Top Rated Russian Recipes

Pelmeni is a popular small Russian dumpling made with extremely thin dough. This variety, made by Tatyana of "Everyday with Tatyana" is filled with beef and pork. These make perfect appetizers.
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White Russian Jelly Shot
Delicious, decadent, and dessert-y, these jelly shots are lovely when prepared in two simple layers per the instructions below, or for the dramatic presentation shown here, you can use the embedded shapes method, cutting the set milk layers into small rectangles before placing into the coffee layer.
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Corned Beef Quesadilla
Executive Chef Wade Burch of South West NY serves this twist on the traditional Irish corned beef with a quesadilla.  Click here to see 6 Inspired Takes on Corned Beef and Cabbage.
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Cranberry Limetini
Truthfully, we can think of few things more refreshing than cranberries and limes mixed together in a cold cocktail glass. Beluga Vodka created this martini that dons one of this fall season's most well known fruits, cranberries.     
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Borscht, or some variation of it, has been a mainstay of peasant food all over Eastern Europe and Russia. In the winter, the soup is served hot and may contain beets, carrots, and potatoes or other root vegetables; in the summer, the same soup (usually called chlodnik*) may be served icy cold and mixed with cream, yogurt, or buttermilk and garnished with sliced radishes, beet greens, cucumbers, lemon slices, and hard-boiled eggs.Serve this soup hot or cold. Purée it or leave the vegetables whole.
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This Russian twist on the classic Buffalo wing was created by the chefs at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta. They make the perfect game-day snacks for cheering on your favorite USA team. 
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blue ice vodka black russian
This simple black Russian twist will please vodka-lovers and fans of coffee-flavored cocktails alike.This recipe is provided by Blue Ice Vodka.
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Mors is a refreshing berry drink, common in Russia, and made with whatever berries are in season-- from cranberries, to blueberries and black currants. More often than not, a shot of vodka is served with the drink.
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Chocolate Cherry Russian
This cocktail takes the traditional White Russian in a new direction by freezing the mixer and garnish — in this recipe, chocolate milk with cherries — into an eye-catching ice cube. The more the cube melts, the better the cocktail gets. The Dude definitely abides.Click here for more cocktails made with ice cube mixers.
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Russian Beet Salad
There are so many variations on the Russian beet salad, some with potatoes and dill pickles and other additions, but this one is so simple and fuss-free. Plus, it's a nice seasonal transition salad — served cold, it's refreshing for those still-hot September days, but it also heralds the oncoming fall/winter season of root vegetables. Click here to see 7 Ideas for Fall Salads. 
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Russian Walnut Tea Cakes
A melt-in-your-mouth cookie that is a Christmas cookie exchange favorite. Sift the sugar before rolling, so it doesn't clump. The cookie are fragile, so roll them in the sugar gently.Adapted from Barbara Grunes and Virginia Van Vynckt's "Very Merry Cookie Party: How to Plan and Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange."
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We know: you want to be like The Dude. Minus the marmots, but with the super slick bowling ability and the laissez-faire attitude that miraculously attracts the likes of Julianne Moore. We know you have a rug that ties the room together. We know what you want a cocktail — and not just any cocktail — you want the White Russian, to be precise.
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