Our family has sponsored children from Belarus since 1996, for respite from the radiation. It's a way of helping children, that my kids can learn from first hand..such an excellent opportunity for the Belarussians, and ourselves. I love to cook, and I love to experiment with foods from different cultures. I love to host "pot lucks" with family and friends, and casual dining is the key around here.

Mom's Mashed Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
Mashed Potato Salad that can be made with or without the chopped egg. This is the only kind of potato salad my dad will eat - try it and you'll see why.

Hamburger and Chicken noodle soup

My mom thought this up when we were kids, and as strange as it sounds, it is delicious served over mashed potatoes, with a side of cooked peas. Comfort food for me, and a tasty new treat for my kids!

Paprika Chicken & Potatoes

My mom has made this for years. It's a simple chicken dish for those nights you're in a hurry. Add a salad and you've got a compelte meal.

Mom's Chicken

This is a great dish my mom made for us, and now I make for my kids. One pot add a salad and you're done. You can omit the carrots if you don't like them "fried". Please note, this recipe is best in an electric fry pan.

French Fry Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
A friend gave me this recipe a few years ago and it's still a family favourite. Try the recipe as is, or use cream of chicken soup instead for a different taste.