Hi, I’m Anna, and welcome to my page! So glad that you stopped by.
I’m originally from Ukraine, but for almost 40 years, I have lived in the USA.
I immigrated as a teenager with my family during the Soviet Union era when everyone spoke Russian. All these years, if someone asked me where I was from, I would answer – “Russia” since I speak Russian, and frankly, many Americans couldn’t find Ukraine on the map (until recent events)
I have started by following other recipes, just like most. But then, as I felt more comfortable, I started experimenting and creating my own EASY recipes.
The problem for me is that I didn’t write anything down. My hubby used to complain that I have made the most delicious meal last week and if I can make it again. I couldn’t. And this is how my “recording” recipe journey has started.
Even though I enjoy cooking, l have other things that bring me joy as well, such as Art and Craft, which I plan to add more to the website. I have a family that I want to spend time with, chores, responsibilities, THE WORKS.
I try to make QUICK, EASY, with the ingredients I have on hand, as HEALTHY as possible, DELICIOUS, and BEAUTIFUL to look at. We do eat with our eyes first, right!
Please make yourself comfortable in my Virtual Home! Look around, see if something motivates you to cook for your family or yourself!
Please don’t be shy commenting, asking, suggesting…
I enjoy meeting new people, reading new stories, and learning new things.
While browsing through the old photos folder, I found these.
I completely forgot what adventures my Hubby and I have had.
One cold winter day in Brooklyn, we finally decided it was time to move on.
A year after marriage, full of life and excitement, we packed our bags, loaded the car, and headed down south to find our WARM HOME! Just the two of us, not knowing what to expect, but full of desire to find our greener pastures.
The first destination was the so Romantic sounding – VENICE (Florida).
Well…….not the place for the young blood, but still so LOVELY!
We drove North and we fell in LOVE with Clearwater Beach – Young, Beautiful and WARM!
While staying in the hotel on the beach, we found our first apartment. We Loved it! It was so much fun building a life – TOGETHER, starting with absolutely nothing and being Grateful for everything we had.
We had an Air mattress to sleep on, a small TV, a small table and 2 chairs and a few pots and pans.
My Cooking Daze has begun slowly… cheap Chinese food is a huge life-saver, right? All I remember are days at the beach eating Chinese food! LOL
But, life doesn’t stay still, life events sweep you off your feet and carry you to the next destination.
I’m Enjoying Every part of my Life’s adventure. I never know where it will take me, but the Passion and Excitement are still present even as I grow older, still the same Passionate Girl! My Hubby always calls me “My Girl!” I Love it! I am!
This is what I’m trying to share with my cooking. Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore, a boring activity, something you force yourself to do. It can be a fun and enjoyable experience! It all depends on your attitude toward cooking and life in general.
Have Fun and make something Delicious for the ones you LOVE!
And….one more Member of my Family – Buddy The Cat!
Who we adopted several years ago after his owners abandoned him.
He is the “One in the Million” type of a cat, with the Heart of Gold!
So gentle and loving! I love taking pictures of him.
Thank you for stopping by!