Family Recipes2018-01-18T10:14:43-05:00

Cauliflower Quiche

By |January 25th, 2023|Categories: Breakfast Food, Family Recipes, Main Dishes|Tags: , , , , |

I’m not trying to be boring here, but I just have to share another cauliflower recipe with you. This recipe has been in our dinner rotation since the girls were little. It has yet to fail me and seems to get better each time I make it. Today’s recipe is our family favorite: cauliflower quiche. It’s a simple recipe [...]

Borscht – A Christmas Tradition

By |December 15th, 2022|Categories: Family Recipes, Soups|Tags: , , , |

Our Christmas Eve dinner is steeped in tradition...tradition that stems from my childhood. Growing up Ukrainian, my parents kept our heritage alive. Home was Lubbock, Texas, not exactly the mecca of Ukrainian society but my parents still taught me to speak the language and to never forget my roots. My mother was an excellent cook. At Christmastime she would [...]

Mushroom Gravy

By |November 30th, 2022|Categories: Family Recipes|Tags: , , |

Nothing beats homemade anything...especially homemade mushroom gravy, or as my mama used to call it mushroom “saucik”. I was in the grocery store prior to Thanksgiving picking up last-minute grocery items when I noticed a woman picking up a packaged gravy mix and placing it into her cart. I cringed to myself because making mushroom gravy is so simple. [...]


By |November 16th, 2022|Categories: Family Recipes, Main Dishes|Tags: , , , |

When it come to seafood, salmon is my absolute favorite to prepare. It is a weekly staple in our household and never disappoints. I like it because it not only tastes good but it's also one of the most nutritious types of fish you can eat. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, high in omega-3 fatty acids, B [...]

Ready, Set, Start Prepping!!!

By |October 26th, 2022|Categories: Dessert, Family Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

One of my fondest memories goes back to our days in northern Virginia...the girls were little, it was Father's Day weekend, and we were off to an orchard to pick peaches, cherries, and Italian plums. I remember that day as if it were yesterday, we ate as much fruit as we picked. When we got home it struck me, [...]

Hot Italian Sausage Stew

By |October 13th, 2022|Categories: Family Recipes, Main Dishes, Soups|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This past week Mike and I travelled to upstate New York to see his parents. The drive was breathtaking with the autumn colors in full swing. The further north we travelled, the more brilliant the leaf color. New York in October is tradition for us, not only is it our favorite season for visiting, but it's also cherished time [...]

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Turkey Burgers – Шницлі

By |September 28th, 2022|Categories: Family Recipes, Main Dishes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hi, hello, and welcome back to wineandwhat. It’s been quite a while as life happens. I am ready and excited to get back to sharing some phenomenal recipes and wine pairings. Fall has arrived...from the change in temperature to shorter days, to the color of the leaves, to the food we eat and share. These meals known as comfort [...]

Thanksgiving Dressing

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Family Recipes, Side Dishes|Tags: , , , |

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! To me, Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday. From spending time with family and friends to the wonderful variety of delicious foods we eat until we can’t eat anymore, to Thanksgiving being the start of the holiday season… and most important of all, the many reasons we have to be thankful. So you can see why [...]

The Family Bean Pot

By |April 20th, 2018|Categories: Family Recipes, Side Dishes|

Life is about family, and it's always wonderful when we get together. Family and food go hand-in-hand. As I write this blog Mike and I are hosting six members of the Zyla clan. They have traveled far and wide to gather around our table. There is something extremely exciting and nerve wracking about cooking multiple meals for a house [...]

Varenyky (Pierogies)

By |February 26th, 2015|Categories: Family Recipes, Pastas, Recipes|

One of my favorite foods growing up is a Ukrainian dish called Varenyky – you may know them as Pierogies. I am sure you have seen these doughy wonders sold in the frozen food section of your grocery store, but like anything else homemade is always better. I remember as a little girl watching my mother make this traditional food. [...]

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One of our own…

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: Family Recipes, Recipes|

Years ago when the girls had gone off to 4-H camp, Mike and I decided to fool around in the kitchen… with food of course ;). I took on the role as Mike’s sous chef, slicing and dicing various vegetables that soon became one of our favorite concoctions. Years later, I still do the prep work for this soul-warming meal. [...]

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