Foody Thursday – Amazing Potato Bake a la Salina

This is a wonderful recipe my Facebook Friend Salina shared last week, she also kindly allowed me to share it in turn with all of you. Thanks, Salina!

Potato Bake a la Salina

So, easy and fast to make. No meet, no eggs, all you need is cheese!!!

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Foody Thursdays – Pierogi with Sour Cherries

Whatever people say – this is Ukrainian Dish. We used to make Pierogies every Sunday, a batch large enough to feed the entire neighborhood. Usually the whole family is taking part – some are rolling out the dough, some putting in the filling, and the rest sealing the edges to make it look like a half-moon.

Vareniki s vishnej

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Foody Thursday – “Melting Moments” Cookies

This is quite a special recipe, from a very special book that was given to me by a very special person. i only got to work with her for a short period of time, but I am grateful we met.

Recipe from the book "500 Cookies" by Philippa Vanstone, given to me as a "Bye" gift by Sylvie Gilalfau. Thanks, Sylvie!

Melting Moments

For the cookies:
1 cup butter
1/2 icing sugar
1/2 tsb vanulla extract (I used vanilla sugar)
1 1/2 cup flour (make it 1 and 1/4 – will be a little easier to pipe cookies)
3 tbsp cornstarch

For the filling:

4 tbsp butter
1 cup icing sugar (this is a bit much, half should make it)
2 tsp vanilla extract (again vanilla sugar in my case)
3 tbsp fruit jam (I had strawberry)


Preheat oven to 175 C. Beat the butter, icing sugar and vanilla until light an fluffy. Sift flour and cornstarch and stir. Using 1 cm fluted nozzle and a piping bag, pipe the mixture into 2 1/2 cm rosettes on a non-stick baking sheet. Just like this

Ready to bake

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Allow cookies to firm up slightly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool. (They are way to small for the wire rack – granite counter top works just fine)

Beat the butter and icing sugar with vanilla. Spread jam onto bottom of half cookies and then spread or pipe the filling onto the other halves. Sandwich together

Piping Filling

In a hot weather as we are having – store in a fridge!
Enjoy! My husband just had a couple with his beer, but I am not positive this is a good idea…..

Bon Appetit

Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty

For more recipes:
Chicken Cutlets
Potato Pancakes!
Awesome Spinach Salad