Mushroom Crack AKA Russian Mushroom Julienne

Mushroom Julienne at The Russian House

A while back, as we were studying about Russian in our chronological journey through history, I decided to research Russian restaurants in the Austin area. I remembered going to a place where we got some fantastic brine pickles and bought a beautiful book on Russian cuisine right after we first moved back to this area in 2007, but […]

Thanksgiving Meal Menu with Recipes

Usually Turkey Day meals require only one dish of us – since we have a large family and everyone pitches in, pot-luck-style. The year we did Thanksgiving Menu on our own – when we lived in Arkansas for a brief while – it took me two days to get everything done. I called my mom […]

Why You Should – and How You Can – Make Home Made Chicken Broth

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Who doesn’t want to come up with easy ways to save money, be thrifty, eat less preservatives and chemicals, and make foods that taste better? This one single kitchen tip can do all of those things and more. What’s my secret thrifty, tasty tip? Making your own chicken broth! {Hey, you cheated, you looked at […]

Italian Tuna and Olive Pasta

I know what you are thinking. Tuna – yuck! This is not your ordinary tuna dish. It ‘ain’t your American mom’s ‘tuna-mac’. This is a very expensive and delightfully bold Italian dish that will amaze you. You should not take any shortcuts on ingredients, either. Buy the absolute best olives and cheese to capture the […]