Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Russian Potato Salad

3 reviews

This Russian potato salad recipe comes from my grandmother, who had written it down in Russian before she translated it for me when I was a teen. We made this every Easter, or for any event where family and friends gathered together. —Gala McGaughey, Berryville, Virginia

Roasted Beet Jam

1 review

This spicy jam recipe is from my Russian grandmother, who had no written recipes and who gave a few jars...


Beef & Onion Piroshki

When I lived in Seattle, one of my favorite places was a small stand that sold piroshki—Russian stuffed pocket sandwiches....


Makeover Beef Stroganoff

12 reviews

I trimmed the calories, fat and sodium in a classic stroganoff, and my comfy, cozy version still tastes like a...


Pine Nut Snowballs

My great aunt Commie’s Russian tea cakes, along with pine nuts and amaretto, inspired this recipe. —Christianna Gozzi, Astoria, New...

Beef Stroganoff Sandwiches

8 reviews

For an American take on classic Russian comfort food, we turn beef Stroganoff into a sandwich. It comes together fast,...


Meringue Snowballs In Custard

4 reviews

My family has passed down this elegant dessert generation by generation. It started with my Russian great-grandmother, who traveled to...

Russian Krendl Bread

3 reviews

While dinning with a Russian immigrant family, I jumped at the chance to add this wonderful bread they served to...


Nebraska’s Stuffed Beef Sandwiches

17 reviews

When I moved to Nebraska, I discovered many ethnic foods that I had never heard of before. A friend introduced...


Pavlova

1 review

This beautiful torte was named after the Russian ballerina Pavlova because it's light and airy—and gets rave reviews! I adapted...


Russian Creme

6 reviews

This is a very festive-looking accompaniment to any holiday meal—and it's especially pretty with a Christmas buffet. I usually serve...

Aunt Dorothy’s Russian Tea

2 reviews

When I was growing up I always looked forward to the Russian Tea that my Aunt Dorothy made every Christmas...


Sugar-Free Russian Tea

7 reviews

Relates Mendota, Illinois field editor Kim Marie Van Rheenen, "My mother always had Russian tea mix on hand for a...