Cranberry Kissel / Spanguolių kisielius

I don’t know if anyone in Lithuania can even imagine Christmas Eve (Kūčios) or Christmas without kissel. This is simply IMPOSSIBLE. Christmas Eve (Kūčios) without kissel, it’s the same as Christmas Eve (Kūčios) without Kūčiukai (Lithuanian Christmas Eve cookies) or herring – for any Lithuanian such thing would be terrible even to think about it…

Dinner in 30 Minutes! / Vakarienė per 30 minučių!

Okay, I’ll make a confession – I don’t always go to the kitchen with a smile on my face and with a great joy. Sometimes you just need to make lunch, and sometimes after work you’re really tired, but the belly is calling for dinner. In this case, you don’t want to stand in the…

Farmer Cheese Pancakes with Apple / Varškėčiai su obuoliu

I really like pancakes with apple. During fall season, these are one of my favorite pancakes, but equally the same I love farmer cheese pancakes (varškėčiai), so farmer cheese pancakes + apple = the ideal version of farmer cheese pancakes 🙂 When you add apple to the farmer cheese dough, they become much softer and…

Lazy Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls / Tinginių balandėliai keptuvėje

Lithuanian cuisine is hardly imaginable without zeppelins (a.k.a potato dumplings) as well as without stuffed cabbage rolls (in Lithuanian they are called balandėliai (little pigeons)). And I, as a sworn Lithuanian cuisine fan, am a stuffed cabbage roll lover. Well, but the whole preparation process of stuffed cabbage rolls sometimes simply takes forever… Starting of cabbage…