Coconut Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I put several recipes together for this outstanding cake. I make it at least twice a month for visitors and always get asked for the recipe. What sets it apart is the added coconut and the sour cream and coconut to the batter, if you like regular pineapple upside down cake and coconut, then this…

Hankering…

I had a hankering for this and just finished every bite! It really hit the spot. 

Gotta Love Russian Dills

If you haven’t tasted Russian or Ukrainian dill pickles, then you are in for a treat. They are the best I have ever eaten; and here in ex-Soviet country, they are so popular they are practically a food group–about as popular as chocolate. In fact, when the pickles are gone, families fight over who gets…

Beef and Onion Stew

Beef and onion stew with tomato and olive salad on the side. This is a very hearty autumn or winter stew. Beef and Onion Stew 2 pounds lean round or stew beef, cut into cubes 1/2 cup flour, salt and pepper to taste, for dredging 2 large onions, chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 3 T…