reading

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Turkey Ordered?

Pop’s Thanksgiving Turkey As far back as I can remember, Pop was in charge of the Thanksgiving turkey, long before the bird came anywhere near the oven. He took this responsibility seriously starting with the purchase of the bird honored … Continue reading

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The Brown Derby Revisited

I’ve been enchanted with the Brown Derby ever since I was 16 and went to visit a friend of mine in Anaheim, California. We were old enough to drive, so with her father’s permission to use the family car, we … Continue reading

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Che-what-chi-chi?!

With Bay Area weather forecasters predicting three-digit temps, abandoning the kitchen sounds like a good idea! I vote for another barbecued meal since we already dusted off the grill last week for burgers. Here’s an easy, mouthwatering recipe for traditional … Continue reading

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Meatballs for Christmas??

It’s been a while since I have posted a recipe just for the sheer fun of it. Today, January 7th is Christmas according to the Eastern Orthodox calendar. It’s a special day I decided to honor by  making something delicious. … Continue reading

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